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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights in January. Clean rooms, cozy and within walking distance to shopping, dining and local brewaries. I found that it was easy to get around by foot,and felt ver safe to walk around day and evening. Beaches were near by and was able to enjoy some time out during the day. Just relaxing and finishing up... More 

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

Dear nmgal71, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you were able to walk to the local shops and restaurants downtown and that you had to opportunity to visit our wine reception. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Flagstaff
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of staying at this very non-typical HI-X several times over the last 10 years. It is the only place we stay in Santa Barbara. Staff are consistently friendly and helpful. Location -- less than a block from State Street, easy walk to Stearns Wharf/waterfront -- could not be more convenient. The charm includes its history,... More 

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

Dear Ro E, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We always appreciate feedback from our repeat guests and I'm happy to hear that our staff is accommodating. We look forward to your next visit to Santa Barbara! More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night. The location is great and the concierge was really helpful with restaurant and bar recommendations. The room was perfectly fine and the bed was super comfortable! The complimentary breakfast in the morning included all the typical necessities. Ultimately, well worth it for the location.

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

Dear msilber, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you were pleased with your room and our complimentary breakfast. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara! More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in an excellent location (near everything); it is very clean and the staff is very helpful (specially Jonathan, who goes out of his way to help you). They should add more parking spaces though.

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

Dear ottojuan, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and that Jonathan was able to help throughout your stay. Unfortunately we do not have room for more parking spaces, but we do have complimentary valet service available for guests. We hope to see you... More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

hotel is close to state street, where there is many shops, restaurant, also very close to the beach, it's very convenient for shopping, sightseeing. it would be better if add more choice of breakfast.

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

Dear Jenny Z, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our service and location. We hope to see you next time you are in the area! More 

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We spent two nights here; and everything was just great! Our rooms were fine and we were just off the main drag. It was so fun to be right downtown.!! We enjoyed the "farmer's market". and all of the Christmas decorations downtown. The staff were very professional and very helpful. Upon leaving the hotel; I left my makeup kit. I... More 

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

Dear Marie H., Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you had the opportunity to visit our wonderful farmer's market and that our staff was able to ship your forgotten belongings in a timely manner. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa... More 

So Cal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This Holiday Inn is in the old Virginia Hotel. Spanish tile floors, interesting architecture, etc. This is not the average hotel just sitting on the side of a freeway. I stayed in a first floor room which was not connected to the main lobby. The room was smaller than the average hotel room but was nice and clean. I was... More 

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

Dear Rick H., Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our building's architecture and our complimentary breakfast. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A historic hotel, with nice atmosphere right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Easy walking to a wide variety of restaurants, nightlife, and the harbor. On site parking with valet service is also available. We had a nice room on the 3d floor. Friendly staff at check in and when we had any questions about the local area. Breakfast... More 

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

Dear igglesfan63, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our location. I apologize that the mattress was uncomfortable, we did recently replace a large number of mattresses. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara. More 

Wasilla, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was one of the nicer Holiday Inn Express hotels I've stayed in, but it should be for the price they charge. Our room was very clean and nice, but pretty much your ordinary Holiday Inn Express room. The complimentary breakfast was very good and a nice touch. The location was great, with easy walking to State Street and the... More 

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

Dear akwoollybugger, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and our complimentary breakfast. We hope to see you next time you are in the area! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A historic hotel, which provides more atmosphere than most Holiday Inn Expresses. Good location in Santa Barbara. Didn't bother with the breakfast but walked out and got it outside the hotel. Rooms as per most Holiday Inns - we had a very large room on the top floor.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Hilary Cannell, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our location and your time in Santa Barbara. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara! More 

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Address: 17 W. Haley 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 — Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
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Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Holiday Inn
Santa Barbara Hotel
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara

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