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“Loved the ducks” 4 of 5 stars
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Ramada Limited Santa Barbara
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110   |  
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Ranked #27 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Loved the ducks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Location of our room was great, a nice view of the garden and the ducks in the lagoon. We enjoyed sitting on our little patio and eating breakfast. Room was fine and employees all friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Linda D,

Thank you for giving us 5 Stars for Location, Cleanliness, and Service. Every room has either a private patio or balcony where our guests have an opportunity to rest, relax, and unwind. Enjoying our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast on your private patio or balcony is just another part of the value of staying with us.

Thank you for also mentioning how wonderful and friendly our staff was, it is their goal to always offer VIP Service to each and every guest.

We look forward to seeing you in the future and please do not forget to take advantage of our Wyndham Rewards Program where you earn valuable points for all of your stays.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Ramada Limited is a fantastic place to stay in the Santa Barbara area. Not only is the property beautiful, but it is conveniently located to all Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez attractions. Easy to get to the beach, wine country, downtown, restaurants, etc. And the staff is amazing! They take care of all of your needs--always with a smile. I highly recommend staying at the Ramada anytime you come to visit the Santa Barbara area.

Green Features: They even have charging stations for electronic vehicles!
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Hallie A,

Thank you for your perfect 5 Star Review of our now 4 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel Ramada Limited Santa Barbara. We truly appreciate knowing that our guests have a wonderful experience stay with us and that we have exceeded all of their expectations.

We also appreciate you mentioning our amazing staff that always gives VIP Service to every guest. We look forward to your next stay with us and please do not forget to take advantage of your Wyndham Rewards Points.
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El Dorado Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

One of the best Ramada Ltd around. (Way nicer than the one in San Diego) Nice rooms and good free breakfast choices. Super pleasant pool area with pond and friendly ducks.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Jobim W,

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you recognizing how lovely our award winning hotel is. Hopefully you were able to really enjoy our beautiful year-round solar heated pool and whirlpool. Most of our guests love to rest, relax and unwind around the pool.

We look forward to seeing you in the future and please do not forget to take advantage of our Wyndham Reward Program.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed there for 2 nights, during our 3 week vacation across USA in july/august.
We were here for our last 2 nights of a 4 day road trip between SF and LA.

This is a very old hotel, that needs an urgent renovation. The room we got was very dirty. The bathroom was awful !! Unacceptably dirty, with stains all over it. The shower was pathetic, and the curtains looked like they hadn't been cleaned since the 90s !! Sometimes had to wait 15 minutes for warm water to come. The housekeeping staff did a poor job, but there's not much to do, when the room is so deteriorated.

I wouldn't complain if the price would be fair, but we paid 200$/night, and the minimum expectations should be at least a bathroom without spiders and disgusting stains.

Besides the cleanliness, the size of the rooom was decent, the wifi was good and pretty reliable. But the A/C, again was very old, and definitely from the 70s or 80s !! It simply was impossible to use it, because it was very noisy, and without a temprature setting.

The swimming pool was pretty good, but the towels they gave tiny. The pond near the pool is very nice...i don't understand why this hotel spends money in keeping it, when the most basic services lack the minimum decent quality and sanitary conditions.

The location wasn't good either, since it just across the highway, with nothing to see or do.

Overall, i definitely wouldn't go back there, and i would suggest no one does until they reform this outdated property....or drastically reduce the prices.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Susan H,

We apologize that we did not WOW you with our award winning hotel and have forwarded your comments over to rest of our management team for their review. It is our goal to have the most amazing locally owned and operated hotel in the Santa Barbara area and to have every guest have an enjoyable stay.

We are known as the Best Value Hotel in the area with rates that are sometimes hundreds of dollars below other Santa Barbara and Goleta Hotels. Hopefully when you take another California trip, you will give us another shot so that you can experience what almost every other guest experiences when they stay with us.
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Address: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#22 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Limited Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada Best of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Hotel Award Winner. Centrally located near the Santa Barbara Airport, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and US Highway 101. FREE deluxe continental breakfast, high speed internet, business center, airport shuttle, year-round solar heated pool and whirlpool. Sealy posturepedic mattresses, in-room safes, refrigerators, microwaves and interior corridor, lush gardens,freshwater lagoons with ducks, turtles & fish. Great locally owned and operated hotel that prides it self by only offering VIP service to every traveler. Guests often save hundreds of dollars over other hotels in the area. ... more   less 
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