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Presidio Motel

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We just got back from the Presidio Motel and were very disappointed at what we got for $270 per night. There are better places to stay in Santa Barbara for that amount of money -- please look for them. Our room faced the west and so by late afternoon -- when we checked in -- the room was boiling hot... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights prior to going to death valley. Based on main road where most of bars & restaurants are sited. Decent sized room & bathroom. Clean comfy bed. No breakfast or tea/ coffee making facilities, however tea/coffee available in reception. Carpets heavily stained. Good parking. Quite expensive for what you get but this is Santa Barbara. Excellant deli... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stayed here for one night with my partner, the room was clean and spacious with air con and a fridge. the staff were really friendly both on the evening shift and the morning shift. We arrived a bit later than expected, but still wanted to go out for a bike ride, as the hotel had bikes they let you use... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the cheapest motel in Santa Barbara. There may have been cheaper alternatives outside of the city but we were too tired to do the research. Given the room prices on our trip up the PCH so far this was the highest and gave least value in terms of drinks and snacks in the office in the morning and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed here for a quick, last minute weekend get away. Thought it would be fine for just one night. Staff was very nice and did put us in a room all the way in the back when I mentioned we wanted something quiet. Around 3am we had the pleasure of hearing every word that came spewing out of the mouth... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good location, clean and smart. Good value and very friendly staff. Ample free parking and has a nice sit out area. Modern rooms but fairly small. Overall if you get a good price go for it as it is one of the better motel types we stayed in.

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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! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the property and hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Regards, Laura More 

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Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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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
#26 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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