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Ramada Santa Barbara
Ranked #26 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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VANCOUVER
1 review
“lovely location and ambiance...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

lovely rooms surrounding a little pond with ducks, very peaceful. Each room on the inside had a balcony overlooking the pond. I had a suite and the rest of my family had regular rooms and the suite was quite comfortable for the entire family to assemble in. It had a balcony with table and umbrella. The staff was great.

Only negative comment is that the breakfast was mediocre. The citrus fruit was terrible. I suspect it was canned or something but certainly NOT up to Santa Barbara standards. The bananas were bananas...not much that can be done to ruin them. Yogurt was only one kind. They could have mixed regular with lofat...but as there was a House of Pancakes across the street, I guess they didn't want to compete.

Overall the location was great, the ambiance with the water and ducks could not have been better. The office staff was knowledgeable and welcoming.

Good job! I hope to be able to plan another trip there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ELIZABETH C
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Elizabeth C,

Thank you so much for your review of our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel, we just love to read our guests reviews and how much they enjoyed staying with us. Every room does have a private patio or balcony and our guests’ just love having another private place to enjoy. Our freshwater lagoons and gardens have ducks, turtles, Koi, goldfish, and Sticks the Egret.

Our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast does have a lot of fresh pastries, fruit, yogurt, bagels, hot and cold cereal, and made to order waffles. We also have premium coffee, teas, juices, and milk to get everyone a great start to the start the day.

Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff, they are the best in the business and we are so blessed to have them working for us. We are excited to read that you are planning another trip to the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and will once again choose to stay with us. Please continue to share us with all of your friends and family members.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is very convenient to the airport and just off the highway, easy in and out. Next to IHOP for breakfast, In and Out fast food burgers, and gas stations for easy rental car fill ups. The hotel is "old California" in style, but very comfortable. Beds were nice. Great shower.Good continental breakfast in a spacious poolside room. Outdoor pool and large jacuzzi. Beautiful tropical flowers around the grounds. Premium rooms look inward towards the pool/lagoon area
and standard rooms toward the parking lot, but all with a little porch/balcony. Located an easy
10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara without the crowds.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sunandsonworshiper
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear SunandSonWorshiper,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the Ramada Limited Santa Barbara, we are indeed convenient to everything in the area. We appreciate you mentioning how comfortable you found our hotel. It seems like everyone just loves our beautiful freshwater lagoon and lush gardens with the ducks, turtles, Koi, goldfish, and Sticks the Egret. Our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast is filled all types of fresh pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, hot and cold cereal, hardboiled eggs, made to order wattles, and is a great way to start every day.

Our year-round solar heated pool and whirlpool is perfect since it always warm and enjoyable anytime day or night. Every room has either a private patio or balcony for our guests’ enjoyment. Please continue to recommend us to all of your friends, as we want to be the hotel of choice for everyone in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here in June. The hotel had a very good continental breakfast. Rooms were solid and unspectacular. Hotel had a heated pool as well as a hot tub. Good price, good location. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank P J
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear P J,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Ramada Santa Barbara. Our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast is the perfect way to get the morning started especially if you like fresh fruit and waffles. Our Year-round solar heated pool and whirlpool is a favorite for everyone since you can enjoy it all year round.

Thank you for letting us know that you will choose to stay with us in the future, we appreciate our repeat guests.
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Sacramento, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband, toddler and I stayed here while visiting family in Santa Barbara. They had a pretty good continental breakfast. There was nothing special about this place but it was close to family, clean and suited our needs just fine.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nichole R
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Nichole R,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the Ramada Santa Barbara, we love having families come and stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast with all of the fresh pastries, fruit, yogurt, bagels, hardboiled eggs, and made to order waffles. It is a great way to start the morning off before traveling on, or being a tourist in Santa Barbara. We are known as the Best Value Hotel in the city and wish that you would have been able to experience what others experience when they stay with us.

It is our goal to be the best for our guests and not just to be good. We will continue to work be be the best so that they next time you come to visit, you will be able to stay at the Best Hotel in the area.
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Property: Ramada Santa Barbara
Address: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1309
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#19 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#24 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada Santa Barbara was awarded the Top Ramada Hotel in all of North America by Ramada Worldwide in September of 2016. The Ramada Santa Barbara was awarded the Best of the Best for 6 continuous by Ramada Worldwide. Green Certified by Santa Barbara County Green Business, Gold Certified by Audubon International, Environmentalist award from California Green Lodging Program. The Ramada Santa Barbara is Locally owned and Operated, Centrally located, known as the Best Value Hotel in the Greater Santa Barbara/Goleta area, and can often times save you hundreds of dollars over competing hotels in the downtown or beach areas. We pride ourselves on only offering VIP Service throughout your stay. The Ramada offers all guests, a Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast with made to order waffles, Free Wi-Fi-, Free Parking, Three Electric Car Charging Stations, free shuttle to and from SBA, Amtrak, and SB Airbus, and a magnificent Year Round Solar Heated Pool & Whirlpool where the water temperature is always perfect. Every room offers a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, premium cable and Free HBO, personal safe, comfortable high quality bed, iron & ironing board, voicemail, hairdryer, work desk, Free local calls, and private patio or balcony. Plus the Ramada offers a full business center. The Ramada Santa Barbara is just minutes away from everything in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are just 6 minutes away, downtown and the Santa Barbara beaches are just 10-12 minutes away. Rest, Relax, or Unwind around our lush tropical gardens and lagoons that are home to ducks, turtles, KOI, & goldfish. The Ramada Santa Barbara Value Pass let's you to Feel Like a Local by saving you up to $650.00 when you take advantage of all the discounts we offer. 2 for 1 Wine tasting, 2 for 1 to the Santa Barbara Zoo & Maritime Museum, Discounts to ATV Mountain Rides, Santa Barbara Helicopter, Museums, Attractions, Beach Horseback rides, Chumash Casino, Restaurants, and much more. Some discounts might change or be discontinued so please check with front desk staff. ... more   less 
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