"Nice place, but could use some updating"
It is an unbeatable location--close to everything in Santa Barbara. The hotel is a little dingy, and could use a little updating. The pool area, which has a hot tub and lounge chairs, was not very inviting. It looked like some landscaping was in order, as well as a pool cleaner. The main areas (living room, dining room) were very nice and inviting and […] the staff was very friendly. I kept telling myself, "We are paying for the location." It was nice and quiet, and I was not disturbed by other guests. It wasn't awful, it just wasn't as nice as I thought it would be, based on the photos from the website. It seemed to cater to a nice clientele--middle aged couples (like us). It was nice meeting the other guests and chatting over breakfast or evening wine and cheese. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I liked the Eagle Inn better than this hotel, but they weren't available. Ended up booking a studio cottage which was almost like having a studio apartment in Santa Barbara. Not perfect, and hopefully they will fix the hole in the wall in the bathroom, but we were here for just one night and ended up enjoying the kitchen set up- ate take out and played […] games. Location is great, so while I could complain, I really don't feel like there is any reason to. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Book Your Room Here!"
The hotel is conveniently located right near the beach with a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The room itself feels very private and secluded.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay with an excellant staff (Brenda and Jessica) the only area that could be improved upon was upgrading the bathroom. Also our room did not have any furniture on hte balcony and we would have enjoyed it if it had soem type of chairs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Santa Barbara weekend."
Nice location to ocean. The tiles could use some spot cleaning.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely Inn. Perfect location"
An inn within walking distance to the beach and the wharf. Longer walk to downtown. Neighborhood feel. Room very comfortable. No coffee maker, but a nice continental breakfast provided, along with a wine and cheese evening.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfy, Cozy, Affordable and close to everything!"
This place was perfect for a relaxing getaway. We were greeted by very friendly staff and shown to our room and parking. It was not as clean as I would have liked but was still was very quaint, quirky and homey, which is just my style. Being one block from the beach and a 5-10 minute walk to shops and restaurants downtown was ideal. I would definitely […] go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay was ok"
The Photos are a little deceiving. I had one of the rooms in a photo. Not as nice as the photoGenuine Expedia guest review
"the Villa Rosa Inn in Santa Barbara"
this hotel has a lot of character, and is located steps from the beach and State str. The room #5 was very large with a small kitchen complete with dishes, which makes it very easy to have a snack or a lite late dinner. The staff is very friendly. They clean so well that they throw away the used soap and shampoo everyday, which I mentioned to them not […] to do that. The bedding could use an upgrade, like nice down comforters, otherwise very comfortable place ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We saw this recommended in a California travel guide! We booked and also emailed asking for a room the guide recommended! The hotel emailed back almost straight away and tried to help with the request. As we checked in quite late we did not see the pool area quite clearly, but we loved the room we had a sea view with balcony, breakfast was great and […] plenty to eat and choose from. Hot tub and pool in a beautiful courtyard area with enought comfy seating. All staff where pleasant and couldn't do enough to help! Loved it and definitely coming back for anniversary trip! Thanks Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but rough shape"
The hotel is in a great location right by the beach but it was very dirty. Our room smelled like sewage and there was a condom under the bed. They were doing renovations right outside of our door all day which was really disruptive and loud. The front desk staff were hit and miss and it would have been nice if they had offered us something given the […] scenario. The only person that apologized was the handy man. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A little bit of Spain"
A lovely place to stay -typically Spanish villa -a real log fire -swimming pool and sun bathing area/garden. Breakfast was very nice, and plenty of it.Afternoon tea/ coffee was in the lounge from 4/5pm.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice position in town, needs a facelift thou"
Tired hotel in need of and upgrade, nice staff and very handy location, but needs a makeover.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is very quaint and in a great location in Santa Barbara. Very close to the pier. Our Cottage # 6 had two bedrooms and it's own private balcony over looking the garden. It is an old house with creaky floors which only added to the charm. The flight of stairs to the room could provide difficulty for seniors with luggage though. Most of the […] staff were lovely but we were treated somewhat rudely when checking in. Other guests arrived in the midst of our check in process and we were told that as they were tired from their trip, they would like to give them their keys first.(obviously return guests). We were tired from our trip too but it seemed not as important. In addition, while checking in we were told that the entire hotel had been booked for a private function so we were not allowed to enjoy the lobby even for the wine and cheese cocktail hour or use the pool area. I found this to be very unprofessional and there was no attempt to contact us ahead of time to let us know this was happening. Even though we asked, no refund or discount in our rate was offered in lieu of the inconvenience. So though the hotel was lovely I would not go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Vi bodde en natt på hotellet 2011 och det var så fint att vi ville tillbaka dit. Stannade två nätter denna gång. Litet familjärt hotell med god service och frukost. Nära till havet/piren och gångavstånd till centrum.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
古い割には水周りがしっかりしている。可愛らしい作りなので男性にはお勧めしない。 駐車場が週末はいっぱいです私たちは停められず、道路に止めざるを得なかった。Genuine Expedia guest review
"Strandnära till riktigt bra pris!"
Frukost ingick i priset och det var ett riktigt mysigt område. Hotellet ligger väldigt nära stranden och med gångavstånd till det mesta. Rent och fräscht med vänlig personal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Safe and excellent location, the rest sub average"
Located just by the beach in a safe area is what makes this place bearable. Besides that, the rooms and furniture are old and worn out, the bathroom/shower is the smallest I've ever seen and the AC is shut off by default. The ceiling fan is useless, so the rooms are way too hot during summer time. The bathroom faucet is located outside the bathroom […] (opposite the bed), which I don't like. The rooms were big though. Would stay here again as a last resort, but would prefer something else if possible. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Vi hadde ett rom med kjøkken, bad og soverom. Det var skittent på gulvet og sengetøyet var skittent. Det luktet kjemikalier og gammelt på rommet. Det har en gang vært åpent i mellom vårt rom og det ved siden av og for å skjule dette har de bare puttet ett skap foran åpningen. Så det hørtes ut som familien som bodde vegg i vegg med oss sto inne på rommet […] med oss. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Supermysigt på bästa läge i Santa Barbara"
Supermysigt ställe på bästa läge i Santa Barbara. Mycket hjälpsam o trevlig personal. Perfekt kontinental frukost m bagel våfflor frukt o kaffe, o trevligt m ost o vin på sen eftermiddag! Rummen är inte det allra senaste men fräscht o fint o verkligen charmigt! Återkommer mer än gärna!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Trevligt Inn med lysande läge precis intill stranden och bara en gata från huvudgatan med resturanger och butiker i Santa Barbara. Trevlig personal, fritt wi-fi ++++ rummets standard var bara ok. Stannade bara en natt så det dög åt mig. Stort utbud av tv-kanaler :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
very nice and polite employees, good service, nice and cozy surroundings, spanish style casa, good and nice tour to walk into the city, only 5-10 minutes, only 2 minutes to walk to the beach.a little bit worn out but nice and tidy. costs a little bit more than it is worth, but I guess it all the same prizes in SB.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trevligaste hotellet på Pacific Coast-resa"
Mycket trevligt hotell med bra service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ausgefallenes, schönes und kleines Hotel"
Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und die nette Atmosphäre genossen. Das haus erinnert ein wenig an englisches bed und breakfast. Die Zimmer sind geschmackvoll und zweckmäßig eingerichtet. Zwischen 17 und 19 Uhr gibt's Wein und eine kleine Käseauswahl. Der Pool ist klein, aber sauber und nicht extrem gechlort. Jaccuzzi dto. Der Preis ist allerdings happig, […] aber für gute Hotels in santa Barbara zu dieser Jahreszeit wohl üblich. Es war jedenfalls nichts günstigeres in vergleichbarer Lage und Qualität zu bekommen. Internet incl., kein Kühlschrank auf dem Zimmer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trevlig med trädgård utanför vår lägenhet"
Som helhet bra, dock lite slitna rum, fick byta pga trasig toalett. Hade lite trädgård utanför, härligt men borde skötas om mer för ett bättre intryck. Utmärkt internet. Trevligt med ostbricka och lite vin på em. Lite tråkig frukost men det funkar och är inte sämre än på andra hotell vi besökt på vår rundresa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location of this hotel is one of the best in Town! The only drawback is the reception staff (manager especially) who really should work with something else. The pool area and reception area are great. Rooms are a bit worn and don't stay in Cottage 2 if someone is in 1. Sound proofing does not exist!Genuine Expedia guest review
Ett mysigt hottel som ligger 100m från stranden och piren.Lungt läge ingen störande trafik. Vänligt bemötande under vistelsen. Vin och ost på kvällen sherry och portvin lite senare.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tæt ved strand og by samt seværdigheder"
Venlig og personlig betjening. Skønt med Oste og Vinsmagning om eftermidagen fra kl. 5 - 7 pm. Hyggelig have med svimmingpool og spaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
虽然跟五星酒店还有不一样，但是还不错，对于这个位置。不错的Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"altes abgewohnetes Hotel, unsauber"
Betten waren nicht gemachtGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for body and soul !"
Tollle Lage. Ideal zu State Street und Beach oder Hafen. Liebes Serviceteam. Haus mit viel Atmosphaere. Sehr gemuetliche Wein-Happy Hour.Genuine Expedia guest review
Sehr nette Atmosphäre, Käse und Wein 17:00-19:00, freundliches Personal, feines FrühstückGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotellet kan se lidt slidt ud, men tilgengæld ligger det godt. I gåafstand til stranden og molen. På molen ligger der lidt butikker og restauranter, der er en rigtig god stemning. Hotellet har også et hyggeligt poolområde med en stor pool og en lille opvarmet pool. Parkering kan være svært at få, da hotellet råder over få pladser. Man kan parkere på […] vejen, men man skal flytte sin bil ind i mellem. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tæt på stranden, havnen og hovedgaden"
Hyggeligt hotel med god atmosfære og personlighed. Pool området var lille, men passede til hotellets størrelse. Masser af hygge i dette område. Om eftermiddagen var der et oste / vin bord til fri benyttelse, som man nød ved poolen sammen med de andre gæster. Morgenmaden var ok, men det var lidt knebent med pladsen til at spise den. Fri internet, men […] det var ikke særlig stabilt og ikke tilgængeligt i alle værelserne. Vi tager gerne derhen igen Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotellet var forsåvidt greit, men de ansatte var tydeligvis nyansatte og overhode ikke kjent i Santa Barbara så vi ble feilinformert om parkering (hvilket ga oss parkeringsbot), nærmeste vaskeri som kun var adgang for de som hadde båtplass.Det var heller ikke noe kart eller annen info på hotelletGenuine Hotels.com guest review
01/05/15 Buzz_Carol Oceanside, California
Location was excellent. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Inn was dated and musty. Our room was adequate and nicely furnished but not what I'd expected based on the website description. Bathroom was cramped and showering was quite unpleasant. In a wine producing region, the complimentary wines at 5 were cheap Australian brand. Would not stay at this property again.
"Trust Trip Advisor - don't do it!"
01/01/15 ronaldpollak Sydney
I have to give credit to the house staff at Villa Rosa. It's clean. Drinks and nibbles at 5:00 are fine. Location is near the beach, and walking distance to reasonable shopping. (Are all Macy's tired?) Breakfast is satisfactory. But the inn is tired, the carpets are musty, the showers are uncomfortably small and you really don't want to stay at this place. We certainly paid way too much.
10/28/14 realpickywy Jackson Hole
The best part about this property is the proximity to the beach. That's it. Staff was below average. Unhelpful and not very knowledgeable or accommodating. Breakfast was blah. About what you'd expect from a roadside, interstate motel. Breakfast person was in slow motion...probably would have rather been any place but at work. The place is cluttered and needs a deep clean. Guest room was disappointing. VERY small bathroom, mediocre amenities, not real clean, old and dated, and non-hotel bedding (who knows how many heads touched the throw pillows and comforter). Carpet was disgusting. I rarely write negative reviews. This place is overpriced and a diamond in the rough. Very, very rough. With some good management and a little bit of re-investment into the property, it could be turned around rather easily. Look elsewhere.
"More of a warning than a bad review...."
10/25/14 KidDKat Hermosa Beach, California
I don't usually like to give negative reviews on anything, but our over night stay was terrible (and that's being kind). I'm not sure what people mean by cute or quaint but this hotel is long over due for a remodel and a serious deep cleaning. There were so many cobwebs and so much dust in out room. Furniture is mismatched, rooms smells, bed is uncomfortable, bed spread is filthy, carpet looked like it had been in there for years...dark and depressing. If I had paid $65/night for this place, I'd say, you get what you pay for, but at $250/night it's insane. It was last minute and of course high season but there's other hotels in the area which are the same price and you won't feel like you need a deep cleaning after spending the night there!
10/20/14 Hyunmee P
1. Staffs are not friendly, and never smile. Staffs are never explain what they provide until you ask. If you ask some questions, they will show you his unpleasant face. 2. No enough parking space. - wish your luck !! 3. The buildings are old and so the bathroom is inconvenient and uncomfortable. There are no hangers for your towels and it was terrible after washing my hands. 4. The bed was terribly stiff, bed sheets were old and the comforter was dirty - I paid $ 250, and they should provide better bed sets. I could not sleep. 5. There was very loud noise (flushing or shower) from the bathroom of next room. 6. A heater look really old. Even I did not want to touch it. 7. No air conditioning - they provide a fans.
"Felt like a European getaway close to home"
10/15/14 TeddyBear58 Hacienda Heights
If you've ever been anywhere in Spain, Greece, or Italy and staid at local hotels, then expect to get the same type of accommodations here. it's not a 5 star, but it's very comfortable, clean, staff is friendly and walking disrance to the beach and restaurants.
"Hospitable and Cozy Place to Stay"
09/10/14 julia k Huntington Beach, California
My boyfriend and I stayed here while I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We stayed Friday-Sunday and had a very pleasant experience. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Wine and Cheese- it says they do this when you check the place out, but they really put out a decent spread- fruit, vegetables, salami (yum) and an assortment of cheeses accompanied two reds and a white...serve yourself. They are not stingy and really put a lot of effort into making happy hour HAPPY 2. Care: The staff there really cares about making your experience a good one. After the first day of the walk (26.2miles), the late night person allowed us to use the jacuzzi after hours (on our end, we were very very quiet and made sure to respect extra hospitality) so that I could soak my super sore muscles and be ready for the next 13.1 miles in the morning. Also, my boyfriend parked his motorcycle in a legal place, but the lady who works there (also very very nice) came up and explained that there was a party that night (it was another building across the alley) and that she had seen a bike knocked over previously. She spent several minutes trying to help him find a more suitable and safe place for the bike (its a custom built harley and its his baby) and eventually let him park inside the gates to the building they own next door so his baby would be safe....we felt that was above and beyond. 3. Wade: Wade is a treat. He exemplifies what hospitality is and we really appreciated him going tog rest lengths not just for us, but for other guests as well. There are regular patrons of this establishment (always a great sign) and we watched him great guests who were checking in by name...even go so far as toy bring out some wine after hours and make sure everyone met each other. This is a bed and breakfast and he really helped give it that warm, welcome home feeling. 4. Location: its literally a half block from the beach, and a short walk to State street where you can find literally everything shopping and food related. All in all I would totally stay here again. We did have some issues with the plumbing in our room, but it was handled immediately. When there was an additional part they needed, they fixed it to the best of their ability, expedited finding what they needed to finish, and completed the work in a beyond-timely manner. We understand that things can happen with older buildings, but felt that their attention and quick response was respectable.
"Some Great comments; some not so Great"
09/09/14 TWNorthernCal Northern Cal
We were in town for a wedding. We booked months in advance. Just before we left home, we read a couple of negative reviews on TripAdvisor and were nervous. I looked at other hotels but the were all very pricey. If you are looking for slick and modern; this is not the place for you. We had a largish room #5 with a little balcony. My picky husband liked the bed. The breakfast was fine. Good fruit, waffles, etc. Other guests were friendly and diverse.The beach was right across the street. The front desk gave us permits for street parking. They were serving wine and cheese when we arrived. We had to run out immediately for a dinner reservation. (Arch Rock = very good) So, we did not taste the wine but everyone drinking it looked happy. There is no A/C, but there is a fan in the room which combined with the sea breeze was fine. There is some street noise, not a lot. One major negative: I was awakened at about 1AM by a guest screaming and banging on the side door of the building. She was about 4 ft. from my head (which was on the pillow.) She should have known to go to the front door. The front desk guy eventually came down the hall to let her in. I guess things like this can happen anywhere.
09/05/14 Cloud_Matt High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Nice enough Mediterranean style hotel but a bit tired - needs a refurb. Rooms are spacious with a modern TV but the rest needs modernising. No major complaints, it was comfy, however for $189 I have to believe there are better places in Santa Barbara.
"Cute & Cozy"
08/29/14 Natalie B Mesa, Arizona
Villa Rosa Inn is cute and cozy and had a Spanish feel. The original room we booked was not available due to toilet issues. The room they put was in was a little small for 3 people could not fit 4. We didn't know the hotel was under construction- there was no AC and only 1 fan. Complimentary breakfast every morning and wine & cheese happy hour.
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