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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #19 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my third stay at the Hotel Indigo and the staff and location are what bring me back. The rooms, while small, are comfortable and well appointed. The location is excellent with the Funk Zone and other restaurants a couple blocks away and the beach is also very close by. Yes, the passing trains can be annoying (there's ear... More

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New York, NY
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a delightful impromptu overnight stay here. Friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating staff; free hotel bikes available for use; very clean and well appointed guest room; intimate setting with just a few rooms. Requested and received late checkout (2pm) with zero hassle. Best location in town for a quick trip: you can catch the tram running up and down State Street,... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for the wonderful review, taking the train is perfect for an impromptu car-free trip to Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara! Our staff was happy to point out the best local spots within walking/tram distance for your hassle-free visit. Thanks again, we hope to see you next time! More

Morro Bay, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this little boutique hotel - the rooms, though small, are well thought out and organized. Walking distance to the waterfront, train station and State Street shopping. The staff was friendly and welcoming - Thank you, William! We will definitely return. The restaurant below the hotel, The Blue Tavern, was awesome as well! Just can't wait to go back.

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear CalPolyMom, We’re happy you loved the boutique feel and ideal location of Hotel Indigo! William was especially pleased to be mentioned in this positive review. We appreciate your comments and look forward to your next stay at the hotel and Blue Tavern! More

San Diego, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Santa Barbara. Our travel agent booked us for 3 nights in the Hotel Indigo. It was fairly close to where we were working. We arrived late at night and checked in fairly efficiently. The front desk person was very nice, but took a little bit of time to get... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Jon, I appreciate the detailed feedback you're provided regarding the design, service, and location of Hotel Indigo. Our historical building is from the early 1900s and contributes to the many unique quirks of the modernly designed boutique hotel opened in 2012. We are proud of our proximity to the train station and compact size of our rooms; the comfort... More

Los Angeles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only there one night for an art opening at a local museum, but wished we could stay longer. This is a great little hotel situated close to the beach and the new wine bar district. Great service and the adjoining restaurant is run by one of our favorite chefs in L.A. The night we were there, they also... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear BrainDoc90, Thank you for the great review of Hotel Indigo and delicious Blue Tavern! We’re glad you enjoyed your quick getaway to this fun area of Santa Barbara and look forward to your next visit! More

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

I recently relocated to Santa Barbara, and prior to my move I stayed at the Hotel Indigo several times. I was always impressed with their friendly service (the staff always recommended fun places for me to try). The rooms, while small, are modern and clean. The bathroom is also very modern. The floor is basically the tub basin for your... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Pak150, We were very happy to welcome you to Santa Barbara and give recommendations to fun local spots! Since your stay in August, each bathroom has been retiled and designed which greatly improved the slope efficiency of the showers. Also, be sure to come by sometime and try our new neighbor restaurant Blue Tavern! Thank you for the positive... More

San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are taking the train into SB, this is a great location to stay and explore SB by foot. The hotel is close to everything, the pier, the shopping on State Street, The Funk Zone, and all the great restaurants. The front desk was very helpful and the free snacks and drinks were very welcomed. Our room was on... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Poochiquita, Thank you for the positive review regarding the location, service, and design of Hotel Indigo! We’re happy to hear you took advantage of our convenient location near Amtrak and explored Santa Barbara by foot. You are right; our rooms/bathrooms are designed in a modern, compact style definitely unique to this hotel! More

Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is new and restored from an old building. Check in was fast and we were given 3 options of a complimentary glass of wine, a complimentary drink from the pantry or 400 points for being gold member. We heard about the free parking behind hotel and staff was willing to share on which sides of the road to... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear eatshopeatshop, We're glad you enjoyed the welcome amenity we offer to gold/platinum members and the coziness of Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Thank you for taking the time to leave great feedback regarding your stay! More

Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
63 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

This is my first visit to Santa Barbara and I was pleasantly surprised by this great hotel. It has a boutique hotel feel and decorated with great detail. I was glad I stayed here due to location to the Funk Zone, State Street and the ocean. There are many restaurants, shopping and activities to do within walking distance. The best... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Mickey, Thank you for the positive review, you really made our day! We’re glad you enjoyed the hotel’s boutique, modern style and noticed the details in design. I especially appreciate the comments on our excellent staff, they were happy to give recommendations to their favorite spots and make even a first time visitor feel like a local! The Funk... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This review is long overdue. My husband and I spent our one-year anniversary in beautiful Santa Barbara and we decided to stay at Hotel Indigo, and we are so happy we did. There are so many great things I can say about this small and wonderful hotel. But to start off with, the decor is urban contemporary; very beautiful and... More

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Angelica, Thank you for the amazing, heartfelt review! The compliments towards our staff are always greatly appreciated and it was our pleasure to have you and your husband as our guests on your special anniversary weekend. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the Urban Wine Trail and local attractions; we strive to give each of our guests a truly... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers eco friendly, artful lodging steps from the Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, and Urban Wine Trail. Contemporary art, colorful murals, and a plant-filled living wall grace this 41-room boutique hotel. Guest rooms feature spa-inspired showers with Aveda products and the smaller footprint characteristic of environmentally friendly lodging. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. Facilities include a business center, fitness room, boardroom, and MCASB Satellite art gallery. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara’s hottest new address! ... more   less 
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