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Hotel Santa Barbara
Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2016

It has the feel of a beautiful Hotel from the 1930's era. Yet has pretty much all the new technology updates for WIFI and computer. The renovations are very well done, and
don't take away from History or Character of the hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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HotelSB, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Thank you for staying with us Carolyn. We are so glad you could appreciate the historic charm of the hotel. Many features are original from when it was built in 1926. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Hotel Santa Barbara is one of those long standing, family owned hotels that keeps the customer first in every situation. They have wonderful rooms, dedicated and polite staff and a great location in the downtown area, but also close to the beach. Love it!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We recently spent the weekend in Santa Barbara and stayed at the Hotel Santa Barbara. The hotel's location is excellent - right in the middle of shopping and dining. But visitors should keep in mind the age of the hotel. While the rooms have been updated, the walls are paper thin. Avoid any "01" room as they are next to the ancient hotel elevator and guests can here is constant whirring of the elevator machinery as it creeps up and down between floors. Guests are asked to sign an agreement noting "quiet hours" between 10pm and 8 am and there are signs in the hallways about the quiet hours. I thought that was odd but understood when I could hear a "whoosh" every time the guests next door flushed their toilet. The aforementioned elevator would be a challenge for anyone with physical disabilities - with doors and a gate to negotiate when getting into the very small elevator car.
The staff were gracious and accomodating. Parking for the hotel can be difficult to find - it is located behind the hotel and is easy to miss the turn into the lot.
If you like historic hotels, check it out. If you are looking for modern amenities, this would not be your best choice.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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HotelSB, Director of Sales at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Thank you for your review of the hotel. The hotel has many features original to its construction in 1926, including the cage lift elevator (which has been modified to today's safety standards). We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be back soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This hotel is in beautiful Santa Barbara. The newly remodeled hotel is in walking distance to the beach, pier, and marina. Great food and shopping all around this hotel. The staff are amazing, super accommodating and friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for short time, but the hotel has a perfect location, very central and near the train station. The building is old, but it has an elevator (a bit slow, without my luggage I prefered the stairs). Very nice rooms, confy beds. The staff was friendly and helpful. I wish I could have stayed longer!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Santa Barbara

Address: 533 State St, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: €181 - €250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Santa Barbara, where the atmosphere is alive and the options are endless. Be our guest and discover the personal service and incomparable downtown location that is Hotel Santa Barbara. Experience world-class shopping, fine dining, theaters, galleries, entertainment, great beaches, and so much more...all within walking distance of our front doors. Downtown Santa Barbara beckons from this beautifully restored Spanish/Mediterranean-style hotel mingling historic charm and contemporary comfort. Valet Parking (overnight fee) ... more   less 
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