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Ramada Limited Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012
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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Hello We Checked in yesterday and I didn't know what to expect very clean and updated but still has the charm of a smaller hotel great breakfast and the pool was spotless will stay here again thx

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Dylanjay2, Thank you so much for giving us a perfect 5 Star Review for our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning hotel. We are locally owned and operated but owners who are very passionate about our property. They have taught us to always offer VIP Service to each and every guest and it is seen by the way our... More

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you only want to stay one night in a hotel when traveling in CA and you know that you will arrive really late and leave quite early in the morning, and you have couple of beers - it is ok. However, I would not stay any longer. I could hear a snoring neighbour through the door between our rooms,... More

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Lussienka, We are sorry to read that we did not wow you with our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel. It sounds like you must have been experiencing a rough trip through California if you had to check in late and get up and leave very early in the morning. We wish that you would have called down... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The Ramada Limited is a mid-century hotel that really could be cool with a few tweaks. My kids were attending a week long summer camp at UCSB and I needed a place to stay for the week. As there weren't any Marriott options I was really restricted in a realistic price range. I wanted to be close to campus with... More

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Annieisfashion, Thank you for your review of our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel, we are known here in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area as being the best value hotel. The summer time brings our tourists and youth camps at UCSB which we are a proud sponsor of. Most hotels have pricing around $300-$500 a night but we continue... More

Merritt Island, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I won't really harp on what everyone else is saying but in essence the rooms are clean although dated. Our stay was uneventful and breakfast (included with stay) was very good (fresh fruit, yogurt, toast, breads - banana, lemon loaf, cinnamon bun, juice, milk, coffee, and more). Served from 6am - 10am. There is a very nice pond in the... More

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Sweetee Pie, Thank you for your review of our beautiful 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel, we always value our guests reviews. We appreciate you mentioning how clean our rooms are, our wonderful hardworking housecleaning staff do a magnificent job making sure that every room is spotless and ready to be checked in. Every room does indeed have... More

Woodstock, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I read a lot of good reviews about this hotel but it's not my type of hotel. I travel a lot and I've seen a lot. I'm not one to like only fancy places but this place needs major upgrading and renovation. It's clean and the customer service is good but it's the type of hotel that's not in a... More

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Management response:

Dear Rasha F: We were pleased to read that you were satisfied with our customer service and clean accommodations but we were certainly disappointed that you would not recommend our hotel. The majority of our guests love our hotel because it is not a contained building. The guest rooms are in four separate buildings that surround the waterlily lagoon and... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The place was clean. Comfortable beds and nice bathroom situation. The room just looked tired and needing an upgrade. There is a patio for each room. Nice breakfast.

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Alysonco, We are sorry to read that you were not thrilled with our beautiful 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel, we recently with through a major multimillion dollar renovation to make sure that our guests would be more comfortable and have more amenities. That is why every room comes equipped with its own refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 32”... More

Vallejo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Just can't say enough about this great place! Price is right, rooms are very clean, beds are super comfortable, grounds are beautiful, continental breakfast is great and above all.,,,,, THE STAFF IS AMAZING! Won't stay anywhere else! THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING OUR STAY SO WONDERFUL! Vicki Zink

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Zinkky, We can’t say enough about our wonderful guests like you who are the reason why we are so successful as a hotel here in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. Guests like you who have fallen in love with our beautiful lush gardens and lagoons are the ones who write about us and tell their friends to come and enjoy... More

Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

The rooms are comfortable and our room that faced the lakes had a patio where we could visit with members of our party. We could also view the ducks and other resident birds. The grounds are very prettily landscaped. The morning breakfast is very ample and the food is always being replenished when needed. The quality of the food is... More

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Management response:

Dear teacherarizona, Thank you so much for your perfect 5 Star Review of our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel. It sounds like you really enjoyed our beautiful landscaped freshwater lagoons and lush tropical gardens which are home to Ducks, Turtles, Koi, Goldfish, and our Egret. Our Deluxe Continental Breakfast offers a number of choices including hard boiled eggs,... More

Chico, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We are a large family and because of that, there are very few places that we can afford to stay at. We usually have to book two rooms (can't afford) and we are never guaranteed adjacent rooms so hubby and I have to split up. I took a gamble on this hotel and Isabel at the front desk offered us... More

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Management response:

Dear sunsaltandlime, Thank you so much for your perfect 5 Star Review and for mentioning our Great Front Desk Agent Isabel in your comments. Our staff prides themselves in always offering VIP Service with friendly hassle free reservations for all of our guests and it sounds like they did just that during your stay. Our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast seems... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

I don't understand why people really like this hotel. It wasn't what it expected it to be. We booked this hotel several months in advance after researching several hotels in the area. We chose this one because of its location to the airport and because I was specifically told by a salesperson at the hotel that the continental breakfast had... More

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Management response:

Dear questvr3, It is our goal to make sure that every guest has an exceptional experience and we are sorry to read that we did not exceed your expectations as we do for most of our other guests. We are glad that you appreciated our central location which provides convenient driving access to the SB Airport, UCSB, Downtown Santa Barbara,... More

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Address: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Limited Santa Barbara 2.5*
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Ramada Best of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Hotel Award Winner. Centrally located near the Santa Barbara Airport, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and US Highway 101. FREE deluxe continental breakfast, high speed internet, business center, airport shuttle, year-round solar heated pool and whirlpool. Sealy posturepedic mattresses, in-room safes, refrigerators, microwaves and interior corridor, lush gardens,freshwater lagoons with ducks, turtles & fish. Great locally owned and operated hotel that prides it self by only offering VIP service to every traveler. Guests often save hundreds of dollars over other hotels in the area. ... more   less 
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