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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed in different hotels up and down state street. Let me start by saying, the welcome feeling that we received from Frank at the front desk was a great way to start. The History of the hotel was that it used to be a hostel and was converted. I asked. The restroom is a great space saving idea.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun cutting edge hotel, close to everything. Front desk staff exceptional! Rooms though small are comfortable and exceptionally clean. Definitely will return. Thank you Frank (front desk)for all you great recommendations!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a great afternoon in SB and decided last minute to stay overnight. We were intimidated by the prices of the hotels and at first glance thought staying the night would not be possible at $500 a night! We seen Hotel Indigo was a reasonably priced hotel and went for it! I'm so glad we did!... More

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

Dear Christine, We're so happy Hotel Indigo's modern, cozy design was a great fit for your spontaneous Santa Barbara getaway! Thank you for the wonderful compliments of our front desk associates, valet, and restaurant service; we take pride in superior customer service and your comments are highly motivating. We hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a compact king room with private patio with our small dog. The room faced the railroad tracks, but this never seemed to be a problem and wasn't loud overnight. The patio was a great add on since the room was compact, but everything was extremely clean and comfy!

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

Dear Rachael, It was a pleasure to have you two and your dog as our guests! We’re happy you enjoyed the garden patio room and hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Santa Barbara! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short walk to everything. The Blue Tavern next door was amazing. The locals seem to love it. The only down side was hauling my luggage up the stairs because there is no elevator, but if your traveling light it's not a problem. I probably should have taken them up on the help up they offered. The hotel... More

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

Dear Celeste, Thank you for the excellent review of Hotel Indigo and Blue Tavern restaurant! Our staff is available 24 hours and happy to assist with all guest luggage. We’re glad you enjoyed our cozy-chic atmosphere and outdoor patios which are perfect for warm summer evenings. We look forward to your next stay! More

Fortaleza, CE
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was courteous but somewhat automatized. Location was outstanding: walking distance to Santa Barbara pier and historical downtown. Complimentary wi-fi and parking lot. There was a little restaurant connected to the hotel, but only coffee itself was complimentary for guests - we had to pay for the rest of the breakfast. There is a train line crossing just a few... More

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

Dear Ernesto, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent stay. We’re glad you enjoyed the hotel’s fabulous location and restaurant Blue Tavern. Breakfast is a la carte but can be included by reserving a breakfast package online. I was disappointed to hear about a sound inside your room and am curious which room... More

Oslo, Norway
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is situated on State street (restaurant and shopping street) just a few minutes walking from the boardwalk, the central beach and the pier in Santa Barbara. I.E.: location is perfect. Everything you need is within walking distance. Better yet, the restaurant in the same building looks cool and according to locals is a good place for lunch or... More

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

Dear Kethom, Thank you for the review of Hotel Indigo’s prime location, friendly staff, restaurant, and compact designed rooms. We enjoyed reading your detailed feedback and appreciate the information you’ve left for future guests, especially about our sunny patio rooms! The Amtrak station next door has provided a convenient car-free option for many travelers and we advertise our location so... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly. rooms are extremely small but there are some nice sitting areas including two covered out door areas. Great location to beach and to the funk zone or short walk down State Street for shopping. It is by the train but I did not hear it where I was.

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

Dear Debbie, We appreciate you taking the time to share what you loved about Hotel Indigo! Our patios are a great spot to enjoy the Santa Barbara sunshine while taking a break from walking to the Funk Zone, beach, or downtown. Thank you for the positive review! More

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was slightly small and there isn't an elevator. But- the room was modern, VERY clean and nicely decorated. Staff were really helpful and knowledgable about things to do nearby. The location is good- easy walking distance to the waterfront and downtown Santa Barbara. Also free self parking :) It's near a train line but I have to say... More

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

Dear aileneoh, Thank you for the wonderful comments of the hotel's great location and modern style. Our staff members were happy to recommend our favorite local spots. We hope to see you on your next visit to Santa Barbara! 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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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
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara #15 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara #17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #21 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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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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