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“We love La Quinta Santa Barbara and the city” 4 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #12 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Santa Clarita, CA
1 review
“We love La Quinta Santa Barbara and the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a pleasure for us to visit Santa Barbara and stay at the hotel, we have the opportunity to enjoy the Missions History in our Anniversary Day!! hop poly this coming summer we are going to make a trip with our family around Santa Barbara area and def finely we are going to stay at La Quinta Inns & Suites.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Puget Sound, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here two nights to visit with college roommates. Hotel is well- located and super clean and shiny. The only negatives were the noisy refrigerator and a/c units...we disconnected the fridge at night in order to sleep. The breakfast had hardly any non-carb choices either. The idea of a frosted glass bathroom door seems a little odd. But all in all,a good and economical choice for Santa Barbara.

Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
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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 pleased you found the hotel clean and shiny. I appreciate your comments about the convenient location of the hotel on State street. We are replacing the noisy refrigerators and air conditioners. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you and your friends visit Santa Barbara!
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Valley Center, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night as I needed to be in the Superior Court in the morning, which is only a few blocks away. I checked very late (after 11:00 p.m.), and was greeted by a friendly complimentary valet parking. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Although the hotel is quite old, it has been refurbished nicely with all of the amenities. It was clean and quiet, and served my needs for business travel quite well. I will be returning next month.

Stayed January 2015, traveled on business
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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 very kind review of the hotel. I'm pleased you found the valet and staff friendly and helpful. Yes, the hotel has recently been renovated and I appreciate your comments on how clean and quite your rooms was. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in Santa Barbara on business!
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 weeks in California and stayed 2 nights in Santa Barbara. It was so difficult to find anywhere that was available and we were thinking this place might be a dump!. How wrong we were!. Such a lovely little hotel that has been renovated recently. The main areas of the hotel are modern and clean. the pool area is simple, quiet and perfect. With free wifi, free breakfast and free parking, you simply cannot go wrong.

The room was large, complete with modern bathroom, view over the pool, tv, fridge and cleaned daily. The hotel was right on State Street and easy to walk to all the local shops and restaurants.

The free breakfast was great, make your own waffles, fruits, cereals, pastries & coffee & juices, which you could eat in the breakfast area or out by the pool. All of the staff were friendly and helpful, with one offering us advice on how to get to the hospital quickly when I hurt myself after a bad fall!. Great little place, don't hesitate to book.

Room Tip: Ask for an inward room over the pool in the main building away from the traffic noise.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for you kind review of the hotel and that you found it a surprising gem and recently renovated. I'm pleased you found the hotel clean, modern and you enjoyed the pool area. Thank you for you comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff. It sounds like you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast. We look forward to having you and your friends as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a really nice surprise. It is one of the nicest La Quinta hotels that we have stayed at. It appears to be recently renovated. Nice fluffy towels (and more than just two!), and well-appointed with a mini-fridge (that you can turn off if you don't need it) and a microwave. The staff was awesome when we checked in - very helpful, friendly, and courteous. Keep up the great job, La Quinta Santa Barbara - wish other hotels were more like this one! We would definitely stay here again.

Pros: Clean, well-maintained.
Cons: Be aware that parking is valet-only (but free if I recall correctly) due to lack of available parking spaces.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your very nice review of the hotel and that you found us to be a nice surprise. I appreciate your comments regarding this is the nicest La Quinta you've ever visited. I'm pleased you found the staff friendly & courteous and that you enjoyed our recently renovated rooms. Note that the complimentary valet service is only temporary as we are upgrading our upper parking lot. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was the former El Prado on State Street. It had seen better days, really needed a major facelift , but was a bargain until La Quinta bought it and immediately up'd the prices dramatically far ahead of the planned renovations. That was in the last couple of years. The new management is showing signs of improvement especially with the choice of an astute young assistant manager who knows how to treat people. Breakfast is included and decent for buffets b fast served in hotels. Dog freindly a plus. Parking kind of a pain in a covered garage that is cramped. Rooms of various sizes but my last visit was excellent , Staff very attentive . Rooms much improved. Good job La Quinta you are going in the right direction. Offer some good packages and you'll be perfect.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 weeks ago
Thank you for your review of the hotel. I'm pleased you found your room much improved since our renovation. I appreciate your comments about the attentive staff and complimenting my Assistant General Manager, Brett Thomas. Note that we are currently adding an additional six parking spaces. We look forward to having you, your pet and your friends stay with us the next time you visit Santa Barbara.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was good for the price. If 3.5 was an option I would have given it that rating.

Pros - Clean, renovated, good location

Cons - In-wall A/C-Heat made a TON of noise and needed to be off in order to sleep, refrigerator made a ton of noise and needed to be unplugged, bathroom door does not close all the way

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, 3 weeks ago
Thank for your review of the hotel and you title, "Great Hotel for the Price". I'm pleased you found the hotel clean and recently renovated. Yes, we are conveniently located on State street.
We are currently replacing the noisy refrigerators and HVAC units. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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:
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara hotel is the perfect location for you to enjoy the sunny American Riviera and the fabulous State Street shopping area. This California boutique La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel is located conveniently on State Street within walking distance to many boutique shops, restaurants, and entertainment! The...See more Santa Barbara CA hotel provides a convenient hub for your work or vacation travel. We are equipped with free high speed wireless Internet service, a business center, free local calls and a helpful front desk staff to make your stay enjoyable. Find time to relax in our outdoor swimming pool and bring home a beautiful tan your friends will envy. Take a stroll down the famed State Street and shop to your heart's content! The local electric trolley will take you between the hotel, the beach, and the shopping area for a nominal fee. After a long day out on the town relax in your room on the brand new mattresses with luxurious bedding to wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Book online or call today for reservations at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara hotel ... more   less 
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