Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 216
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great location
the hotel is in an historic hotel site and in a great location to downtown Santa Barbara. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanSlick Great location and fine hotel.
The location cannot be beat and the hotel is very clean and well run.
March 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ceenguled Decent hotel
The hotel location was very convenient to every place I wanted to get to in Santa Barbara (I was there on a business trip). The room was clean, the staff were very nice. Pros: They had a balcony lounge on the second floor that had a nice view of the hills--it made for a great meeting place for colleagues.
Cons: My room, which was on the second floor facing a busy street, was very noisy at night (there was a brew pub across the street). Also, no fitness center inside the hotel.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karen3909 Great location, friendly staff, nice hotel
My two teenage daughters and I accompanied my husband on his business trip in Santa Barbara. We were very happy with this hotel because of the great location being walking distance to many shops and restaurants and also walking distance to the Pier and Harbor and to a nice beach. The front desk staff was extremely helpful with my many questions about directions and recommendations of places to see and restaurants to try. I felt very safe in the hotel which had a cozy feeling as it wasn't too big. The second floor balcony looks out on the mountains and palm trees and was a very pleasant place to sit for breakfast and to relax. The rooms were nicely appointed and clean. The parking was close by and safe. I would definitely return to this hotel on my next visit to the area.
March 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by teen7777 Close to Everything!
I enjoyed staying here because there were many restaurants within a safe walking distance.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kakutch Great Location
The hotel is in a prime location to State Street and an easy bike ride or walk to the Pier. Just be aware, this is not a typical Holiday Inn Express. It is a historic building and that does not mean it has lots of charm. It's just an old building.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, they have free bikes to use, and the parking was easy... although $14 a day was a bit outrageous.
Make sure you get a room on the third floor in the back. the historic nature of this hotel means that all the walls and windows are paper thin. In a previous stay, I was kept awake most of the night by the late night bar hoppers. (room was on the first floor facing the street) My most recent room (third floor in the back) was very peaceful. I didn't hear any street noise. The city of Santa Barbara should allow them to update the windows. It would change everything.
There is nothing specifically wrong with this hotel. Just know what you are getting in advance. If you are expecting an experience like you would find at one of the many new Holiday Inn Express' this will not be it.
Great staff. Great location. Good rooms.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDfrank Great location and value
We stayed at the Holiday inn Express in Santa Barbara and found the hotel to be an excellent value in a great location
March 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sd12 Great place to stay in Santa Barbara
We really loved our stay at the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. The room was comfortable and the second floor balcony made it easy to do work or read a book. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
March 4, 2015