Right next to the best restaurants and shopping, across from the Santa Barbara Brewery, less than 10 minutes from the beach! Nice little balcony for a modest breakfast. Definitely not a fancy hotel, but very nice Spanish decor, appropriate for the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close and convenient and that's it"
it was close to everything. it is loud. very loud. not just the outside noise (sort of expected because of how close it is to everything) but the inside of the hotel, very loud. the doors are paper thin and you can hear everyone all the way down the hall opening and closing their doors and also anyone talking outside your room early in the morning. […] very annoying and uncomfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, clean, linens need to be replaced , uncomfortable bedGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love Holiday Express"
My family was attending a wedding in Santa Barbara and we asked for early check in and that was so apprecated so much. The staff could not be more pleasant and ready to help. The only down side was the room we had was on the street and we noticed some noise but the fact we had two rooms across from each other was a bonus for us and early check in. A […] big thank you to all the staff at this hotel, we will come back when in Santa Barbara. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Perfect, Loved It., perfect location, very clean room, just had a great stay. would recommed to anyoneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"GREAT LOCATION - OLDER HOTEL"
Amazing location in Santa Barbara on State Street and walking distance to the beach. Hotel itself is older and they have worked hard to maintain it, but no wow factor or luxury here. Stay for the location only.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great stay in this hotel. Doug on reception made us very welcome and gave some good advice on the local area. He also gave us a bottle of wine as it was our friend's birthday! Beds huge, room very comfortable and clean, great location - right in the centre near shops and restarurants. Great self serve breakfast. Could not fault it at all!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location for weekend Visit to Santa Barbara"
Excellent location for a weekend visit to Santa Barbara. Close to Amtrak, Beach, Wharf, and all restaurants on State Street. No need for a car with this centrally located hotel. Just use the shuttle and most things are within walking distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Old and noisy"
Like most of the area old property and over priced. Lots of street noise. Hotel employees were very nice. No reason to ever stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An ideal place to stay when touring California"
We stayed for three wonderfull days in Santa Barbara. The hotel was great, convenient to State Street ( the Main Street in the City) and a short walk to the Harbour. The hotel staff were friendly and obliging, the room was comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was ideal. The room was a good size with all the facilities we required including a […] Fridge and we were also advised we could have the use of a microwave if we required one. The bathroom was clean and well maintained and everything was provided for our stay. I would recommend this hotel to my friends who are visiting the area. We parked our car and spent the two days exploring Santa Barbara on foot. It is nice to be able to park and explore the city and the harbour without the car, so much of time in California seems to be spent in the Car. Santa Barbara is an ideal spot to stop when travelling in California there is ample supply of Restaurants, Bars, Shops and Theatres within a few minuites of the hotel. The Beach and Harbour are a short walk away but if you are feeling tired a bus runs from the beach to the State Street regularly during the day. On our third day we took the car and visited the Mission on upper State Street and the Botanical Gardens, we would have loved to stay longer but all good things come to an end. I am sure there are lots of other things to see in Santa Barbara and we will return and we will stay again at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Smelly and Dingy"
Hotel had a very damp, odd smell to it, not at all up to the standards typical of Holiday Inn Express. Morning's breakfast was also very much below par. The overall poor condition and atmosphere of the hotel was really clear, because I had been traveling up the coast and was staying at Holiday Inn Express locations throughout the state. This was well […] below the level of quality that the rest of the chain maintains. Unfortunate, because the town is great. I wouldn't ever stay here again, though.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel is fine. good location ,people are friendly.One thing they don't have a safe in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location - close to shopping and restaurants and within easy walking distance to the beach. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Overall a very good choice if you don't wish to be directly located at the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ROOM 101, the room from hell!!!!"
Our first night was awfull, we got room 101 on the first floor and it was the "room from hell", we could hear EVERYTHING from the restroom flushing from the other rooms, to the walking and talking and restroom flushing of the room above us, the loud music from the bars near the hotel, the trash truck in the morning, doors opening and closing all over […] the place, we could not sleep at all. We were asked to be moved to another room and the staff was very friendly, they moved us to the 3rd floor, the room was much better, not as noisy as the first floor room. Overall our stay was good, the only bad thing was there is no pool for the kids. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Holiday Inn...CLEAN, COMFORTABLE & GREAT LOCATION!"
Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express met all of our expectations. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. Staff was warm and informative. The location is excellent as we were able to walk to and from all the attrractions Downtown, including the Urban Wine Trail! All wineries/tasting rooms were easily reached via walking. We will stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
excellent location. parking a bit crappy but it was so close to the best spots that it didn't matter much. rooms were clean and nice. highly recommend. great spot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were surprised when we checked in as we were expecting something different from a Holiday Inn Express but the hotel is decorate well, the room was comfortable and clean and the location is amazing!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old and unkempt"
The hotel is a converted old motel. the lobby is old and tacky. the bed was sooo uncomfortable my wife and i could barely sleep. The room was small and the bathroom fixtures were dated and old. There was someone's old used boxers left in our bedroom closet!! The location is great next to State Street but overall the hotel SUCKED!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is centrally located with a lot of great bars, restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The parking is convenient and the breakfast in the morning is a good way to start the day. The hotel has two buildings. We had a room right next to the laundry room overlooking the street on the first floor of the adjacent building which was kind […] of a bummer. You could hear the thump of the washing machine and dryer with the cars driving by which put a damper on things. I'd recommend this hotel but make sure you have a nice room in a good location in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Got stuck in the air going from Denver to Santa Barbara, no way to contact Expedia or Hotel. Plane returned to Denver, could not get into Santa Barbara until midnight next. Cancelled trip, missed wedding and was charged first night because I did not contact them. Sorry, phones weren't working at 25,000 feet or whatever.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location! Santa Barbara is amazing!"
This is a nice hotel with an excellent location within walking distance of shops and restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
I lived in Santa Barbara for almost 30 years and was more than pleasantly surprised at this little gem right down town. My husband and I needed a place to stay for our son's wedding in Santa Barbara. I had reccommended it to a friend not long ago who wanted an affordable hotel within walking distance to downtown. I remembered passing it often and thought […] it looked nice. She told me that she enjoyed her stay there and would reccommed it to others. I was amazed at that price that there was a valet to park your car if you couldn't locate a parking space in the 2 lots provided - parking fee for not 1, but 2 cars was inexpensive. The room was clean, spacious, nicely appointed and supplied all one would need - from toiletries fo refridgerator. I have stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels around the world (as a travel agent and traveling for pleasure) and this hotel, though not in that league has nothing to be ashamed of. I would not only reccommend it to others, I most certainly would stay there again. From the front desk to house keeping and the valet everyone was very friendly and courteous. High marks all around. Thanks to the staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quite Good for a HI - Express"
In general this is better than a typical Holiday Inn Express. That said, it's extremely expensive for a typical HI. I'm not blaming this on the hotel, they are pricing in their market. That's Santa Barbara-- a town full of mediocre hotels that are seriously over priced. If you like low quality, mundane, Spanish traditional decor for the price of a NYC […] chic boutique hotel than SB is your town. Rooms appear to be somewhat recently renovated, OK size but, not generous. Staff was very nice. Location is great if you want to be right of State Street which can be a noise problem but, we did not experience that. The elevator, however, is frighteningly loud - like a snooze alarm that never goes off. Do not get a room by the elevator. Rate included breakfast. Nice to run down & get a real cup of coffee (which was actually good) in lieu of the coffee maker taking up precious real estate on the bathroom vanity counter. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Not the best Holiday Inn experience, but for the location is a deal, although is excessively expensive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Friendly Service & Good Value"
Taking into account the class of hotel, it was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy, relaxing and convenient"
My experience at this hotel was wonderful. My family and I took a trip to Santa Barbara via Amtrak from Los Angeles. It was a great trip, very relaxing. The Holiday Inn Express was about 3 blocks from the train station located off of State St. When I checked in the staff was very helpful and courteous. The rooms were clean, the hotel is a bit older […] and is mission style but kept very nice. The location is central to the Wharf and shopping. We walked and rented bicycles to tour the city. State Street is a good place for shopping and eating. The continental breakfast was very good and very convenient when you have two young kids. I was very satisfied with this pick and would definitely return, Thank you Holiday Inn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Filthiest hotel I've ever stayed in."
Probably the dirtiest hotel I've had the misfortune of staying in. Will not be going back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I apologize that your stay was less than satisfactory, we will address this issue with our housekeeping staff. We appreciate the feedback and will use it as an opportunity to improve. We hope that you will stay with us again and give us the chance to regain your faith in our hotel.
The location was great. Very close to State Street. The room was very well set up and the shower was very good. The bed was comfortable until the other person moved and the whole bed moved. Quiet location and staff were very helpful. Breakfast was good (Continental).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Dear Dennis P, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Santa Barbara. We hope you choose to stay with us in the future!
Great central locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and our location. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara.
What a great simple hotel . From the room , the location to the staff and breakfast . Anyone planning a trip to Santa Barbara this is an ideal hotel . The location is just perfect . 7 mins walk to the beach and 2 minute walk to the shopping centre too . We loved it .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Dear Murdoch, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to visit the beach and shops downtown. We hope to see you next time you are in the area.
"Good v alue nice staff"
This hotel was very handy and the staff were good. The only issue was really how dark the bedroom was - not enough lighting, like living in a cave!! But that said if the rate is right I would stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent location. Near all the bars & restaurants & walking distance to the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable hotel"
The location of the hotel was good for us as it was close to the centre of the town. Car parking was close by and hassle free. The room and breakfast, etc. were of a standard that we expected, so no disappointments. Although the hotel is part of a chain the staff offered a friendly welcome and all our requests were attended to promptly and in a helpful […] manner. If we went to Santa Barbara again we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A stones throw from the mai street and pier. The room was good value for what you got and its location. Its not 5 star, but we just wanted a place to sleep and this was reasonably priced and vry convenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Holiday Inn Express, Santa Barbara"
This was the worst accommodation that we stayed in during a month long visit to USA and Canada also the most expensive, including a couple of 5 star hotels. Rooms desperate for refurbishment, plaster and paint peeling from the wall in one place, bathroom fan was very noisy which came on with the light switch. This was disabled not fixed, not a pleasant […] solution. Glasses were not replenished on a daily basis also coffee jug missing and never replaced. Best of all we found moldy bagels at breakfast. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Helpful Staff, Great Location, Clean and Neat"
Staff were helpful throughout our stay. Parking was available for a small fee. The rooms were neat and clean and we had a comfortable stay. Complimentary buffet breakfast was included in the rate. Located within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the jetty for site seeing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel com excelente localizaçao"
Hotel de rede que entrega o que promete. Excelente localização e atendimento. Limpo e bem mantido. Me hospedaria lá de novo sem dúvida.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Dear Rodrigo, Thank you for reviewing our property. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to see you next time you come to Santa Barbara!
Hotel fica muito bem localizado. Quartos grandes. Atendentes simpaticos. O único inconveniente foi o fato de não ter nenhum funcionário para ajudar a carregar as malas. Fora isso, recomendo o hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Dear Natercia, Thank you for sharing about your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our location. I'm sorry that the staff did not offer to help with your luggage, this feedback will help us improve. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara!
町の中心部にあり便利です。部屋は清潔でサービスも良買ったです。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room as well as our location. We hope to see you next time you are in the area.
３年ぶりの利用、何と言ってもメインストリート、ビーチともに近く便利。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ótimo e aconchegante hotel,com ótimos restaurantes perto. Adoramos!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Dear Familia, Thank you for your review of our property. I'm glad you got the chance to visit our local restaurants. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara.
Fina rum, perfekt läge, intill huvudgatan med shopping o nära bra restauranger , pubar/barer. Promenadavstånd till piren o stranden. Tillgång till dator gratis.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Dear Susanne, Thank you for your review. Our staff always appreciates reading guest feedback. We hope to see you next time you are in Santa Barbara.
古いのか換気扇の音がかなりうるさいです。部屋は清潔だけど、狭いです。 ランドリーがなかったのが残念！フロントの人は皆親切でした。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Nettes Hotel in Strand- und Zentrumsnähe"
Wir haben das Hotel auf Expedia gefunden und anhand der Rezensionen gebucht. Die Mitarbeiter sind sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend, der Check-In läuft auch ohne Probleme ab und wir haben unser Zimmer sofort erhalten. Die Zimmer sind sauber, recht groß und mit eigenem Bad. Das Bett war auch sehr bequem und groß. Das Hotel bietet ein im Preis inbegriffenes […] Frühstück an, welches für europäischen Standard ausreichend und lecker ist. Parkplätze gibt es auch genügend, allerdings sollte man wissen, dass man pro Nacht USD 12,- bezahlen muss. Das Hotel befindet sich in der Nähe des Zentrums, wo man genügend Restaurants sowie Shoppingmöglichkeiten findet. Genau gegenüber des Hotels befindet sich eine Brauerei samt Lokal - diese sollte einen aber nicht abschrecken, in der Nacht hört man so gut wie nichts von den Gästen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Thank you for your review of our property. I'm happy to hear that you liked you room and enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We hope to see you next time you visit Santa Barbara.
Vi hadde booket 4 netter i Santa Barbara. Å beliggenheten var perfekt, gåavstand til alt. Handlegater, restauranter, supermarker og stranden. Enkelt å parkere. Veldig hyggelig betjening på hotellet. Rommet var stort og inneholdt bla.kjøleskap og kaffe/vannkoker, noe som vi setter pris på. Absolutt ett hotell vi skal tilbake til neste gang vi besøker […] Santa Barbara. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Très bien situé dans Santa Barbara, entre la rue commercante et la plage, tout pouvant se faire à pied... l'hôtel est très agréable. Le lit très confortable et le petit déjeune très varié.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lugnt nära fest"
Bra fint hotell i santa barbra, fem minuter gång till strand och en minut till huvudgatan med mycket restauranger och barer, stort och coolt utbud av shopping ,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centralt Santa Barbara"
Hotellet ligger centralt i Santa Barbara nära restauranger och affärer, till stranden är det en ca 10 min promenad. Rummet var ganska litet men det är ju inte på rummet man är! Rent och allt fungerade. En enkel frukost ingick och tipset är att gå upp en våning (2) där det finns en stor terass och äta frukosten där :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfekt gelegenes günstighotel"
Das hotel ist perfekt gelegen, an der ecke zur statestreet. Die zimmer sind nicht gerade schön, aber gross und sauber. Und das hotel bietet wirklich einen super service, man kann kostenlose fahrräder ausleihen, kriegt Wasserflaschen umsonst, parkt for free und das beste ist das super frühstück, welches im preis inbegriffen ist und für us-verhältnisse […] ein feuerwerk ist. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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