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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We loved this hotel - in a great location close to the beach and on the main street, with car parking right next door (for a small charge). Staff were courteous and friendly. Although the room was small it was full of character, and having two gorgeous outside spaces on our corridor was great. Décor is colourful and upbeat and the art work around the hotel gives it a great atmosphere. A fridge in the room would be a good addition although it'd be challenging in such a small space.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Barbara O
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SBMort, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review about our Hotel Indigo and prime location! We are so happy to hear your feedback on the ongoing art exhibit and the character of our rooms/outdoor spaces; it is part of what makes this a unique property in Santa Barbara. We also thank you for mentioning our friendly staff and recommending us!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

it's these small, well-thought out and planned hotels that really make my day. everything you need - nothing more, nothing less in a very nice, welcoming environment. location is perfect, beds comfy and the little private balcony that helps you forget about the loud trains and thin walls... btw they provide earplugs. absolutely my place to stay each and every time in SB.

Room Tip: we found out when checking out that there is another side of the hotel that doesn't get the full throttle of the trains... when making reservations ask for that sid
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank 3TravelMonkeys
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SBMort, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear Sy2012,

Thank you for the great review! We're pleased to see your appreciation for well-thought out and planned spaces and are happy we were a good fit for your travel style. Please give us a call before your next visit with any room requests, we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel twice and it was perfect on both occasions. We have recommended it to friends and they loved it as well...

The location is great with the beach on one side and the busy shopping street on the other. You can forget your car for your stay which is parked at no charge next door!

The rooms are small but very well equipped

It is not that suitable for children as the hotel is a city hotel with no grounds and no pool.

Room Tip: If you want the quietest possible room ask for a room at the rear of the hotel on the beach side
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank EPOC O
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SBMort, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear Epoc O,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback! We're happy you enjoyed our great location and exploring Santa Barbara by foot; we now have complimentary beach cruisers for you to use while checking out our changing neighborhood. We greatly appreciate you recommonding our hotel to your friends and look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

My recent stay at Hotel Indigo was a TEN out of TEN. If you're looking for a hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, no need to look any further. Off the cuff, the top reasons why I love this hotel are as follows: impeccable interiors, superb customer service, unbeatable location, free wifi (throughout the entire facility) and delicious food and drinks, next door, at Anchor Wood Fire Kitchen.

Frank, from the front desk, has customer service skills that are unsurpassed. He can recommend the best of everything to you, provide you with whatever you may need and make you feel at home by calling you by your name each and every time you step foot in the lobby. Corey, from Anchor Wood Fire Kitchen, is the most knowledgable server I have ever met and is passionate about the food and drink he serves. His recommendations are delicious and his service unforgettable.

I stayed for three nights and had the opportunity to stay on both the 1st and 2nd Floor(s). Both Floors were amazing; I loved the sunsets from the West side (2nd Floor) and the morning sunlight from the East side (1st Floor) and stunning landscape on the private patio. Both the bedroom and bathroom were clean, bright, modern with chic decor. The details were organic, fresh and made of high quality and I really liked the shower and the overall design of the space.

You will not find a better hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. If you're thinking about staying here, make your reservation.

Room Tip: I loved both the East/West sides of the hotel in addition to the 1st & 2nd Floors.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank IHeartElephants
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SBMort, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a posive and comprehensive review! You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative about your comments on the service of our front desk/concierge Frank, and Corey from Anchor. We're proud to surpass expectations and are very happy to be such as great fit for your vacation. We're glad to see you enjoyed the gorgeous Santa Barbara sunrise and sunsets from both room types.Thanks again for the 'Ten out of Ten' review, we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Okay so the rooms are a bit small, but they are so cool! The exposed brick wall kept it cool enough, but we still ran the air. The bathroom is very modern, and the beds are so very comfortable. We shared a two bed room with our daughters and it was a bit cramped, but we were rarely in the room at the same time other than to sleep, so it worked. It does not include breakfast, but there is vending area with a decent selection and a couple coffee shops less than a block away if you need a bagel. The hotel does have complimentary coffee in rooms, but the lobby coffee has half/half and sugar in the raw, good-bye powdered creamer. They were also nice enough to make up some decaf. Oh, there is also a outdoor sitting area on the second floor that was very cool. Very comfortable walking distance to "the strip" and the beach/peir. It would have been perfect if there were a hot tub, but still if we travel to Santa Barbara again, we will definitely book with Hotel Indigo!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Chrisyh777
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SBMort, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Dear Chrisy,

Thank you for the wonderful review, it made our day! It was great to have you and your family as our guests; we're glad you enjoyed the unique and cozy touches of the modern rooms and common areas. Also, thank you for describing the convenient location of the hotel, we love how easy it is for our guests to explore Santa Barbara from our front door! We appreciate your response and look forward to your next visit.

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