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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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San Clemente, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The room was SO small that my husband and I had to take turns standing up in the room to get ready as there is not enough room for two people. I am 105 pounds and he is 6 ft and 210 so we are not wide people! We each had 1 luggage and 1 bag of food. The room... More 

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

Dear cjohnso9, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback regarding your stay at Hotel Indigo. For the comfort of our guests we advertise both the dimensions/small ecological footprint of our hotel and our proximity to the Santa Barbara Amtrak station. I apologize the efficient use of space was not a good fit for your travel style. Thank... More 

Callao, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Small, quirky, hyperclean hotel with European-style, contemporary décor. Our room was extremely small but not overlooked by other rooms and it had a patio. The bathroom was beautifully tiled but almost as small as an airplane toilet. The shower poured over the floor next to the toilet, which could be screened off by a glass door. There was little to... More 

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

Dear Maggie, I appreciate the detailed review you have left us, and tips for future guests. Our Maintenance Engineer witnessed your room key opening another room when you mistakenly went to the wrong guest room door upon check in. We quickly researched this highly unusual and impossible event. The current guests in the room did have their latch on, but... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I couldn't be happier with my stay at Hotel Indigo. We were just passing through Santa Barbara like most people do along the coast (which is a mistake, this city is an absolute gem and I wish I had cleared more time to stay another day) and decided upon Hotel Indigo for its location. It is right smack in the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed at the Indigo for a weekend wedding in Santa Barbara. Although we got a "discount" through a travel website, we were still paying over $300/night for a room smaller than the one we booked in Amsterdam. If you don't like the feel of a European econo-room, do not stay here. The size of the room was the first... More 

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

Dear Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback regarding the rooms, staff and location of Hotel Indigo. For the comfort of our guests we do advertise our proximity to the Santa Barbara Amtrak station on our website, by phone, and through guest reviews. Being a small boutique hotel in a historic building, our rooms and washrooms... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Hotel Indigo is cheery and bright, although the rooms are incredibly small. They are cozy and comfortable but the real issue is the bathroom. The shower isn't closed off, making it feel like you are showering on the toilet. There are curtains to create a barrier between the rest of the bathroom and the shower, but they make the shower... More 

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

Dear Kelli_nak, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding Hotel Indigo’s modern design, location, and friendly staff members. You are right, our restrooms feature a European standing shower separated from the toilet area by a full length swinging glass door. I apologize the efficient use of space was not a good fit for your travel style.... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
32 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

At the start, you have to accept that these are "mini" rooms. However, the beds are really comfy and how much time do you really spend in your room when you are on holiday in this part of the world? I'd certainly recommend getting a room with a patio area, we spent an hour outside in the chairs in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara for our wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and I wanted to make sure I took some time to write a review. We stayed in one of the 1st floor King bed rooms with a nice little private patio. The room was small sized but quaint and perfect. The wet... More 

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

Dear Bob&Terry, It was our pleasure to have you two as our guests on your special anniversary weekend! We appreciate your positive, informative review of the hotel’s unique amenities, convenient location, and Blue Tavern restaurant. I am especially pleased to read your wonderful comments of our housekeeping, maintenance, and front desk associates; your comments are highly motivating to everyone at... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

First off I just want to say what a beautiful hotel this is ! It has the best location right next to the beach I just wish I got into this town sooner so I could sight see a bit. i got in at around 12:30 a.m. at the hotel and was greeted by jeff. I was really hungry and... More 

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

Dear Greg, Thank you for the positive review of Hotel Indigo’s location, design, and wonderful staff. Our knowledgeable Night Manager, Jeff, was happy to greet you after a long day of travel and recommend some delicious late night food. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel next time you are in Santa Barbara! More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed at this hotel earlier this month and it was just ok. It's new so it's clean but it feels a little cheaply done and the room we stayed in was almost underground. And it was wheel chair /Old folks accessible, which is fine except it's not the sexiest of vibes for a young couple. I guess if one... More 

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

Dear xsimmons, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent stay. I am pleased that you have noticed the cleanliness of our hotel. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience the room conditions may have caused you. Rest assured that the issues you have raised about the room conditions have been documented and... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The service provided by Alexis at Hotel Indigo and Bridget at the Blue Tavern Restaurant next door was outstanding! I highly recommend this hotel...the rooms are compact but the friendly and helpful staff more than make up for it! Alexis went above and beyond giving restaurant recommendations and helping us plan the perfect itinerary for our short trip!

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

Dear Cat112014, Thank you for the sweet review of our awesome location and restaurant! The compliments towards our helpful and friendly staff, especially Alexis, are always appreciated and highly motivating to read! More 

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