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“State Street” 3 of 5 stars
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Oasis Inn & Suites
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3344 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (Formerly San Roque Motel)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Stockholm
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352 reviews 352 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“State Street”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

Stayed for eight nights in connection with setting up our daughter for college. This motel has a rather good location although not exactly in the center. It's fairly well kept and quiet (depending on how close you are to the street, which is the main street in Sta B). The room was OK but not so big. It had a small area for making coffee combined with hangers for clothes and the fridge. After that the bathroom which had a very small shower. We had a tough time finding water that was not scalding hot. We did not notice any free breakfast which was probably just as well. The reception was very good with friendly helpful staff. Internet is available there and through wireless from your room. The pool is small but beautiful and really a lovely spot. Next door to the motel is an excellent thai restaurant, Your Choice. USD 7.75 for lunch. The motel price varies a lot depending on day in the week, Saturday is very expensive and weekdays cheap.

  • Liked — The Thai restaurant
  • Disliked — The shower
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, CO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

This place was a disaster. The room was so small that you could barely turn around, but worse, the shower was so small that you had to turn the water off to soap up. The bathroom was also filthy - a spot of what appeared to be blood was on the floor when we checked in. Also, the "continental breakfast" is a joke - Ding Dongs and Twinkies and no coffee. For just a little bit more you can stay down the street at the Best Western Peppertree Inn, which though not a luxury hotel, is five times better than this place.

  • Liked — The bed was comfortable.
  • Disliked — The shower was too small and old.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

We paid $229/night for a standard 2 double beds, which was outrageous to begin with (but nothing else was available). While this hotel (really a motel) is fairly well-maintained, the rooms were small (and old), and the hotel is located on a busy loud street.

What really made me want to write the horrible review was their 'free breakfast', which consisted of a few baskets of fruit juice, bananas/oranges, and wrapped danishes. That's it...no yogourt, cereal, milk or coffee (they claim that coffee is available in the rooms - which ended up tasting horrible).

Essentially, if I had paid $130/night and had not been promised a free breakfast I would have been satisfied . But at $229/night with promise of a free breakfast, well that was definitely not worth it.

Stayed August 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2006

A very nice place to stay at. Very friendly staff. The rooms could have been slightly bigger... they were clean, though.
Breakfast was pretty good. Nothing really was missing: bagels, cereals, coffee, juices, fruits, etc...
Parking was free.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2005

We made the mistake of staying at this hotel on Labor Day weekend. There was a party right below our room. We called the management desk twice. Once at 2 am and agian at 4am. They did not answer the phone either time. We spoke to the owner the next morning over the phone. I asked that he refund the charge or that night - he declined. I told him I would be posting this experience at as many places as I could to warn people about his lack of cooperation and and his managements lack of responsiveness to the needs of thier guests. After a night of no sleep we had to drive eight hours. It was horrendous.

Stayed September 2005
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2004

Terrible !!
VERY Smokey & small room. Funny, even the parking spaces were small.
We looked forward to our first visit to Santa Barbara. Our niece was
graduating from UCSB this weekend. My sister had arranged hotel rooms
for us all at the rate of $169 per night. At this rate, we thought it
might be a nice Bed & Breakfast inn. How disappointed we were upon
entering the room. The cigarette odor was unbearable. We spent the
next two days here with the fan blowing continuously. I immediately
asked the office if they had any room spray available. I was told
they hadn't any, and were not sympathetic at all to my concern. I
then made a trip to the local 7-11 to buy them out of Lisol and a couple'
'new car' smell hangers. It didn't do much for the pillows, sheets
and blankets, however.

Needless to say, we won't stay here again.

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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2004

We have stayed here twice now within the last 8 months. My wife loves it here. We once lived in S.B. and love to go there for relaxation.
This is a nice older motel on upper state that is clean and friendly.
Sure beats paying $140.00 + per night a few blocks away. Save the money and go to the Tee Off lounge which is just a couple of blocks up on State St. Prime rib to die for!

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Additional Information about Oasis Inn & Suites

Address: 3344 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (Formerly San Roque Motel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oasis Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oasis Inn & Suites in Santa Barbara, California is located right across from Gelson Supermarket. At the center of Upper States Area, it is about one block from MacKenzie Park. Santa Barbara Golf Club and Earl Warren Show Ground are less than half a mile from the property. The hotel is less than four miles from El Presidio State Historic Park and Downtown Santa Barbara. Palm Park, Santa Barbara Harbor and Beach Bicycle Rentals are within five miles. Surrounded by palm trees, the stucco Oasis Inn & Suites offers complimentary continental breakfasts and complimentary coffee in the lobby. The hotel includes an outdoor pool. Internet access, WIFI free of charge. Guestrooms at Oasis feature mini fridges and coffeemakers. HBO & Cable televisions are provided. Rooms offer hair dryer and wrought-iron board for your convenience. Beautiful and oasis-like garden is a little paradise for your breakfast, gathering and wonderful trip in Santa Barbara! ... more   less 
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