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Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Santa Barbara for a night in April 2015, whilst on our travels up the West coast on vacation. The hotel was lovely; an historic and charming building in arguably the best location in all of Santa Barbara! Right on State Street, a couple minutes walk from the main pier and ocean, the hotel is perfectly... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great hotel. Location on State Street among shops & restaurants. Rooms had refrigerator, bottle water and coffeemaker. The bed was very comfortable. Continental breakfast provided in the lobby. I would definitely stay here again.

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Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here a number of times over the years... it is great because it is reasonable and close to the train station, beach and a short walk to the main part of state street where all the action is. it is a bit of a walk to all the main stores and restaurants so wear comfy shoes but... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Santa Barbara and we wanted a location near everything. Hotel Santa Barbara was that for us. We could easily walk to the beach, the Funk Zone, shopping galore, restaurants, and everything we wanted to do. The hotel isn't fancy but the beds are comfortable and the rooms are very reasonably priced for the area.... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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182 reviews 182 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our kind of place- historic charm in the middle of all the action. Room was fine, elevator funky, breakfast ordinary but convenient. Can walk to restaurants, city hall, etc. and take shuttle down to the pier. Don't miss Brophy Brothers. They let us use their parking lot even after we checked out. Only hitch was the attitude of... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location cannot be beat, the staff was friendly and professional, the onsite 10/day parking is very convenient and the room was comfortable and quiet (even though ours faced State Street). The breakfast was high carb, but yummy. Some of the common areas including the logo carpets and the elevator need a facelift. The room was adequate in size, but... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The linnenes were great! The room is beautiful and recently updated. The sofa bed was fine for a teenager. The staff is freindly and lobby is lovely. Breakfast is OK. Great location. I would stay here again.

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Toronto, ON
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in SB for only one night and we wanted to stay somewhere central- this is definitely the place! It's perfectly located on State street, right in the middle of everything. It's even in walking distance of the wharf. The hotel itself is a standard, no frills place. But perfectly clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this hotel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

All was perfect. Spacious room (king; the queen rooms looked a little small ). Old style hotel well maintained. Decent breakfast Included in price of room. Not cheap but good value for money as the British say. Very helpful staff.

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South Pasadena, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We've stayed at this hotel two weekends in a row recently due to family related business in the area. Santa Barbara is super pricey but this hotel is good value. Service is friendly, the rooms are spacious and clean, and despite the fact it is on State Street, if you request a room away from the street it will also... More 

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HotelSB, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for staying with us! We are pleased that you appreciated the Hotel's great downtown location and value. Rooms away from State Street are quieter on weekends. Our queen rooms are "cozy" in size and other room types are larger. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. More 

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