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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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Just a half block from State Street in historic Old Town Santa Barbara, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara provides luxury and convenience for the sophisticated traveler. Downtown shopping and restaurants are steps from your door, and the beach and Stearns Wharf are four blocks away. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast served weekly from 6:30AM-9:30 am and from 7 am to noon on weekends as well as free WIFI throughout the hotel. As a pet-friendly hotel, we welcome furry companions for $45/stay (up to 2 pets under 50 lbs.). We offer affordable parking to our guests at a rate of $14/day for 2016 and $16/day as of January 1, 2017 as well as complimentary bike rentals, and nearby, off-site swimming pool and 24-hour fitness facility access. Stay with us in the heart of Santa Barbara, where you are steps from all the city has to offer!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
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Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
Classic
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Grade: 100 out of 100
93Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
25Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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The Hotel was very nice. The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was great! Adrian and Eric were at the desk. They were great. They recommended a fabulous restaurant and made our stay incredible!!
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded today
Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you consider us a great place to stay due to our lovely room and friendly front-desk staff. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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This Holiday Inn is in a 100 year old building that has been remodeled but still trying to keep some of the old charm. Our room had an outside brick wall, which was lovely. Very clean and decorated very nicely. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom could use a little updating and
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded today
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. We are thrilled you liked our historic charm, comfortable bed, central location, and complimentary hot breakfast. Our team appreciates your feedback about the heat and A/C system, and we hope to welcome you back for a future stay.
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My daughter and I stayed at this hotel when visiting Westmont College. This hotel is in a perfect location and is in walking distance to the water and the State Street shopping area. There are many great restaurants close by. The parking is also very easy and the staff was
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded today
Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you liked our prime downtown locale, convenient parking lot, and clean, spacious room. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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We stayed in the HI Express just down the road in Carpinteria in July and were quite pleased with it. At the time of that reservation we made the reservation to stay right in town. To level the playing field, this hotel is an older, perhaps historic, building that has been
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. We are glad you liked our location, our pet-friendly policy, the convenient parking lot, and our friendly staff. However, we are sorry to hear you experienced a noise disturbance from the street. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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I apologize if this review is long but please read this!! It's very important to know how Management treats people. I just want to say right up front I've never visited Santa Barbara or this seems like lovely hotel. With that said, I had reserved a room for a one night stay
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded Dec 9, 2018
Hi farawayanita, Thank you for staying and sharing your candid comments with us. Our goal is to provide every guest with a great experience at our location. I'm very concerned to see that you this did not happen, and I would like to apologize for the poor staff service you have received. This matter has been addressed with our managers, and I am confident that the hotel will use your comments to improve guest satisfaction. I have also sent you a private message to discuss this further, and regain your trust in our hotel. I look forward to hearing from you soon so we could be of further assistance. Sincerely, Tracy V. Case Manager IHGService
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Does this hotel charge a resort fee? Also what is the charge for parking?
No resort fee but parking is charged and limited, but once you park there’s no need to use the car everywhere is walkable. The charge was displayed on the website. I think it may have been around $14.
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Is it clean?
Yes, very clean!
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Does the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offer SBA airport shuttle service?
I don't think so, but not sure. We took an UBER to & from the airport which was less than $20 both times, with a less than 5 min wait both times.
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do you have parking?
Yes. There is designated parking for hotel guests.
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"210 was very nice"
"Away from Elevator"
"If you need to take your dogs out at night, ground floor rooms are convenient."
"Ask for a room where the windows aren’t painted out - perhaps at the front or on the first floor. Not at the back on the ground floor!"
"2nd floor has a patio."
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
61
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