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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasantly surprised by this Holiday Inn, very quaint hotel located yards away from all the shops and restaurants. Beach was blocks away and we ate on the Pier, 1st place on right as you walk out. Girls did a late day paddle boarding at beach as we watched the seals swim by...very cool stop from Cambria on our way... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear ExtendedVacation, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip and had the opportunity to spend time on our balcony. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara. More

Temescal Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stay! We go up for the Santa Barbard Golf tournament every year and this is ideally located by great restaurants and bars. Kim, the Front Office Mgr, did a great job of solving some unusual requests we had. We will stay again. Thanks Kim!

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Todd D, Thank you for the kind words and positive review. It's always nice to hear feedback from our return guests. We look forward to your next stay with us! More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bad start as the hotel reception did not smell good at all. The room itself was via an alley to the parking lot, but actually was fairly ok, though was about 8-10 feet from the parked cars. The bathroom didn't have a great feel, but everything worked, and the shower was actually ok. Now the bad news - the walls... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Steve B, It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. Although our location is great for exploring... More

Orange County, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After looking for a good hotel, with a great location at a great price, it wasn't an easy find in the middle of summer! After staying at this property for 3 nights, I can only share the great experience we encountered. First and foremost, the level of service by the entire front desk team couldn't have been more stellar. (... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Tamara D, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Emmanuel was accommodating. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara! More

Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed there for one night (Thursday) to celebrate her birthday. It was a very good location. I would definitely stay there again because of the pros listed below. Our only major complaint is the noise from the bar across the street. Pros -Extremely friendly and courteous reception staff. They answered all of our questions and were... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear tlc2550, Thank you for your comprehensive review. I'm happy to hear that our staff was accommodating and that you had a great birthday dinner. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to improve for future guests. For future reference, we do take requests for rooms away from the street. Again, thank you for comments. More

Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was amazing! The service was great and the location is perfect. My wife and I just celebrated our 28th weeding anniversary in Santa Barbara and this Hotel was just right. It all started off with me booking with reward points but not being able to get the room I wanted. So I called and talked with Jonathan and... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Caren T, Thank you for the positive review. I'm happy to hear that you chose to celebrate your special occasion with us and that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. It's always great to hear that our staff was accommodating and they appreciate being mentioned in reviews. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you... More

Manchester
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 16-17 July. This hotel was selected as part of our family of 4 California road trip mainly because I am an IHG loyalty member and could shamelessly accrue more points. As a regular guest of Holiday Inn Express Hotels in London, I knew what to expect from the chain and it met my expectations. Firstly, parking was easy without... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Mark B, Thank you for taking the time to post an extensive review of your stay. I am happy to hear that our staff was attentive and that you were able to take advantage of our central location. I apologize that our breakfast and wine reception were less than satisfactory and that housekeeping disturbed you. We will use your... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 21 on Harleys travelling for about 3 weeks. Some hotels were really organised, others the total opposite. The staff had tried to prepare, but the process ended up a mess for a few of us. The hotel treated us to complimentary wine and cheese on the deck late afternoon, as they do each Mon, Wed... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear donamlcolm, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you were able to visit our complimentary wine reception during your stay. I apologize if there was confusion during check-in, it can be a little more complicated with large groups. Thank you for the feedback and I hope you... More

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location, walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars etc. Great room, great bed, helpful and friendly staff. Santa Barbara is just beautiful, we planned one night and stayed two, it is just picture perfect with really friendly people. Breakfast isn't great at the hotel but you are close enough to stroll up the street to... More

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Liz H, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and that our staff was helpful. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara! More

Wellington, Shropshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
32 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here June 2014, after driving the big sur. Location is brat, within walking distance of the beach, pier and marina, also very close the the main eateries. We had good breakfast and free use of the internet pc's. There is a $12 parking charge per day, which is steep, but given its location I can understand why.

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear NashJ, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Santa Barbara and were able to take advantage of our central location by walking around the city. We hope to see you next time you are in the area! More

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Address: 17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara 2.5*
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Just a half block from State Street in historic Old Town Santa Barbara, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Virginia provides luxury and convenience for the sophisticated traveler. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast served daily from 6:30AM-9:30AM daily. Downtown shopping and restaurants are steps from your door, and the beach and Stearn's Wharf are four blocks away. ... more   less 
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