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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Norwalk, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed at this location many time when it was under different management and called the El Prado hotel which although comfortable, was very dated. We were blown away by the transformation of the outer area of the hotel and could not believe how La Quinta has transformed the dowdy rooms to ones of modern convenience.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place, comfortable, organized and clean. The breakfast it's ok, with some types of breads, waffles and coffee. The localization it's not near to the beach if you wanna go walking, but it's ok if you will travel by car. I liked the hotel!

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm please you found the hotel clean, organized and comfortable. Yes, we are conveniently located on State Street with in walking distance to the many shops and restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit. More 

St Louis
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a corner at 1601 State Street, the hotel is in a great location, close to downtown, beaches, restaurants and Starbucks. This area is ground zero for the Santa Barbara we see in the movies - coordinated colors, manicured shrubs, clean sidewalks, stucco buildings with red tile roofs, etc. It's very easy to walk to restaurants, the Art Museum and... More 

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and thorough review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found the hotel very clean and the landscaping finely manicured. I appreciate your comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

Palm Springs, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is modernly converted to provide an upscale room atmosphere. Pet friendly at no additional charge and located in the heart of downtown State Street shopping and shuttle services. The staff is friendly.

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found the location conveniently located and the hotel affordable. I appreciate your comments regarding our friendly staff. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a family of four with two school age children. Staff helped with our luggage, clear polite instructions to undercover secure parking. Beautiful room with clean luxurious bathroom ensuite with beautiful products. Rooms were extremely clean and every enquiry was met with a smile. The location of the hotel virtually next door to the IHOP was a... More 

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of the hotel. I'm pleased you found the hotel beautiful, clean and luxurious. I appreciate your kind words regarding our friendly and helpful staff! I'm happy you and your children enjoyed our nicely heated pool. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests the next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

Kelowna, Canada
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187 reviews 187 reviews
75 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having remodelled the hotel recently it is worth staying there. The registration area / breakfast area is particularly nice in a light blue shade. Parking is easy and we had a spot outside of our ground floor room. Access to and from the hotel is easy and directly on State Street. Within a few blocks are some wonderful restaurants. We... More 

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found the hotel clean and impressive. Yes, we are conveniently located on State Street within easy walking distance to our many shops and restaurants. I appreciate your comments regarding finding no surprises at the hotel. We look forward to having you as our guests the next... More 

Richland, Washington
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is older and but well maintained. It just needs some minor remodeling. The property is conveniently located on State Street. Easy walking distance to nearby Art Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Bars. Stern's Wharf is a fairly long walk however.

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from your visit from May 2014 where you mention the need of remodeling. We completed our renovation last year and continue to make ongoing improvements to the hotel. I'm pleased you found the hotel clean and conveniently located on State Street. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit... More 

Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night to finish up a little 4 night getaway for our anniversary. I had never been to Santa Barbara and was debating between here and closer to the beach. Overall, I was fine with our choice to stay here. It was a bit difficult to find where to park to check in but once we... More 

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the hotel. I'm pleased you found the hotel clean,conveniently located on State Street adjacent to our many shops and restaurants. I appreciate your comments regarding the staff being friendly and helpful. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara. More 

Toronto
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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have created a welcoming, clean and accessible new hotel. Excellent location on State St - a bit north and quieter area. Pool area will be perfect to return to after a day touring once the weather warms up. I do agree it is a bit pricey. Sophie loved it. Definitely would stay again.

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of the hotel and it's convenient location on State Street. I'm pleased you found the staff welcoming and the hotel clean. I hope you can enjoy the pool area the next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently recently remodeled. Clean. VERY small room (queen bed) $269 + tax. Wayyyy overpriced! Equilivant to a Travel Lodge. In-wall A/C unit - VERY noisy! Sliding, wall hung frosted door to very small bathroom. Not a lot of privacy if the light is on & no seal to prevent "odors" from entering sleeping area. Very little counter space in bathroom.... More 

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your interesting review of the hotel. I'm surprised about your comments of the hotel being over priced. Most of our guests reviews are very complimentary regarding the value of our recently renovated hotel compared with other hotels in Santa Barbara. I'm pleased you found the hotel clean and you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast. We look forward... More 

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