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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3428
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#29 of 55 hotels in 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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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese
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SleeplessinSD wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, California319 contributions174 helpful votes
This place is literally just a few steps away from a street that has been turned into an outdoor dining area. The staff was very warm and welcoming, despite the hassles imposed by traveling during the pandemic. Our room was clean and comfortable. The only weird thing was that we were on the first floor, facing the street, and all the windows had been made opaque. Curtains did not cover them, so a certain amount of street light and noise could not be excluded. That said, the noise faded away pretty quickly.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Steve D wrote a review Jun 2020
Chico, California20 contributions1 helpful vote
My Wife and I Stopped off here to travel up the Beaches. This was a Great Stay. Centrally Located. 1 Block from the Tuesday night Farmers Market. The Beds were Comfortable and Selected pillows firm or soft. Very Clean. From the Manager to the Staff and Housekeepers. Referrals to the Places Non touristy to Touristy were a Blast. Thank you. CoVid-19 Clean. Thank You for A Great stay...!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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pgirl1 wrote a review Jun 2020
Fresno, California76 contributions28 helpful votes
This room was a nice surprise. Formerly the Virginia Hotel, it is just steps from lower State Street. Great location! Room was a single king with nice decor and exposed brick. On the small side but nice. Good bed and pillows, quiet and good bath products. Parking is $19 but does include breakfast. Amid COVID we were given a bag breakfast with items we selected. Keurig available in the room so that was good. Definitely worth a stay.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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dm670 wrote a review Feb 2020
Massachusetts159 contributions46 helpful votes
We chose this hotel for the location on State Street. A very quaint hotel in the middle of all the shops and restaurants. A short ride to the wharf as well. The lobby had some construction going on but I never heard it at all. The staff was very welcoming and it included breakfast which was convenient and just enough. It’s a historic hotel and they managed to keep a lot of the old features which was great. Good size room and onsite parking. Would recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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James P wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place. Staff could not have been more helpful. Rooms well appointed with comfortable beds. Great location right in the centre of SB and short walk to the beach. Room was expensive but felt safe, car looked after, and we thought it was good value.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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$137 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Reagan Ranch Center (0.2 miles), Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.2 miles), and Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, the black sheep, and Mony's Mexican Food.
Is Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.6 miles), Casa del Herrero (3.6 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.8 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.