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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Friday night party zone...nearby bar with two fights outside in street between 11pm-1am and plenty of just plain yelling. If you're there on a weekend night, I suggest asking for a room away from the club and the street.

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I agree, our building does have a lot of character and historic charm. I'm sorry to hear that street noise disturbed you during your stay. We strive to create a positive atmosphere for our guests and are currently working with the local area businesses to curtail the nightlife surrounding the hotel. We...

San Jose, CA
Reviewed 14 March 2013

My reservation was 5 months away when I cancelled. When you book online, some weekends have a 48-hr cancellation policy, some have a no cancellation policy. I just happened settle on a weekend that had a no cancellation policy (again, 5 months away), and didn't notice the policy change (on the bottom, left, below the Submit button) for that weekend....

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us. The feedback we receive enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. Thank you again for your feeback and please contact me through...

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We were visiting UCSB and the hotel was a little farther from the school than I would have liked. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and quiet. The Internet service worked well. We had no problems with noise or parking.

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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. Our staff enjoyed reading your comments. We are glad that you were able to relax during your stay with us. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Reviewed 8 March 2013

I have family in SB and try to make this my standard location when I am in town. My family can easily meet up with us for dinner on State street where I can eat/drink within walking distance. This is essentially a boutique hotel (Hotel Virginia) which is now branded with the Holiday Inn Express badge. As a regular business...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here as kind of a staycation (since we both live in Santa Barbara). The hotel is located just off state street so it is close to all of the night life and restaurants. Parking is kind of a pain because self parking there is never any spots, and you can get valet but it's quite...

1Thank brl_182
Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We stayed here for one night on our way from santa monica to bay area. This hotel is very conveniently located right on the state street (which is the downtown area in SB) and one block away from the beach. If you've never been to santa barbara, state street is absolute amazing place to hang out. So the location gives...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 February 2013

The location of this hotel is terrific, near State Street and walking distance to all we needed. The lobby was pleasant looking and the room was very comfortable and good sized. The staff was friendly. When I pay this much and it includes breakfast, I expect to see healthy options that I can eat. We were up early and there...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2013

I've stayed in a few Holiday Inn Express hotels over the past years, but this was definitely not your "typical" HIE - definitely a BIT more upscale than their usual Express locations (although that was reflected in the price - approx. $170/night during the slow month of January...ouch!). Overall it's a very decent hotel, located just steps away from key...

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Orange County, CA
Reviewed 23 January 2013

My wife and I spent the weekend before Christmas here and I must say it's one of the nicest H.I.E.'s I've been to. The reception area and room were perfect! Parking is a little cramped if you bring a large truck, next time we'll bring a smaller vehicle. Once I parked my beast I didn't want to leave fearing I'd...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Stayed for three nights in January. This hotel is in a very good location right off of State street which has the majority of shops, restaurants, bars, etc in S.B.. Room and hotel was very clean, the breakfast area was well stocked and full of a lot of choices. My only suggestion would be to mae the wine and cheese...

1Thank ddali

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • 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
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3428
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €179 - €369 (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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“If you want it quite, get a room facing to the back of the hotel (parking lot).”
 of 5 bubbles Flyhead, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room in the main building, on floor 2 and above, to avoid sidewalk "views"”
 of 5 bubbles V3400KOkarenw, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Close to restaurants”
 of 5 bubbles norbertt844, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't get a room facing Haley Street unless you don't mind the noise!”
 of 5 bubbles CookieMonster22030, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The end of the hallway is where the quiet rooms are located”
 of 5 bubbles johnsomerviller, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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