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Orange Tree Inn

1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #42 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room is very basic, staff is very friendly and it is right on State Street in Santa Barbara. However, it is around 40 mins walking from the beach and it was overpriced for what you get. They also do not offer breakfast so I don't know why they charge around 180usd for the room. I guess Santa Barbara hotels... More

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Quebec, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and modern room, good service. Some outdoor access, very appreciated ! Expensive for the location, but not that much considering prices in Santa Barbara. You'll need a car to get to the action and the beach.

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Sunnyvale, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed in Santa Barbara and felt that the Orange Tree Inn met our requirements for a basic motel which was walking distance into town. Room was large and had patio doors which led onto our own private patio area near the pool which was nice. Staff seemed friendly and keen to help. The only real thing lacking was a... More

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Northern Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently I traveled with my husband and grown son to the Santa Barbara area. It was Labor Day weekend and finding a hotel for that Saturday night was difficult and expensive. It would have been easy to spend $300 +/night. I kept searching and found this Inn which was about 1 mile to the downtown area and 2 miles to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 1 night stay in Santa Barbara and chose this hotel as a base. The location is good as you have only a 10-15 minute walk to the centre where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. We arrived on the weekend of a Spanish Fiesta , this was not planned and the town was very very... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here for one night as part of our drive down the coast. It was a great stop off and accomodated our group of 5 in one room which was excellent. It was cheap and clean which is what we were looking for. It is in walking distance of the main street where you will find lovely shops and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at the Orange Tree for one night and found it to be a great experience. After we checked in, the man at the front desk explained that we might hear noise in the morning because of the work that was occurring next door. He also shared they were working to make sure that the dust around the pool... More

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Los Angeles
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Well I have to admit that I keep the star rating in mind when I review hotel properties. If it's a five star hotel my expectations are five star, two stars, I expect a two star experience and so on. I booked the Orange Tree Inn because it was the only hotel I could find in Santa Barbara that didn't... More

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Lafayette CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The rooms are so dated...they put in new carpet, cheap laminate headboards and furniture and a few lamps. The curtains have holes in them. The bathroom is from original construction, perhaps the 60's? No remodel in the bathroom. Louver windows that were not clean. Sliding door had a bullet mark in it, not sure if it was from a bb... More

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Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I was in Santa Barbara for an outrigger canoe race and the town was sold out so I was thrilled to come across this inn with availability. The guy at reception was friendly and efficient with my check in. My room was newly remodeled with really nice decor. I was impressed with the free in room WiFi. All was good... More

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Address: 1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Also Known As:
Orange Tree Hotel Santa Barbara
Orange Tree Motel

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