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Los Angeles
Reviewed 17 October 2012

The Holiday Inn Express apparently at one point in time was known as the Hotel Virginia. It is very easy to see in the decor and structure of this building that it was once a prime destination for travelers who wanted to escape the bustle of city life and head for the relaxing hills of Santa Barbara. It's hard to...

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 October 2012

an excellent upgraded hotel but kept in the tradition of the Spanish arch. and culture. Small but cozy, great staff, very helpful and when asked for a noon luncheon place the referral was outstanding! Within walking distance of the beach, pier, etc., I would definitely stay here again. Bob - Minnesota

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 10 October 2012

This is a beautiful hotel, located within walking distance of the turist attractions, including the pier, beach ,great restaurant and shopping.Free very good breakfast , freerental bikes with lock and helmet, free bottles of water through out our stay. The rooms had lovely decor and where very comfortable and quiet also the lobby and breakfast area had a boutique feel...

Thank Eddy M
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Staff was really great and very accomodating. I thought the hotel had a boutique feel with pretty tiles and new bathrooms...being from the East Coast, I loved the decor. The room I stayed in was small but cozy with a nice comfortable bed. Great location, just around the corner from good restaurants and shopping. The parking lot was full when...

Thank Alexander218
DeMotte, IN
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Located within walking distance to hotels, eateries, and all the local flavor. Price was a shock at first but in relation to the area was in line. Not a new property but well taken care of. Small rooms, mine had a window that looked out on a brick wall. That said the staff was seriously friendly. Good breakfast, free parking...

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 October 2012

This is a lovely hotel, it is an older building and in our room they had left the brick walls exposed. The staff were really helpful, especially the housekeeping and Valet. It is a block off the main street, a 10 minute walk to the pier and beach. Room was comfortable and quiet, Santa Barbara is a beautiful town and...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed for a night at this hotel in the downtown of Santa Barbara as part of our journey down the coastal route. This hotel is very small but is well located and very well managed. We arrived late but was pleasantly surprised by the convenience in parking and a small bottle of champagne waiting for us (as we have...

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Gilroy, California, United States
Reviewed 30 September 2012

At first I was cringing when I saw the price of the room, but after staying here it was totally worth it. Besides the location and the cute rooms, the staff was extremely helpful. It was our first time visiting Santa Barbara and valet guy directed us to a great Italian place for dinner. Then while my sister and i...

Thank Deanna L
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We took a long time deciding on a hotel in Santa Barbara since all were really expensive . We chose this for the location, knowing nothing Of Santa Barbara and did not hold out for much since it was a chain and seemed overpriced. It turned out to be one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in on our...

Thank lorna p
Chappaqua, New York
Reviewed 27 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara as one of our stops along our amazing road trip from San Francisco to LA. This hotel is right off of State Street, so it is very close to all the shops, restaurants and the beach. It had a lot of character giving it a great California...

Thank Logan R

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $213 - $417 (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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“The end of the hallway is where the quiet rooms are located”
 of 5 bubbles johnsomerviller, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front overlook a busy road”
 of 5 bubbles EmjayBristol, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I thought it was quiet but you can ask to be on the courtyard side to stay away from Haley St.”
 of 5 bubbles wmchale, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“overnight parking is $14, which is reasonable for the area.”
 of 5 bubbles Rig0V, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms overlooking Haley have the best views (non parking lot) BUT are louder than ones off Haley.”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaPeele, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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