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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good spot in SB, but not having a breakfast delayed our departure (only coffee or tea). There is supermarket nearby where we bought ours. During our trip to California, we paid about the same price for places by the sea just as good as the presidio, but with a nice breakfast.

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Munster, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, the room wasn't too big, room and bathroom clean and in good condition, as the motel is situated right on Main Street, it was possible to walk to the restaurants or go shopping in one of Santa Barbaras extravagant stores

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the Presidio for its simplicity, good price and strategic location. There's no coffee maker but there's Cantwell's market right across the street. You aren't on the beach, but you are easy walking distance from everything downtown. It's a clean room, nice management, free bikes and a quiet spot on State Street!

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this motel very much, it's updated and really cute. Very close to down town's bars and restaurants. I would stay here again. The only issue we had was that there were what seemed to be termite droppings falling from the ceiling right on to one of the pillows of the bed. Since it was fully booked on NYE...

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Bloomington, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean room and smelled nice, good location within walking distance to shops and restaurants but too far if you have kids with you. The walls were thin so it can be noisy. No breakfast was offered but they do have complimentary beach cruisers.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms to be clean and nice. We are fortunate to have a wonderful location, just two blocks from where the shops and restaurants begin, and just 1.5 miles to the beach. There is also a shuttle that picks up two blocks from...

Atascadero, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a place to stay in Santa Barbara for reasonable as a quick Dr appointment trip. Would definittey return - very clean & updated, great location, Older motel but clean and comfortable bed. Would recommend for anyone looking for Sana Barbara area

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be back to stay with us again soon. Happy New Year! Regards, Laura

Tarragona, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked there in the last minute as we weren't sure were to spend the night as we were driving from LA. It was pouring down when we got there and the receptionist could not have given us a worst welcome. She was very cold and short with her answers, not very helpful either. The room however was surprisingly nice...

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you found our rooms to be clean and spacious. I am sorry to hear that your experience with our front desk was not up to our standard. I have spoken with the receptionist and she expresses her sincerest apologies as it was not intentional. We take great pride in...

Napa, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the motel was clean and newly remodeled on a scale to 1 to 5, I would give it a 3. It's definitely not a luxury hotel it's a motel. it was clean and a place to sleep and hang the hat. For me the bed was a little stiff or too hard the pillows were not comfortable and there...

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry to hear that the bed was a little stiff for you - our beds were newly purchased this year and most of our guests have loved the beds so, I apologize it was not to your liking. We have parking onsite for all of our guests so, it sounds like...

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful front staff. Rooms weren't extravagant but very nice for the money. Very good deal for Santa Barbara. Only suggestion I'd make is it's probably time to upgrade the old key locks for updated electronic locks.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback. We are continually updating the property and will take your recommendation under consideration as we move forward. We hope that you will come back and stay with us again - Happy New Year and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Regards, Laura

Santa Barbara, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is charming and a great bargain! I was only there one night and wasn't able to take advantage of all of their amenities, but they offer the use of free beach cruiser bikes and have a fabulous second floor sun deck with lounge chairs and plenty of seating. The room was clean and confortable--the 50s vibe has been...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! You should definitely come back and take advantage of our complimentary beach bicycles! They are an excellent way to see the town and enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we are...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Presidio Motel

Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2520
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $148 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Nothing fancy but clean and great location.”
 of 5 bubbles hlthee, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with double-paned windows?”
 of 5 bubbles MikeLub1, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room away from the street and got one. Very quiet. No elevator, tho, so get a ground floor room if you can't do stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Marigoldmunchkin, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go upstairs to avoid hearing people walking above.”
 of 5 bubbles jackoNEEngland, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for room furthest from street”
 of 5 bubbles janet423, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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