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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Angus, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed one night between the drive from San Francisco to L.A.. I have been to Santa Barbara before and I really like the look and feeling of Main Street with the seating, trees in bloom, shops and restaurants. All staff at the hotel were very nice and courteous, the room (2 double beds) was snug, however adequate for one night....

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Tucson
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
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...

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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...

yorktown ny
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to be in the heart of Santa Barbara this is the place to stay. It is on the more expensive side if you choose to stay on a weekend night. Parking was an additional $16/night. The staff were all pleasant. The room and beds were clean and comfortable. Only issue I had was the room had a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on Haley and State street, understated, very comfortable . King bed, ground floor, continental breakfast, free wifi. Very convenient for visiting SB. I will definitely make this my go to downtown SB hotel.

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Thank you for your review and five-star rating. Our team is thrilled to hear we're your go-to downtown Santa Barbara hotel due to our prime location, comfortable rooms and bed, complimentary breakfast, and free, fast WiFi. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future stay.

Denver, CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't until you head up to the room that it dawns on you - this used to be something else. The rooms are compact, which is not a nice way to say small. The bathroom/shower is efficient, which is not to say lacking amenities. Breakfast is not lavish, it is satisfying. We chose this hotel purely for location. The...

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Thank you for your beautifully written review. Our staff is thrilled you chose our hotel due to its prime downtown Santa Barbara locale close to the beach and shops, restaurants, and nightlife of State Street. We're also glad you enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast; liked our friendly front desk staff; found the quiet room "perfect" and the bed comfortable; and...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one night here and really enjoyed our stay. The room was spotless and large,the breakfast had a great choice of food and drinks. Annie on reception was excellent giving us help on directions for our road trip.

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Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are delighted your enjoyed your stay with us due to the large, clean room, our delicious complimentary hot breakfast, and our friendly staff members. Our team hopes you had a wonderful road trip, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night, check in staff were really friendly and helpful. Our room was on the ground floor and very hot on arrival! Basic but clean and had everything we needed, it was a little small when you have two suitcases, we struggled with the space in the room! We had a free continental breakfast which was...

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Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you made our hotel one of your stops during your honeymoon road trip and that you liked our friendly staff, clean room, and complimentary breakfast. Our team is sorry to hear you struggled with space in the room. Due to the historic nature of our hotel, each room offers a unique experience;...

Escondido, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby booked it with IHG reward points, and I didn't check it out on this site as I usually do ; ). so I was extremely surprised and delighted. It is a historical building, nicely rehabbed, rooms are moderate in size, nicely furnished, very clean, all amenities, and charming. We were in the main building, and I did request a...

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Thank you for your thoughtful review and five-star rating. Our team is thrilled that you liked our historic style and nicely furnished, clean rooms and that you had a quiet night's sleep. We hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was great. Holiday Inn Express is not a 5-star hotel, but what the do they do very, very, well. Room was spotless. Having the sink and counter separate from the toilet and shower (with excellent lighting) made it much easier for us to manage in a single room for two parents and a teen age son. I liked...

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Thank you for your review and five-star rating. Our team is delighted you liked the spotless room, bathroom setup, complimentary hot breakfast, and our prime downtown Santa Barbara locale close to the beach and shops, nightlife, and restaurants of State Street. We are also glad you had the chance to take advantage of our beautiful balcony area. We hope to...

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool older hotel. Very well kept. Awesome location right next to State St where everything is happening. 10 min walk to pier. Staff was excellent! if you are looking for a good hotel that is clean and central to everything in Santa Barbara this is a great choice.

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Thank you for your review. Our team is glad you liked our historic structure, clean rooms, excellent staff, and prime downtown Santa Barbara locale. We're thrilled to have your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $254 - $545 (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 don't think there is a bad room in the building.”
JimnPat, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Main building, backside, top floor was very quiet.”
cfabbott51, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If worried about noise from State St businesses at night ask to be put in middle or other side of hotel”
CarlosH17, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in 2 separate rooms on the 2nd floor and both were great!!!!!”
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“If you want it quite, get a room facing to the back of the hotel (parking lot).”
Flyhead, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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