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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We stayed here for one night on our way from santa monica to bay area. This hotel is very conveniently located right on the state street (which is the downtown area in SB) and one block away from the beach. If you've never been to santa barbara, state street is absolute amazing place to hang out. So the location gives...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 February 2013

The location of this hotel is terrific, near State Street and walking distance to all we needed. The lobby was pleasant looking and the room was very comfortable and good sized. The staff was friendly. When I pay this much and it includes breakfast, I expect to see healthy options that I can eat. We were up early and there...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I've stayed in a few Holiday Inn Express hotels over the past years, but this was definitely not your "typical" HIE - definitely a BIT more upscale than their usual Express locations (although that was reflected in the price - approx. $170/night during the slow month of January...ouch!). Overall it's a very decent hotel, located just steps away from key...

4Thank Vik_travel
Orange County, CA
Reviewed 24 January 2013

My wife and I spent the weekend before Christmas here and I must say it's one of the nicest H.I.E.'s I've been to. The reception area and room were perfect! Parking is a little cramped if you bring a large truck, next time we'll bring a smaller vehicle. Once I parked my beast I didn't want to leave fearing I'd...

1Thank prosailortim
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Stayed for three nights in January. This hotel is in a very good location right off of State street which has the majority of shops, restaurants, bars, etc in S.B.. Room and hotel was very clean, the breakfast area was well stocked and full of a lot of choices. My only suggestion would be to mae the wine and cheese...

1Thank ddali
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2013

After being welcomed by friendly staff, we moved to our large, clean room. Well appointed in a refurbished historic building. Breakfast contained more variety than expected. Close to State St. And the wharf it is a great starating off point for any traveler. The front desk staff was helpful with directions, dinner suggestions etc. Pick a room on the top...

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1Thank eddie s
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This hotel is SOOOO quaint, super pretty Spanish style - fits right in with Santa Barbara! We had a huge room and slept on THE most comfortable beds!!! The room was gorgeous and updated, the staff cleaned the room to perfection, the location is right at Haley & State Street and about 2 blocks from the beach! State Street is...

3Thank Jujuinfla
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 January 2013

My friend and I pulled into Santa Barbara in the evening on our way to Los Angeles from Portland, Oregon without lodging reservation and not knowing where to stay. Since all we needed was a clean room and two warm beds, Holiday Inn Express in downtown seemed like a good bet. But what a surprise, we found ourselves in a...

1Thank Larry H
SF Bay Area
Reviewed 27 December 2012

See that many travels rated this hotel as excellett. The location is excellent - downtown. We have a street level room facing the room that was just as good/or not as any motel. And pricey for what you got. It was dark and really not excellent. Make sure to get a discount of the street level rooms. Parking a pain...

1Thank TravelwKids4
Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

Just steps away from the beach! Our rental car stayed parked for the whole weekend. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and of course the beach. This cozy holiday in was not like a typical holiday inn! Great staff and warm decor.

1Thank Mistyconn

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $269 - $501 (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
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#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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