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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.

No hot water on the last day. Ice cold shower was not how I wanted to start the day. Was told to run the shower longer. After 20 minutes, still ice cold.

Great hotel, walking distance to everything in downtown Santa Barbara/State Street.

Disappointed o the parking charge. Noisy on street level. Could not look out the window.

Very helpful staff helped us check in slightly early and gave us great recommendations on where to visit in the area. I would definitely come back.

The hotel was great! Amazing service! The room was very cozy and modern. Walls are a little thin.. The location was the best part, the pier two blocks away and the night life also within walking distance. Thumbs up all around. Only thing that could be better is a microwave in the room instead of the lobby. Will definitely be staying here again!

Hotel was great but this is close to a bar. At 3am was serenaded by a drink man singing my way. Sinatra and I were both appalled. The hotel staff were great. It is not large by any means but quaint with an outdoor patio and history. The building is listed as a historical landmark.

Location is great for easy walking to a plethora of restaurants, Funk Zone, nightclubs, and the beach. We just spent the holiday weekend here for a bachelorette party with three separate rooms. Hotel was tolerant of allowing some of the girls to arrive early and decorate one of the rooms before check-in. We were put in what was deemed the private area by one of the hotel managers, which put us on the bottom floor to the right of the main entrance and parking entrance on Haley street. We weren't very pleased that the rooms have floor to ceiling windows that had little noise reduction from the outside. Further, upon entering room 110, ants were discovered in the bathroom. Hotel staff was immediately notified and housekeeping came to use disinfecting wipes where the ants were prevalent. However, the morning we left - so 36 hours later - ants were crawling out of the air conditioner vent, down the wall, and onto the top of the dresser. At checkout that same morning, I reported the ants to the front desk and showed the pictures I had taken. While he said he'd get housekeeping on it right away, he lacked, what I felt, was intense disgust over the situation. I would think a hotel guest sharing those pictures of a room in your hotel would elicit some sort of emotion, especially after this was already an issue two days earlier. Also, in room 109 the television did not work and the air conditioning was incredibly cold. The only solution was to turn the air off, which then made it feel really muggy in the room. Lastly, the housekeeping staff beings knocking on doors as early as 8 am to clean your room. We weren't ready that early each day, so they lurked in the hallway near our rooms waiting until we were gone. They also loudly spoke to each other in the halls, Making sleeping in impossible. I would not recommend any of rooms 109-115 on that bottom floor. That seems to be housekeeping headquarters and they're incredibly loud very early in the day.

We stayed downtown. The hotel was very clean, decent breakfast included along with free wifi. It is very well located for shopping, the beach and restaurants. Very pleasant. Would stay again.

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 Lower State within a short walk of Stearns Wharf, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Santa Barbara City College. 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's 61 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is available for USD 19 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free use of bicycles, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

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

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Standard Room

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Everyone (10) Couples (18) Business (3) Family (11) Friends (6)
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.

4
Family Family

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

By on Nov 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2019

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. Our team is delighted you liked our convenient downtown locale, and we hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

5
Family

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

By on Oct 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2019

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

5
Friends

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

By on Aug 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 19, 2019

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you liked our hotel, rooms, and friendly staff. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.

4
Everyone

By on Jun 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 22, 2019

Thank you for your rating. We hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

5
Friends Family

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.

By on Jun 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2019

Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you liked our convenient local, complimentary breakfast, and helpful staff. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.

3
Everyone

By on May 17, 2019

Review comment responded on May 20, 2019

Thank you for your rating. We hope to welcome you back for a future stay.

2
Friends

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.

By on Apr 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were unhappy with your stay.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2019

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

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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