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Presidio Motel

1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #24 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked this motel as a last minute solution & stayed here for one night only, and we liked it a lot. Location is excellent, it's on the quiet side of State street; the kingsize bed was very comfortable and the sun-deck is nice and cozy to sit outside for a glass of wine. We used their bikes to ride... More

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

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you got a good night's rest after a long day. Our deck is indeed a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine and relax! We hope that you will come visit us again soon and thanks for choosing to stay... More

Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I decided to book our stay here for my husbands birthday weekend. Thought SB would be a nice getaway but all we got was drama and zero sleep! The room was decent size, comfortable bed. However, the carpet was stained and there was a strange pink stain on top of the fridge (yes the room comes w/a fridge). There almost... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us here on TripAdvisor. We are disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations and would like to extend our sincerest apologies. Summer Solstice is an exciting time in Santa Barbara and it was unfortunate that there was so much noise that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stopped here for the night on a road trip down the coast. Great deal, considerably less expensive than other places in this area during the summer high season. Young man who checked me in & out could not have been more friendly, knowledgeable, or helpful...steered me towards a couple of great wine tasting rooms & restaurants within walking distance in... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to provide you with great customer service. We are a small family run property and try to provide as many amenities that we can for our guests to enjoy. We do hope that... More

Colonial Heights, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The motel was clean and plenty spacious. We were pleasantly surprised with how quiet it was, and we got a great night's sleep. It was a little pricey, but most places in Santa Barbara were comparable. We enjoyed using the complementary bicycles. We rode to the Mission Santa Barbara (a little hilly, definitely not for the fitness challenged) and then... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Presidio! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take out our complimentary beach bicycles to explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon and wish you the very best! Regards, Laura More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Spent a small fortune $250.00 per night on Memorial Day weekend at this place. It was clean enough, small showers, and the location was great. But it fell way short for this kind of money. It was probably worth 1/2 the price at best. Alex D.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We understand that accommodations in Santa Barbara can be quite expensive over holiday weekends. That said, we do try our very best to provide an affordable option in our centralized location, compared to many of the other properties in town. We do hope that you had a nice trip in... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were really happy with our stay here. We only wish we could have stayed for longer in Santa Barbara. We only needed to stay for one night to break up the drive from LA to San Francisco but really loved the relaxed vibe of Santa Barbara. The staff at The Presidio were extremely friendly and helpful. There are free... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Presidio and taking the time to write about us on TripAdvisor! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We try to provide an affordable accommodation in Santa Barbara and hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Regards, Laura More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It was a great decision for us to stay at the Presidio during our trip to SB for a friend's wedding. The location is very convenient and close to everything on State Street. The neighborhood is lovely and you can either walk, bike (they have free rentals), or drive (free parking) around town. The beach is not too far away... 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 with us and were able to enjoy the sites of Santa Barbara. We do apologize for the inconvenience of having damp carpets during your stay. The cleanliness of our property is our top priority and therefore, we have cleaners pre-scheduled to visit the property every... 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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Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 
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