4.2 out of 5

"In planning girls weekend in Santa Barbara, I was trying to find a hotel that was on the more inexpensive side, centrally located to all the action on ... " More

By sasc415, from San Francisco, CA on Wed 16 Nov 2011

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Presidio Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara

In entertainment district

Within a 15-minute walk of this Lower State hotel, you'll find Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, laundry service, and valet parking. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and conveniences like a terrace and concierge services.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 61 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Wheelchair, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Everyone (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Accessibility to all the attractions and the beach is really nice

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Apr. 2019 by Social Media Manager

Thank you for your five-star rating. Our team is thrilled you liked our central locale, and we hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2018 by Social Media Manager

Thank you for your five-star rating; we hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

5 out of 5

Historic hotel with great location.

Pros: Large rooms sizes, location to State Street, free breakfast in morning, great staff. Awesome outside patio on the 2nd floor,
Cons: There was no onsite laundry which I really needed
Location: State Street and walking distance to the Wharf with many restaurants and shops to chose from,

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Oct. 2016 by Social Media Representative

Thank you for your comments and five-star rating. We are happy to hear you liked your room, our close proximity to downtown Santa Barbara, our complimentary breakfast, and our staff. While we do not have coin-op laundry facilities, we do offer a same-day dry cleaning service. Our team hopes to see you again on your next trip!

5 out of 5

Perfect location at a great price!

Pros: Close restaurants
In planning girls weekend in Santa Barbara, I was trying to find a hotel that was on the more inexpensive side, centrally located to all the action on State Street, yet comfortable for four women with all our bags. This place was perfect! The price was totally reasonable and the room was clean and spaceous. We had an amazing weekend and will definitely stay here again next time we visit. :)

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on 16 Nov. 2011

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4 out of 5

The hotel is in a highly convenient location. parking was very easy and the front desk were extremely helpful.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Poor breakfast
The hotel is conveniently located at the end of State St with an easy walk to most shops and restaurants. There is ample parking for guests and the front desk employees were extremely helpful. Breakfast was mediocre but one can't complain when it is complimentary. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Although the walls were a little thin. For the price and location I would without a doubt, recommend to fellow travelers.

Posted by , from san diego, CA on 7 Feb. 2011

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3 out of 5

This hotel has a great location

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
This hotel was in a great location, but it is very old. My room was on the first floor and the room was very small. But, it is within walking distance of downtown so if you don't plan on spending a lot of time in the room, it's a good spot.

Posted by , from Chino CA on 4 Feb. 2011

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4 out of 5

Cozy and Comfortable

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: pay for parking
The room fit the Spanish feel of the town, comfortable and roomy. I had a nice stay.

Posted by on 3 Feb. 2011

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4 out of 5

Downtown location

Just 1/2 block from State street the downtown restaurant district starts right next door. Small clean rooms, good parking and a friendly staff. Comfortable pillow top beds.In the end it's all about the location. Keith

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2010

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4 out of 5

Great Location

WE had a wedding in Montecito and came down from San Franisco. This is right next to State Street and all of the great shops- it was a bit expensive for the type of room, but staff is courteous and room was clean- just what we needed. Would stay again.Also they have a good neighbor policy to snure you have a quiet experience!

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2009

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5 out of 5

Great Location, Great Staff, Great Choice

My family of four shared a 2-bedroom room, with a roll-away bed. It was a reasonably economical stay. The hotel is nice and clean. Very good free breakfast. Best of all, is the location. State Street is a half-block walk away. Up and down there is a huge variety of restaurants and shops. In warm weather, sidewalk cafe seating is common. It's also a short 6-block walk to the beach. For most activities, we left the car parked and walked. Not common in Southern California. The roll-away is best suited to young kids. My teenagers could feel the springs—but it cut down on the fights over who was hogging the covers.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2009

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About the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Location 17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is available daily. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. For a fee, parking is available. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Santa Barbara hotel.

  • 61 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.6 km / 10.3 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offers 61 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 45 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 16.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 16 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 45 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.