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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Ranked #29 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were on our way southwards to L.A. and spent the night at the Indigo. It could not have been more convenient. A short 5 minute walk from train depot to hotel lobby was a welcome relief as tired as I was. We had previously made reservations, had asked for a quiet room (after all, it is adjacent to the train tracks) and checked into our euro small, stylish, clean and functional room upstairs. It was perfectly suitable for a our overnight stay, the staff was friendly and very helpful and the hotel was well within a 15 minute walking distance of several choices for breakfast. There is also a very very cool cheapo store where I bought some fresh fruit for our continuing travels. Our room was small, our suitcases took up most of the spare floor but it had a comfortable bed, was immaculate, the bathroom was also euro modern with glass door that swung to separate shower spray water from the toilet, and there was a bright graphic on the wall. All in all, a very convenient stay for an Amtrak traveler with no need for a cab ride. Be sure to ask for a quiet upstairs room.

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Located in the uber-hip Funk Zone, Hotel Indigo scores high marks for location. But guests should not be allowed to use the rooms until the ludicrous shower situation is remedied. The "shower" in the hip bathroom has a curtain, but no physical wall to drain the water. Our bathroom flooded both nights, the water pooled out to the entire room, and we used every towel to prevent the water from reaching our bed. It was a safety issue for us. This is such an easy engineering exercise that it's ridiculous to actually have guests stay until this changes. On the plus side, staff was upbeat and professional, and the added treat of Stearns Wharf salt water taffy eased the uncomfortable physical challenges of the room.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Dear Devo18,
Thank you for providing valuable feedback following your recent stay; we appreciate your suggestions and do have a positive solution. Currently the hotel is in the process of remodeling each bathroom with a new design to greatly improve the water slope efficiency of the showers. The European standing shower bathroom size will remain compact to continue operating with a small ecological footprint as a certified Green Engage business. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate department since this particular case seems more extreme than usual. We are happy you enjoyed our central location and explored a bit of our neighborhood. Please contact me directly at the hotel if you have any further questions or if you would like to make a reservation when the bathroom remodel is complete. Thank you again for the review!

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Wonderful staff, cute room, and great location!!! The concierge was very helpful in directing us to fun local places and providing us with coupons for two for one wine tastings. Overall a really awesome experience at this hotel.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Amanda G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Dear annakchang33,
It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guests and recommend several of our favorite eateries and wine tasting rooms; we're glad you enjoyed exploring our local neighborhood! Our staff members appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you for another great experience. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at the beautiful , modern Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara. 500' from the beach, pier and lots of great Resturaunt's. They had the best WiFi at 30mb up and down and have some of the nicest staff anywhere, including the valet and front desk staff. Lots of modern glass, white and grey decor and one of the prettiest garden patios anywhere. Super comfy bed and quiet.
Only one tiny issue, it has a tiny bathroom 5-6" x 5'-6" wide; the shower door swings open to use the toilet. It worked for us but if you are a person who needs lots of space, you might reconsider. Fortunately the room has good lighting for the girls to do their makeup, nice tv, plenty of wall outlets and in room coffee.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Good location for shopping, wine tasting and beach going. Room and restroom were small, but functional. Neat outdoor communal spaces on clear days/nights. Friendly and helpful staff who offered perfect suggestions.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 121 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: €154 - €287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers eco-friendly, artful lodging steps from the Amtrak station, MOXI, Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, and Urban Wine Trail. Contemporary art and colorful murals grace this 41-room, pet-friendly, boutique hotel. Our sleek, modern, micro guest rooms feature comfy beds with premium linens, usb-media-ready tvs, ergonomic workstations, space-efficient storage, wet bathrooms with spa-inspired showers with 8 ft. high showerheads and Aveda products, and yet the smaller footprint characteristic of environmentally friendly lodging. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. Facilities include a business center, fitness studio, boardroom, art library, open-air lounges, and a MCASB Satellite art museum with free Wifi throughout the hotel. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara's hottest address! ... more   less 
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