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Presidio Motel

1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #17 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Presidio. The staff was courteous and very accommodating. We got the sense that they were excited to work at the Presidio. Located on State Street was a huge benefit for us. The free bicycles were an added plus. BRAVO!

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a great price during spring break. The hotel is well maintained & has a nice outdoor area with new comfortable patio furniture. We were probably one of the first people to come & we were set up in Matt's favorite room! ~11. I could see why it's a favorite~ the 2nd to last room upstairs that gets sunlight,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights Wed and Thurs March 19th. VERY friendly and helpful at the front desk. Parking right outside your door for free! Close to the beach, bars and restaramts. Very clean, great towels and shower, and free iphone dock. Also had a slight issue where I cracked the door and the guy was very chilled out and said no... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy al that Santa Barbara has to offer. We wish you the very best and safe travels. Regards, Laura More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A group of six of us stayed one night at this hotel. We found it very comfortable and the staff quite accommodating. For example, one of our group needed to refrigerate a medication, but their room did not have a fridge. They gladly moved one in. Also, we had heard there was a very good Mexican restaurant and they gave... More

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to accommodate your request for the fridge! I'm sorry to hear that you were not able to take advantage of our beach bicycles however, perhaps you will on your next stay. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us... More

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Spent the night there after a long day of driving. The staff were really helpful and friendly, the room was clean and tidy. Great location to jump on a bike and explore or even walk into town. Would recommend.

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

Thank you for your review and choosing to stay with us at the Presidio. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our rooms as well as the customer service that we deliver to our guests. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to explore Santa Barbara from our convenient location. Please come... More

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed there for three days, very nice experience: very clean, big room, nice and very helpful staff. What you should do: ask for the (free) bikes and go for a ride at the beach, grab a bite at "Carlito's" down the street.

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

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and visit us again soon. Regards, Laura More

Perth, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have been very lucky to stay at two very good motels this trip,and this is one of them.I doubt you could hope for a better location in Santa Barbara,on State St,a relatively short walk to the beach,and surrounded by restaurants,bars and shops.The rooms are large and very clean,which to me is the most important thing with any accommodation.There is... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to discuss your experience! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Fortunately, we are located centrally in Santa Barbara which allows our guests to enjoy all the sites with a short walk! Please come back and visit us again soon! Regards, Laura More

Shakopee
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed for 7 night over the holiday. Room: Fantastic room. It was clean, safe, comfortable and heated (the temps at night would dip into the 30s-40s). The bathroom was spacious and very clean. Loved shampoo/conditioner/soap in wall dispensers. The room was well lit and had enough outlets for all my electronics. A small closet in the bathroom with very nice... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We really appreciate the fact that you chose to spend the holidays with us and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our property. We are very fortunate to be placed in the heart of Santa Barbara so that all of our guests can either walk to take advantage of our free bicycles... More

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a very interseting place to stay. Close to everything. Great staff at the desk and in house keeping. you hear State St., but hopefully with new windows that won't be a problem when done. Room was very clean and furnishing looked new. Shower and bed good. Didn't like the soap, shampoo and conditioner on shower wall. Breakfast miniscule... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the sites of Santa Barbara from our location. We definitely try our best to accommodate each of our guest's wishes so, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will visit us... More

Sydney, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We checked in here at the last minute, and were looking for a cheap place to stay. The room was clean and quiet, but the bed was very uncomfortable - way too soft and difficult for two people to sleep in (despite the Queen size). Despite being quite cheap and fronting the main road, the room was actually pretty quiet.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that you found the beds to be too soft during your stay and would like to extend our sincerest apologies. As you may understand, it can be difficult to find a bed that suits every person that stays at our property because some... More

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Also Known As:
Presidio Hotel
Presidio Motel Santa Barbara
Presidio Hotel Santa Barbara
Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 
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Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 
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