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Presidio Motel

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1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Mountain View, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sacramento
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hesperia, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited the weekend of my 16, 2014. This place was such a cozy place to spend a weekend. It is older but that lent to its charm. Very clean and personable staff. The first night my husband and I enjoyed a bottle of wine on the balcony and just soaked in the beautiful weather. The next morning we borrowed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I stayed in Presidio Motel on a one night stopover in Santa Barbara, on my journey between LA and San Francisco. The traditional motel exterior is underwhelming, but deceptively hides rooms which are spacious and clean. I was pleasantly surprised as the interior would not have been out of place in a 3 or 4 star hotel. The establishment itself... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We picked this as it was as close to the centre as any motel and had the last room. I'm sorry; I'd not go back. We thought it simple, clean noisy spartan and expensive for what we got, compared to other places we have stayed in on our trip from San Francisco to LA.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stayed here for work with some colleagues for a lacrosse tournament. Was surprised with how clean the rooms were actually, as the outside looks like an older style hotel. We unfortunately were placed next door to a group of rowdy irishmen on a United States drinking binge, but o well. Santa Barbara seems like a really cool college town, with... More 

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

Thank you for your review and kind words. We take great pride in our customer service and the cleanliness of the property so, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do apologize for the rowdiness of the other group during your stay and make an effort to keep noise down at the property... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Presidio reminds me of roadside stops from years gone by. A very simple property with a tiny reception area and a vending machine outside. Pleasant Service. Free Parking. Our room was on the second floor with a vaulted ceiling. Overall it was larger than I expected. The furnishings appear to have been updated to provide a more "modern" feel... 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 on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable. We have been in the process of upgrades and renovations and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the new modern feel of the rooms. That said, we do apologize for the stain... More 

Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

Thank you for your review! Our deck is a great place to have an afternoon glass of wine and enjoy the views of Santa Barbara. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be back again to visit soon. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Regards, Laura More 

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