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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having enjoyed staying at Indigo hotels several times we were looking forward to our experience here. Sadly it did not live up to our expectations. The room was almost entirely occupied by the very large bed. This meant that it was difficult for the two of us to move around the room while packing/unpacking etc. There was no fridge or...

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback following your recent visit; we apologize to you for not meeting your expectations. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We are aware that some of our guest rooms can feel small, but make it known that our guest rooms are cleverly...

California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you check in to a hotel, and find earplugs included wth the toiletries, in my experience this is not a good sign. This hotel is two buildings joined by a connecting structure. As of this writing, both buildings are being partially renovated. The building which fronts on State Street has a restaurant going in, and the "back" building, which...

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback following your recent visit. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. While, the construction is not ideal, we are excited for our renovated rooms and restaurant to reopen soon, and strive to ensure that construction work only occurs within permitted times, as...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The construction work started shortly after 6:30 am. Earplugs couldn't even block the noise and staff were unsympathetic. The hotel is in great location and is clean but if you want to sleep past 7 am don't stay here. Not what you expect for over $200 a night. Vehicles must be valet parked and are stored off site overnight. The...

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review! While, the construction is not ideal, we are excited for our renovated rooms and restaurant to reopen soon, and strive to ensure that the work does not begin before 7 am as per city guidelines. Our historic building and location mean that off-site valet parking has been a favorable solution for guests...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid $320+ night -- for a room that was worth roughly $200/night. The rooms are very clean and well appointed -- but, as noted elsewhere, small. The staff is unfailingly and universally polite. All of that is nice, but not enough for me to go back (at any price). Why? See below. A. The walls are thin -- and...

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Josh, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback following your recent visit; we apologize your stay was less than satisfactory and truly care about the details you have listed in your review. The maintenance related issues such as the loud slamming doors have been assigned to the appropriate department and an immediate improvement has been made....

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

While people say the rooms are small this hotel has a wonderful location, great staff, is very dog friendly and very comfortable rooms. Our room had an outdoor patio which was perfect since we had our Golden Retriever with us. It is close to several of the Urban Wine Trail tasting rooms and close to the beach. I highly recommend...

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for your glowing review! We are happy to hear that you, and your golden retriever, enjoyed your stay! Our compact yet comfortable rooms encourage guests to take advantage of our beautiful outdoor space and location. Four-footed guests are always welcome at our hotel, and we are pleased that you were able to explore our walkable wine...

ALISO VIEJO
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Overall great experience. Missing room service but told restaurant is coming soon. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful on things to do and places to visit especially for our little one. Great location - close to the wharf and near lots of great restaurants and wineries. All within walking distance, shuttle also available.

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Gunnison, Colorado
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The hotel is very clean and newly renovated. It is two floors without an elevator. The rooms are nice but small. It reminders me of a European boutique hotel. There isn't much room for luggage there was a luggage rack but I didn't see a place to put it. Two people with luggage would not fit. The shower is European...

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Debby, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback and bringing important details to our attention. We’re glad you enjoyed Hotel Indigo's boutique hotel design and would like to inform you we are currently renovating several rooms which includes improving the modern showers. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience experienced with the wakeup call; this is extremely...

Waterbury, Vermont, United States
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect location! Located at the end of State Street. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach boardwalk, and a 5 minute walk to the Winery section of town: Funk Zone! Rooms are comfy but really small, and the gym is too small to work out in. Staff was wonderful.

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Amanda G, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Jed B, Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate your feedback and our front desk associates were happy to recommend our nearby favorite wine tasting rooms and beautiful beach! Santa Barbara is a perfect town for exploring on foot; we hope to welcome you back on your next getaway!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was pleased to discover this quaint and recently renovated hotel. It is in a great location, very clean facility and cute ambiance. I would recommend this location for work or holiday travel. The best part was the walkability to all of Santa Barbara's amenities.

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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Your review made our day! We appreciate your eye for detail and are glad you enjoyed the modern design of our hotel. We hope to welcome you back to our Funk Zone location and encourage you to try out our new restaurant coming soon. Thank you so much for the review!

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Friends booked me a room for the evening because we had and Valentines event at the Arlington Theatre. We needed 3 rooms and the Indigo was able to accommodate us all. Everyone was very curteous and professional. Rooms were adequate and very well designed. This will be a perfect place for an overnight stay. Also when all the surrounding renovation...

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers eco-friendly, artful lodging steps from the Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, and Urban Wine Trail. Contemporary art, colorful murals, and a plant-filled living wall grace this 41-room boutique hotel. Guest rooms feature spa-inspired showers with Aveda products and the smaller footprint characteristic of environmentally friendly lodging. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. Facilities include a business center, fitness room, boardroom, art library, living wall, open air lounges, and a MCASB Satellite art museum. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara's hottest address! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

Address: 121 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $306 - $549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Stay elsewhere during renovations”
ZippyPinhead, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“upstairs, ask for quiet room”
758edo, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are small, go for a queen instead of King, you will have more room”
548sj, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“To get more space, book a room with a garden sitting area. It was worth the extra $$”
AnneAndrews, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a neighbor with a dog who barked quite a bit- but we weren't bothered. No other noises-but loved our patio on the ground floor”
amybY7093QW, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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