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Hotel Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this hotel!! Old hotel that has been remodeled, but retained the historical look. Right on State Street & by great stores & restaurants. You can walk to the beach - but would be a long one. Valet parking only (but worth it) & breakfast included (but we walked to French Press). Rooms are decorated in calming colors & my... More 

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Arlington Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we made our reservation on the phone, I specifically asked for a crib or pack & play, which they said was fine. They delivered on the pack & play, but it barely fit in the room. We had to move things around each time we wanted to enter, exit or access the closet. The least they could have done... More 

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Newport Beach, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I only stayed one night here, I would absolutely book another room again in a heartbeat. The rooms were clean, the hotel is beautiful, very homey atmosphere and in the most desirable location on State Street. It's literally walking distance to everything and once you're there, you can relax and not have to drive anywhere. Staff were accommodating and... More 

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Ventura, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First stayed here in 1996, right after they restored from residence to a modern update of its former 1926 glory. Fabulous then and now. Staff is attentive and cordial. Rooms are well appointed and the thick masonry walls and double paned windows make for a quiet experience despite the often enthusiastic weekend bar crowd on State Street.

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Fairfax, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Santa Barbara on the first night of our California trip, and we liked it so much we returned to Santa Barbara to stay there again on the 6th night of our trip, just before returning home. It is a first class, traditional hotel experience.

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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We've stayed here a few times after discovering it in 2010. You're not near the water; however, impeccably situated within walking distance to a variety of first class eating establishments and shopping. Accommodating staff and valet, you'll feel at home at Hotel Santa Barbara.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I found this quaint hotel a couple of years ago and it is the only place I stay when I am in town Large rooms, location is the best in SB, staff is awesome, restaurants everywhere and everything is in walking distance Beds and sheeting very comfy I highly recommend this hotel

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Los Angeles, California
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17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We booked 45 rooms here for my department's offsite and also booked The Garden Room for the following day. The Garden Room is 480 sq. ft and we asked for them to set it up "Theatre Style" since we had a couple folks doing presentations. I really love their new room décor with shades of platinum, gold and cream yellow.... More 

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Charlene - Thanks so much for your kind words! It's so encouraging to hear when we do it right. So glad you love our new decor, and all of our amenities and the little touches and details, and that your group's meetings in the Garden Room were a success. We'll look forward to your return! More 

3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The staff was so nice, the room was clean and spacious, and the breakfast was very good. My husband and I loved the location being that it was smack in the middle of State Street surrounded by plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars. We looked at other hotels in the area and this was by far the best value for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Hotel Santa Barbara is perfectly situated on State Street near the historical precinct and amongst the majority of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars that make up the ‘action’ in Santa Barbara. It is a charming old-fashioned hotel with updated rooms and lots of character that gives you a comfortable and friendly option for your SB stay. Our bedroom was... 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*
Number of rooms: 75
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#20 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#22 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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