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Ramada Santa Barbara
Ranked #25 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Super easy access from the 101. Very close to SBA airport. Quiet and relaxing place to stay. Very old facility but in excellent shape and condition. Ask for a room facing the ponds. Price is excellent and staff at front desk extremely friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pond adn pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Skyman1,

Thank you for your review of our award winning hotel and for mentioning how quiet and relaxing your stay was. It is our goal to provide all of our guests with an incredible experience along with tremendous value. Our convenient location means that you can be anywhere in Santa Barbara or Goleta with in minutes.

Your tip of requesting our Superior Rooms which face our lush tropical gardens and freshwater lagoons is a great tip for our guests. All of our rooms have either patios or balconies but the rooms that face our gardens are just the perfect setting when you just want to sit back, rest, relax, and unwind. These rooms also face our year-round heated pool and whirlpool.

We believe that we have the best staff in the hotel industry and appreciate you mentioning how helpful they were to you during your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future and please continue to share us with all of your family, friends, and co-workers.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located near the highway, and is accessible from pretty much all of Santa Barbara. It's close to UCSB as well. The pool area is also very nice. Breakfast was great too.

The people at the front desk were great. We had a minor maintenance issue at 11:30 PM, and they were nice enough to help us move into another room immediately. Which brings me to the only downside of the stay - the rooms are a little old; not too bad, though. They re big rooms, and the beds are new and comfortable.

Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Wiley_Hecker,

Thank you for giving us 5 Stars for Service, we believe that we have the best staff in the entire hotel industry and it is their goal to always offer VIP Service to all of our guests. We appreciate knowing that you found our hotel so convenient and close to everything here in Santa Barbara and Goleta.

Our year-round solar heated pool is extremely comfortable and all of our guests just love always jumping into warm water or sitting in our great whirlpool. Our Free Breakfast is also one of our guests’ most enjoyable experiences since it is the best way to start off the day.

We look forward to your return in the future and hopefully we will exceed your expectations during your next stay with us.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

What a value! Santa Barbara is an expensive city so to find a place like this for a reasonable rate was a pleasant surprise. I had a King room facing the landscaped courtyard and pool area. This area was beautiful. It was very large and lush. There was also a large duck pond and it was occupied by healthy and happy ducks. It was so relaxing to sit on my patio and take in the fresh air .
I am a solo traveler so security is top on my priority list. I felt very safe and secure here. Access to the rooms was limited and required a card which also was your room key.
Great continental breakfast with both warm and hot items.
All of the staff were smiling, happy and polite. They provided great information about surfing and beach areas very close to the hotel.
I enjoyed this a as destination for a solo traveler and I know families would also love it here. Close to attractions and lots to do and enjoy.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the beautiful courtyard and pool area.
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Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Beck48
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Beck48,

We appreciate knowing that you found tremendous value at our 3 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning Hotel. It is our goal to always offer VIP Service and incredible value during each stay with us. People love staying in our Superior Gardenside Rooms that face our freshwater lagoon which is home to ducks, turtles, koi, goldfish and Sticks the Egret.

Security is also extremely important to us and that is why we have the new Microchip Key cards to all of our rooms and our corridor hallways. We also provide personal safes in all of our rooms at no charge to our guests.

Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff, we believe that we have the best staff members in the entire hotel industry. It is their goal to always offer VIP Service to all of our guests. They also enjoy giving advice to our guests on things to do and places to go during their stay here in Santa Barbara.

Hopefully you are a member of Wyndham Rewards and earned valuable points during your stay with us. We look forward to your return in the future and please continue to refer us to all of your family and friends.
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Additional Information about Ramada Santa Barbara

Property: Ramada Santa Barbara
Address: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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
#4 Best Value 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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