$225 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 12, 2014 Check-out: Aug 14, 2014

Hotel Santa Barbara

3 stars
533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
36 reviews
Great location!!

Stayed at this hotel for memorial day holiday. This hotel is located at the heart of SB downtown!... See full review

  • Hwan
  • May 28, 2014
Loved the Location and the Parking Service

We had a great time and great service from staff the entire weekend. The location of the hotel... See full review

  • Firiel
  • Apr 25, 2014
Downtown Santa Barbara's favorite historic boutique hotel. Fine dining, world-class shopping, cultural venues, entertainment, great beaches, all within walking distance. Hotel Santa Barbara's irresistible downtown atmosphere with 75 inviting guest rooms and sunlit lobby, provide the perfect place to relax before stepping out in the heart of beautiful Santa Barbara. Experience warm hospitality, rich history and contemporary comfort... a good value for business and leisure travelers alike. Comfortable, charming, inviting: the spirit of home. The hotel also offers free deluxe continental breakfast, bottled water and wireles internet to its guest.Parking is available for $8.00 per car, per day. More Restaurants: Olio y Limon: Located 8 blocks from the hotel. Upscale, one of the best Italian restaurants in town. Their informal new Pizzaria is also excellent. Adema: Located 2 blocks from the hotel. Vegan Restaurant and bakery Casa Blanca: Located 3 blocks from the hotel. Dine indoors or outside. Mexican Fare with full bar. Opal: Located 8 blocks from the hotel. Lively, popular restaurant & full bar. Reasonably priced with variety of Arch Rock Fish: Located 2 blocks from the hotel. Good seafood, happy hour selections. The Fish House: 3/4 mile from the hotel along Cabrillo Blvd. Good choice for seafood. Located near Stearn's Wharf and beaches. Please note that the Hotel will begin a project to redecorate all guest rooms starting September 30 through November 10, 2013. We do not expect the project to impact your experience at the Hotel, but want you to be aware in advance that your visit will overlap some of the work What does this mean for you? Inside the Hotel: The guest room project will take place floor by floor commencing with the 4th floor (top floor) with work hours during the day from 8am to 5pm. No work will be done in the Hotel lobby, breakfast area or meeting room, and the other two guest room floors will be fully operational during the project. Outside parking Lot: Scaffolding will be installed in front of 2 rooms located to the rear of the hotel, overlooking our parking lot. There will be a scissor lift to remove and install carpet and furniture. Half of the parking lot will be a fenced secure work area, however our valet service will continue its service as usual. Your guest room will not be located on a floor that is being worked on. Your experience is most important and the Hotel staff will make every effort to offer you a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We look forward to your arrival.

Hotel Santa Barbara Rooms

3 Star Hotel
A cozy size room with one queen bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

34.4176 -119.6965
Area served
Santa Barbara.
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara Airport (sba) is located @12 miles from the hotel.
Area description
Superb downtown location! Situated in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Hotel Santa Barbara is located on the corner of State Street (main street) and Cota: adjacent to restaurants, cafes, nightlife, shops & boutiques. Stroll to movie theatres and Paseo Nuevo, outdoor mall, one block. Stearn's Wharf and beaches are 1/2 mile.

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.3 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.6 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.6 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.2 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.3 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.2 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.8 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.3 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.6 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.6 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.2 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.3 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.2 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.8 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.8 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 10.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 196.1 mi

Dining

Joe's Cafe
Located across the street! All american fare with full bar, a Santa Barbara landmark.
Pierre La Fond Wine Bistro
Located across the street from the hotel. California cuisine and wine bar.
The Palace Grill
Located around the corner from the hotel. Popular Cajun, New Orleans Style Cuisine
Blue Agave
Located around the corner from the hotel. Organic, eclectic world cuisine with full bar. Dine fireside upstairs.
Blush
Located one block from the hotel. hip, trendy, good food and drink.
Wine Cask
Located 4 blocks from the hotel. One of Santa Barbara's best restaurants also includes "Intermezzo" for casual dining and full bar.
Paradise Cafe
Located 3 blocks from the hotel. Popular with locals, offers outdoor patio and indoor dining. full bar.
Holdren's Steak and Seafood
Located 1/2 block from the hotel. Consistent service and qualify for steaks and seafood. Full bar.
The Harbor Restaurant
Located 1/2 mile from the hotel on Stearn's Wharf. Enjoy oceanview dining! Longboards is upstairs and offers casual outdoor and indoor dining and full bar.
bouchon
Located 7 blocks from the hotel, one of Santa Barbara's best restaurants! "Wine Country Cuisine"

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
2 meeting rooms each feature 480 square feet. Ideal for groups up to 25 guests.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (36)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Santa Barbara

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.3

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hwan
Los angeles, california
May 28, 2014

Great location!!

Stayed at this hotel for memorial day holiday. This hotel is located at the heart of SB downtown! You don't have to worry about horrible downtown parking anymore since beach, courthouse, all bars&restaurants and everything are in walking distance!! Other than this is a average 3-star hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Firiel
Monterey, CA
Apr 25, 2014

Loved the Location and the Parking Service

We had a great time and great service from staff the entire weekend. The location of the hotel makes it easy to park and walk to restaurants and sights along State Street and the parking itself was inexpensive and convenient. The bed was comfortable and there was a refrigerator in room and easy layout despite the size of the room which was a little small but then it is a historic hotel. We will be back and we loved the charm of this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Red Rover
St. Louis, MO
Mar 31, 2014

Great Location

Overall very good. Clean room, comfortable bed, free bottled water in the room every day. The location is excellent--very close to tons of restaurants and shops, and close enough to walk (or rent a bike) and go to the beach. Only complaint is that the elevator is very old and slow, but then again I don't mind walking up the stairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Really not hard 2 please
California
May 6, 2013

Far too many things to write in here

Elevator not functioning Room not ready Wrong room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The bus system is fantastic

Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
7X Champ
Saticy C.C.
Jan 20, 2013

Friday Night on State Street , S.B.

Nice older Hotel that was recommended to me by Paul Dargan , the owner of Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant @ 18 E. Ortega St. about a block away#. Dargan made an excellent recommendation and his place was fantastic , also. I enjoyed the old style Hotel and the free breakfast starting at 7AM. Hotel Santa Barbara is right in the middle of the Friday night action on State Street. State Street reminded me of the bar scene in a Star Wars film. The elevator was a historic classic worth the visit into the past. Valet parking was cheap and well done at $7 for secure parking. Jerry v. #P.S. did I mention Dargan's Irish Pub ?)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Dargan's Irish Pub and Restaurant . Best Guiness in the West and excellent food and spirits at reasonable prices.

Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
xwedge
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 31, 2012

Location

Besides the great location of this hotel, which is in the middle of state st, this hotel was one of the worst experiences I've had. When I walked into my room, everything seemed clean...however, when I pulled the covers off the bed, the bed sheets had hairs and "curly" hairs all over it. Sickening! So I called the front desk to ask for a bed sheet change and they said that they would send someone up. 3 hours later, after we had returned from dinner at 10pm, I see a pile of clean sheets on the table. It seems housekeeping didn't feel like changing the sheets and wanted to just dump their sheets on the table. Talk about customer service! Also, don't bother trying to get a good nights sleep, the walls and door are so thin you'll be able to hear everyone's conversation down the hall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
psouth
Business
New York, NY
Nov 30, 2012

Great location

Hotel is old but the rooms are clean and staff very friendly. The hotel is on State street in the center of Santa Barbara and only a short walk from the marina & beaches. If you are looking for luxury five star, then this isnt't it but if you want a comfortable, clean hotel in a great location with attentive staff then this is the place to choose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
2yrAnniversary
Los Angeles
Apr 16, 2012

Hotel Santa Barbara

Nice place, but the TV was on the wall to the left of the bed. You have to either lay on your left side or turn your head to the left to see it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Santo Barbaro
Irvine, CA, USA
Apr 9, 2012

perfect location!

hotel is located exactly where you want it to be.right where everything is (shops,restaurants and bars). you can walk to the beach or ride their mini electric bus for 25cents. short drive to historic places.. hotel itself is average.nothing so special about it. room is a little small.valet parking at the back of the hotel $8/night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Santa Barbara

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Francesca SoloTraveler
San Francisco, CA
Mar 8, 2011

Great location, average otherwise

The parking valets were friendly and provided great service. No other staff member said boo to me, including the guy who checked me in. The rooms are clean and a nice size, but I heard noise from all the rooms around me. I skipped breakfast, but it looked like a decent selection. Location is fabulous and the price was fair for Santa Barbara, but don't expect to be wow'ed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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