Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 211
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iosdj HIE Santa Barbara
A very nice, clean hotel just off State St. Stayed there on a few occasions for business.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sd12 Comfortable rooms and great location
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very quiet. The second floor balcony is an excellent place to drink coffee, read a book and get some work done while you are gazing at the mountains. Wonderful stay!
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barman good location, historic hotel
Great service, easy check-in and out, historic hotel, good location with restaurants nearby(great salmon at nearby brewpub), sufficient parking without fees
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nadia a great service and location
we reserved a few rooms and took a family vacation. we were very happy with the service and cleanliness of the property. Great location, we walked to shops and restaurants without having to drive. Friendly staff too.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annie-Lou Love this Holiday Inn Express
This is one of the most unique Holiday Inn Hotels I've stayed in. I always choose this hotel when traveling to the Santa Barbara area. Very convenient to restaurants and beach.
February 9, 2015