We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Click for phone number
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Write a Review

499 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    193
    208
    65
    25
    8
See reviews for
114
186
27
50
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (80)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (499)
  • Mar-May only
    (105)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (164)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (149)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (81)
All months
Mission Viejo
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time I visit SB for pleasure I stay at the HI Express. The hotel is a hundred year old building conveniently located to State St. The hotel is expensive compared to other HI's but keep in mind SB is a tourist town and you're paying for location. The fact that it's a landmark hotel the rooms are small by... More

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

Dear ocguy919, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our new breakfast options and that our staff was attentive. We look forward to your next stay with us! More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mediocre hotel with a very expensive price. Nothing bad, but nothing exceptional either. Located conveniently off state street next to bars and restaurants. The quality of the room however is no better than a standard economy hotel. For almost 300 a night it would have been nice to have a real sweet room

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

Dear jerkstore1, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our location. Unfortunately because we are a historic property we are unable to alter the size of our rooms or create suites. Thank you for the feedback! More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A one night stay with my 3 girlfriends to show them Santa Barbara. Was pleasantly surprised to see how clean the hotel was. Great location to State St. Didn't have to move the car for anything. Wonderful staff and very accommodating. Beds and pillows were so comfortable. Great lighting in the bathroom but no make up mirror,😒 I thought the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear 5starG, Thank you for taking the time to review our property! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to explore the city by foot. We hope to see you next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara! More

Fremont, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights for a destination wedding for close friends. The Rooms were a bit small but the beds were very, very comfortable . The bathroom was small too. Service was excellent. Location tremendous for access to State Street shopping and food. Nights were very quiet. Parking services were over priced--paid for parking but no valet. Breakfast was continental and... More

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

Dear JosephatFremont, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location! We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara. More

Toronto
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

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

Dear GoGetter0719, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We always appreciate reading feedback from guests and are glad to hear that you had the opportunity to relax on our balcony. We hope to see you next time you are in the area! More

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 September 8, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
103 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
54 hotel reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Do you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Address: 17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:
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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, IHG, AAA Travel Services, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline, BookIt.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Holiday Inn
Santa Barbara Hotel

125 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (90)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (23)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (36)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay