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Santa Barbara Inn

901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have stayed there several times. The rooms and location are great. Across the street from the beach, and zoo. It is in walking distance to shopping. A great hotel for romantic getaways. The wine was great!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Super nice and clean , great view valet parking good breakfast and more very close to the State Street .We love it front desk people where so nice I can't wait to go back .We are giving 4 stars because we think hotel needs to update

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My boyfriend (now fiance) stayed here for our 3rd anniversary trip to Santa Barbara! It was a cool hotel in a good location. Right across the street from the beach. The people there gave good services. I liked the wine and cheese night they have twice a week. The hotel was a bit older (though we were told it would... More 

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LONDON
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ideally located but the hotel is badly let down by miserable staff and dull and out of date furnishings and bathrooms and hideous yellow colour scheme. Stuck in the late 1980s.Poor value for money .Stayed in much better places on our 2 week road trip from LA to SF.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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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  • Continental breakfast(6)
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  • Very friendly(5)
  • Pool area(4)
  • Very nice(3)
  • Hot tub(3)
  • Valet parking(3)
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