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Santa Barbara Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
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  • Location
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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Santa Barbara Inn for a few nights whilst on holidays in Southern California. To echo what others have said, the hotel is ideally located, right on the boulevard that runs along the coast. The main street of Santa Barbara is a 10-15 minute walk away. There is an amount of traffic that passes... More

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Ed G, General Manager at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at the Santa Barbara Inn. We are happy to announce a complete renovation to our boutique hotel along the ocean in Santa Barbara. The hotel closed for renovation on October 1, 2013 and will reopen in early 2015. We will have completely renovated all guest rooms and suites and... More

Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I liked the location of this hotel. It's right on the beach (although far from State Street, relatively speaking). But the room was kind of gross: the carpet was disgusting (lots of blackish stains) and the furniture was outdated. The shower was pretty small. The pool was small and concrete and uninviting. And it was EXPENSIVE (although all Santa Barbara... More

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Ed G, General Manager at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are happy to announce that the Santa Barbara Inn is in the process of an extensive hotel renovation. The hotel closed on October 1, 2013 and will re-open as a beautiful, new hotel in early 2015. We will have renovated all guest rooms and suites and added a restaurant, bar, fitness... More

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed one night in September. Hotel in excellent location. Staff very helpful and friendly. Valet parking good value at $7. Bedroom very spacious . Our room with balcony overlooked side street Reception area very nice with coffee available all day. Breakfast adequate in good sized area. Would stay there again if I'm ever in Santa Barbara.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I took a trip up the West Coast in August 2013. We landed in LA and traveled up to San Fransisco in 8 days. we ended up staying in 6 different hotels..I know whew...so we had to maximize our time, hitting as many of the highlights as possible in each place. We tried to stay in hotels... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Ifind it very hard to believe that the lack of air conditioning was not a problem for more people. The room was very warm and the air was stale. We had to sleep with the balcony door open, we were on the second floor facing a side street. The street noise was loud so were some banging doors from who... More

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Ed G, General Manager at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are sorry you did not have an enjoyable stay, and we are delighted to announce a complete hotel renovation - with air conditioning - is under way. We closed the hotel on October 1, 2013 and will complete this extensive renovation by early 2015. The hotel will have all new air... More

Schenectady, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our stay was totally delightful! The staff was friendly, attentive, & very helpful. The location was fabulous - with an ocean view & prime location to within walking distance to so many attractions. Our room was spacious - quite nice & clean. My only suggestion would be brighter lightbulbs. We were told upon our departure that the facility will soon... More

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Reading, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was our first stop after flying in from the UK into LA. We spent 2 nights here just to recharge before we started north on our road trip. First the positives: - good sized rooms - good location just across from the beach and 15/20 minutes walk from the wharf/pier - friendly staff - clean and felt very safe... More

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Ed G, General Manager at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. Since your visit, we have closed the Santa Barbara Inn for an extensive hotel renovation. We have been closed since October 1, 2013 and will reopen as a beautiful new boutique hotel in early 2015. Each guest room and suite will be completely renovated, including new bathrooms and air conditioning. We will... More

Stavanger, Norway
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good location near the seafront. Hotel was a bit old and in need of refurbishment and hence a bit overpriced. Basic but OK breakfast. Valet parking with extra charges. No restaurants nearby (not in walking distance that is), however luckily we found the Los Agaves Restaurant a mile or two up the road. Grocery store next block. On check in... More

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Ed G, General Manager at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We have closed the Santa Barbara Inn, effective October 1, 2013 for an extensive renovation that will include new guest rooms and suites, air conditioning, a new restaurant, bar, fitness center and banquet room. We look forward to reopening our boutique hotel along the ocean in early 2015. We hope you'll return... More

Oakville, Onatrio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Location is great but inn is worn. Screen broken in room. Very old decor. Breakfast was too stale to eat. No air conditioning. Expected more for the money. I did talk to person when checking out and they said they are preparing for major renovation.

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Ed G, General Manager at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We closed the Santa Barbara Inn on October 1, 2013 for an extensive hotel renovation. We will reopen in early 2015 with all new guestrooms and suites, air conditioning, restaurant, bar, fitness center and banquet room. We look forward to welcoming you back to our inn along the ocean. Ed Galsterer, General... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The position is just in front of the ocean and with easy access to the pedestrian road that brings you into town centre. Valet parking, I do not remember the daily cost but it was a good price compared to LA

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Address: 901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Barbara Inn 3*
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