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Beautiful boutique hotel and friendly staff.

My sister and I loved staying at this property for our first trip to Santa Barbara. What a gem! The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the neighborhood was perfect for us. They were very pet friendly, which was a huge plus for us, as we were traveling with our pets. Yes, as other reviews have stated, the room was a bit small, but that did not detract from our positive experience at all. Highly recommend.

Great location. Clean hotel. Rooms are very small though.

The rooms are tiny. Like a closet. The queen bed fills the entire room and you hit your shins on the bed frame all the time. Also, it is RIGHT NEXT TO the train station so be prepared to be woken up early every morning by many, many loud train whistles as well as whistles throughout the day and night. The patio was cute though but even smaller than the room.

Small room, clean, location is great. Would definitely go back based on location.

I like the location and the clean and modern condition of this wonderful hotel. Close to beach, shops and restaurants!

Rooms were amazing but the parking leaves much to be desired.

The hotel was in a good location however our room was smaller than we expected. The bathroom was very small, and the shower wasn’t even necessarily a shower, it was a shower head with a moving glass divider and shower curtain to serve as shower doors. There is a small parking lot next door which was convienent but you have to pay to park there.

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!

State St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, Riviera Beach House is next to popular attractions like MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Reagan Ranch Center. This 41-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a gym.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Riviera Beach House's 41 rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Riviera Beach House features a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is offered for USD 48.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with securing valuables, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Riviera Beach House

Everyone (10) Couples (7) Family (3) Friends (1)
3
Everyone

By on Feb 14, 2022

5
Family

Beautiful boutique hotel and friendly staff.

By on Feb 8, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we appreciate the kind words!

5
Family

My sister and I loved staying at this property for our first trip to Santa Barbara. What a gem! The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the neighborhood was perfect for us. They were very pet friendly, which was a huge plus for us, as we were traveling with our pets. Yes, as other reviews have stated, the room was a bit small, but that did not detract from our positive experience at all. Highly recommend.

By on Jan 17, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 18, 2022

Hello Andrea, Thank you for your most recent review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our location is great, we are glad you liked it! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza General Manager

3
Everyone

By on Jul 30, 2021

3
Everyone

By on Jun 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay

5
Partner Couples

Great location. Clean hotel. Rooms are very small though.

By on May 4, 2021

Review comment responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

3
Partner Couples

The rooms are tiny. Like a closet. The queen bed fills the entire room and you hit your shins on the bed frame all the time. Also, it is RIGHT NEXT TO the train station so be prepared to be woken up early every morning by many, many loud train whistles as well as whistles throughout the day and night. The patio was cute though but even smaller than the room.

By on Mar 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 7, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel after your recent say. Although our rooms are on the smaller side, they are beautifully designed and our location is stellar. We are transparent about our size of rooms so I am sorry they were not to your liking. I hope you can give us another chance in the near future. Sincerely, Indigo Team

5
Everyone

By on Jan 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on May 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2020

Thank you!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2020

Thank you for the awesome feedback!

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