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Hotel Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #26 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an old hotel that was restored beautifully. Very clean and nice decor. Staff was professional and the continental breakfast was satisfying. Stayed in room 203 our view was the parking lot. This hotel is in a great location. I would stay here again.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very polished, historic hotel right on the main street of Santa Barbara. It was very convenient for walking to shops and restaurants. The windows had super double glazing to ensure quiet. They had a generous continental breakfast in the lobby included. Our only difficulty is that they have valet parking located behind the hotel. When we pulled... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning a trip to Santa Barbara and want to stay in a place that is walking distance to great restaurants, the museum, beach, shopping and clubs and you like to be in the hub bub, this is the place to stay. Small rooms but very comfortable. Basic amenities but who needs a lot if you are on... More

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valencia, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Santa Barbara for work and need to keep my expenses down, while keeping myself comfortable. This hotel fits the bill. My room was comfortable and the bed and pillows were fantastic! (I would love the pillows for my house!) The front desk staff was friendly and the breakfast filled me up before I set out again the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is wonderful, centrally located and very nice and clean.Valet parking and we never needed out all again all weekend.The windows make it soundproof. Just a wonderful place. but no pool, and we were not looking for one. just 4 blocks to the beach.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hotel is in a very good location right in the centre of everything. Room was tiny but nicely furnished - struggled with the chairs in the room and storing our stuff due to lack of space so if i stayed again, i'd get a larger room. Valet car parking was good value at $8/day. I've read about the refurb which... More

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Hayward, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Third stay at this hotel in the past five years. Location doesn't disappoint if you're looking for a convenience. It's right in the middle of all the action on State Street (great shopping, restaurants, spas,etc.). The hotel itself is quaint. Very quiet and elegant. Very popular amongst foreigners. A upgraded continental breakfast to suffice both Americans and foreigners. It also... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Quaint and Charming! My daughter and I on a visit felt right at home! We had a small room with a Queen bed the Linens were exceptional and super comfortable! A great Bath was super clean! A charming desk and TV small on top of dresser. Loved the drapes and pillows too! Coffee in Room was by the cup! Continental... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
69 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Hotel Santa Barbara is centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara: close to many shops & restaurants; we took the trolley down to Stearns Wharf. This was our second stay within 8 months. Since our last visit the rooms have been refurbished; we appreciated having a fridge and a good coffee maker in the room. The valet parking and the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have personally stayed at Hotel Santa Barbara before, however, it just gets better and better. The rooms have been redone and are very soothing and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and accommodating to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The complimentary breakfast has an array of healthy options and delicious pastries (o.k., maybe not as healthy, but... More

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Address: 533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara #23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #24 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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Welcome to Hotel Santa Barbara, where the atmosphere is alive and the options are endless. Be our guest and discover the personal service and incomparable downtown location that is Hotel Santa Barbara. Experience world-class shopping, fine dining, theaters, galleries, entertainment, great beaches, and so much more...all within walking distance of our front doors. Downtown Santa Barbara beckons from this beautifully restored Spanish/Mediterranean-style hotel mingling historic charm and contemporary comfort. ... more   less 
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