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Presidio Motel

1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Sacramento, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This motel is on State street, a few blocks north of shopping in Santa Barbara. My room was clean, had the basics. No microwave, but it did have a refrigerator. No continental breakfast, but I rarely eat at those anyway, so this was not an issue for me. Probably my only complaint would be that the bed was harder than... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a second stay at the Presidio and we would stay again. It has a lot going for it, in pleasant decor, location a few blocks from the downtown strip, inviting sun deck, easy free parking, and uniformly helpful staff. The bathroom was good sized, and there were lots of TV channels. Issues: The wall heater was quite noisy... More 

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London, UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The sign in the lobby read "Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence". I don't know how these signs get handed out but I have now sadly learnt not to place any reliance them. In over 40 years of travelling the world together, my wife and I have never before taken our bags a room and refused to stay despite having already... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice welcome from the girl on the reception desk and were able to check in early. Ours was a clean spacious room upstairs with high ceiling, great work desk, large bathroom and fridge. If this place were somewhere other than SB it would probably be less money but it’s a good value option in a pricier town.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Motel is quite basic but comfortable and clean. Shower was pathetic really but we only stayed for one night. Unfortunately our room was in a "passageway" so was quite dark. If you need a bed for the night and you dont want to be too far out and you need parking it is a good place to stay but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed three nights at the motel. The location is excellent. Walking distance to many attractions! Loved the free beach cruisers to explore the area. Room was clean and good sized. Stayed upstairs for last two nights and room was quieter. For the price it's an excellent value! Staff was very helpful and I would definitely stay there again.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After a long drive from Monterey, the Presidio Motel offered a great welcome. It's a traditional motel renovated to modern standards, the location was excellent and the room was beautifully clean and well appointed. We only spent one night here but it offered us exactly what we needed, a quiet comfortable room and I would recommend the Presidio Motel!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We checked into the hotel hoping for a lot more based on the reviews we had read. It was just okay. The room was clean and the bed was fine but do not expect much more than that. Towels were thin and stained. Hard to wake up without a coffee pot in your room if that is what you are... More 

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Cologne, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stayed in Santa Barbara for two nights and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff at the Presidio Motel was really friendly, rooms were nice and clean. We could use bikes for free, which was great and very useful and a great way to discover Santa Barbara.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The rate per night is reasonable for the Santa Barbara area and it is well located close to restaurants and other services. The ambiance is plain - you get what you pay for. I felt safe in the area at night.

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Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Presidio Motel Santa Barbara
Presidio Hotel Santa Barbara
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara

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