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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed at the La Quinta Inn in Santa Barbara. It was very nice compared to the other La Quinta's I have stayed in. Very clean. 2 blocks from the Arlington Theater. We were kindly greeted by Nichole at the front desk, and had great service all weekend.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Scott33045, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Thank you for the kind review of the hotel.

I'm happy that you found the hotel clean and that Nicole provided excellent customer service.

We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

When I arrived from the SB airport via a cab, the driver said 'You picked a good one!' He was right. Excellent location on State St, convenient to major sights, museums, etc., restaurants, shopping. Bus #11 from the airport drops you off right at the hotel. The fifty-cent downtown trolley is just a few blocks away. Hotel staff very knowledgeable, friendly; rooms are clean, pool is heated during chilly weather.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Scott33045, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Thank you for your kind review.

I'm please to know you were well taken care of by the staff.

We look forward to having you back as out guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Scott Nevius
General Manager

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I are really loving the La Quinta Inn & Suites that we have stayed at during our late winter/spring coast-to-coast trip across the USA. We have been frequent visitors to Santa Barbara and were delighted that the La Quinta could offer such reasonable rates for a motel in a convenient location. The room was large, clean and bed was comfortable. The motel was fairly busy as it was spring break, but it wasn't noisy at all. Being motel style, we were able to pull our car up to the first floor room. This was very convenient for us as we are traveling with our dog, bikes, and other travel equipment. This property is located within walking distance Alice Keck Memorial Gardens, which is a really lovely city park with beautiful gardens and a large pond with ducks and tons of turtles. It was a great place to walk our dog and we also noticed many families with children out enjoying nature. The nice folks at the front desk suggested a few restaurants that were within walking distance that had outdoor patios for dining with our dog. Since it was raining that day, we opted to just get take out from Cantwell's Deli and Market across the street from La Quinta. They have a large selection of gourmet food items and sandwiches. We did not try the pool, it was too chilly that day, but it looked nice. The complimentary breakfast was appreciated.

Room Tip: Rooms available where you can pull your vehicle right up front for convenience.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Scott33045, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Thank you for your kind review of the hotel.

I'm happy to know you enjoyed your room as well as your pets!

We look forward to having you back as our guests the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Scott Nevius
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

The beds were very comfortable! The only problem was some young adults decided to take a swim at 7:30am on a Sat. And they were not told the pool did not open until 9:00am. Other then that the room, the staff and the location was an A+! We will stay again!

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Thank you for your kind review of the hotel.

I apologize for other guests swimming in the pool prior to the allowed time. I will discuss this point with my staff.

We look forward to having you back as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Scott Nevius
General Manager

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Located right off of State Street. Easy access to waterfront shuttle or bus. Plus, easy walking distance to many attractions. Clean and comfortable beds, peoples. Newly remodeled. I would stay again. Cons: Night shift people did not know the area and did not offer suggestions about waterfront shuttle or other transportation to hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Thank you for your kind review!

We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara with your family!

Kind regards,

Scott Nevius
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

This hotel is a well done rehab of a well located downtown hotel. It provides very good value for a clean and modern room with a large well appointed bathroom. There is a nice pool area and ample parking in a downtown area where its often a problem. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Thank you for your kind review!

We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius

General Manager

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

The hotel has been completely remodelled. The rooms are very large, clean and beautifullly remodelled. The bathroom is also very large with a sitting area in the large shower. We were delighted with it - excellent value for money in Santa Barbara, and in general. The outside heated pool got the thumbs up from the children. It is in a good location: near the MIssion and on State Street: about a mile from the ocean but the walk is very pleasant as the street is lined with gorgeous shops and restaurants. The only improvement I would suggest is to change the air conditioning unit: we switched it off for the night, as it was too loud when in operation (and I really mean too loud) - I guess this may be a major issue when the weather warms up as you would have to keep it on. Breakfast is also very basic, in line with another La Quinta hotels we have stayed at. Overall, I would recommend this hotel as the bedrooms and general environment are far superior to other La Quinta hotels I have seen, and the rpice is right. We usually stay at Embassy Suites but I would not hesitate to book this hotel again in Santa Barbara.

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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Thank you for the many kind comments regarding your stay with us.

We are in the process of replacing the loud air conditioners.

We look forward to having you and your family as our guests the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Kind regards,

Scott Nevius
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2519
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#19 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $167 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara hotel is the perfect location for you to enjoy the sunny American Riviera and the fabulous State Street shopping area. This California boutique La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel is located conveniently on State Street within walking distance to many boutique shops, restaurants, and entertainment! The...See more Santa Barbara CA hotel provides a convenient hub for your work or vacation travel. We are equipped with free high speed wireless Internet service, a business center, free local calls and a helpful front desk staff to make your stay enjoyable. Find time to relax in our outdoor swimming pool and bring home a beautiful tan your friends will envy. Take a stroll down the famed State Street and shop to your heart's content! The local electric trolley will take you between the hotel, the beach, and the shopping area for a nominal fee. After a long day out on the town relax in your room on the brand new mattresses with luxurious bedding to wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Book online or call today for reservations at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara hotel ... more   less 
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