My husband and I have traveled all over the country and stayed at a variety of hotels. We are your average american couple so we are not talking $500> per night hotels but you know Hyatts, Hiltons, Marriots places like that. We look for clean and safe places. Never do we look at "motels", but in this particular case our options were limited not because of a lack of establishments but because of a lack of thought process. We were there because we had a loved one in the hospital, unexpectedly. It was late and we didn't want to have to search for a place and we knew it had to be close in case we needed to come back right away. A nurse at Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara recommended this place and said this is where she stayed when relocating for the job. It is nothing fancy BUT it is clean, safe and the staff (managers) were absolutely amazing. They were compassionate and incredibly hospitable. You can tell they take a lot of pride in the place and it shows. Like I said nothing fancy and the pictures do tell what you can expect. Except one was probably old because the reception area does not look like one of the pictures. It is located at the end of the infamous State Street, touristy area. But if you continue North on state street you will get into the locals area with regular shopping, groceries and restaurants. If you go south you are in touristy Santa Barbara, shopping restaurants and night life (we used in the area). Cottage Hospital is a five minute drive. As I said earlier, clean and safe but nothing fancy. If you want to stay, lets say "IN" Manhattan, without paying Manhattan prices this would be the place to stay. Great weekend getaway. We will definitely be back!!
When we go back we would definitely pick a room upstairs as far away from the stairs as possible, fo...
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April 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We greatly appreciate your kind words and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We want our guests to feel like they are a part of our family and when they need compassion, we are there for them. We take great pride in our customer service as well as the cleanliness of our property. So, I'm really glad that you were able to enjoy everything that our property has to offer.
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Thanks again - we wish you the very best and hope to see you again soon!
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