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Hotel Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
#25 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
333 Reviews 4 of 5 stars
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was a very pleasant surprise for my wife and I. The staff was extremely courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was very clean and comfortable, a tad small, but we understood because of the age of the hotel it was normal. It's a very charming and quaint hotel and it's location is excellent. You are within walking... More

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Santa Monica, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is is the best location for visitors that want to shop and eat on State Street. We stayed here almost 10 years ago and just returned for a night while we waited for our conference to start - to see the heart of Santa Barbara as we like to do. All the things that were old-yet-not-charming 10 years... More

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Pahala, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like small hotels with class, especially older ones that have been maintained with their original personalities. Hotel Santa Barbara is one such, in a terrific location. The staff is cordial, the rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is really good. It feels hospitable, rather than commercial.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for easy walks to everything on State Street in Santa Barbara, you can't do much better than the Hotel Santa Barbara. It's an old hotel -- no pool or fitness center -- that harkens back to a time when Santa Barbara was a much sleepier beach town. The desk staff are very friendly, and very carefully... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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 August 14, 2014

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
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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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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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