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Very nice, however I was told my orbitz reservation was wrong (I’m not sure what that means) but the only room left was a one king sized bed and there were not cots and even if there was this room was so small that the king sized bed took up the entire space. I felt like I was in a Manhattan hotel with like 100 square feet.

Great location and very kind staff, especially Amber.

Great location near State St. for shopping and restaurants.

Nice clean boutique type hotel. Near all downtown and beach.

Location! Walking distance to restaurants, shops and entertainment

It was convenient, clean and priced friendly. The bed was excellent, but our room was ground level and loud once the bar across the street let out. All and all I would still book here again. Also, had a pretty vast breakfast spread in the morning.

Incredibly loud all night. We barely slept. The street noise wasn’t an issue. The voices of other guests carried and the ceilings creaked with every footstep above.

An absolute value. The location, cleanliness, and service was impressive. I was surprised at the wide variety of breakfast foods. Each staff member we encountered were friendly and helpful. I will definitely use this hotel again.

Great location. Convenient walking to state street and short drive to wharf. easy highway access to UCSB.

Close to State Street and all the restaurants and stores walking distance to the pier not that far good walk.

Updated property and excellent guest rooms. Annie the night manager was awesome and helpful!

It felt very Santa Barbara-y, nicely situated within downtown. Easily accessible, staff at the front desk were very helpful when checking in. Breakfast had a diverse offering as well.

Disappointed When I pay 300 for a night I expect 1. To be not charged for parking 2. To be able to move the curtains in front of the windows I am very disappointed that I couldn’t sleep after 6 because of the light coming in because the curtains were immovable.

very nice hotel, very good location, very close to every store , restaurant, and beach.

W Haley St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stearns Wharf
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara within a short walk of Stearns Wharf, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Santa Barbara County Courthouse. This 61-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel's 61 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is available for USD 19 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free use of bicycles, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

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

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (20) Business (3) Family (15) Friends (6)
3
Family

Very nice, however I was told my orbitz reservation was wrong (I’m not sure what that means) but the only room left was a one king sized bed and there were not cots and even if there was this room was so small that the king sized bed took up the entire space. I felt like I was in a Manhattan hotel with like 100 square feet.

By on Apr 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I apologize about the room situation.

5
Everyone

Great location and very kind staff, especially Amber.

By on Jan 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We will let Amber know how much she is appreciated.

5
Family

Great location near State St. for shopping and restaurants.

By , from Los Angeles on Nov 30, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2020

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you liked our central locale, and our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.

4
Family

Nice clean boutique type hotel. Near all downtown and beach.

By on Sep 6, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2020

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. Our team is glad you liked our central location and clean facilities. We hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2020

Thank you for your five-star rating. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.

5
Family

Location! Walking distance to restaurants, shops and entertainment

By , from Pasadena on Feb 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2020

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

4
Partner Couples

It was convenient, clean and priced friendly. The bed was excellent, but our room was ground level and loud once the bar across the street let out. All and all I would still book here again. Also, had a pretty vast breakfast spread in the morning.

By on Feb 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2020

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. We are glad you liked our clean, convenient hotel and that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.

1
Partner Couples

Incredibly loud all night. We barely slept. The street noise wasn’t an issue. The voices of other guests carried and the ceilings creaked with every footstep above.

By on Feb 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2020

Thank you for your review. Our team is sorry you experienced a noise disturbance during your stay. Your feedback is valuable to us.

2
Everyone

By on Jan 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2020

Thank you for your rating; your feedback is valuable to us.

5
Family

An absolute value. The location, cleanliness, and service was impressive. I was surprised at the wide variety of breakfast foods. Each staff member we encountered were friendly and helpful. I will definitely use this hotel again.

By on Nov 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2019

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you found our hotel to be a great value due to the location, cleanliness, complimentary breakfast, and friendly service. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back for a future stay.

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel

17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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