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Hotel Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #24 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jen K San Diego, California
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I lived in Santa Barbara for 7 years and came back to visit for a wedding. My husband and I with our 2 best friends all checked in together(all 4 of us). They never told us that there was a limit to 3 people per room. They watched all 4 of us go in and out of the hotel for... More

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Orange, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just stayed at Hotel Santa Barbara this weekend for a wedding. This hotel has a great location, however, the staff was rude and disrespectful to their guests. I have worked in the hospitality service for over 9 years, so I understand that even though it is not always easy, it is critical to always be respectful... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed in historical hotels before. Hotel Santa Barbara is by far one of the best. Updated aesthetically and technologically while still maintaining its charm. Fabulous location - walk right on to State St.- look left, look right, it's all there. Convenient parking lot right out back. Respectable continental breakfast - great coffee (best "hotel" coffee in a long time).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great historical hotel right downtown within walking distance to great restaurants and the beach, every time I visit Santa Barbara I stay at this hotel the rooms are comfortable and spacious, the beds super comfortable, love this hotel

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Leeds
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The real seller about this hotel is the location. We arrived late in Santa Barbara after a long drive and hadnt booked any accomodation. There was one room left (lucky us!) and it wasnt too expensive so we decided to stay for the night before leaving lunch time the next day. We stayed in July 2013 - the room we... More

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

Please note that all guest rooms were completely re-decorated in November 2013. Each room now features new custom furniture, rooms now include a mini- fridge, keurig coffee maker and 2 robes. Photos of the upgraded new furnishings and décor are featured on Trip Advisor. Our continental breakfast consists of freshly baked pastries, muffins, bagels, hard boiled eggs, assorted cereal, instant... More

Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the location, the staff, lthe obby and breakfast. The room overlooked State Street but was very quiet due to excellent glazing. Wifi and free water in the room; what a pleasant contrast to the much more expensive Fess Parker!

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Santa Barbara is a great historic experience. The service and cleanings are excellent; rooms are a little quaint and small (but that's acceptable for a historic hotel) and decorated with a French touch; the breakfast and staff are great; location on mid-State provides walking access to great shopping and dining. A great stay for business and a quick... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Located Right on State Street, this is a great base for exploring Santa Barbara. Park your car with valet ($7) and you don't need it again unless you go out to the wineries. Love the quiet hours! Rooms are clean, bright and comfortable. Helpful staff. Nice continental breakfast included. Quirky elevator so you may find yourself using the stairs. AAA... More

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

Thank you for staying with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our location and the Hotel's charm. More

Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This hotel takes you back in time - and that's a good thing. Excellent service at the front desk and the parking valet. Very clean and well maintained older building on State Street, Santa Barbara's main street. Walk everywhere: the fabulous courthouse, the harbor, lots of good restaurants and shops. No disappointments.

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

Thank you for your comments as we pride ourselves on offering the cleanest rooms possible for our valued guests. All guest rooms were completely re-decorated with all new beds and custom furniture in November 2013 and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. More

California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Clean, well-maintained room with a spacious bathroom and comfortable bed. All I really require from a hotel, really. And despite the fact that it's located in the middle of the busiest street in downtown Santa Barbara, very quiet. A continental breakfast in the lobby included with the room. All staff friendly and efficient. Small downside: it has an antiquated elevator... More

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

We appreciate your comments and please note that our Queen Rooms are "cozy" in size. Our King Rooms, Junior Suites and Rooms with 2 Queen Beds are larger in size. We are glad that you appreciated the charm of our vintage elevator. We do not promote our views at this Hotel as we are located downtown and views vary. As... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Santa Barbara

Address: 533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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