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“Accommodating Budget Hotel”
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Rose Garden Inn
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Helena, Montana
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4 reviews
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“Accommodating Budget Hotel”
Reviewed September 20, 2010

Stayed for one night. Hotel owner was nice enough to let me check in at 10:30 am. Good for a one night stay. Room was clean and had the basic essentials - tv, decent bed, alarm clock, clean sheets & towels. About a 25 min bus ride from the transfer center. Bus stop 1/2 block away and buses come rather frequently. No breakfast. Free wireless internet access. Night time noise was not an issue.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

This motel is located on a main street. The parking lot is difficult to park in, especially if you have anything larger than a compact. The rooms looked like they had not been renovated since the motel opened. The desk in the room was all scratched up. The towels were threadbare. The water from the faucet had a foul smell. The coffee pot appeared to not have been cleaned (maybe also since the motel had opened)...disgusting. For $140/night (which I am sure is only priced that way because it's Santa Barbara) is way overpriced for the value/location/and overall room quality. We only stayed here because it was a festival weekend and there were no other vacancies. Next time I will camp instead...seriously.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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tedchou, Owner at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Front Desk, Comforter and Towels are so untrue and offensive.

There is a 24 hrs CCTV Surveillance systems monitoring the entire property and night shift staff walking through hotel every other hour, how could it happen for 2 nights long and no people complained.

All New Room and Carpet - Strange Odor ?

All the Room have solid door and double-paned window, there is no room close to State street, street traffic very light at late night.

$159 + tax is lowest rate on High Summer season - Motel6 next to us charge $129 + tax for one person.
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

1) Front desk staff indifferent 2) large yellow stain on comforter - urine? 3) 1/2 of the towels in the bathroom were stained/soiled 4) motel rented room next to us to teenagers/20 somethings who were drinking and yelling at each other until 3:00 for two nights running 5) strange odor in room 6) traffic noise all day and night 7) all of this loveliness for $170 per night - what a complete and rip off!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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tedchou, Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
All the rooms was renovated in April 2009 - All new bathroom, carpet, new furniture, ...
We are on State Street Upper Downtown Shopping Area- 3643 State Street, entire State Street only about 4 miles - run from pier (water) through Lower Downtown ( 2miles) then to Upper Downtown.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 3, 2010

This place was in disrepair, I thought the ceiling was going to fall in on us. Service was acceptable but the price was not worth what we got out of it. It was on the other side of town so we had to drive a good 15 minutes. Free parking but our neighbours were loud so we didn't sleep that well. The room smelled and it was old.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Sussex, England
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39 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2009

Absolutely fine for a brief stay in delightful Santa Barbara. Well appointed room (I had a queen size single) with HBO, fridge and microwave. Completely clean, comfortable and presentable. It's a good 5 to 10 minute drive from the tourist centres so if you are on foot then prepare for a very long walk or taxi fares. I'd stay again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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California
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

I recently came to town for an event and stayed at this motel. I booked it because it was affordable and in a good location. When I checked in, I was very satisfied, as my room was clean and had a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and the television got a good amount of channels,. There was also air conditioning that kept the room very comfortable and cool. The location is a plus too, as a mall (La Cumbre Plaza) and two supermarkets (Vons and Gelson's) are within in walking distance. And last, but not least, the rates are good for anyone on a budget and you get extras in your room that other motels might charge extra for or might not even have at all. I recommend the Hacienda Motel to anyone planning a trip to Santa Barbara. And I forgot to mention that they provide free high speed internet, both wireless and wired, which is a must have for a business travelers.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Munich
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2009

I was hesitant at first reading all the negative reviews, but still made a reservation for a Queen sized bed for one night. The room was clean and equiped with the usual facilities, equipments. I also got a real cheap deal, so nothing to complain about. I just guess that reviews which are a bit older are from the time before the place had been renovated...
Its perfect for a 1-3 nights stay, I'd say...

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rose Garden Inn

Property: Rose Garden Inn
Address: 3643 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2521 (Formerly Hacienda Motel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rose Garden Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complete renovation on March 2014 ... more   less 
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