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Villa Rosa Inn

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   15 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #14 of 22 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here while I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We stayed Friday-Sunday and had a very pleasant experience. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Wine and Cheese- it says they do this when you check the place out, but they really put out a decent spread- fruit, vegetables, salami (yum) and an... More

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Northern Cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a wedding. We booked months in advance. Just before we left home, we read a couple of negative reviews on TripAdvisor and were nervous. I looked at other hotels but the were all very pricey. If you are looking for slick and modern; this is not the place for you. We had a largish room... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice enough Mediterranean style hotel but a bit tired - needs a refurb. Rooms are spacious with a modern TV but the rest needs modernising. No major complaints, it was comfy, however for $189 I have to believe there are better places in Santa Barbara.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Villa Rosa Inn is cute and cozy and had a Spanish feel. The original room we booked was not available due to toilet issues. The room they put was in was a little small for 3 people could not fit 4. We didn't know the hotel was under construction- there was no AC and only 1 fan. Complimentary breakfast every... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If what you want is comfortable, spacious, individual rooms with comfortable beds and great atmosphere with polite service then stay at this place. When you factor in location I.e. just off the beach front and ten minutes walk from the pier and facilities (kitchen, hot tub, pool) the Villa Rosa Inn makes a lot of sense as somewhere to stay... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I wrote this review in my head every moment I spent in the Villa Rosa. If I hadn't been made to pay at the desk as we checked in, I would have found another hotel. It was a last minute trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate our 41st anniversary. From the outside, this is a pretty place but that's where... More

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Boise, Idaho
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On my third visit to this hotel (the first two were fine) we were banished to what management refers to as the "cottages". This dilapidated firetrap of a building adjacent to the main hotel, was not only flea infested, but had a toilet that barely functioned, often leaving you with your privates dangling in the toilet water. The hotel has... More

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I go to Santa Barabara every other year just for fun. Although this particular hotel was very pricey for me (250+ per night), I fell in love with it. This year, my husband and I stayed here in late June. Note, June - August is Santa Barabra's peak season so were were right in the thick of... More

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The first thing the manager said, "you owe $10". I told her we paid online, she insisted I give her $10 for wine & cheese. I don't want wine & cheese, "you owe $10"! Then she gave me the room key, I went up to the room, opened the door and someone was in the room. The door knob broke... More

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Los Angeles, California
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165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our usual motels were full due to high season at beach so we tried Villa Rosa Inn for the first time. Funky charm and quirky sums it up. What's to like: location is outstanding one blook off the water. Save $150 a night by doing so. -walkable to wharf, beach, harbor, and Waterfront 50 cent shuttle up state street -old... More

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Additional Information about Villa Rosa Inn

Address: 15 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Rosa Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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