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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you go in knowing what to expect, this hotel is a nice experience. I quite enjoyed this stylish hotel for the most part. The building itself is historic, but the interior looks like a modern art gallery. The rooms are very small, but for me the modern décor makes up for that. Everything in the room was clearly designed to maximize space. And then there are the infamous bathrooms. It’s the smallest I’ve ever seen with the toilet, sink, and shower all sharing the same space. But again it was cleverly designed. There’s a foldable glass partition that keeps the shower water off the toilet. All that said, space is at a premium. So if you travel with a lot of things this place may be too cramped. The one thing I didn’t like was the window in my room was blacked out. I don’t know if that was intentional or if it was due to construction. Also this place is near the train tracks. It didn’t bother me, but it may be too much noise for some people. The location of this hotel is great. It’s right by the Funk Zone and within walking distance to downtown and the wharf. For a short one or two night stay, I’d recommend this hotel. I was there for four nights, and after a couple nights I found myself wanting a bigger room—or a window.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Not Cheap but great value for money
You cannot fault the location of this hotel. I know some people complain about the train noise, but they were less intrusive than the ones near my house! Easy walk to the beach and to multiple good looking eating houses. Made use of the loan bikes that allowed me to see a little more. The room was on the small side, reflecting the heritage of the hotel, but unless you are looking for somewhere to send a lot of time inside more than adequate. Loved the shower. The thing I like about Indigo hotels is that although they are part of a chain each one is individual.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Stayed at the Hotel Indigo for business in Santa Barbara. Great location as next to the Amtrak train station. Walking distance to restaurants. Bedroom was European, so very small. Bed was comfortable but not much walking space between the bed and desk and cabinets. Did not find the luggage rack until day of departure; it was under the bed. Shower stall is convertible meaning that it is a glass door that opens up. I did not know how to use so when taking a shower, the water drenched the bathroom floor. Understood later than the hotel had to remodel the rooms to include a private bathroom. Difficult to do work for business as very limited desk space. Great complimentary coffee in the morning from the Santa Barbara Roasting Company.

Stayed: April 2017
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Amanda G, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Rodney, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your stay. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the proximity to the train station and restaurants. We are very proud of our location. I am sorry to hear that the bathroom door was difficult to work with; if you are to stay with us in the future, the front desk staff is always happy to assist you with any room issues. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel was really nice, staff were very helpful and the rooms were nicely furnished. The bed was very comfortable and excellent air conditioning.
Only downside was that that there was no breakfast included for what was an expensive two nights.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Overall I was pleased with my stay at Hotel Indigo. I knew the room would be small but I didn't know it would be that small. The bathroom as well. It was good for a one night stay. The stay was very friendly. The bed was super comfy!

Stayed: June 2017, 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
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 #28 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: €134 - €269 (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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