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“Nice, but not fancy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Santa Barbara

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Ramada Santa Barbara
Ranked #26 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Booked on line. The hotel was clean, conveniently located off 101, quiet and friendly staff. Good size pool, decent continental breakfast and two extra water ponds as part of landscaping. Only weird point was entry where you had to cross double yellow to enter. Was a bit disconcerting. They had restaurants fairly close and Santa Barbara was easily accessed via 101. I would recommend this one for those who want to be about 5-10 minutes from Santa Barbara.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank 101NDtraveler
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear 101NDtravler,

Thank you for giving us 5 Stars for Value, Sleep Quality, Rooms, Cleanliness, and Service. We are as you mentioned conveniently located and extremely close to everything here in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area. We hope that you were able to enjoy our discount cards to some of our favorite local restaurants and took advantage of the 20% discounts?

We look forward to your return in the future and make sure that you are all signed up for our Wyndham Rewards Program and earn points for all of our stays with us here at the Ramada Santa Barbara.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I stayed at the Ramada Limited from February 26th thru March 3rd. The Ramada is a very clean and quiet place to stay. The breakfast had a lot to offer, boiled eggs, bagels, cereal, coffee, tea, apple or orange juice, blueberry muffins, bananna bread and other lemon cakes and muffins, fruit and in an unlimited amount. This was complimentary. It is a way from State Street, but if you have a car, Hwy 101 is a minute away and it should take you about 10 minutes, maybe 15. My room had a flat screen TV. The first day I had a room where they were doing construction, I couldn't stand the noise waking me up every morning so I told them about it. Sara, who was wonderful, changed my room from room 207 and upgraded it to room 244. It was great and I had a view of the lagoon and ducks! So lovely!! I was on the second floor. There is no elevator but it was a basically quiet room. I also met David, who was so cheerful and wonderful to me, and because I ordered so many postcards, he gave me a discount. We were friends instantly after that. He was always so very sweet, and Sara was so friendly and very informative. I felt them to be so very warm, in fact, all of the staff was good. I would definitely stay at the Ramada again if I were ever in Santa Barbara! Super Staff!! Thanks to the Ramada, for having some of the best staff ever! They were wonderful people and would mainly be my reason for staying there again. It is not close to the beach, you may want to get a car if you are not a walker, but there is a bus right outside of the hotel that can take you to State Street. For a whole week you can get a 10 ride pass for just $11.50. Totally worth it. Then get on a State Street Shuttle for 50 cents and that shuttle will take you all the way to the beach. It will save you a bundle, and you can learn a lot about the city because most of the bus drivers are terrific in Santa Barbara. You may only need a car for a few days and take the bus some of the days to save $$. The price of this hotel is a lot less expensive than being in downtown Santa Barbara, and it just offers so much, including a complimentary ride to airport and back. Clean and super place! I can't wait to come back!!! Thanks David and Sara!!

Room Tip: My room was 244. It was a large room with a view of the ducks and lagoon. I highly recommend it. R...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dimples104_11
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Dimples 104_11

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Ramada Limited Santa Barbara. We so appreciated you mentioning two of our outstanding front desk supervisors, they are wonderful and a blessing to all of us. It is our goal to always offer VIP Service to all of our guests, and by the sound of your review, we indeed accomplished this. We agree with you, we have the Best Staff Ever and are blessed because of it.

We look forward to seeing you in the future and please continue to share us with all of your friends.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My state at ramada was for bussiness from 10/25/2012 to 02/25/2013. The staff treated me with such warmth , most of the made me feel so at home it was like visiting my neighbors every day . the front desk staff , maintance staff , the kitchen or cantina staff was just great. I will use my rewards point to come from my leisure time . Thanks Ramada for taking care of me , so I could function as the best traveling nurse .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Chiquita T,

Thank you so much for giving us 5 Stars for Location, Sleep Quality, Cleanliness, and Service. We pride ourselves on offering our guests the best hotel experience when staying at our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning hotel. We enjoy reading the reviews of our guests and love it when we have guests who stay with us for a long period of time.

We want you to feel at home when you stay with us, and find that many guests return and call us their home away from home. It was our pleasure to take care of you and look forward to seeing you return in the near future. Keep racking up those Wyndham Rewards Points and use them when you return.
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Additional Information about Ramada Santa Barbara

Property: Ramada Santa Barbara
Address: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1309
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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 Best of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Hotel Award Winner. Green Certified by Santa Barbara County Green Business. Gold Certified by Audubon International. Three Electric Car Charging Stations. Locally owned and Operated, Centrally located, Best Value Hotel near the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and US Highway 101. FREE Deluxe continental breakfast with made to order waffles, FREE high speed internet, business center, airport shuttle, year-round solar heated pool and whirlpool. Sealy posturepedic mattresses, in-room safes, refrigerators, microwaves and interior corridors, lush gardens,freshwater lagoons with ducks, turtles, KOI, & goldfish. Great locally owned and operated hotel that prides itself by only offering VIP service to every guest throughout their stay. Guests often save hundreds of dollars over other hotels near downtown and along the beach. ... more   less 
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Ramada Limited Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
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