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“Nice hotel & really good value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Days Inn & Suites Santa Barbara)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Nice hotel & really good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our California road trip, this was our cheapest hotel & the best.
Modern bedroom and bathroom. The most comfortable bed I have slept in at a hotel. Pool really nice. Good location-close to shops restaurants and shuttle to beach, 50 cents adult. It's a 25 minute walk to the pier but an interesting one.
As mentioned before, only downside was breakfast but we picked up a healthy one down State Street.
Would definitely stay again-for longer.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mission Viejo, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This La Quinta was a top notch hotel. Very nice accommodations and very clean and comfortable. The only area that I might recommend some improvement would be in the area of breakfast variety. While the food was good, there wasn't as much to choose from as I would have liked. Other than this very small issue, I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel

I'm please you found the hotel clean, comfortable and the staff friendly.

We look forward to having you and your family as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was happy with our stay here. We were on a two week road trip and I was surprised how incredibly comfortable and cozy the bed was in this hotel at La Quinta Inn in Santa Barbara. I had the best sleep here than any other night on our road trip. Additionally, the hotel has a walkablity rating of 89/100 via walk score. There is a small grocery store directly across the street, and that market has very tasty soup and sandwiches made to order. The hotel is just a few blocks away from the center of town. There are trolly's that can take you to the beach; I would not say it's within walking distance to the ocean, but still close enough. The rooms themselves looked average. There was no view in our room (213), and it did smell just a little funky inside the room when we arrived. However, they are very generous about bringing your pets along, so we were grateful for that and for us, it superseded the slight smell. The parking is free but very tight; we got the last parking spot as the place was packed with people and cars! Make sure to try and book early if you can--they told us we got the last room available. Overall, a nice stay, especially because of the extremely comfortable bed and easy going attitude about us bringing our little dog with us.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel.

I'm please you enjoyed the location and comfortable beds. I'm happy your pet was able to stay with you as we are a pet friendly hotel.

We look forward to having you and your pet as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Best,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Thousand Oaks, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I travel on business I like to find a great hotel at a reasonable price. We all know that staying in Santa Barbara can be pricey but I have foud this gem of a hotel, the La Quinta Inn. I have stayed there several times and find it classy, clean, accomodating and reasonably priced. It's location to restaurants and shopping is supurb.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel.

I'm happy to know you enjoy staying with us when you are in town on business. I appreciate your comments about how classy and clean you found the hotel.

We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in Santa Barbara on business or pleasure.

Best,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this La Quinta Inn. Rooms were modern and clean. Employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. Continental breakfast was perfect. The La Quinta Inn is located approximately a 20-25 minute walk from the main downtown Santa Barbara area on the same street. Pet friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thanks for your wonderful review of the hotel.

I'm happy that you found your room to be clean and modern. I appreciate your comments about the staff being friendly and knowledgeable. And, we are pet friendly.

We look forward to having you and your pet the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel interior looks like new. Rooms was very nice. We had double beds the box corners stood out a lot. I did hurt my leg on that. TV is new. Wifi is free but connection not strong. Was on first floor and room does not have safety chain which is strange for exterior ground floor near the street room. That was 128.

Nice keurig coffee maker. But they only gave us decaf. Nice large bathroom but no bath mat for the cold floors. AC is not central but a unit on the window.

Free breakfast was great and helps with traveling budget with family of four.

Bed not comfy. Was ok.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for your review of the hotel.

We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you and your family visit Santa Barbara!

Best,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Days Inn & Suites Santa Barbara)
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly-Renovated 3-story historic inn with spacious guest rooms and suites. Conveniently located on State Street with easy access to everything you want to see and do in Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Days Inn And Suites Santa Barbara
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