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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 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Belmont, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Ideal location for seeing the sites. Beach and many restaurants within walking distance. Friendly staff, beautiful lobby, good continental breakfast. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Only complaint- wifi is laughably slow and clunky.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We visit Santa Barbara at least once every year. After staying in this hotel soon after it opened in 1996, we tried other accommodations, but were never totally pleased. We returned to Hotel Santa Barbara for its European comfort and ambience, the friendly staff, quiet rooms and comfy beds. The complimentary breakfast is extensive and includes fruit, juices, cereals, hardboiled... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel is located in a central part pod town with good walking access to the beach, Pier and main shops. Service and accommodation was good but no restaurant on property and the breakfast was light served in lounge. The central location and easy access to several restaurants of all types and prices negated this small weakness. Car parking was... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 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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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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#24 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara #24 Romantic 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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