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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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Ranked #20 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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London. UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm giving this 4 points based mainly on its location - right in the center of town, walking distance from the local shops, bars and restaurants. The room itself was clean and comfortable and the check in staff were friendly. Breakfast is basic - a choice of cereal, a few bagels and a pancake machine. We stayed on a Friday... More

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

Dear AmandaDJ, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and had the opportunity to explore the city. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara. More

Santa Monica
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't speak highly enough about the location of this hotel. Next to plenty of great restaurants and shopping. The parking can be a bit crowded in the hotel lot. The rooms are neat and clean and even though the hotel is in the center of town, the rooms are reasonably quiet.

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

Dear Sixxmom, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were pleased with your room. I agree, our location is excellent for exploring all that downtown Santa Barbara has to offer. We hope to see you next time you are in the area. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel near state st, pier and beach. Staff fantastic, always smiling, helpful and polite. Near S.B.'s many attractions. Room on third floor was well appointed and clean. Wine evenings were good. Free breakfast ok.

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

Dear shoner2013, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to attend our wine reception. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara! More

Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had traveled to Santa Barbara for business. We had never been to the area before. Being from Austin TX, in the hill country, we are accustomed to beautiful natural surrounding. Our drive in from LAX was breathtaking and Santa Barbara was just gorgeous. When we arrived at the hotel, we knew we had made the right choice. It was... More

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

Dear maczuga1, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and high scores. I'm happy to hear that our staff was accommodating and that you had the opportunity to visit our local restaurants. In the coming year we will be remodeling our guest rooms and adding desks to those rooms that are currently without... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice old building in the centre of Santa Barbara. Everything from restaurants, bars and even the beach is walkable. Staff were exceptionally friendly and were all extremely helpful. Wine reception on Monday and Wednesday was very welcome after a couple of long days at work. Audrey (I think she was the hostess, was very good at her job and mixed... More

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

Dear Hammo45, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our wine reception, our staff always appreciates being mentioned in reviews! Thank you for your feedback regarding room updates, we are currently in the process of renovating our guest rooms. We hope to see you next time you are in... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only here for one night unfortunately but were very pleased with the location as it was just around the corner from lots of bars and restaurants. Room was very nice and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Staff were helpful, especially with the parking. Only down side was the breakfast. Not enough seats for everyone and very... More

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

Dear terscotland, 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 your room. I apologize for your poor experience at breakfast, we do have additional seating on our heated balcony. Your feedback will help us improve for future guests. We hope to see you next... More

Chandler, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn Express was such a wonderful surprise. I had a feeling the location would be perfect (it was), but the staff, from management to the parking attendant and everyone in between made our stay that much more enjoyable than we could have asked for. We had a couple issues before we checked in that dealt with parking. I... More

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

Dear Dave K, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and that our staff was accommodating throughout your trip! It's always great to hear positive feedback from our guests. We hope to welcome you back to our property soon. More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the kind of hotel you want to stay at for more than one night. We arrived too late in the evening and departed far too early the next day to truly appreciate all that this hotel has to offer. The rooms were beautifully furnished. The red brick walls, dark wood furnishings, crisp white linens, spacious marble bath, French... More

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

Dear Erin M, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and the furnishings our hotel had to offer. We hope next time you visit Santa Barbara you can stay for longer! More

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The holiday Inn Express was such a nice surprise! The location was great and the staff was fantastic(Emanual at the front desk was amazing) It was clean and the rooms were updated. I am not a Holiday Inn kind of person but was pleasantly surprised!

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

Dear jesspete, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that our staff was accommodating, they always appreciate being mentioned! We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara. More

La Jolla, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not your typical Holiday Inn Express. It is a historical building that has a lot of charm and character. It is in a perfect location if you like to stroll around the downtown and you don't mind a bit of a walk to the beach. The front desk personnel were friendly and helpful. The rooms are newly renovated,... More

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

Dear cangirl44, Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We appreciate the feedback and high scores on service and location. I'm glad that our staff was helpful and that you enjoyed your room. We hope to see you next time you are in the area! More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Holiday Inn
Santa Barbara Hotel
Address: 17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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