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]
Enjoyed our stay! Location near charming downtown with many restaurant choices.
This is a great hotel for business stays. The rooms are cozy, the bed is comfortable. The breakfast is so convenient for people on the go. The attentiveness and caring of the staff makes it that much
better and i can't wait to return to Santa Barbara [Less]