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Hotel Santa Barbara

City-center hotel within walking distance of Paseo Nuevo Mall

  • Free WiFi
From
$199

Property renovations and closures

  • During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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8.6.Fabulous.
  • Good historic hotel. Room was missing a hair dryer.

    Apr 5, 2021

  • It’s a beautiful building but it’s in terrible condition The carpet in the bedrooms is…

    Apr 2, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Convenient
Shopping
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 75 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Room service
  • Self parking
  • Business center

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf - 15 min walk
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall - 4 min walk
  • Casa de la Guerra - 5 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara - 6 min walk
  • Lobero Theater - 7 min walk
The property will be renovating from March 15 2021 to May 14 2021 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Elevator

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Cozy Queen
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Junior Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Location

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf - 15 min walk
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall - 4 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf - 15 min walk
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall - 4 min walk
  • Casa de la Guerra - 5 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara - 6 min walk
  • Lobero Theater - 7 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum - 8 min walk
  • Arlington Theater - 16 min walk
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 15 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 8 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 15 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 17 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-6:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 15.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1926
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Hotel Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Hotel Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 15.00 per day

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 150 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Santa Barbara does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 15.00 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Press Room (3-min walk), Wildcat Lounge (3-min walk), and Pascucci (3-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Paseo Nuevo Mall (4-min walk) and Casa de la Guerra (5-min walk), along with Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (6-min walk) and Lobero Theater (7-min walk).
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location but small room

    2 night trip, Mar 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location

    This hotel was in the perfect location. Tons of restaurants right next to the hotel. Walking distance from wine tasting rooms & the beach. Parking is right across the street. The elevator was being worked on, which the notified us several times and well in advance, so there was some “construction” happening (paper/plastic on the floors, used the stairs).

    Tim, 1 night trip, Mar 27, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Expected much more

    Janne, 1 night trip, Mar 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location

    Enjoyable stay. the room is small but very comfortable. the location is great right next to the best bars. The staff was very friendly.

    James, 1 night trip, Mar 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    3 days in Santa Barbara

    My room was lovely, small but well appointed. Very quiet even though State Street was full of crowds. The lobby is very nice, but it was covid time so very little in use. Perfect location.

    Deborah, 3 night trip, Mar 19, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The only thing good about this hotel is the location. It is outdated, the rooms are small, the staff is not friendly and, it is not up to par with the rest of the area. Would not recommend.

    1 night trip, Mar 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1920s comfort

    The Hotel Santa Barbara is super cute cozy 1920s era hotel. Beds are comfortable and clean. Step out the front doors to State street where shops, bars and restaurants are just seconds away. Starbucks is literally on the corner.

    Rickey, 1 night trip, Mar 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, very nice staff. I really liked the music in the lobby. It reminded us of Don Draper’s trips to Cali from Mad Men.

    Ronald, 3 night trip, Mar 11, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Santa Barbara Rip off

    AVOID AT ALL COST! Horrible experience in this hotel. Reserved a queen's bed room for two guests which was unbelievably small even for one person with a bed which was more like a full size bed rather than a queen. I asked for a bigger room and I was told it will be the same price however an extra 20$ charge was added later for the larger room. The parking is not free (15$ per car per night) and its across the street and there is no assigned spot or system of parking. Its first come, first serve even if you paid already for a spot you might have to look for an empty spot. Everything is historic, including the elevator (basically not usable unless you are willing to wait 15 minutes each time) and room equipment such as the iron (left a stain on my shirt). Pillows are horrible. Out of 5 lamps in the room only 2 were working.

    S, 2 night trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I love that the hotel is conveniently located in downtown and is walking distance to everything. For that reason I would consider staying here in the future. The hotel itself was nice and comfortable. A bit older but you couldn’t tell except for the small and slow elevator which gave the hotel character and was the last bit left from the original. The issue is the parking. Very limited parking and they charge you $15 a day. We had taken a trip down to Camarillo outlets and when we got back the parking lot was full that we had to park our car on the street. I kept calling the hotel and I couldn’t get through, I was on the phone for 10 min trying and nothing. That would be my only issue is if a hotel is charging me for parking, I’d like to make sure there is ample parking spaces for me to park.

    2 night trip, Feb 5, 2021

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