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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

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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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Isle of Wight
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our road trip between San Francisco and Palm Springs. Having stayed in sister IHG properties, namely Holiday Inn Expresses the previous two nights we saw this as an opportunity to upgrade before arriving in Palm Springs. It's a modern boutique hotel, with trendy furniture and features in communal areas such as a vertical... More 

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

Dear Tony, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback of your recent stay. We do look forward to the completion of the Children's Museum of Santa Barbara and our exciting up and coming Funk Zone neighborhood. We were happy to resolve issues during your stay and provide dining recommendations in our area. For the comfort of our... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here on a weekend away in Santa Barbara. It was perfect. The staff was so nice and so accommodating. The rates were reasonable. And everything was clean, stylish, and modern. Also, don't be scared away by its close proximity to the train station. I didn't hear the trains at all and they provide guests with... More 

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

Dear Kljack19, We are so glad to hear you had a perfect stay - we cannot ask for much more than that! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our staff and location. We are happy you had a chance to explore our uniquely local neighborhood and do some wine tasting. We love to hear our guests... More 

Sausalito, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Indigo is a typical modern boutique hotel on the eastern end of State Street-- which makes is convenient and easy to get to-- and walk-- Santa Barbara's primary boulevard of stores and restaurants. Rooms are small, but very clean and modern. The staff is helpful and friendly. It's a good choice for a modern experience. However, there may be... More 

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

Dear Gordius, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our boutique hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed our central location, modern rooms, and customer service. We thank you for noticing our efforts to conserve water as well! While construction is less than ideal, we are excited to welcome the new Santa Barbara Children's Museum, which will... More 

Mountain View, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel Indigo is a snappy new hotel in the heart of the Funk Zone. Very modern and one of the new breed of compact, upper end properties. The rooms are admitedly very small, but the whole point is you are only sleeping there. The baths as well are compact: think "head" on a sail boat. That said, the baths... More 

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

Dear MVMayorMike, We appreciate your feedback on our hotel and are happy you got to explore our Funk Zone neighborhood. Thanks for your great take on our bathrooms; our architects certainly made the best out of the space! We are pleased you noticed our efforts to conserve water; our smaller rooms are just one of the ways we reduce our... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a last minute trip to Santa Barbara and stayed here - we liked it. Small, but it had everything we needed and the staff was exceptionally kind and hospitable. The location is great. Don't get bent out of shape about the train....you're in Santa Barbara...even the Biltmore struggles with the the choo choo running through town.

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

Dear Gina, It was our pleasure to welcome you on your last minute getaway! We agree; our historic train station has been a quintessential part of Santa Barbara tourism/transport since 1902! Thank you for the review, we look forward to your next trip! More 

Normal, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's just get it out of the way up front - yes, you are next to the tracks. As a result, you will have some noise at night but it is not as bad as you would expect and I would not let that deter you from staying here. The Mrs and I stayed one night and from 1am to... More 

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

Dear Jason H, We appreciate you taking the time to give great feedback on your stay with us! We are pleased you enjoyed the central location and many options for food and drink. Our close proximity to the historic Amtrak train station is a great perk for many of our traveling guests; we are happy you were not bothered by... More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is helpful and friendly. Can't complain about their dog friendly policy either! Even if you're not pet friendly, I think the pet owners are respectful and you do not hear dogs barking like it's a kennel. The hotel is walking distance from the shopping area without being in it, and you may pass some interesting characters along the... More 

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

Dear Elle, Thank you for the detailed review of the hotel, location, and service provided! Our staff members appreciate the excellent feedback and motivating comments! We’re sorry to hear of the intoxicated guest you witnessed; for your comfort our evening staff members are ready to investigate when disruptive noise is reported from fellow guests. We’re glad to hear you had... More 

Bakersfield, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were bummed that we could only stay one night - the location is great for walking to the beach, walking to restaurants, and exploring the city of Santa Barbara. In addition, like other Indigos, the hotel is dog friendly for a nominal charge. Parking is located right next to the hotel, which is another great perk. We will definitely... More 

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

Dear Betty, Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you and your pet back to Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara! More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent customer service provided by the staff! We booked the garden patio non smoking room & it was excellent! Walking distance from the State street (area with shopping and dining). Great value for the location and cleanliness. Only downside was that the rooms are small. However, we will be staying here again because overall we loved the experience!

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

Dear Isaac, Your review made our day! All of us at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara appreciate the excellent feedback and motivating comments! We’re glad to hear you had an overall great experience and enjoyed exploring our convenient location car-free. Thanks again for the positive review; we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit! More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I spent three nights here while visiting Santa Barbara and found the hotel to be pleasant, convenient, and a decent value. The hotel is located just a 2-3 blocks from the south end of the main downtown commercial district, across the street from the "Funk Zone, 3 blocks from Stearns Wharf and the water, and close to the main freeway.... More 

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for the detailed review of the hotel’s central location, cozy rooms, and unique amenities. Our new on-site restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a full bar with locally crafted cocktails and beer/wine list. We are happy to be a 100% pet-friendly hotel steps from the beach and great walking areas. We... More 

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