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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

So, it's hard to stomach spending over $300 a night for a room at Holiday Inn Express, but I will say that it's a very nice Holiday Inn Express and in a fantastic location in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. The hotel has easy access to restaurants, shops, bars, attractions (beach, Marina, Stearns Warf, etc.). All of the hotel...

Thank SmileyJen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked last minute and were SO pleased with everything from the Amazing Customer Service, immaculate and spacious charming rooms, to the over-the-top breakfast spread offered each morning. The view from the side common area balconies where you can sip your coffee or a glass of wine is Gorgeous. We will definitely stay here again our next trip. Thanks again...

Thank Pamela R
Management response:

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are so thrilled that you had such an excellent stay with us due to our gorgeous balcony, complimentary hot breakfast, spacious room, and amazing customer service from Shane and Chris. Our team thanks your for your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My last experience at a Holiday Inn Express wasn't great, so I was a bit skeptical coming into this stay. We were so pleasantly surprised with how clean the hotel was and how nice the rooms were. The hotel was originally the Jefferson, built in the early 1900's but completely remodeled. The street is a bit busy, so I was...

Thank Rob K
Management response:

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled to hear you had a good experience staying with us due to the cleanliness of the room and the helpfulness of our staff in recommending local activities and restaurants. Our team hopes to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great location. It is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, and recreational activities. The rooms are well maintained, comfortable, and clean. The staff was very helpful with recommendations and directions.

1Thank Zapp83
Management response:

Thank you for your comments. Our team is glad you liked our convenient downtown locale close to the restaurants, shops, and nightlife on State Street. We are also delighted that you liked our helpful staff who guided you with recommendations and directions. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is not on the state street exactly but still able to walk. The room was nice and clean. We stayed on the first floor so the view was not that great and we did not go to Santa Barbara to enjoy the hotel room view. They offered nice breakfast from 6:30 in the morning from the hotel lobby....

Thank Haemi K
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Thank you for your review and five-star rating. Our team is glad to hear you liked our prime downtown Santa Barbara location, the clean room, and our complimentary hot breakfast. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The following is a detailed review of our one night stay at the hotel. We were assigned Room #103 on the first floor of the main building. PARKING: There is valet on one side of the main building and self-parking on the other side. Parking is $14 per night. Street parking may be available but we just didn’t want to...

3Thank VegasBling
Management response:

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are pleased to see your detailed account of our guest-oriented amenities and applaud your thorough knowledge of them. We are thrilled you liked our friendly and accommodating staff, spacious room, and prime downtown Santa Barbara locale close to all sorts of shops that you detailed in your review. We would like...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Artractive, very clean hotel located 1/2 block from state street. Excellent staff. Walking distance to Stearns warf, restaurants, city hall. If not into walking the Trolley is right there on state street for 50 cents. I like staying at HIE for the breakfasts, all day/night coffee. Yes, I heard the music from the popular club across the street but honestly...

Thank Herdmansboss
Management response:

Thank you for your comments and five-star rating. We are delighted you liked our excellent staff and found the hotel clean and attractive. Our team is also glad you took advantage of our convenient location close to the best downtown Santa Barbara has to offer and enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

Reviewed 27 February 2017

The hotel itself like all Holiday Inn's is comfortable, with frendly staff and nice rooms. Also the location is nice, as you're right to the shopping street where are also many nice restaurants and bars. The only inconvenient thing is their parkign solution. If you come in early you still will find a parking spot. But in the morning you'll...

Thank Flyhead
Management response:

Thank you for your review. Our team is thrilled to hear you found your stay comfortable, liked your room, found our staff friendly, and took advantage of our prime downtown Santa Barbara locale. We are sorry to hear you found the parking situation inconvenient. We aim to provide safe, long-term parking to all our guests since it is hard to...

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Can't believe the value! We flew into the Santa Barbara airport which then was only a 10 min taxi to the hotel. Once there, we had no need to drive anywhere. The hotel was right on State St, which boasted a crazy amount of restaurants, retail and bars. We visited about four restaurants/bars nightly to try to see as much...

1Thank Valaree E
Management response:

Thank you for your comments and five-star rating. We are thrilled you found us to be a great value based on our prime location close to the beach and all the restaurants, bars, and shops on State Street. Our team is also glad to hear your sleep quality was high, you enjoyed the cozy room and complimentary breakfast, and that...

Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Upsides: The staff are really accommodating and friendly! The beds are clean and comfy, and the cleaning person was very friendly and attentive, and respectful. The breakfast provided was totally reasonable, yay yogurt and eggs! There are plenty of electrical outlets which is amazing! The location near the beach and state Street turned out to be pretty ideal. I had...

Thank Karen W
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi Karen W, Thanks for leaving us feedback, we're happy to have hosted your stay. Making your overnight a complete success has always been our goal and with that in mind, I regret that your assigned room's location and outside noise have both negatively affected your overall experience. As a gentle reminder for your future visits, do not hesitate to...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Address: 17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3428
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $270 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Holiday Inn
Santa Barbara Hotel
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“We stayed in 2 separate rooms on the 2nd floor and both were great!!!!!”
, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want it quite, get a room facing to the back of the hotel (parking lot).”
Flyhead, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room in the main building, on floor 2 and above, to avoid sidewalk "views"”
V3400KOkarenw, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Close to restaurants”
norbertt844, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't get a room facing Haley Street unless you don't mind the noise!”
CookieMonster22030, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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