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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Puget Sound, Washington
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here two nights to visit with college roommates. Hotel is well- located and super clean and shiny. The only negatives were the noisy refrigerator and a/c units...we disconnected the fridge at night in order to sleep. The breakfast had hardly any non-carb choices either. The idea of a frosted glass bathroom door seems a little odd. But all in... 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 the hotel! I'm pleased you found the hotel clean and shiny. I appreciate your comments about the convenient location of the hotel on State street. We are replacing the noisy refrigerators and air conditioners. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you and your friends visit Santa Barbara! More 

Valley Center, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night as I needed to be in the Superior Court in the morning, which is only a few blocks away. I checked very late (after 11:00 p.m.), and was greeted by a friendly complimentary valet parking. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Although the hotel is quite old, it has been refurbished nicely with all... More 

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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. I'm pleased you found the valet and staff friendly and helpful. Yes, the hotel has recently been renovated and I appreciate your comments on how clean and quite your rooms was. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in Santa Barbara on business! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 weeks in California and stayed 2 nights in Santa Barbara. It was so difficult to find anywhere that was available and we were thinking this place might be a dump!. How wrong we were!. Such a lovely little hotel that has been renovated recently. The main areas of the hotel are modern and clean. the pool area... More 

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

Thank you for you kind review of the hotel and that you found it a surprising gem and recently renovated. I'm pleased you found the hotel clean, modern and you enjoyed the pool area. Thank you for you comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff. It sounds like you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast. We look forward to having you... More 

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was a really nice surprise. It is one of the nicest La Quinta hotels that we have stayed at. It appears to be recently renovated. Nice fluffy towels (and more than just two!), and well-appointed with a mini-fridge (that you can turn off if you don't need it) and a microwave. The staff was awesome when we checked... More 

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

Thank you for your very nice review of the hotel and that you found us to be a nice surprise. I appreciate your comments regarding this is the nicest La Quinta you've ever visited. I'm pleased you found the staff friendly & courteous and that you enjoyed our recently renovated rooms. Note that the complimentary valet service is only temporary... More 

Simi Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was the former El Prado on State Street. It had seen better days, really needed a major facelift , but was a bargain until La Quinta bought it and immediately up'd the prices dramatically far ahead of the planned renovations. That was in the last couple of years. The new management is showing signs of improvement especially with... More 

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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 the hotel. I'm pleased you found your room much improved since our renovation. I appreciate your comments about the attentive staff and complimenting my Assistant General Manager, Brett Thomas. Note that we are currently adding an additional six parking spaces. We look forward to having you, your pet and your friends stay with us... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was good for the price. If 3.5 was an option I would have given it that rating. Pros - Clean, renovated, good location Cons - In-wall A/C-Heat made a TON of noise and needed to be off in order to sleep, refrigerator made a ton of noise and needed to be unplugged, bathroom door does not close all... More 

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

Thank for your review of the hotel and you title, "Great Hotel for the Price". I'm pleased you found the hotel clean and recently renovated. Yes, we are conveniently located on State street. We are currently replacing the noisy refrigerators and HVAC units. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from our dog's first trip to Santa Barbara! The La Quinta Inn was fabulous! The location is a few blocks above the hustle and bustle of State Street. The distance is close enough for a short walk anticipating the fun ahead and far enough to walk off that awesome meal you just ate and wind down a little.... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found your room delightful, spotlessly clean and comfy! Yes, we are conveniently located on State street with the Arlington Theatre, Granada Theatre and the Santa Barbara close by. I'm glad you brought your pet with you as we are a pet friendly hotel and do not... More 

Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This La Quinta is a decent hotel that won't leave you dying to return but isn't sketchy by any means. Its best feature is its location - at the top of the businesses on State Street so it's quite close to restaurants, shops, and bars. Pros: The Bed - We were in an Executive King room and the bed was... More 

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

Thank you for your favorable review of the hotel. I appreciate your detailed lists of pros and cons regarding your stay. I'm please you found the location of the hotel conveniently located on State street. We are in the process of replacing the noisy air conditioners over the next few months. We look forward to having you as our guest... More 

Visalia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was unsure about booking this hotel but I figured 4/5 on tripadvisor I'll give it a shot. The rooms are clean very modern& huge I was surprised how large it was. They are pet friendly & don't charge to have your pet that was a nice bonus. Other hotel claim to be pet friendly then charge $15, 20 or... More 

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

I'm happy that you were pleasantly surprised by the hotel. I'm pleased you found the rooms clean and modern. I appreciate your comments about the issue with the Kuerig coffee maker and the staff resolved the matter. Yes, we are pet friendly and don't charge a pet fee. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests... More 

Los Gatos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Santa Barbara but some hotels are very pricey. The La Quinta Inn was affordable and well appointed. We only stayed one night but wish we had stayed longer. I must say the staff is super friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you for the very kind review of the hotel. I'm pleased you found the staff super friendly and helpful. I'm happy you found the hotel affordable and well appointed. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

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Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
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