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Ramada Santa Barbara
Ranked #25 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

First, the good: The pool was big and clean and there were towels. The pond was also big, and was filled with giant carp, ducks (and a nest!), a pair of geese, and turtles. The kids (9 + 6) loved it. Our room (#118) was clean and had a flat screen, a microwave, and a lil fridge. No funky smells. Plenty of towels. Quiet, even though our room was right next to a door to the parking lot. Nice touches like real plants and small fountains in the hallways.

Now, the bad: uncomfortable beds and pillows, and the screen door was vintage. Wi-fi is free but sssslllllooooooooowww. Front-desk lady at check-in on Fri night was useless. Check-out is noon, and we got a call at 12:08 asking us if we needed more time. That has never happened before. They need to chill.

My advice: great for families (esp the ground-floor rooms that have sliding glass doors that open out onto the pond), but bring your own pillows. Look for the white goose with the funny hairdo, and get Cheerios and bread from the breakfast room to feed the birds.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear Nickstr,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the Ramada Santa Barbara. We appreciate you mentioning how beautiful and peaceful our lush gardens and freshwater lagoons are. The ducks sometimes tend to steal the show with our guests, especially the ones who feed them.

We are surprised to read that you did not have an enjoyable check in or check out experience. We will work with our staff to make sure that those issues never happen again. We pride ourselves on only offer our guests VIP Service and it sounds like you did not receive that.

We do hope that you will continue to choose us in the future and that you will consider us your hotel choice whenever staying in beautiful Santa Barbara
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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

This hotel was adequate, but nothing more. The buildings and room are somewhat rundown. There is no fitness center on the property; you have to drive to it (and the front desk gave us incorrect directions to get there). On our side of the hotel, there was a fair amount of traffic noise. The only thing that really saved this place for us was that, if you ask at the front desk, they will give you coupons for free wine tastings in the Santa Ynez Valley and 2-for-1 tastings on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear Rachael S,

The Ramada Santa Barbara Value Pass that we offer our guests is an opportunity to save up to $650.00 in discounts to restaurants, attractions, wine tasting, whale watching, tours, museums, and the Chumash Casino. We offer many 2 for 1 Wine Tasting and purchase discounts because so many people come to Santa Barbara to enjoy wine tasting.

The reason why we do not have a fitness center on the property is because it would never be a big or nice as the fitness centers that people are members of at home. That is why we offer our guests a full service fitness club which is just 4 miles away. You then have the opportunity to all the things that you usually do at home health club and not miss out on anything.
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Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

great location, wonderful pool area/ breakfast room nice and very lovely and varied food options; staff efficient in breakfast room; nice gal closed up pool; front desk appreciated my mentioning 2 items below that were sub-par; I was told i would be signed up for Wyndam...hope they follow through

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen G
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear Karen G,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Ramada Santa Barbara. We appreciate you mentioning our great central location, and wonderful year-round solar heated pool. Our Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast is a great way to jump-start any day.

We are glad that you took advantage of our Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program where you earl 10 points for every $1.00 spent. Points can really add up fast and then you will be able to have FREE nights at participating Wyndham properties.
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Additional Information about Ramada Santa Barbara

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