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Hotel Californian

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Combining California Spanish Colonial architecture and Moorish inspired interior designs from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian features paseos, gardens, fountains, open plazas and a unique rooftop pool and event deck.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
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Dry Cleaning
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Heated pool
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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+4
Beautiful hotel and the staff were very nice! Unfortunately the bed was too firm for us, they did try to make it softer by adding more blankets for padding, but it didn’t work. Rm 353. People walking in the halls at night were loud (not the hotels fault) the train is heard
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Response from KristinaE658, Director of Rooms at Hotel Californian
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you micheled774 for your feedback! We are delighted you enjoyed the hotel and the services we provide. We hope to see you back in the near future.
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Great property and the room was incredible. Staff was very friendly and professional. I was taken care of from beginning to end by Ian Soleimani who absolutely went above and beyond. Thank you to Ian and the Hotel Californian for a great stay and experience.
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Response from KristinaE658, Director of Rooms at Hotel Californian
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you LGold99 for your wonderful feedback! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with and are delighted that Ian was able to make your stay so memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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The guest experience probably depends a lot on the type of room they book, but our room (Sestina, 2 queen beds) was perfect for our family of 3. We had an ocean view (the hotel is not oceanfront, but we knew that and appreciated the view), very new and built with high quality
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Response from KristinaE658, Director of Rooms at Hotel Californian
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear IvyHillsboro, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear you and your family not only enjoyed our Sestina room but also had a great time at our rooftop pool. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future
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+6
The thing I like about this hotel is that it is spread out between 4 buildings so it has more of a smaller feel instead of a big box chain. The rooftop pool view is a gorgeous 360 degrees. There are several dining options within a couple of blocks and also State Street Coffee.
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Response from KristinaE658, Director of Rooms at Hotel Californian
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear fishingchic thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you love the location and the views from our rooftop pool and enjoyed the housekeeping service. We do apologize for the delay you experienced going out to dinner, this has been addressed with the staff. We do hope to welcome you back in near future!
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this was our second stay here and it wont be the last.. we love this place.. it is comfortable . the staff is friendly. the location is perfect.. our son goes to college nearby and its a perfect place for a short visit with him. we are looking forward to four more years of
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Response from KristinaE658, Director of Rooms at Hotel Californian
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you kh0000 for your wonderful feedback! We are excited to be your home away from home while visiting your son at college. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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It isn't on the beach. One or two blocks away. Towel and chairs avail at pool of course.
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Hotel Californian is pet friendly. There is a $150 pet fee per stay.
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"Ocean view rooms"
"They have great views but I believe you have to request a room with an ocean view."
"Ask for a view of the water"
"rooms 365 & 367 are connecting so good for traveling with your family. Very spacious."
"ask for room high up so you dont get the noise"
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PRICE RANGE
$429 - $790 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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