Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 161
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Simi Valley Jeff Too much noise
If you're going to stay at this hotel, make sure your room faces inward toward the courtyard (not the street). The street noise from the bar across the street will keep you up all night.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sos67 Great Service from Emanuel at Front Desk but average room
Front desk service agent went out of his way for me to secure a room at another location in Los Angeles. Emanuel was fantastic to deal with. Unfortunately I forgot to give him a nice gratuity for his service.
Otherwise the room was OK, even though I had a small ant infestation in the bathroom and on the desk.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NICHELINI FRIENDLY STAFFS
PRO: HOTEL IS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE ACTIONS, CLOSE TO BEACH. GREAT STAFFS AND SERVICES.
CON: VERY OLD BUILDING, ALTHOUGH REMOLDED, NOISY AIRCONDITION, CAN'T SLEEP ALL NIEGHT.
LOTS OF ANTS INSIDE THE ROOM ALONG THEWALL, EVEN ON MY BED!
May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob06 Great location and helpful staff
We greatly enjoyed our stay in Santa Barbara. The staff was most helpful in directing us to restaurants and to attractions. There are some excellent restaurants within easy walking distance. We always enjoy historic hotels and this one has some history attached to it.
April 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Canadian eh? Convenient location and great service
We recently stayed for 3 nights and found the staff to be excellent at this hotel. The bed was very comfortable, although the room none too large. We expected the room size to be about what it was, since the hotel is an old one with a very good location downtown. The building seemed to be in good condition. Being able to use the bicycles was a special perk as was the wine reception. It was nice to have some variety at breakfast.
Very enjoyable stay.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IJHA Excellent staff and service
This is an older property with some aspects requiring re-modelling, specially Windows and bathrooms.
Staff are exceptional, very friendly and straight onto any problems or query raised.
The wine reception on a Monday and Wednesday evening whilst my group was there was very welcoming. I think the hostess was called Audrey? She did a great job and was extremely friendly.
I would definitely come back again and bring my group.
Note, it was one of my groups 50th birthday and the Hotel manager Tanner Reyes went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure she had a very memorable stay.
Keep up the excellent level of customer care.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 50Cas Large clean room with great location
The room and bathroom was comfortable, spacious and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Location was great. Wine reception, supply of free water and wifi access made the stay even nicer.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Debbs1 Cozy room and excellent location
Great stay. The hotel has a nice design that blends well with the area and it's very clean. Rooms are not large but they are very cozy and the beds are comfy. Noise can be heard from doors being opened and closed but it wasn't too much a bother. The location is amazing, you can easily walk everywhere. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Free parking would be an improvement.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roberto63 Great location, clean hotel, strongly suggested
I have been in this hotel since 2007/2008 always the same good level. Always clean! Good value! the staff always effective!
March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David6197 Convenient and great place to stay
Had a great stay. The beds were super comfortable, which gave a really good night's sleep. The location is very convenient to the shops and restaurants, for it is walking distance. I will definitely stay here again, when in Santa Barbara!
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Honolulu star Great location
Very close to all types of restaurants and shopping. Room is large and quiet. My colleagues stay at 2 other hotels in the area, one had a nicer room but very small and expensive, the other also smaller room and further away. Bed is OK. Noticed a lot of dust under the table when we had to plug in our phone charger. Breakfast is OK, nothing to write home about. Staff is friendly and helpful.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kingstar Close to great dining
Close to great dining and transport.
Parking was difficult at times but Valet available.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LH831 Another great stay
Once again, another great stay at the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara! I didn't have my favorite room this time, and the room I had was great except for a little noise at night from the activities outside!
When I checked out, Kim noticed I did not have my usual room accommodation and right away asked how this room was, which is really above and beyond! Thank you again Kim, Tanner and your staff for the exceptional service! I love coming here and you all are always so nice!
February 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jepstein good location
The location is fine, but the trash t rucks come every day before 7 am and are the loudest trash trucks I have ever heard!
There is not enough drawer space in the room.
February 8, 2014