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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

1Thank Valaree E
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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...

Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Upsides: The staff are really accommodating and friendly! The beds are clean and comfy, and the cleaning person was very friendly and attentive, and respectful. The breakfast provided was totally reasonable, yay yogurt and eggs! There are plenty of electrical outlets which is amazing! The location near the beach and state Street turned out to be pretty ideal. I had...

Thank Karen W
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi Karen W, Thanks for leaving us feedback, we're happy to have hosted your stay. Making your overnight a complete success has always been our goal and with that in mind, I regret that your assigned room's location and outside noise have both negatively affected your overall experience. As a gentle reminder for your future visits, do not hesitate to...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Although the hotel is a registered historical building the inside is modern and quite atteactive. The rooms new and clean. Also a great advantage of staying in this hotel is the fact that only a block away are numerous good restaurants for dinner. One complaint that I might have is that all over the hotel and the rooms a municipal...

1Thank Norbert T
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Thank you for your review and five-star rating. Our team is glad you liked our interior decor, found the room new and clean, and took advantage of our convenient downtown Santa Barbara locale. We appreciate you taking note of the water conservation notices due to the drought and for sharing your concerns about our shower heads. We hope to welcome...

Reviewed 2 January 2017

For a Holiday Inn Express, this property has a ton of character due to its location in a historic Santa Barbara hotel. Rooms have been recently remodeled but still have some historic flair. Rooms are small like your typical European boutique hotel — so if you're looking for spacious, go elsewhere. But if you're just looking for a place to...

1Thank Sara C
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Thank you for your review. Our team is glad you liked our hotel's historic character, found your room nice and clean, and liked our friendly staff. Due to our hotel's historic nature room size varies from room to room; some rooms are very spacious while some are cozier. We strive to provide parking for all our guests as it is...

Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stayed here only one night as we were passing through Santa Barbara. We checked in late since we were on the road from NorCal and much to our dismay, we found hair on two out of six of the pillows and on one of the bedsheets. Also, when we walked into the room, the smell of some type of...

Thank Christine W
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Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you thought there was a lack of cleanliness in your room and experienced a disturbance during your stay. However, we are pleased with the assistance you received from the front desk staff who quickly worked to fix the issue and are happy to hear you liked our prime downtown Santa...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A little pricy but not bad considering you are walking distance from so much. Comfy beds, clean rooms, attentive staff, nice breakfast (nothing fancy but nice). They are dog friendly for pets 50 pounds or less. Santa Barbara is a very dog friendly city. Personally, I would stay on the 3rd floor but the 2nd wasn't bad.

Thank Betsy L
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Thank you for your review and five-star rating. Our team is delighted to hear you liked our convenient locale, found the bed comfortable and the room clean, and enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We're also glad you took advantage of our pet friendly policy and enjoyed the town with your furry friend. We hope to see you again soon.

Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I just spent a week on business at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara. This is an old renovated hotel built in the early 1900's that used to be called the Hotel Virginia. The renovations were done pretty well, but it's still an old building. Pros: The location is awesome. It's right at the intersection of State and Haley...so...

Thank CookieMonster22030
Management response:

Thank you for your comments! We are happy to hear you took advantage of our prime downtown Santa Barbara locale, liked your room and its amenities, found our complimentary breakfast delicious, liked the comfortable bed, and found our staff friendly. We apologize for any disruption you experienced during your staff; due to our convenient location, noise pollution is sometimes experienced...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

This location is right off of State Street, which is great for shopping and eating. Older property, but Holiday Inn did a good job updating. Nice, quaint rooms and complimentary breakfast was great. Parking is a little challenging, you can tell real estate in SB is not cheap. Overall I would stay again and recommend to those staying in area.

Thank frugalguy
Management response:

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed our convenient downtown locale, liked the balance between our historic foundation and modern updates, enjoyed your room, and found our complimentary breakfast great. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and the hotel is clean. Best part was the location, right off of State street next to many restaurants and bars and an easy walk to the beach. They have a convenient parking lot on the side of the hotel. I think it was $14, but worth the convenience

Thank John D
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you found our staff friendly, liked our prime location steps away from State Street, and liked our convenient parking lot. We hope you were able to take advantage of our complimentary valet service. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The rooms are clean, roomy, and an overall good value for the money. The location is fantastic-- within walking distance to anything you could possibly want to do in Santa Barbara! I stayed here for three consecutive nights and was very happy with my stay.

Thank Trevor P
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you were impressed with the value of our hotel, liked the roomy, clean rooms, and enjoyed our convenient location next to all that downtown Santa Barbara has to offer. Our team hopes to welcome you again for a future stay!

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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 Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $238 - $498 (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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