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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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Hurricane, Utah
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Portland, Oregon
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were so glad we chose here to stay. The motel is located at the top of the main street in Santa Barbara and as such is centrally located for everything. The rooms were of a great size, clean and greatly kitted out. There is even a decking to chill out on the first floor. The free wifi worked fine... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our property along with our customer service so, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are very fortunate to have such a great location in Santa Barbara so that all of our guests are able to walk to the attractions of Santa... More 

Mountain View, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We booked here for 11th April through Expedia. On arriving we were told that they were over booked and had informed Expedia. We were neither contacted by expedia nor presidio motel. This was my second time staying here. First was before the change of management. The staff at reception was not very helpful nor was the management. I am never... 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 sorry to hear of the inconveniences your experienced. We did reach out to Expedia two days prior to your reservation, as it appears to have been an error on their side and they assured us that they would reach out to you to find alternate accommodations... More 

Sacramento
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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The motel rooms are older, but clean and the beds are comfortable. They provide a small refrigerator, WIFI, large screen remote TV, hair dryer and ice bucket. The facility has a deck area to lounge on the second floor, it closes at 10 PM and everyone who stays on the second floor rooms pass through it. There are two 30ish... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to host you again! Regards, Laura More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed here 1night on our trip up the coast. The room was clean and neat. Close to restaurants and a grocery store. Awesome that they have bikes that you can use for free. We ended up using them for about 1-2hrs and biked around the city, etc.

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