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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

as a young man i used to watch tele serial santa barbara from my mumbai home in the 70s.i had dreamt that one day i will see that place.2012 i went there. went to the very studio where the serial was shot.saw those sets . walked all over the japanese garden with my wife spent hours on the beach infact... More 

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San Jose, California
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Close proximity to downtown shops and eateries make this historic hotel a convenient stop. If there was a negative, it's that I count on HIE having plentiful parking for that "express" coming and going. Although a valet is always available, time is of the essence while visiting on business.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff is very helpful and efficient.....and, wait for it...friendly and nice!!! The bed was very comfortable, minimal charge for parking, wi-fi, included. Steps away from great restaurants, etc., on State St. We will stay here again. We looked at 2 other hotels before choosing this one. We were in town to visit family, but this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Selected for the price, really happy with the room and location. I rarely spend a lot of time in the hotel and therefore I look for a nice place, affordable and convenient. This Holiday Inn fits all three. Bonus for the historic building. Only downside is that you can hear the footsteps from the floor above. Decent free breakfast to... More 

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Thank Glenn G
Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Glenn G, Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property, to able to enjoy our wonderful hotel grounds as well as our staff the next time around. Please give us a call and let our front desk associates assist you... More 

Riverside, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful hotel, right across from the beach. We had a room where we could see the beach. The balcony was so comfortable. The bar area was outstanding. The bartender Zack was so nice, friendly and made me feel very special for my birthday. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Very classy and relaxing. I will be... More 

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Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Meshesha57, Thank you for the review, but sadly I do not believe you are reviewing the right property. We are a beautiful property we are a few blocks away from the beach, and do not offer or have a bar. We would love to welcome you to our property to be able to experience another wonderful stay in Santa Barbara.... More 

Nassau County NY
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved my one day at this beautiful hotel. Arrived in the evening and was greeted warmly by Doug who was very helpful and provided some great ideas on local dining options. The room was really nice - better than any holiday inn express room I've ever stayed in. The whole hotel is a combination of classic meets modern... More 

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Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear TravelerfromLI, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us. As the Front Office Manager there is no better way to start the day then read a glowing review from our guests. Douglas is wonderful, as the General Manager it is rare to see him at the desk but it is... More 

Southern California
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara twice now. Both trips we found the room to be adequate for our needs. When we travel to a location like that one, we don't feel we need the biggest suite available, after all, we're there to do things other than stay confined to a room! The basics we look for... More 

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Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear daposton22, Wow thank you for such a detailed review of our property, staff, and location. We are constantly striving to be the best property possible and it is by our guest reviews that help us to achieve this goal. We are currently in the process of adding more items to our breakfast selection so make sure to keep an... More 

Tigard, Oregon
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65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the location good for a 1st time visit to SB. It is 1/2 block off of State Street and has good parking and service. Room was large and nicely appointed. I forgot my electric shaver and they were nice enough to find it and send it back to me.

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Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear u114193, Thank you for your review of our property. We are the best place for your first time to Santa Barbara. As well as the second, third, fourth, and so on since once you have been to Santa Barbara its hard to not want to return. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon... More 

Framingham, MA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bedrooms were spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, well laid-out (with ample desk space and reliable internet) and comfortable; the large bathroom was beautiful with granite counters, and thick, fluffy towels. The front desk staff was helpful, courteous, friendly and professional. The hotel is a very convenient to both the airport and Santa Barbara proper and perfectly situated to allow easy... More 

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Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear capecodmom55 , Thank you for such an outstanding review! There is no better way to start my day then reading about a wonderful stay a guest had with us. We are so happy that you were able to enjoy everything from our Historic property, beautifully remolded rooms, complimentary breakfast, to our 24 hour Front Desk staff who are always... More 

Seal Beach, California
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59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Taking the Amtrak from Los Angeles (especially if you start with a trip to Chinatown and Union Station) to Santa Barbara is one of our favorite weekend adventures. The Holiday Inn Express is just a few blocks from the train station. It is an old historic hotel and you can drop off your luggage and head right onto State Street.... More 

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Meaghan L, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Familytrval, Thank you for submitting your feedback about your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express. You are very right, there is no car needed when staying with us. Less then 200 steps from State Street our property has everything you need right at its finger tips. I'm very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with... More 

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