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Orange Tree Inn

1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #40 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 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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Woodside, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Well, it's not the Ritz and it's not a resort. But for the price, it is hard to beat. Large, clean, well-maintained room. Not far from downtown; seems like college students think it's a good deal, too. But my room was quiet. My friends in Santa Barbara were a little overloaded so I chose this simply as a place to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed here 14/04 - 16/04. This was a lovely motel with nice large rooms, although a little out of downtown, possibly need to drive when going out at night. Great coffee shop for breakfast just across the road. Nice pool, very quiet, we had it all to ourselves. Santa Barbara was lovely.

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Torrance, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Frigid rooms, walls as thick as rice paper, a bathroom as spacious as a coffin, road noise that induces inner ear meltdown.... sound like a great place to stay so far??? I dont ask too much when I travel.... a somewhat comfortable bed, clean bathroom and a roof over my head. But I do ask for a certain value per... More

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Its location allows you to roam around downtown Santa Barbara without needing a car. You can walk down to the shops n restaurants or catch the shuttle that runs on State street and its only a 7-10 minute walk form the Inn. Rooms were very big as shown in the pics online and the beds were decent. Bathroom while spacious... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We arrived in Santa Barbara in the dark on a Friday night , it was getting late and we had travelled miles .Driving in the dark was scary as we were from Australia and driving on the opposite side of the road in the dark can be quite frightening .We arrived at the orange tree without a booking (Silly us... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Positive: Big room with plenty of space. Balcony with nice view of the mountains. Free parking. Negative: Website promised a safe but this room didn't have one. Thin walls. You can hear everything going on in the room next to you. Flimsy door lock. Didn't feel very safe. Location is OK. 10-15 minutes walk to State Street shopping and restaurants.... More

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Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

You get a clean room, great location for about $100 a night. I couldn't find lower in Santa Barbara as it's an expensive town to stay in. But, it was clean, great location and has a pool. It does not have a continental breakfast in the morning though and that was a disappointment.

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Address: 1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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