The hotel is attractive and well-located both for access to the beach and shopping and restaurants in town. We were pleased that everything was within a pleasant walk of the hotel. The rooms are on the small side but have character with the exposed brick wall of the original historical building. The rooms have a coffee maker but no refrigerator or microwave although you could zip down to the lobby to use their microwave.
The clerks at the front desk are friendly and attentive—Cesar in particular was very helpful. The front desk offers bottled water, board games, beach towels, complimentary bike rentals, passes to local lap pool, and complimentary wine reception on Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons.
The biggest draw-back is the unimaginative HIE standard breakfast which is calorie-dense and bland. Unfortunately, that is beyond their control.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a half block from State Street in historic Old Town Santa Barbara, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara provides luxury and convenience for the sophisticated traveler. Downtown shopping and restaurants are steps from your door, and the beach and Stearns Wharf are four blocks away. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast served weekly from 6:30AM-9:30 am and from 7 am to noon on weekends as well as free WIFI throughout the hotel. As a pet-friendly hotel, we welcome furry companions for $45/stay (up to 2 pets under 50 lbs.). We offer affordable parking to our guests at a rate of $14/day for 2016 and $16/day as of January 1, 2017 as well as complimentary bike rentals, and nearby, off-site swimming pool and 24-hour fitness facility access. Stay with us in the heart of Santa Barbara, where you are steps from all the city has to offer! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cancelon, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
- Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Holiday Inn
- Santa Barbara Hotel