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Days Inn Santa Barbara
Ranked #34 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 3 November 2011

I chose this motel mainly because of the location and the price - just a block from the beach for $70 a night seemed like a good deal. And I got what I paid for: a simple but satisfactory and clean room and a decent bed.
There were only two things that bothered me: it was rather noisy and the wifi connection was very unstable. I'm not sure I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

This was our first night's accommodation after a 14 hour flight and the drive up from LA. We needed a good night's sleep, but the noise from the street, the sport field across the road and hotel guests slamming car doors late into the night prevented any chance of a decent night's sleep.
The room was small, but OK, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was small and in need of refurbishment.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was disgusting.
Value for money was pretty poor, especially compared to our accommodation in Monterey Quality Inn), which was 75% of the cost and twice as good.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

I usually avoid low budget lodging and didn't have high expectations. I was visiting during a UCSB parent weekend so reasonable priced hotels were out of the question. I was staying for one night and needed a room just to crash. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the room and area. Across the way is a park (bonus), a block or so to the beach (bonus), few minutes to drive to State Street, bathroom was small but clean, no broken tiles, no dirt, etc. Cons: thin walls (but I kept the fan on - no issues), TV is old school, bed cover thin but I anticipated that and brought my own blanket & pillow. So, if you want to save money or avoid high cost S.B. hotels this is a chance worth taking - try it out at least once.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

stayed here for 2 nights in june 2011.
2 people for 2 nights = $294.32 inc all taxes etc. (monday x 2 nights)
arrived in santa barbara initially for the one night whilst doing 3 week trip off california. hadnt prebooked, arrvived about half 6pm and seen the vacancy sign. we loved santa barbara and decided after checking in we wanted to stay another night. nice friendly fella on reception, gave us tips on where to eat,drink, tours and where to head out for the night. got a room at the back of the motel where the 2nd car park is (free car park) room was adequate. 2 double beds, little bathroom area. clean and tidy, it is a motel not a hotel and we would def saty here again. little swimming pool and you get breakfast in the price (although its continental so croissants wrapped up in cling film and coffee!) defo recommend doing the red trolley tour that sets off down the beach. takes bout 45mins. our guide was daft as a brush, very comical, wish i could remember his name. we walked back to the motel after a night out took bout 20mins (wearing heels) recommend getting a taxi if you can find one. it was a monday night so wasnt busy at all in the pubs but still met fellow backpackers and had a great night. enjoyed the farmers market too.would def return to santa barbara and stay longer- next time i will time it in at a weekend. overall reasonable priced motel in santa barbara and enjoyed staying here.

Room Tip: we wanted a roo at the back by the second car park.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

After perusing a few hotels by the beach, we opted for this one since it had the best rate. Upon arrival, I thought I was pulling up to a Motel 6. The Days Inn looked old and raggedy on the outside. We arrived early than check-in and got a room away from the street. Once we unloaded our bags, we started to hear some construction next door and immediately wanted a quieter room. The rooms are small and this hotel has the smallest shower ever seen. We got another room next to the jacuzzi which was more ideal. The front desk staff was friendly and the continental breakfast was full of patries and graonla bars, but for the amount we paid I was expecting a little more with the rooms. There's a park across the street which we used to play rallyball.

Be careful when taking a shower, the water can change to extremely hot in seconds. There are some nicer hotels around the Days Inn, such as The Aviana or Lavender Inn. This Days Inn should be a last resort if possible.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

When we arrived, the man at the front desk was lovely and helpful. However, the room, although a decent size, looked a little grubby- sticky surfaces etc. Then when I went in the bathroom, there were hairs around the sink- clearly, the room had not been throughly cleaned. I couldn't stay after that, and we packed up and moved next door to the Avania Inn. We've travelled all over and have stayed in nice hotels through to hostels with shared bathrooms- however, I always think a room you're paying in should be clean, and sadly this fell well below our totally non-picky expectations.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We stayed for two nights en route to LA. Our room was massive - two king size double beds and was spotlessly clean apart from a mark on one wall. Air con was a little noisy. Decor was fine - lovely comfortable beds and pleasant pictures on wall. Tables in room were a little well worn. Nice bathroom. Room overlooked pool, which was fine. The breakfast included in the price was pathetic - coffee, juice and pastries, sowe went out for breakfast and found a great diner called Cajun Kitchen. Be warned though - nearby restaurants are pretentious and overpriced.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 116 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $127 - $1,417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Santa Barbara 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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