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Orange Tree Inn

1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #40 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

We decided to stay in Santa Barbara for a few days without spending a small fortune but made a bad choice with this place. Although it was clean, the place is in serious need of updating! The mattress must be 30 years old, the towels were dingy and the pillows smelled horrid. The bathroom was the size of a small... More

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los angeles
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The wife and I decided to get away from monrovia for a New Years break. I always review trip advisor for good places on our tight budget. The Orange tree was a Perfect fit for us. We took our bikes, this is a must do as there are a thousand bicyclists in this town. The orange tree is close to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Myself and my husband stayed for just one night but found the rooms extremely clean and secure, with a safe in the room too. We left our phone behind accidentally and the staff (Laura) went over and above to help us get it back, despite us having flown to New Zealand. So helpful and friendly, i would recommend this hotel... More

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night as we travelled on our honeymoon.. We arrived very late in the evening due to the 4th July holday weekend. We walked into the room to instant disappointment... The room is very dated and did not have any refinements. There room was dirty.. We had an exposed electrical socket next to... More

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Darwin, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed 1 night. There was no fridge or microwave in the room. The room wasn't overly big but had a hairdryer, flat screen TV, alarm clock and balcony. There was only one ice machine in the whole complex. The room was quite clean though and the bed comfy. It was across the road from a service station and a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

This motel, has free parking, no breakfast just a good cup off coffee and OJ!! The room is spacious, clean, and a neat bathroom! The best part of this motel, is the staff, Laura is so friendly, helpful and always has a smile! You must have a car if you want to stay here as its based on the main... More

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Los Angeles, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

This was the cheapest place to stay in SB...and we were feeling cheap....so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. I was expecting roaches and springs sticking out of the bed (as was my last experience in a motel, in Manhattan, KS). But we got a spacious, clean room in which everything functioned properly. Nice surprise. It's definitely... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Staff was very nice, but hands down the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Zero amenities. Nothing that you would expect as standard - not even a coffee maker in the room. No guest computer/internet station, no laundry facilities, no fridge, no gym, not even an iron. Pillows were also awkwardly small - very strange and not very comfortable... More

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Burbank, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

I visit Santa Barbara about six times per year and I always stay at the Orange Tree. In this price range, they're far and away the best hotel in SB. The location is excellent, the rooms are very comfortable (love the vaulted ceilings on the second floor), and the service is spectacularly good. The front desk staff is always friendly... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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33 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

Everything other reviewers have said comes to mind: - The beds are comfortable - The bathroom is really small and old, with no countertop - The road is loud - There are bugs (ants and spiders) but otherwise seems clean There is no microwave or fridge. There is a table with chairs, and a built in desk. There is a... More

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Address: 1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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