Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 145
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Irish gal Perfect location, excellent customer service
A great gem of a hotel, close to everything in Santa Barbara. Walking distance to beach, restaurants, bars, you name it! The staff goes out of their way to assist you in all aspects of your stay.
August 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Beefcake Average Nice but housekeeping missed something.
Dirty Underwear from previous guest were left hanging on door when we got there.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cocacola4 Great location and nice hotel in Santa Barbara
We spent two nights at the Holiday Inn Express, Santa Barbara and had a great experience. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the hotel staff was genuinely caring and very helpful. We were able to borrow bicycles for an entire morning, with helmets and locks. We also enjoyed the free wine reception on our first evening there. The breakfast was adequate, but not fantastic. Most of all, the location was perfect. We were able to walk or bike all over town. On the whole, this hotel is a very good value for the area.
July 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo1000 Ants in rooms - Dirty carpeting
When we booked the room, I had seen recent comments on Trip Advisor about ants in the rooms. But, I was put at ease as the manager had posted that they would have the rooms treated more often. When we got to our room, we immediately saw ants in various places in the room. We were moved, but on the 2nd night, as they were fully booked. What we also noticed was that the carpeting was so dirty, we all had dirt on our feet from normal walking around. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone I know.
July 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mill9 This was a king Room?
Not up to Holiday Inn standards. Room was small. Not big enough for 2 people. One chair in room. Wifi not working. Will give credit to staff. They were courteous and tried. Even tho this room had a king bed, it should have been a single. Very over priced for what we received.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Original priority member Great staff
Convenient. Location and great staff
July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ed and Lynn Friendly Staff
The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room and bed were comfortable. Can't beat the location right off State Street.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ADenison Great Hotel
I love this hotel. This is the second time i stay here. I love the staff they always have such a friendly smile.
July 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Juliet1980 Beautiful City
Great City, Great service.. Just don't come in late to the hotel.. The guy at the front desk will give you evil eyes. Oh and make sure you double lock you room door at night if you don't want house keeping walk in on you. Other then that.. Fine place to stay.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Very Accommodating
I stayed at this Holiday Day Inn Express for my best friends wedding. As you can imagine, it was a pretty hectic, busy, fun weekend. The hotel was nothing but accommodating for my needs for the weekend. It is in a great location, close to all bars and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again!
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterM10 Perfectly situated off State Street
This hotel was ideally located for our 3-day stay. Walking distance from train station, restaurants, beach, shuttle buses, and car rental facilities.
Rooms are a little dated, but it is a historic hotel. The staff were great and very accommodating with a complimentary wine/cheese reception, bottled water for our day trips, and general advice on tourist info.
Workout facility is actually off-site, but we did so much walking in Santa Barbara it wasn't necessary.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by donotspam in Santa Barbara - guter Ausgangspunkt
- gute Lage
- guter aufmerksamer Service
- Man bekommt an der Rezeption was alles was für Ausflüge benötigt gute Infos etc. etc.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bercko Great place to stay
The Holiday Express in Santa Barbara is a great place to stay, and I'd definitely stay there again. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff was friendly, the rooms were comfortable and freshly decorated, and the location couldn't be better.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LGDAF Our Go To in Santa Barbara is Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
As a former IHG employee of 7 years and Gold Elite Rewards Member, my wife and I were thoroughly overjoyed by our stay at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara over 4th of July Weekend. Jonathan from the Front Desk was able to park our car ($12 a day is so worth it!) while we waited for our room before Noon and then checked us in. Perfect way to arrive after the drive from Los Angeles!
We met Douglas, GM and he was quite friendly and even sported us a bottle of wine before we arrived to our room. Great room! Again, everything we wanted! The hotel is a short walk to the beach and just a half block from State Street's restaurants, bars and everything in close proximity for a weekend of fun. Condition of the property is spotless and quite possibly could be mistaken for a new building even though it was renovated from the Hotel Virginia formerly opened as a one story hotel is 1925.
Oops, almost forgot to mention the awesome breakfast. Scrambled eggs, pancakes and the best rolls on the planet were a nice comp item to off set normally paying $20 for breakfast.
We'll definitely be staying at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara the next time we go to SB.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowoman Nice clean room
This hotel is located in a good location, with lots of shops and restaurants close by. The rooms have a nice layout and some added charm. Very clean and nice staff.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Desert Rat Easy access to State Street.
This hotel is a little on the pricey side, but it is smack in the middle of State Street. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. There is a Trolley stop close by, so upper State Street, Stearn's Wharf, or the beach are all easily accessible.
The rooms are kept clean and the staff there is very attentive and friendly. The complimentary breakfast in the lobby is handy when you just want to sleep late or when you are checking out early.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love SB Great location
Even though it was a last minute arrangement, it turned out to be a pleasant stay at this hotel.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jessk19 Great Rate and Location
We were very pleased with our stay here. It's in a great location that's walking distance to all the restaurants and shops on State St and about a four block walk to the beach. This was cheaper than any other comparable hotels in the area. Great room and bathroom. Not really big but still very nice.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Miles19 Nice quaint hotel
The hotel was nice and on a great location near State Street and walking distance from the beach. The free breakfast was a lot better than expected. Most of the staff was friendly except when we were too loud at night a staff member told us to quiet down really rudely (he could have told us nicely). The hotel claims to offer free bike rentals but in reality the hotel only has 4 bikes which is not enough for a hotel of this size and we were never able to check out the bikes. But overall I would stay here again, but with the expectation that there will be no bikes.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ems519 Lovely hotel and great value for money in Santa Barbara
We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara. It is a lovely hotel with lots of character - the rooms have exposed brick and nice furnishings. The staff were all very helpful and courteous. The free breakfast in the mornings was better than we expected, with fresh eggs and pancakes. Free wifi was fantastic as well! You can't go wrong with this Holiday Inn Express, it is conveniently located in Santa Barbara.
June 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JCB57 Nice but Noisy
Nice location; friendly staff, historic building, comfortable bed. But beware if you get a room facing Haley Street. It's very noisy. You can hear cars and trucks driving by at all hours of the day and night. Also, the hotel is across the street from a pub and the din from partiers could easily be heard. (In my younger days I would have gotten up and joined the fun..but that's another story.) Insulated windows would be recommended for this property. Having said that, it's a nice Holiday Inn Express in a lovely city.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Staff excellent
The front desk staff were very helpful in recommending rplaces to eat and in arranging tours.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KimSanDiego Best location Best Price
We loved the hotel because of the location. The price was great. The hotel was well kept and cute. Comfy room. Great staff.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aboveH2O Perfect Santa Barbara location
This location is especially ideal for anyone arriving in Santa Barbara by train. It is a short walk from the train station and is centrally located near shops and dining. The wharf and beach are also within walking distance. The hotel has some "old word" charm to it and a pleasant communal balcony for relaxing.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CoTony Extremely comfortable room
Perfect location and friendly attentive staff. Wouls stay there agian.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Roqnrod High price little rest
This hotel is across the street from a Pub. The people from the Pub tend to party outside the door. The front facing rooms are horrible because of this. Customers should be made aware of this when being put in these rooms. I am not a complainer but I would of slept better next to a train station. Outside of that the Hotel has a location close to alot of shops and restaurants. It is also a short walk to the ocean. Rooms are clean and the breakfast was surprisingly good. If I stayed here again I would have to be guaranteed a back facing room.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJNP Superb!!
Excellent property!! We always enjoying staying here.
June 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by paul657 Superb location, comfortable hotel
We picked according to location, which proved a good decision. Restaurants and shops on State St are very close walking distance and high calibre. University crowd everywhere, which was nice. Nice stop for us would have been better if we'd stayed a 2nd or 3rd night.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grago Oldie but a goodie
This hotel is in a historic building and in a great location.
It was very clean and had. a lovely fresh smell when you walked in and all the way thru the passage ways.
It is right in the heart of the Cafes, bars shops etc but you can't hear any noise.
A lovely stay and we would recommend this hotel.
Maybe a bit pricey, so are a lot of the hotels in Santa Barbara.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SantaB2014 comfortable bed, clean room and quick check in/out
The Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara met all expectations that I was looking for and they were:
Parking, quick check in/out, clean, comfortable bed and location.
June 4, 2014