$108 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 22, 2015 Check-out: Mar 23, 2015

Holiday Inn Express SANTA BARBARA

3 stars
View map of 17 W. HALEY STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101-3428

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
31 reviews
Perfect location

If you want to be next to downtown and all the cool resteraunts and all the hot spots, this is the... See full review

  • carl d.
  • Feb 9, 2015
Very nice, nothing special

Great location, wide selection for breakfast, computer and printing access, small but clean room. See full review

  • KAOlson
  • Sep 18, 2014
Historic hotel features free breakfast and Internet
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has earned a "Santa Barbara Beautiful" award. The hotel was remodeled in 2005 with wrought iron railings, Catalina and Malibu tile, and French windows. Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara guests enjoy modern amenities like free deluxe continental breakfast and free high-speed wireless Internet. The hotel is a short stroll to State Street and within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shops and other Santa Barbara destinations.
Highlights
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • On National Register of Historic Places
Rooms
The 61 remodeled rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara feature king, queen, two queen or two double bed options. Each room is styled with California Spanish Revival decor and is nonsmoking. Amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free local calls, bottled water, a coffee-maker, iron/ironing board, pillow choice and triple-sheet bedding. Rooms may offer French windows, city views, microwaves, CD players, a desk, ergonomic chair and original exposed brick.
Features
The nonsmoking Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Located downtown, the hotel is minutes from State Street and within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shops, theaters and other Santa Barbara attractions. Business travelers take advantage of free high-speed wireless Internet and use same-day dry cleaning to keep clothes fresh for meetings. Guests print boarding passes using the lobby computer and printer.
Dining
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara guests enjoy a free deluxe continental breakfast each morning. Items may include biscuits and gravy, omelets, eggs, bacon, sausage, cinnamon rolls, bagels, cream cheese, English muffins, jam, cereal, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, and coffee, tea and juice. Room service is also available.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (11 mi/17.7 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (89 mi/143.2 km)
Attractions
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (12.4 mi/20 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Desk with ergonomic chair
  • Guest computer and printer in lobby
Policies and fees
This hotel is committed to providing accessible facilities under the American Disabilities Act. If your accessibility needs are not met, please contact the hotel manager on duty. Should you require additional information regarding accessible facilities for guests with disabilities, please call 1-800-Holiday (U.S. and Canada) or contact the hotel directly. For the hearing impaired, TDD service is available at 1-800-238-5544 within the U.S. and Canada.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
General
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.4 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.5 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.5 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.2 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.3 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.8 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.9 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.4 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.5 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.5 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.2 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.3 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.8 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.9 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 10.9 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 196 mi

Dining

Holdren's Steak House
An upscale steak house serving great steaks, seafood, and salads. Reservations are recommended for weekends.
Wine Cask
Upscale restaurant located in the historic El Paseo featuring creative cuisine. Large selection of wines from on site cellar.
Palace Grill
Local Cajun restaurant very popular with locals for good drinks and Cajun atmosphere
The Natural Cafe
Natural and Vegetarian cuisine
Velvet Jones
Local bands and DJ. Dancing
Madison's
Local sports bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SANTA BARBARA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
carl d.
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Perfect location

If you want to be next to downtown and all the cool resteraunts and all the hot spots, this is the perfect place to be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
KAOlson
Business
San Diego, CA
Sep 18, 2014

Very nice, nothing special

Great location, wide selection for breakfast, computer and printing access, small but clean room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Element 922
Business
SF
Jul 28, 2014

Loud

While the room was perfectly nice it was super loud. You can easily hear street traffic and people as well as the guests in the rooms around you. Location was fantastic, so close to many restaurants, shopping, and bars as well as a short walk to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scurry Funger
Business
Oakland, California
Mar 10, 2014

Great location and good value

Central location, close to downtown and to beach. Continental breakfast included!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

McConnell's Ice Cream shop is the bet ice cream around.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
zulu40
Business
San Diego, CA
Aug 19, 2013

Great location, but very noisy

Great location right in the center of town, walking distance to lots of restaurants, shopping, etc. Clean rooms, nice staff. But the walls are paper thin, and you can hear every normal conversation going on in the next rooms. Very hard to sleep at night. Not good for a hotel that was over $300/night, even in Santa Barbara.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Longtime traveler from MI
Business
Ann Arbor,MI
Feb 21, 2013

Convenient location

Easy to walk to all the Santa Barbara restaurants and shops on State Street

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Molly928
Business
Tucson, AZ
Nov 25, 2012

Thanksgiving weekend

Hotel was quaint, comfortable, and clean. Ample parking. Location was the best. Once we parked, we could walk to everything. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Traveller123
Business
Los Angeles, California
Nov 25, 2012

Great Location

The hotel is located just a block away from State Street, it's basically like staying on State Street, but without worrying about the noise that this busy street brings during the nights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Rent a bike near the beach and enjoy Santa Barbara's coast.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 25, 2012

Great last minute find

Booked this hotel a couple of days prior to arriving in SB and was pleasantly surprised. Room was very clean and just a block south of State St., close to all the action in downtown. Would definitely stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SANTA BARBARA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
redhook1
Business
Palm Springs area, Ca.
Apr 22, 2012

santa barbara holiday inn express

Hotel is a little on the old side but it is close to and within walking distance from the main drag and the beaches and town pier.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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