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121 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20-11-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#26 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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GreenLeaders Gold level
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more
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luxurytraveler1972 wrote a review Nov. 2021
Southport, Connecticut131 contributions99 helpful votes
Mixed thoughts on this place. Staff was terrific. Location is great - right on State Street near numerous shops and restaurants, and a quick walk to the beach. Unfortunately that means it is also pretty noisy at night. Aside from street noise there is also a train track that runs through town right near the hotel which lets off an ear piercing whistle when it goes by (including late night and early morning). Also, while the rooms are clean and modern they are TINY, and I do mean tiny - as in, the bed takes up the entire room and there is barely enough space to open your suitcase (I resorted to putting it on my bed to open it), no proper closet, limited amenities. If you are looking for a quick overnight stay and don’t plan to spend time in the room (and don’t mind the noise), this is an ok option. But at the price point this location gets (relatively expensive) it doesn’t offer much.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Nov. 12, 2021
Hello Luxurytraveler1972, Thank you for your most recent review our hotel, we appreciate your kind words about our staff, they sure are the best! I am sorry that the size of the room did not meet your needs, we fully advertise our hotel as being on the compact size, my apologies this was not clear enough for you. You are right though- our location is great! Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza General Manager
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Laurence R wrote a review Oct. 2021
Delray Beach, Florida1504 contributions104 helpful votes
Hotel Indigo is a quaint boutique hotel with both modern and traditional Santa Barbara touches. Its location couldn’t be more convenient, just a half block south of the train station on State Street. It’s a short walk to the beach in one direction and downtown in the other. From the moment I stepped into the fresh, bright, modern lobby I was greeted with warm smiles. There couldn’t have been a more welcoming introduction to my stay here. The staff was consistently available, professional, and friendly, ready with a sincere greeting every time I came and went. COVID precautions are taken seriously here and it was clear a lot of thought went into guest safety and comfort. My room was on the first floor with a private patio. The room makes the most of its small size with a clean, simple, minimalistic layout. Bright white walls expand the space while beautiful wood grain flooring and exposed brick on the patio side give it a historic feel befitting its location. The TV and air conditioning unit, both wall mounted, help keep the limited space open and uncluttered. The single closet/dresser/coffeemaker unit (a Keurig!) does likewise. Still, there was plenty of workspace with a large glass-topped desk and numerous outlets. A white noise generator was a pleasant surprise although the hotel was very quiet during my stay and it wasn’t really needed. The occasional train was not a bother. The European style bathroom is quite small as expected. The adjustable handheld shower is a delight. The highlight was the patio, large and well appointed with a wicker table and two cushioned chairs, surrounded by greenery and dark woods. What a delightful setting it was for coffee in the morning and late night snacks. I look forward to returning here in a few months. This property is truly a gem.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: First floor rooms with private patios
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Responded Nov. 12, 2021
Greetings 792Laurencer, Wow just wow, thank you so much for this detailed and warm review of our hotel. I am super delighted to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of our hotel, and noticed the space efficient touches our guest rooms have. Please come visit us soon, we look forward to your return. Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza General Manager
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Jessica S wrote a review Sep. 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel for an end of summer getaway. Hotel was very clean and the hotel team was welcoming, helpful and kind. The rooms are small and European in feel, but are also nicely appointed and clean. The location cannot be beat and has awesome restaurants and bars surrounding its Funk Zone neighborhood. Steps to East Beach and short walk to the Harbor. Easy walking distance to shopping on state street. Love this hotel. Can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Nov. 12, 2021
Hi Jessso2021, Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel, I am glad your family enjoyed your stay in Santa Barbara. We cant wait to welcome you back! Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza General manager
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Elizabeth Reyes wrote a review Aug. 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
recently stayed at hotel this past weekend and loved it! Its really the location that makes this hotel so great, all attractions SB has to offer are walking distance. The restaurant next door is also so delicious! peppino margs!!! Room was small but I read what I was booking so there was no surprises! Plus the weather was so beautiful I did not spend much time in the room. Yes room was pricey but in general all of SB is. Would come back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: patio rooms!
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Responded Nov. 12, 2021
Hello ElizabethReyes301, Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel, your feedback s greatly appreciated. The entire staff at Hotel Indigo looks forward in welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza General Manager
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Dominique C wrote a review Jul. 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
This hotel looked so cute and trendy online, but the reality was pretty different. The Rooms are very small and outdated. I ended up switching rooms because my first one wasn’t particularly clean, but then realized that seemed to be the case across all rooms. Just an old, musty smell and lots of dust, markings on the walls, etc. Reminds me of what renting a private room in a hostel has been like when traveling around Europe. Bathroom is very small, which is fine for me, but the shower is quite tight if you’re a normal height person. It was fine - it just seems really old and not well kept up to date. Seems to show a lot of wear and tear in the rooms. Not sure if I’d stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded Jul. 29, 2021
Dear Dominiquec, Thank you for your review our hotel, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am sorry that your experience at the hotel did not meet your expectation. We are fully transparent on our website about the size of the rooms and about being a very micro European hotel. I hope you can give us another chance in the near future, call the front desk directly and we can assist in reserving a larger room that might fit your needs better. You wont have a better location that Indigo SB. Sincerely, Luis Mendoza General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$143 - US$320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riviera Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to Riviera Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Reagan Ranch Center (0.1 km), Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.2 km), and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riviera Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Riviera Beach House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riviera Beach House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riviera Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mony's Mexican Food, Loquita Santa Barbara, and Santo Mezcal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riviera Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Riviera Beach House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riviera Beach House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riviera Beach House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riviera Beach House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Riviera Beach House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.5 km), Casa del Herrero (5.6 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (3.4 km).