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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 #21 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has nice, modern and clean rooms. The receptionists were very polite. What we didn't liked was the poor fish, that was in s small glas at the front desk. This is either lovely or appropriate. The advice, we should save water was a little wry when the hotel itself changes towels unasked every day.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our Experience Good - Very pleasant & friendly staff at the front desk; - Proximity to the Beach, and the Pier; - Reception is well presented; - Good standard of finish in the room; - Large good quality flat screen TV on the wall; - Restaurant at the front was very popular. General - The maid service was fine; -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Left my wallet in the safe at the hotel and I have to commend Hao on his customer service...there are times when an employee goes above and beyond and I feel they should be recognized for their outstanding service. I was told a few different times that the hotel did not have my wallet & that housekeeping checks the safes... More

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Carrollton, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little boutique hotel, and I have stayed here several times. The location on State Street a few blocks from Stearns Wharf and right next to the train station is very convenient, and they have off-street parking available. It IS right next to the train station, though, so rooms can be noisy when windows are open. Fortunately,... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool hotel, wasn't sure where to stay since we'd never been there, but this was within walking distance of the old town, and close to the beach as well. I thought I'd reserved a King room which was changed to a queen room, and I didn't pay attention when I received my itinerary. So they were fortunately able to... More

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

Dear Coco, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback regarding your stay at Hotel Indigo. Our staff was happy to accommodate your request for a King room and provide a great, honest recommendation to one of our favorite restaurants. We’re glad your enjoyed the modern décor and design of the hotel; for more space to lounge and... More

Woking, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at this hotel. Yes I'd agree with other reviewers that the rooms are small, but they are very nicely decorated, clean, and there is everything there that you need. The Blue Tavern next door was an unexpected bonus and did great tapas style food which we enjoyed on our first night. In our first... More

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

Dear Walkergjg, It was our pleasure to have your family as our guests while on holiday in Santa Barbara! We’re glad you enjoyed the great location and efficient design of the hotel. Our front desk associates were happy to assist with room move to ensure a very comfortable stay. The Children’s Museum of Santa Barbra will be a wonderful addition... More

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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely decor, interesting design, rooms bijou but worked well, loved the roof terrace where you could sit out & easy walk to beach/pier or shops. Only downside was noise from adjacent building site (forget using the garden/yard) & the train which sounds it's horn v v loudly in the middle of the night & early morning. Ask for a room... More

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

Dear Hilbags, Thank you for the wonderful review! We’re glad you enjoyed the hotel’s easy walking-distance location and modern design. Please call Hotel Indigo directly when making your next reservation; our associates will be happy to accommodate you on the non-train side of the hotel. More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, this hotel is a great choice: it's clean, modern, in a super convenient location and there is free wifi! Pros: - 2 blocks to the beach - walking distance to the urban wine trail - nice spa products in the bathroom - dog treats in the lobby for your furry friend - saltwater taffy in the lobby for you... More

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

Dear dlr03, Thank you for the wonderful review of Hotel Indigo and Blue Tavern! We’re glad you enjoyed the hotel including our pet-friendly amenities and convenient walking location to the Urban Wine Trail. I appreciate your detailed feedback which I’m sure future guests will find very helpful as well. More

Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room is colorful and patio is lovely. The bathroom is tiny with maximization of use of space to create a shower stall. Glass door slides in front of toilet. The coffee service is in the closet. Space use was very efficient and we did not feel crowded. Neighborhood is the funk zone. We were there a night before the... More

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

Dear dziran, We appreciate your eye for design and small space efficiency! Our modern rooms utilize their original compact size and reduce our ecological footprint while providing all the necessary amenities. We’re glad you enjoyed a taste of Old Spanish Days, the Funk Zone, and Blue Tavern! Thank you for the great review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here a few days ago. "We" included our dog, who was welcomed with a goodie bag upon check in. Room was immaculate! Hotel is walking distance from State St. shopping and steps from cool places to eat. The beach is also nearby. Would definitely stay here again!

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

Dear Jeanine, It was a pleasure to have the two of you and your dog as our guests; we love being pet friendly! Our prime location is great for a relaxing walk and really feeling like a Santa Barbara local. We look forward to providing even more recommendations during your next visit! More

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Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara 3*
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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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