This hotel is a great value! Its located near the beach, at the south end of State Street, and you can walk to everything. The furnishings are very cool, a sort of "comfortable modern" vibe, and the staff is extremely friendly. Our room was a Compact King with a nice patio with two armchairs and small tables. I loved the different types of succulents planted out on the patio.
We both had a good nights sleep. The bed was very comfortable and the duvet was nice and thick. No crummy, skimpy duvet here! I am a light sleeper and was concerned about noise from the nearby Amtrak train station. Although we were on the train side of the hotel we were not bothered - two trains went by in the afternoon and one train went by maybe at 8am-ish (it didn't really wake me up). From inside the room, you could hear the trains bell a little bit but it was kind of like hearing the foghorns in San Francisco.
The bathroom is a bit odd. You do have to swing a glass door out to create the space for the shower. Not a luxurious or sexy shower experience. But its an efficient use of space.
Other bits... The lighting in the room is good. Everything was sparkling clean. I liked having access to free, fast wi-fi. And the room was indeed compact, but comfortable for two tall people. The restaurant is fantastic as well!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers eco friendly, artful lodging steps from the Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, and Urban Wine Trail. Contemporary art, colorful murals, and a plant-filled living wall grace this 41-room boutique hotel. Guest rooms feature spa-inspired showers with Aveda products and the smaller footprint characteristic of environmentally friendly lodging. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. Facilities include a business center, fitness room, boardroom, Nuance Restaurant, and MCASB Satellite art gallery. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara's hottest new address! ... more less
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