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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Close to Amtrak station and beach...3 blocks from downtown.

only problems were 1) being notified of parking fees upon checkout ($30) 2) the freight train sonic boom that occurred at 3am by the hotels proximity to train tracks. You will never be able to sleep through such an event.

Always a pleasure to stay here. The rooms tend to be a little small but they are extremely well appointed. The location is great, steps to the pier and right on the main drag of State St. We were traveling with our dog which limits our choices in the area. But they are always most welcoming of the mutt. Staff was great!

I really enjoyed my stay at Indigo. Great little hotel with that European boutique feel. Staff extremely friendly, welcoming and informative. Location is perfect to beach, downtown and other walkable distances. Having the restaurant next door, Nuance, was also convenient. A few items where actually hotel has no control over but it was a little annoying, is there is construction going on next door where they start work around 6:30am. Also a train track at end of block where there is a main intersection on State St. where train blows horn in early a.m and throughout the day. Following is hopefully constructive criticism. Room was clean but top cover of bed, the one that isn't changed daily, had about 5 long dark hairs on it where it just gives bad impression or people like me who are turned off by hair on anything but your head. I normally turn down top cover or remove as most hotels do not change or wash top cover between guest visits. Overall I enjoyed my visit despite the annoyances outside the hotels control.

Nice little hotel and close to the funk zone. I did read reviews about the loud train so I called in advance to be on the other side of the hotel where there was no train but the only problem with this request is that your view was a brick wall out the window on the other side of hotel. Very small rooms and super small bathroom (the shower is basically on the toilet and only separated by a glass wall that you move there while taking a shower). I personally don't like stepping in wet anything and after you take a shower you move the glass and then there is basically wet floor when you sit on the toilet. It was super close to the funk zone and that part was probably the best thing about the hotel. You pay extra for parking and then if you come back to hotel at late dinner time the hotel parking is packed with the restaurant patrons. I don't exactly get why you pay extra for a parking pass when you are not guaranteed parking. One night we had to go into front desk and ask where to park because it was so full and they said to park in handicap parking so it doesn't appear that they even monitor parking. Should be parking for hotel patrons and parking for restaurant patrons separate because we paid to park at the hotel we paid to stay at. Strange. The bed was comfortable but again, very small rooms and not a lot of areas to put your stuff. It was just an OK hotel for the price in my opinion.

We loved the location for the price! This is the best deal without sacrificing! It's Clean, comfortable, and the customer service was superb!! The restaurant right next door Blue Tavern has a fantastic chef serving delicious food! Order the PIZZA, YUMMM!! Hotel Indigo is what staying in Santa Barbara should be all about. Affordable, clean and comfortable without the outrageous price! Very small room but the room is so swanky the tight room was still fantastic for a good overnight or weekend stay!

Simply, elegantly, everything you need. Great location in Santa Barbara. Yum food in ajoining resturant.

This was my first time staying at this hotel and I really liked the location. It was nice being able to walk everywhere including the beach, pier and shops. The room size reminded me of something you would find in Europe. I thought it was very clever the way the shower folds in and such. The only major downside is how close it is to the train station which means there is a lot of noise from the trains. Other than that, the hotel was very nice.

121 State St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara places you next to Reagan Ranch Center and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 41 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Santa Barbara Zoo is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from this centrally located Santa Barbara hotel.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All 41 air-conditioned rooms feature iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other amenities include free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for USD 30.00 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 497 reviews