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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The hotel santa Barbara is a really nice place located in the center. If you go out of the door you're already on State St (main street). There are many restaurants, shops and pharmacies located near by. I my opinion the Hotel Santa Barbara is a really nice place to stay in downtown Santa Barbara (parking isn't too expensive ($...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2014

It is a nice place. But after a long drive you don't really want to be lectured by some teenager about noise in the hotel at check in. It turned out the room was very noisy because of a late night party on the street below. Elevator not working and the check in procedure was not a good start. Overall...

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were looking at several options in the Santa Barbara area and the cheapest ones seemed to be well out of town. We booked this one due to its downtown location but at the time of booking we didn't realize how downtown it was. It's right on State Street with a myriad of restaurants, shops and movie theaters (yes, plural)...

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Mesa, AZ
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Thrilled with this hotel. This hotel has an amazing location on State Street, is close to the wharf and wine tastings, and is a decent walk to the bus station. The rooms are light and airy and has the most comfortable bed I have slept on in years! These cute, refurbished rooms have mini-fridges and a Keurig machine. They offered...

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Palm Desert, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We met friends in Santa Barbara for the Old Spanish Days Festival this past weekend. We spent three nights at this hotel and found it very comfortable. Remodeled, but still has some of the charm of an older hotel. The staff was very pleasant and each morning they set up breakfast (fruit, bagels, pastries, juice, coffee) in the lobby which...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The hotel was perfect for what we wanted. It was close to all the restaurants and shops. The rooms and beds were very comfortable. They provide car parking for $10 per day which is very good. Justin the car park attendant was extremely helpful with places to go and eat. The reception staff were extremely polite and very helpful. I...

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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Great place that I found by accident when arriving in Santa Barbara coming from LA. Right in the middle of everything Dining Entertainment and Night Life. Rooms..Excellent and updated really comfortable for a Historic Hotel. Excellent Diner/bar/restaurant depending on the time of day right across the street. Highly recommend

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Nice remodeled hotel situated directly on State Street. Super location with easy, modestly priced valet parking. Comfortable rooms, bedding and bathroom both in very good condition. Hotel is priced well, and has a typical buffet breakfast. I would consider staying there again for a long weekend, but hotel is void of recreational amenities, as advertised.

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Visalia
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This is an old hotel that was restored beautifully. Very clean and nice decor. Staff was professional and the continental breakfast was satisfying. Stayed in room 203 our view was the parking lot. This hotel is in a great location. I would stay here again.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a very polished, historic hotel right on the main street of Santa Barbara. It was very convenient for walking to shops and restaurants. The windows had super double glazing to ensure quiet. They had a generous continental breakfast in the lobby included. Our only difficulty is that they have valet parking located behind the hotel. When we pulled...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Hotel Santa Barbara, where the atmosphere is alive and the options are endless. Be our guest and discover the personal service and incomparable downtown location that is Hotel Santa Barbara. Experience world-class shopping, fine dining, theaters, galleries, entertainment, great beaches, and so much more...all within walking distance of our front doors. Downtown Santa Barbara beckons from this beautifully restored Spanish/Mediterranean-style hotel mingling historic charm and contemporary comfort. Valet Parking (overnight fee) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Barbara

Address: 533 State Street, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $277 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles chriscY7450OG, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room (#201) was adjacent to the elevator and we were able to hear it, albeit softly.”
 of 5 bubbles EdinColorado, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet hotel we were on the top floor. They should explain how the elevator works as it is an older model.”
 of 5 bubbles JimW326, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The elevator is very old and slow. Stay on the ground floor if that is a problem for you.”
 of 5 bubbles wendymiller2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor front lovely view of the mountains very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 71bernadettem, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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