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Presidio Motel

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1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights & wouldn't hesitate to stay again. The room was generally clean & well maintained and was comfortable. The only slight negative is that it's a little far up State St but still within easy walking distance & offers free bike rentals

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Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed here probably 15-20 times. The location is great, you can walk most places including the SB Bowl and great restaurants. They provide free cruiser bikes to get around. If you like coffee in the morning you have to walk to Starbucks as they don't open the lobby until about 8.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this quaint retro motel near downtown. The room was staid. The walls were paper thin. The toilet paper on the roll was wet as if someone with wet fingers had recently touched it when we arrived in the room. Staff was unfriendly and unaccommodating. It was a total unfortunate disappointment.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very sorry to hear of the inconveniences you experienced during your stay as the items you have noted are very uncharacteristic of our property! We do appreciate your feedback as it allows us the opportunity to review the occurrence in an effort to improve our guests'... More 

United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

A small motel, less than say 20 rooms, located in the heart of Lower State Street. Front desk personnel are really friendly. No super conveniences like breakfast, but front desk always had tea and coffee available. Great location to walk to restaurants and sights to see. We would definitely stay there again. We did read to stay away from Rm... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We are a small property and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Most of us who work here think that room 14 is our favorite room so that is probably why we were so cheerful to give you the key to that room! It has... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff, and free bikes for guests to hire which was fantastic. The hotel felt safe and was really close to the bars and restaurants on state street, but still nice and quiet at night. guests can hire bikes up until sunset which is fantastic, would cost you at least $30 to hire for the day. Rooms were... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you were able to take advantage of our complimentary beach bicycles to enjoy the sites of Santa Barbara. It is such a great way to see the town! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that the next time you come, you will be able to... More 

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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The staff on front desk were very helpful. Rooms were extremely clean with beautiful decor. It is about a 20 min from wharf or about $6 with uber. I was pleasently surprised how nice this motel was, only downside was rooms are unfortunately not sound proof. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We take great pride in the cleanliness of our property and our customer service so thank you for noticing both! We are also working on solutions for better soundproofing of the property and hopefully when you come back we... More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The staff was so extremely helpful and friendly. The location is just walking distance to all the fun. Outside views are so beautiful. There is a grill on the patio that I think can be used by guests. They have bikes that can be used for free till 7pm. Our stay was very easy and fun.

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Thank marinime
Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your cute review and choosing to stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and are glad to hear that it was comfortable and fun. We hope that you will come back to stay with us again soon. Thank you again! Regards, Laura More 

Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Location: good, brisk walk to the water's edge if need be but there's a cable car that runs through the street. Or drive. Walkable to restaurants and shops for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Safety: not bad, although the rooms do not have individual safes. You can leave any valuable items with the front desk, or in your room without a... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very fortunate to have such a great location so our guests can walk to the shops and restaurants in town and are glad that you were able to take advantage of it. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that you will... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Due to illness of one of our party we had to make last minute changes to our trip and booked this motel the afternoon prior to actually arriving. Staff were so helpful both over the phone booking and on arrival, even loaning my Mum a spare kettle! Rooms are spotless and there is a small but lovely sun deck. Perfectly... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was our pleasure to host wonderful guests such as you, your husband and your mother. We take great pride in our customer service and cleanliness of our rooms so thank you for taking notice in both. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon! Regards, Laura More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We had 3 rooms that were next to each other - all very nice. Our room had recently been completely redone. The location was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. I even managed to leave something behind and the staff could not have been more helpful. It was located and returned to me the next day. I would... More 

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We were so happy to be able to host you and your friends you on trip to Santa Barbara! It was also our pleasure to reunite you with your lost item as we know how inconvenient it is to lose something on trips. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Presidio Motel

Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $131 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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