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533 State St corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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#22 of 55 hotels in 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
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Daniel G wrote a review May 2020
Los Angeles, California60 contributions5 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and were welcomed graciously. William was very helpful both over the phone and in person. I recommend calling in because William gave us a more affordable rate via booking directly. Furthermore, he greeted us with a room upgrade from a standard to a suite, had a welcome gift waiting for us in the room, and left us a handwritten note. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Room Tip: Ask for William. He was very helpful and accomodating.
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Sillylili wrote a review Dec 2019
36 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This is the second stay at Hotel Santa Barbara for my husband and myself. We were there for two nights right after Christmas. The hotel itself is beautiful - an old historic hotel with a warm and charming ambience. The lobby was especially beautiful as it was decorated for Christmas - poinsettias and lit Christmas trees! The location couldn't be better - right in the center of State Street - and easy walk to the beach as well as to all of the dining and shopping options. The parking is easy as it is valet - but a quick and easy process located behind the hotel, entered from a side street. Our King room was quiet, clean and very comfortable. The bathrooms appeared to have been updated recently and were clean and spacious. The breakfast is included, served in the lobby and we were pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the food. We didn't need much in the way of help from the staff, but the interaction we did have was positive - staff friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Dec 31, 2019
Dear SillyLili, It makes us very happy to hear that you returned to stay with us a second time. It means we are doing our job to provide you with great service and an unbeatable location. Glad that you were here to catch our holiday decor and all 7 of our Christmas trees this year. And yes, we did indeed renovate our guest bathrooms this year. All 75 of them were completed by April 2019. We look forward to welcoming you back a third time soon! Happy New Year, Jennie Jacobs, Director of Sales and Marketing
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ROKChicago_IL wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California68 contributions89 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Santa Barbara in early March 2020. We visited the city as we had tickets to a show at the Arlington Theater and selected this hotel as it is in close enough walking distance to the theater with easy access to all of the restaurants, shops, and wine tasting offerings along State Street. The hotel provides valet parking, so this was important as well. Breakfast was included in the room rate, which was a nice amenity served in the hotel lobby and consisted of muffins, danishes, bagels, croissants, cereal, waffles, hard boiled eggs, fruit, coffee in to go cups, and juice. We reserved the Deluxe Queen room, and it was on the small side, but it had a sofa, writing desk, empty refrigerator, Keurig single serve machine, plenty of drawers, hair dryer, iron with board, and nicely decorated. The queen mattress seemed small and not true to size - more like a full sized bed. The bathroom was newer and exceptionally clean. All hotel staff were organized and efficient. The room rate was a bit high, but given the location and overall quality of the hotel, it was worth the amount for a short stay. We stayed over a weekend, and Friday night was exceptionally loud on State Street, as bars are next to the hotel -- we could hear all of the noise until early morning hours. Saturday was quiet. However, we would most definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Dear ROK, Thank you for the lovely review of our boutique hotel here in SB. We know we've done a job well done when we hear you say you'll be back and would recommend us to your friends and family. It was a pleasure hosting you and we do hope to see you again soon! Warmest Regards, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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PeregianPair wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions18 helpful votes
Stayed for just one night when travelling from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The hotel is located right in the middle of town with easy valet parking behind the hotel. The valet staff were very efficient and friendly. Check in was easy, again with friendly front desk staff. Our room had been renovated and brought up to date with all modern conveniences. The bed was very comfortable and there was no street noise despite being located in State Street. The complimentary buffet breakfast was a real bonus as were the make-your-own waffles. Will stay here again on our next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Dear Peregian, Thank you for the review. Nothing makes us happier than hearing a guest say that they look forward staying with us again. Glad you enjoyed the waffles! They are a guest favorite. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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Janis S wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed one night at the Hotel Santa Barbara. The location is great. Close to shops and restaurants and an easy walk to the wine district and the water. The room was small but updated and comfortable. The elevator was a blast from the past. A small breakfast was included and was served in the lobby. Pastries and bagels.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Jamie Slone Wines (0.2 miles), Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.3 miles), and Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, meeting rooms, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, the black sheep, and Lilly's Tacos.
Is Hotel Santa Barbara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Santa Barbara offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Santa Barbara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa del Herrero (3.7 miles), Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.7 miles), and Casa de la Guerra (0.2 miles).
Does Hotel Santa Barbara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Hotel Santa Barbara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.