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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 #23 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights, in August and didn't have to use the car at all. We walked everywhere. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was a decent size, with 2 queen beds and 2 windows. It had a fridge (with a small freezer), a small table and chairs. This hotel is a registered historic property... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on the first floor terrace enjoying the cheese and wine. If you are expecting a five star gourmet experience then you will be disappointed, if you are expecting a value for money glass of wine and cheese the you should be happy. Very relaxed, clean, efficient hotel. Great beds, good breakfast. Good choice for Santa Barbara.

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

Dear Martin G, Thank you for the positive comments. I'm happy to hear that you had the opportunity to relax on our balcony! We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara. More

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reunited with college girlfriends for a Santa Barbara weekend. Staff at hotel was very friendly. Jonathan acted as a personal concierge -- very professional and knowledgeable. Great location and value! Thanks Jonathan for making our vacation fantastic!

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

Dear Pam I, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm happy to hear that our staff was attentive throughout your stay, they always appreciate reading the positive reviews. We hope to see you next time you are in the area! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
103 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this property is its location, just steps from State Street. It's convenient to a number of quality restaurants and shopping (though sadly fewer boutiques and more national chains than I recalled from a previous visit) as well as some landmarks. The hotel is on the national historic register and does have some charm but not enough... More

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

Dear Charlotte, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and service are superior. It sounds like we fell below your expectations. We do provide our guests with a welcome letter upon check-in listing the extra amenities we offer. These include complimentary bike rentals, complimentary pool and gym passes, complimentary... More

San Diego, California
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291 reviews 291 reviews
52 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train out of Solana Beach. Easy for us since Solana Beach is right next door to where we live in Encinitas, Ca. Got off at train station in Santa Barbara, and walked a short distance to our hotel. Had a nice small pool, the front desk was helpful, and always with smiles. As platinum members we received a... More

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

Dear Dave92024, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and your stay with us. We hope to see you next time you visit the area. More

CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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 August 8, 2014

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 August 8, 2014

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

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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*
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