were able to check in early to dry off from the rain
A Touch of Home in Santa Barbara
A lovely historic property modernized to serve as a comfortable and stylish contemporary hotel. Located in the center of activity in downtown Santa Barbara, the staff make you feel like visiting
relatives -- so happy to see you and offer their hospitality. A delightful stay. [Less]
Location, location, location!
HIE in Santa Barbara is in a prime downtown location. The quaint and well maintained building is a jewel in the area. Even the landscaping and parking areas are well cared for. Location of this
hotel puts you within walking to almost anything Santa Barbara has to offer with the exception of the beach. Still, the beach is only 1 mile and change away. Only negative to this location is noise. Street noise is unavoidable. Noise from the parking lot is also. The hotel has parking lots on both sides of the building. Since the areas are surrounded by other buildings any people talking or worse are easily heard any time of day or night. A fair amount of ambient street noise is always present. As in many of America's cities these days also be prepared for some homeless on the streets. Especially beach communities. Despite the negatives, we enjoy this beautiful city and all it's sights. The Santa Barbara HIE is a charming hotel with a wonderful staff. [Less]