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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Ranked #18 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Excellent overall value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Bright cheerful place. Very friendly, helpful, efficient staff. Good location. We had pets and this hotel is pet friendly with a good pet area. Pool area is nice but no jacuzzi. That would be a nice addition.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for the kind review of the hotel.

I'm pleased to know you found the staff friendly and helpfull. And, you were able to stay with us with your pet.

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Recently remodeled with a new name and what a difference this makes. Pleasing to the eye, tummy, and sleeping arrangements. Walk to your choice of restaurants as well as to museums and parks. Parking is secure too.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel.

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

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

The hotel has great, helpful desk staff, a great continental breakfast and nice lady who maintains the breakfast room and foods. WE stayed on 2nd floor, and out room had been "remodeled," but...the walls are thin, slamming doors from surrounding noisy/carless guests are heard when you are sleeping (or trying to sleep) and the windows are ancient, and sounds pass through the readily. Also, the bed is placed beside the windows so that you hear street noises easier (just what you do not want to hear) versus away from these windows. The bathroom is nice size but apparently the latest "design" is to have a sliding glass door at the bathroom entry....a poor choice, since if a person awakes and wants to use the bathroom the light shines out into the sleeping person's area. Bed is nice firmness. Pillows good also. Overall great location, convenient to walking State Street to shops, restaurants, etc. Wish they would replace the sliding glass door with solid door, move bed away from windows. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Anywhere in a quiet place, but....there is NO quiet location.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for your review!

I apologize for the guests who were not considerate and making noise. I'm please you found the staff pleasant and you enjoyed the breakfast.

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

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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San Diego, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a nice modest hotel with heated pool, friendly staff. The rooms are spacious. Nice bathroom. Beds and pillows are comfortable. Good value, includes breakfast, centrally located. The only inconvenience is that the internet access is slow and poor in the rooms, but okay outside by the pool. The walls are thin too, so if your neighbor is rowdy, you can hear everything...

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for the kind review of the hotel.

I'm please you enjoyed the spaciousness of the rooms and you fould the staff friendly and helpful!

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

Kind regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

This hotel is ideally located for State Street and the rooms and facilities are first rate. All the fixtures and fittings in our room were of high quality. The bathroom was large and the towels were very high quality. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast provided a wide range of options.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank RayW14
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for the kind review of the hotel

I'm please to know that you enjoyed your room and found the staff friendly and helpful.

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

Kind regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a VERY old property in a great location that's within close proximity to great restaurants and shopping. A small market is directly across the street. Indeed, as others have said, this place is currently being remodeled (currently during April 2014) and the parking lot is a mess. Construction related noise starts early in the morning. My room has newer carpets, paint and a newly rebuilt bathroom. Someone got overzealous with caulking around the toilet and placed a smaller, standard toilet seat on a noisy "vacuum flush" toilet that needs a long-boy seat. Toilets in other rooms are so loud, I can hear them in my room throughout the night. There isn't any way to make the walls, floors/ceilings any more soundproof. There also appears to be fleas on the living room sofa.

If noise doesn't bother you, this is an affordable (for Santa Barbara prices) place to stay in a good location. I, however, am easily disturbed by noise and can only give a poor rating.

Lastly, it is odd that upon check-in, I've already been fully charged for my three nights stay. I've never experienced this practice in any of my North American travels.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Steven C
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for your review of the hotel.

The renovation has been completed and there is now ample parking. I apologize for the nosie during the last phase of renovation.

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

Kind regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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San Carlos
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

I was charged for a night I did not stay when I attempted to book a room online. I think what happened is they did not have availability and the reservation system defaulted to a day when a room was available. When the system responded by asking me to book, I just assumed it accepted the dates I input and I didn't check carefully. Come to find out that we did NOT have a reservation when we arrived but had been charged for a room a couple days earlier. Very unfortunate.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Lora O
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Hi Lora,

I wanted to let other travlelers know that we were in contact and able to resove this matter to your satisfaction.

And, yes please double check the dates when making your reservations on line as you entered an incorrect date.

As I stated in my email to you, please contact me the next time you visit Santa Barbara and I will personally make your reservations.

Warm regards,

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

Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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