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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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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 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 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Hesperia, California
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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