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“So Accommodating...” 5 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 #13 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Temecula, California
2 reviews
“So Accommodating...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My granddaughter and I got so much more than we expected. There was nothing left undone. The beds were comfortable. The room was huge. The price was reasonable and the employees pleasant. You know that service is high on their priority list.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, yesterday
I'm delighted that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind words regarding the comfy beds, clean and huge rooms. I'm pleased you found the hotel reasonably priced and the staff friendly. Thanks for your comments stating our service is high on our priority list. We look forward to having you and your family as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was very nice, clean and modernized. It was also very quiet at night, especially if you stay in the rooms overlooking the side street (which is actually the front of the hotel).We were only there one night, but would definitely stay again.
Johnathan at the front desk was very helpful and pleasant. He really tried to make our stay as nice as possible.The pool area is beautiful!! It is a nice hotel if you want to be close to all the restaurants and entertainment on State Street. It is not close to the beach, but you can walk there or ride the bus or trolley.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 days ago
Thanks for your wonderful review of our very clean and recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found the staff helpful and pleasant. I appreciate your comments regarding our beautiful pool area. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Parnaiba, PI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there only for a night, but it was a great experience. The room was good.The only thing I thought it was strange was the fact that there was a coffee machine inside the bathroom counter (LOL) and the bathroom door was just a sliding door. It didn't fully closes, leaving a little open gap. Not too good for privacy. Other than that, great hotel and helpful staff.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 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, 3 days ago
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel. I'm pleased you and your family enjoyed your experience in Santa Barbara! I appreciate your comments regarding the friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to having you stay with us the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Norwalk, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed at this location many time when it was under different management and called the El Prado hotel which although comfortable, was very dated. We were blown away by the transformation of the outer area of the hotel and could not believe how La Quinta has transformed the dowdy rooms to ones of modern convenience. The room we stayed in was very spacious and very chic and the remodel of the bathroom was also a welcome surprise. We will be visiting this location very soon for a longer stay.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Wow!!! Thanks for the excellent review. We look forward to having you as our guest again the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, comfortable, organized and clean. The breakfast it's ok, with some types of breads, waffles and coffee. The localization it's not near to the beach if you wanna go walking, but it's ok if you will travel by car. I liked the hotel!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 our recently renovated hotel. I'm please you found the hotel clean, organized and comfortable. Yes, we are conveniently located on State Street with in walking distance to the many shops and restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit.
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St Louis
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a corner at 1601 State Street, the hotel is in a great location, close to downtown, beaches, restaurants and Starbucks. This area is ground zero for the Santa Barbara we see in the movies - coordinated colors, manicured shrubs, clean sidewalks, stucco buildings with red tile roofs, etc. It's very easy to walk to restaurants, the Art Museum and shopping. We walked down State Street, explored a bit and found some attractions for the next day. The town is lively and full of people of all ages enjoying themselves - it doesn't look like a movie set designed for travelers, but actual residents appear to be enjoying the same attractions that are so appealing to visitors. For example, one two mornings I walked to Starbucks for coffee and was greeted by strangers all along the route. This is a friendly, confident town. Our room is huge. The hotel has recently renovated and our room had two queen beds a sofa sleeper and a huge bathroom with new tile, shower, etc. The shower has a sliding door that we’re now seeing so often in hotels. It was an easy drive to the beach to watch the surfers and the the sun go down. The hotel has small grocery store across the street where we got some excellent sandwiches. Although La Quinta hotels offer a variety of quality levels, depending on location, this property was clean, well remodeled, had a great location and a very competent, coherent and accommodating staff. Our room was on the second floor facing the pool and was extremely quiet and comfortable. The beds and pillows were comfortable and gave us a great nights sleep. Breakfast was provided and we enjoyed the fresh fruit and yogurt . In short, the quality of the hotel matched that of the town - congratulations La Quinta, this should be the model for other properties.

Room Tip: Interior rooms, away from street noise are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 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, 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind and thorough review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found the hotel very clean and the landscaping finely manicured. I appreciate your comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Palm Springs, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is modernly converted to provide an upscale room atmosphere. Pet friendly at no additional charge and located in the heart of downtown State Street shopping and shuttle services. The staff is friendly.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 kind review of our recently renovated hotel. I'm pleased you found the location conveniently located and the hotel affordable. I appreciate your comments regarding our friendly staff. 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 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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