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Hotel Santa Barbara

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Welcome to Hotel Santa Barbara, where the atmosphere is alive and the options are endless. Be our guest and discover the personal service and incomparable downtown location that is Hotel Santa Barbara. Experience world-class shopping, fine dining, theaters, galleries, entertainment, great beaches, and so much more...all within walking distance of our front doors. Downtown Santa Barbara beckons from this beautifully restored Spanish/Mediterranean-style hotel mingling historic charm and contemporary comfort. Valet Parking (overnight fee)
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 100 out of 100
129Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
32Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Vintage hotel with authentic old elevator (though a bit annoying to open and shut gate). We chose to use the stairs later on, much faster. Our attractive room on the 4th floor was facing the front courtyard. Good bathroom, too. Nice sheets and linens. Room was clean, staff was co
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Nov 6, 2018
Dear Cvittles, Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate hearing from our customers as it helps us to continue to provide exceptional service to our guests. Yes, the elevator has vintage components and takes its time, but we always say that a trip through history should be savored. :) We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Safe Travels, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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The hotel it’s located in a perfect location,close to the beach,walking distance to shops and restaurants.The hotel has an old stylebut very clean.Our room was a good size(floor 4,king size bed),very clean and the bed it was comfortable.The only thing that bother me and my husban
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Oct 31, 2018
Hello Emilia, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you had a nice time celebrating your husband's birthday here in Santa Barbara and that you enjoyed your stay with. We also appreciate you letting us know about the smell in the room. We will be sure to have a member of our house keeping staff fix that issue. We do hope you will come back again to stay with us soon. Many Thanks, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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Charming Old World hotel with perfect location on State Street. Ample parking nearby. Our room was lovely with classy touches and the most comfortable bed ever. Continental breakfast was great. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Dear Alison, Thank you for your 5 star review of our hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our old world charm and downtown location. We look forward to inviting you back again soon. Safe Travels, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary at this hotel and was our first visit to Santa Barbara. The hotel was a great location for exploring on foot. I had read reviews that said it was noisy due to the location but I didn't hear a thing in the room. The bed was very c
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Oct 24, 2018
Dear Samyn35, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time celebrating your anniversary. Thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Barbara for your special stay. We do hope you will come back to celebrate again soon! Many Thanks, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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Our room was spacious, well appointed, clean and ridiculously comfortable. Of the two windows we had, one had a partial view over State Street to the Mountains, the other overlooked the quiet side-street that runs across State Street. The hotel is beyond charming, mixing new appl
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Oct 10, 2018
Dear GD, Thank you for your kind remarks regarding the hotel and our staff. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and location. We do want to let you know that we will be renovating our guest bathrooms this winter and can't wait for you to see them in the spring. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Barbara, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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The room was very small with very little space to do iron our clothes.
We booked a room 3 weeks ago at $289/night for the next 4 nights. The rate is now advertised at $259/night on your website. I asked the manager if I could just check out and re-check in. At least I’d get 2 nights at the lower fee even with your 48 hour. The manager refused to discuss without explanation. Please refund the difference. I don’t even want to know how much money I lost over this past weekend when it was $329/night.
Hotel management has handled this offline with the guest account.
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Check in and check out times?
Hello. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 noon. Thanks for staying with us!
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Is there access to a pool for guests? If not on premises - nearby?
Hi Samuel, We do not have a pool on the property, although there are a couple of options nearby; Los Banos Del Mar Swimming Pool Santa Barbara Athletic Club Unfortunately, Trip Advisor won't let us post links here, but just Google the above and you will find what you need. Hope that helps!
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Does the gold club coin get you anything
Hi Halftank, The Gold Coin is good for $10 off your next stay with us! You likely got one they last time you stated at Hotel Santa Barbara. We are eager to have you stay again! Regards, Hotel SB
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Where is parking for the hotel and is there a fee?
Valet parking is located behind the hotel, and accessed through a one way entrance on Cota St. Valet parking is $15 a night for all overnight guests at the hotel
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"No rooms would have much of a view because of location."
"Our room was facing the State, but it was surprisingly quiet."
"Ask for your own personal needs. Staff very helpful"
"Avoid rooms next to the charming but loud elevator. It is the original scissor door sort and clangs a lot."
"We just booked the cheapest room which was fine for us, but I understand they have rooms with king beds AND couches."
$211 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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