Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown

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4.5
#43 of 58 hotels in Santa Barbara
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is St. Remy, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at Courtyard is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Convenience store
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2519
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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Paul D wrote a review Mar 2023
Southern California, California217 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
GREAT LOCATION. This was our first stay here and we left completely satisfied. The hotel is located on the north end of State Street, a very happening place lined on both sides with restaurants, bars and shops(as well as numerous side alleys). You can walk (downhill) from the hotel all the way to Hurley Street and then turn around and walk back up other side of State Street and have a pretty full half day of exploring. If you want to see the coast, the pier, and the Funk Zone a car is a better bet than walking. The hotel itself looked like it had recently had a complete makeover. Everything was new and clean. Many thanks to whoever designed the shower which is a modern walk-in with a glass screen wall and shower controls on the opposite wall from the shower head so you can adjust the water with getting cold and wet. Will wonders never cease! The hidden gem at this place is Saint Remy, the small restaurant next to the beautiful pool area. We had a dinner and a breakfast there and were surprised by the sophistication of the food, all something that we would have expected in a much fancier and expensive restaurant. Please try the Breakfast Sandwich, it’s just fantastic. It’s served on a brioche bun, thick cut bacon, and eggs with cheese. “Eggs” doesn’t really convey what was served. These were much closer to European style eggs, I.e., not dry and overcooked, just tender and moist. This kitchen is a hidden gem.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Use the hotel as a base to explore State Street shops and restaurants.
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2011MOM wrote a review Oct 2023
32 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location. Brand new! There are 2 “sides”- a converted old bdg and new bdg. Room overlooking pool attached to lobby was good. Easy parking. Walk to tons of food.
Cons:
Cut the thumping bar music at 8! 10
is too late- its all families!
Auto light under entry mirror goes off randomly all night. Need way to disable.
Bathroom light also turns on in middle of the night
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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samismac wrote a review Jun 2023
San Diego, California260 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a wonderful two night stay in the newly renovated and hip Courtyard Marriott. The hotel has a cute Miami Beach vibe with a great pool area, bar and restaurant. There is also a mezzanine area on the 3rd and 4th floors which were great views and nice to sit and have a glass of wine. The rims were clean and comfortable and had all amenities needed. The hotel is on the Main Street and walkable to many restaurants and shops. Front desk attendants were friendly and recognized my status by offering a free drink coupon and $10 food and drink voucher per night. Overall we we’re delighted with the place and would recommend it!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Antonio Morales, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown
Responded Aug 15, 2023
Thank you very much for choosing us as your destination in Santa Barbara. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate all the feedback. Look forward to your next stay.
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sarasotageorge wrote a review May 2023
sarasota3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The experience was not good. As a Platinum Elite member I'm suppose to get the best rooms. I was given the only room in the hotel without a view. I used an upgrade night expecting at least a view. The hotel was more than 50% vacant with plenty of rooms with views. I looked at a wall. It was a handicap room which I am not. The shower needed repairing. When I checked in the toilet had been used and not flushed. Disgusting. And, it was overpriced for a week day in April. They only offered me one other room that was as bad while the rooms with views remained vacant. Also, parking is $30/night even though you can park on the street for free. They did waive that because of the other issues but I would not have paid it since it was not on my reservation, their website or my confirming email with the total stay amount. I am getting tired of paying Marriott $300 a night for an average hotel and then getting charged anywhere from $25 to $75 for parking. So every time I am charged for parking that is not disclosed, I cancel two nights for future stays. Parking fees are getting out of hand with Marriott.
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Date of stay: April 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check parking fees before you book. Check room before you unpack. If you do not get what you...
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Sergio J wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a leak from the heater/ac unit leaving a puddle and a loud dripping sound. Found it upon returning from an event late at night, so called the front desk. Response was slow and not very helpful, employee was asleep at the desk when we had first walked in. Gave her a second to figure things out while we got our things, but lacked and courtesy when we got there for a new room key. Next morning front desk did not attempt to make things right and lacked any compassion when my girlfriend went to speak with them. When checking out all I was offered was that they sent engineering and got the 30 dollar parking fee removed after pressing further.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon M wrote a review Jun 2023
Wellesley, Massachusetts145 contributions94 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay in a lot of Courtyards for work. This is the best one yet. Modern property with great pool and jacuzzi area, 3 floor patio to work, 4 floor patio to work. Think they should consider that most weekdays are people working remotely and turn down the music on the terraces. Rooms have character and nice decor. Wish light under mirror didn’t go off when someone walked by it. ..annoying at night. Room 315 not much of a view but quiet. Think it would be noisy to overlook pool area. Very kind staff. Thank you for early check in and late check out. Your Green Table, Corazon, Santa Barbara shellfish on the pier were some favorite eats.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gary G wrote a review Mar 2023
Santa Barbara, California847 contributions276 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lunch in the Saint Remy restaurant by the pool. Brand new restaurant with windows overlooking the pool which is on the same level. Varied seating, at the bar, pass though to the pool, regular seating and three sort of booths, each with its own flat screen TV so say 6-8 people can enjoy a game or hearings on CSPAN. Great hamburger.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lardawg94 wrote a review Aug 2023
Huntington Beach, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As a platinum elite member, 2 suite night awards were used for an upgrade (awards were cleared 5 days prior for the BEST available) for a suite with a "city" view. This is their idea of a "city" view ... otherwise, the hotel was clean, staff was great! Sitting on our balcony would've given us a view of the easement between an apartment & the hotel with apartment people sitting, talking & smoking! Great view!! Also, 1 regular/1 decaf coffee would've been nice w/more than 2 cups!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Aaron Alvarez, Guest Services / Front Office at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown
Responded Aug 27, 2023
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to fill out a review. You're experience is below our standards. I've gone ahead & informed the hotel leadership team about your stay in hopes that your concerns are an isolated incident. We thank you for staying with the Courtyard by Marriott. Sincerely, Aaron Alvarez Front Desk Supervisor
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emandw wrote a review Jun 2023
Irvine, California51 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Newly renovated hotel close to the theatre district on State St. Walkable to upper State … Arlington Theatre, Granada Theatre, Public Market. Staff was friendly and helpful when I needed to find a quiet place to work early in the morning; check out the outdoor patio on the 4th floor. We stayed in room 262 and was pleasantly surprised how quiet it was at night. It overlooks the pool/hot tub. There are other rooms in the renovated part of the hotel that overlook the street so not sure about those rooms. If you are looking for something quiet during the day I would consider a room in the newer part of the hotel above the lobby since the music and pool can be heard from our room. It doesn’t have a bistro but a third party restaurant; however, there are many food options a short walk away on State Street. I would recommend this hotel and stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Paid parking available in the garage
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Kim J wrote a review Apr 2024
Corte Madera9 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
First room was over the pool, despite booking city view. Room had a strong chemical odor and then we realised our socks and bags were wet as clearly they’d had to clean something from the carpet. Also zero soundproofing from the pool or bar area. Moved to back room, which was quieter until 5.45am when the garbage trucks arrive. Drapes don’t fit the windows, so the room is lit up by the strip lighting outside the window all night. Apart from that, the rooms are dark and dingy and the shower doesn’t work well. It’s fine for a one night pit stop en route somewhere, but I wouldn’t recommend for any longer.
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Date of stay: April 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to get a newer room at the front of the hotel
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Kim J wrote a tip Apr 2024
Corte Madera9 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a newer room at the front of the hotel "
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vacationer1841 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Saint Louis, Missouri46 contributions55 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go during the week. Weekends are busy"
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emandw wrote a tip Jun 2023
Irvine, California51 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Paid parking available in the garage"
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Jennifer G wrote a tip May 2023
13 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Onsite parking was easy. Hotel was was looked to be the very start of the downtown portion of State Street. Location was quiet"
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HEATHER M wrote a tip May 2023
Wayne, New Jersey36 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"my room was in the main section and very quiet - some have doors facing an open balcony"
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PRICE RANGE
C$377 - C$583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
days inn and suites santa barbara, days inn & suites santa barbara hotel santa barbara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
La Quinta by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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Frequently Asked Questions about Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens (0.4 km), Arlington Theatre (0.4 km), and Our Lady of Sorrows Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Opal Restaurant and Bar, Jane, and Carlitos Cafe y Cantina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.9 km), Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.3 km), and Casa del Herrero (6.8 km).
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