We stayed in Haley Cottages from June 8th-June 10th. We were 3 Irish girls who had never been to Santa Barbara before. When we arrived at the cottages we were informed by other guests that we had to check in at the hostel which was a fifteen minute walk away, which is a long way away esp if you have heavy suitcases.
The three of us assumed we were staying in the same room because we were paying nearly 100 dollars a night. However one of us was suppose to be split up from the rest of us, but we could not find the other room, so the 3 of us stayed in the same room with one double bed.
The place was filthy. The bed felt like someone who weighed 600 pounds had slept in it and the floor had not been been cleaned. The bath tub was disgusting, and I doubt had been cleaned in years. It was black from mould. The lock on the door was not the safest either.
We went out of the 9th at 9am and went down to the hostel to complain to them about 3 in one room, and they informed us that we were given the wrong room number for the third person.
When we arrived back to Haley on the 9th we found that the door was not locked and when we opened the door someone had been in the room, and went through all our stuff. They took a laptop, ipod, €300 worth of cds, €2500 worth of clothes and make-up and lots more. They got in through a window high up above the kitchen sink.
The hostel were of no help at all. We called the police who told us that we were stupid paying that much to stay in such a horrible dirty unsafe place. There are lots more motels in town that would have cost no more than $10 extra and the room would have been clean, and we would have had a good nights sleep.
We ended up staying there so for one night
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haley Cottage Studios, a friendly and affordable small self-catering hotel , four blocks from the beach and two blocks from bustling State Street. We offer private cottage studios with kitchenette, and our prices can't be beaten! Most Santa Barbara hotels charge over $100 a night, our private rooms start at $49 and include continental breakfast. Each cottage is wired for DSL and has cable tv, and an on-site laundry. ... more less