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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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Hesperia, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 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 

Los Angeles, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a second stay at the Presidio and we would stay again. It has a lot going for it, in pleasant decor, location a few blocks from the downtown strip, inviting sun deck, easy free parking, and uniformly helpful staff. The bathroom was good sized, and there were lots of TV channels. Issues: The wall heater was quite noisy... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again at the Presidio. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are continuing to update the property and hope that on your next visit you will see additional improvements that we are making. Most recently, we have updated our... More 

London, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

The sign in the lobby read "Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence". I don't know how these signs get handed out but I have now sadly learnt not to place any reliance them. In over 40 years of travelling the world together, my wife and I have never before taken our bags a room and refused to stay despite having already... 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. Again, we appreciate you taking the time to share information regarding your recent stay with us, as all feedback helps... More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a nice welcome from the girl on the reception desk and were able to check in early. Ours was a clean spacious room upstairs with high ceiling, great work desk, large bathroom and fridge. If this place were somewhere other than SB it would probably be less money but it’s a good value option in a pricier town.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Motel is quite basic but comfortable and clean. Shower was pathetic really but we only stayed for one night. Unfortunately our room was in a "passageway" so was quite dark. If you need a bed for the night and you dont want to be too far out and you need parking it is a good place to stay but not... More 

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