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Hotel Santa Barbara

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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)
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
103Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
40Attractionswithin 0,5 km
93Room tips
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Originally from Santa Barbara we now live in the Bay area. Wanting to have easy access to old friends and everything that Santa Barbara has to offer. While not over paying for a hotel room that we wouldn't be in much of the time. I booked us two nights at the Hotel Santa
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Hotel's Favourite
We stayed at the hotel for three nights from 7th June and it fulfilled our every requirement. We were on a road trip, so it was good to have the car park behind the hotel (valet parking). The room we had was spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. Everything was clean and
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded 25 Jun 2018
Dear David, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are overjoyed to hear you positively address so many great things about our locally owned, independent property. We take great pride in providing our guests with the best experience during every stay here at Hotel Santa Barbara and are thrilled to hear that we made the mark with you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Santa Barbara again in the future. Please contact me directly next time you would like to book and I will make sure you are given the best rate and taken care of. Happy Travels, Jennie Jacobs, Director of Sales and Marketing (805) 957-9303.
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My wife and I visited at the beginning of Feb 2019 for a long weekend. The decor of the rooms is charmingly tired, and very clean. Very comfortable bed with plenty of space. We booked a king size bed and it was great. There is some work going on to update the bathrooms at the
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear DSB_London, Thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Barbara for your stay. And thank you for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed our central downtown location and King room! Our guest bathrooms are currently undergoing renovations one floor at a time. We do hope you come back in Spring to experience them. Thank you! Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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Charming old hotel walkable to all the theatres, restaurants and shopping. A throwback in time to old Hollywood glamor. Valet parking is very convenient and staff are helpful and kind. Continued renovation for fourth floor is ready this spring.
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Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded 05 Feb 2019
Dear Ilene, Thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are excited for our new bathrooms to be fully complete in the spring. Each month a new floor will be ready, so the fourth floor should be ready for it's reveal soon. We look forward to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Jennie Jacobs Director of Sales and Marketing
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This is my second time staying at Hotel Santa Barbara. My first trip was several years ago and the hotel needed some updating then. I was much more comfortable during this trip. The room was comfortable (but small) and clean. All of the staff were very friendly. This hotel is in
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The King Room at the Hotel Santa Barbara
The room was very small with very little space to do iron our clothes.
Close to beach?
Yes. In fact, we walked to the pier a few times. It took less than 10 min :)
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Check in and check out times?
Hello. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 noon. Thanks for staying with us!
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Is there access to a pool for guests? If not on premises - nearby?
Hi Samuel, We do not have a pool on the property, although there are a couple of options nearby; Los Banos Del Mar Swimming Pool Santa Barbara Athletic Club Unfortunately, Trip Advisor won't let us post links here, but just Google the above and you will find what you need. Hope that helps!
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Does the gold club coin get you anything
Hi Halftank, The Gold Coin is good for $10 off your next stay with us! You likely got one they last time you stated at Hotel Santa Barbara. We are eager to have you stay again! Regards, Hotel SB
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"Ask for a remodeled bathroom. Also, ask about construction noise!! Elevator is super slow. Incase you are going to the upper floors."
"4th floor corner room was perfect for noise level and privacy."
"No rooms would have much of a view because of location."
"Our room was facing the State, but it was surprisingly quiet."
"Ask for your own personal needs. Staff very helpful"
US$224 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
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