I was visiting Santa Barbara just for the weekend for a friends' wedding. When searching for 'reasonable' hotel rates, it was quite a challenge. After searching online, I decided to check out reviews on Trip Advisor and found great reviews about the Catillo Inn - and once again, Trip Advisor came through. The Castillo Inn is a small little boutique hotel/motel that delivers on personal service and charm. The rooms, first off, are very clean (my TOP priority behind the price), large with windows on both sides with shutters for privacy and beautifully updated bathrooms. The furnishings are cozy and warm and comfortable. Even though I missed my ergonomic bed at home, my bed at the Catillo Inn was super comfy! My room was right beside a road but I never once heard traffic. The area is a mix of small little inns and private residences so you really don't have any congested traffic areas. Dan, the owner/manager, was exceptionally polite and after the initial check-in always addressed me by name when I came in. Every encounter with him from making my reservation to check out was positive. In the mornings, Castillo Inn does offer coffee/tea along with fruit and muffins/pastries - which was more than fine for me. The Inn is not harbor front but is only about 1/2 block from the waterfront. State Street is a short drive or 15 min walk away. There are only a handful of rooms and parking is tight but there is one guaranteed spot for every guest - and no matter where you park in the lot, you will only be steps away from your room. So if you are visiting Santa Barbara and want an affordable, clean and comfortable place to stay, close to everything with a friendly and helpful manager, you definitely need to check out the Castillo Inn. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
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