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Hotel Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #25 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to stay at a older, nostalgic property in downtown Santa Barbara, recommend Hotel Santa Barbara. Location was fantastic to walk to most local hangouts and you can easily get to the beach from the Hotel. Just be prepared to use the stairs more than the elevator - original one from 1928 still in service. Good news -... More

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Clovis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I needed a safe interesting place to stay while checking out UCSB with my son. There is nothing special near campus, which is about 15 miles away, and I knew we wanted to check out "the area" as much as the campus. I considered booking near the beach, but chose here instead, and I was NOT disappointed. The hotel is... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed overnight on a road trip up the coast of California. Very quaint hotel located at the heart of State Street, walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, beach and pier - couldn't ask for a better location! Great value for money, too! Traditional décor which goes well with the hotel. The room was a little small (although bathroom was... More

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Munich, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel santa Barbara is a really nice place located in the center. If you go out of the door you're already on State St (main street). There are many restaurants, shops and pharmacies located near by. I my opinion the Hotel Santa Barbara is a really nice place to stay in downtown Santa Barbara (parking isn't too expensive ($... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place. But after a long drive you don't really want to be lectured by some teenager about noise in the hotel at check in. It turned out the room was very noisy because of a late night party on the street below. Elevator not working and the check in procedure was not a good start. Overall... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking at several options in the Santa Barbara area and the cheapest ones seemed to be well out of town. We booked this one due to its downtown location but at the time of booking we didn't realize how downtown it was. It's right on State Street with a myriad of restaurants, shops and movie theaters (yes, plural)... More

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Mesa, AZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thrilled with this hotel. This hotel has an amazing location on State Street, is close to the wharf and wine tastings, and is a decent walk to the bus station. The rooms are light and airy and has the most comfortable bed I have slept on in years! These cute, refurbished rooms have mini-fridges and a Keurig machine. They offered... More

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Palm Desert, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends in Santa Barbara for the Old Spanish Days Festival this past weekend. We spent three nights at this hotel and found it very comfortable. Remodeled, but still has some of the charm of an older hotel. The staff was very pleasant and each morning they set up breakfast (fruit, bagels, pastries, juice, coffee) in the lobby which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was perfect for what we wanted. It was close to all the restaurants and shops. The rooms and beds were very comfortable. They provide car parking for $10 per day which is very good. Justin the car park attendant was extremely helpful with places to go and eat. The reception staff were extremely polite and very helpful. I... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place that I found by accident when arriving in Santa Barbara coming from LA. Right in the middle of everything Dining Entertainment and Night Life. Rooms..Excellent and updated really comfortable for a Historic Hotel. Excellent Diner/bar/restaurant depending on the time of day right across the street. Highly recommend

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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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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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