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Presidio Motel

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1620 State St, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised by this hotel,great location .Awesome front staff who done everything to make your stay great. Free wifi and bicycles to tour the countryside .Air conditioned large rooms with refrigerator.Real value for the dollar hotel.Easy to find with car parking onsite

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with my friend for two nights and were positively surprised at how spacious the room was (room 1). It had everything we needed, it was clean and the beds comfortable. It was however very loud and it felt like the people and cars passing were actually in the room. This didn't really bother us, but if you are... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Dear Mikaela L, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms to be clean and comfortable. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our property and our customer service so, thank you for taking notice. Unfortunately, it seems that we did... More 

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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disgusting. The rooms are shabby and the carpet in the first room we were given had disgusting brownish red stains (like blood). When we tried to escape we were told they would not refund us any money we paid even though we spent a total of 3 seconds in the filthy room. word to the wise - read the reviews,... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Dear Shivananda1, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us here on TripAdvisor. We are disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations and would like to extend our sincerest apologies. Our guests usually find that our rooms are very clean so, we are very surprised to hear about... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a room online one day in advance planning to stay the following night. Their website banner reverted back to the current day after entering our dates. I confirmed the room having overlooked that the website banner reservation page does not actually carry over your input information - it only brings you to another page. I had thought everything... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Perfect location for exploring State Street. You can borrow a bicycle for more extensive meandering. Our room had obviously been partially updated recently. However, the ill-fitting windows did not keep out the noise of loud guests on the centrally located deck. The bed was marginal - too soft. The small stall shower has only one shower head located in the... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Dear Carola F, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. We are so glad you found our hotel to be a clean and good place to stay and that you enjoyed our complimentary beach bicycles! We appreciate the feedback you have provided on the windows and are currently working with the City of... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Presidio was conveniently located at the north end of State St in the city centre of Santa Barbara, close to nice restaurants and many shops. The beach was a good 30 min walk away, but the hotel had bikes that the guests could borrow (we never tried them) and a bus connected the beach to several stops along State... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Dear AsaErica, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be convenient and centrally located. It's too bad that you weren't able to take advantage of our complimentary beach bicycles however, perhaps on your next visit you will have time... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Presidio had a perfect location. Close to the city nut still very peaceful and quiet. Rooms clean and tidy. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We borrowed their bikes and went for a ride through excellent guiding from the staff. And the manager, Mr Aron, was a true hero who sent us our forgotten passports to Santa... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Dear Ingela R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be clean and convenient to all the wonderful things that Santa Barbara has to offer. We are also glad that you had the opportunity to use our complimentary beach bicycles to... More 

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75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were on a road trip from LA to San Francisco and stopped in Santa Barbara for 2 nights. My wife booked this place and I assumed this would be a cheap motel stop to offset some of the more expensive hotels on our trip. When we checked in I was horrified by the price, and even more so when... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Dear Simon E, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel. We do our best to provide an affordable accommodation to our guests who seek to be close to town. We are simply two to three blocks from the start of the downtown and just over one mile down to the beach. All the shops... More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This hotel is located in a great location just short walk to great restaurants and town. The Staff is very friendly and amazingly helpful. The rooms are remarkably clean and Roomier then most with great bed linens. It was a great find. They have a great sun deck for an afternoon rest and if rest is not needed take a... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! It is always such a pleasure to be able to host wonderful guests such as yourself and we hope to be able to see you again soon! Best Regards, Laura More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

State street gets very loud at around 6 am. The other guests slammed their doors all morning entering and exiting without any concern for others. Older property and very basic. Bed was comfortable but the shower had very low pressure.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As most of the activity in town is on State Street, it can be a busy street at times. That said, we do try our best to minimize the noise at the property the best that we can. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to be able to host you... More 

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