Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Santa Barbara

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Valet parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, the four-star Hotel Santa Barbara is just a stone’s throw away from the renowned Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Arlington Center For the Performing Arts and Santa Barbara Museum of Art as well as convenient public transport links.

This stylish hotel combines the historic Mediterranean elegance, luxurious furnishings and latest technology.

All 75 air-conditioned rooms have writing desks and armoires, private bathrooms and in-room coffee makers.

Continental breakfast is served for free at the hotel.

The business center has fax and photocopying facilities. Audiovisual equipment is available for additional charge. Two versatile meeting rooms can accommodate from two to 30 people. Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Number of rooms:   75.

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms.

Standard Queen rooms have bright private bathrooms, round tables and several chairs for extra seating.

King rooms are more spacious than queen and feature the same amenities.

Deluxe Queen rooms have sleeper sofas with coffee tables and can accommodate two people maximum.

Double Queen rooms offer two queen size beds, and can accommodate three people maximum.

Junior Suites feature sleeper sofas and extra living space.

Baby cots are available and children under 18 stay free in existing beds.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is served for free and includes hot coffee or tea, juice, rolls, bagels, hot and cold cereal.

Full service restaurants are located within minutes of the hotel and are nice place to lunch and dine serving delicious local cuisine and exquisite international dishes.

Bouchon offers various dishes of Californian and French cuisine, the finest wines.

Opal Restaurant and Bar serves an Electric California cuisine, have a unique list of Martinis and wines.

Joe's Café offers a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, meat and seafood dishes, delicious desserts.

At the hotel Santa Barbara guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 7 per day.
  • Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

533 State Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    400 m
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    13.3km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    59.8km
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    600 m
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Joe's Cafe (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers)
    10 m
  • The Palace Grill (cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Caribbean)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    75

Rooms and availability

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms.

Standard Queen rooms have bright private bathrooms, round tables and several chairs for extra seating.

King rooms are more spacious than queen and feature the same amenities.

Deluxe Queen rooms have sleeper sofas with coffee tables and can accommodate two people maximum.

Double Queen rooms offer two queen size beds, and can accommodate three people maximum.

Junior Suites feature sleeper sofas and extra living space.

Baby cots are available and children under 18 stay free in existing beds.

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Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed
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A flat-screen TV with cable and a work desk is available in this petite room. A safety deposit box is available.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Queen Size bed
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    • Shower
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Hotel Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
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      Hotel Address:

      533 State Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Barbara
        400 m
      Airports
      • Municipal (SBA)
        13.3km
      • Cunnamulla (CMA)
        59.8km
      Train Stations
      • Santa Barbara Amtrak
        600 m
      • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
        600 m
      Restaurants
      • Joe's Cafe (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers)
        10 m
      • The Palace Grill (cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Caribbean)
        90 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        75

      Hotel Santa Barbara Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Blue Agave - 100 m
      • The James Joyce - 200 m
      • Martini Madness Lounge - 300 m
      • Joe's Cafe - 300 m
      • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 700 m
      • Soho - 900 m
      • Santa Barbara Harbor and Breakwater - 900 m

      Train stations

      • Santa Barbara Amtrak - 500 m
      • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara - 500 m

      Historical sites

      • Presidio State Historic Park - 500 m
      • Trussell-Winchester Adobe - 700 m
      • Fernald Mansion - 800 m

      Museums

      • Arts Fund - 300 m
      • Santa Barbara Performing Arts - 400 m
      • Santa Barbara Historical Museum - 400 m
      • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet - 500 m
      • Art From Scrap - 500 m
      • Community Arts Music Assn - 600 m
      • Sea Center - 700 m
      • Santa Barbara Carriage Museum - 900 m

      Parks

      • EL Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park - 500 m
      • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 500 m
      • Santa Barbara Parks and Rec Dept - 600 m
      • Santa Barbara Recreation Div - 600 m

      Halls

      • Fraternal Order of Eagles - 700 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Institute For Holistic Studies - 400 m

      Theaters

      • Lobero Theatre Foundation - 400 m
      • Lobero Theatre - 400 m
      • Ensemble Theater Company - 600 m

      Casinos

      • Thomas Casino Systems - 500 m

      Local Attractions

      • Ty Warner Sea Center - 1.9km
        211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Zoo - 2.5km
        500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
      • Thousand Steps Beach - 2.6km
        End of Santa Cruz Blvd, Santa Barbara
      • Shoreline Park - 2.2km
        Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive, Santa Barbara
      • Mission Santa Barbara - 2.7km
        2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum - 240 m
        653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara
      • Reagan Ranch Center - 520 m
        217 State Street, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 910 m
        1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 930 m
        1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Historical Museum - 450 m
        136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
      • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 570 m
        123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
      • Stearns Wharf - 910 m
        Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Joe's Cafe - 10 m

        Address: 536 State St
        Phone: 805-966-4638

        62% likes this, based on 168 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers
        Price Range: CAD 19 - CAD 25

      • Sandbar Mexican Restaurant and Tequilla Bar - 70 m

        Address: 514 State Street
        Phone: 805-966-1388

        60% likes this, based on 208 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican
        Price Range: CAD 9 - CAD 41

      • The New Baja Sharkeez - 30 m

        Address: 525 State st

        61% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

      • The Palace Grill - 90 m

        Address: 8 E Cota St
        Phone: 805-963-5000

        85% likes this, based on 253 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Caribbean
        Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 45

      • Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro - 60 m

        Address: 516 State St
        Phone: 805-962-9303

        73% likes this, based on 100 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Californian
        Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 37

      Getting there.

      Municipal Airport is in 13.3km.

      Guests can use either taxi or public transport to get to the hotel.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        75
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      Hotel Santa Barbara Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Santa Barbara

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 78 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      9.6
      Rooms
      8.8
      Service
      9.0
      Value
      9.0
      Dining
      9.5

      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple
        6.6

        I liked the location. The door men were usually friendly.

        The elevator is very slow. Wall were a bit thin. Can hear guests leave their rooms.

      • Couple
        10.0

        Hotel location was perfect for dinning and shopping. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

        No pool, no room service and tv channels were very limited.

      • Single
        9.2

        It was great for location and price. Shopping, dinner and bars all within walking distance. Close to train too.

      • Group of friends
        3.8

        I will never stay at this hotel. Staff were extremely rude when half of our group arrived after hours (they drove from San Diego). Only 1 valet runner who insisted on getting your keys but was never around to get your car. We got hushed at 1:30am and were honestly not even loud. Only reason he heard us was because we took the stairs instead of the smelly elevator and had to climb 4 floors.

      • Couple
        7.4

        the location is great. right in the middle of everything. overall clean

        hotel staff not very helpful with suggestions on things to do or very helpful with much else. there's no room service of any type and the hotel in general is old and could definately use some updates. we had a queen bed room and it is pretty tight in there. our friends had a king sized room and they had much more space.

      • Couple
        8.8

        It was walking distance to everything, shops, restaurants, the beach. Parking was cheap and the continental breakfast was plentiful. The pricng was just right for the accomodations and location. And you can't beat $7 parking!

        If I have to pick something, I would say that the bathrooms were clean, but a little outdated. Other than that, no complaints.

      • Couple
        8.2

        The stay was pleasurable and comfortable.

        The room was some what small.

      • Couple
        7.8

        Great location - right on State Street with all the shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance. Our room had a window facing State Street - we were worried that it would be loud at night, but we didn't hear a thing because of the double pane windows. The Santa Barbara harbor, pier, east & west beaches are also within walking distance, but it is a longer walk. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

        Rooms & bathrooms were a bit small, but considering it is an old hotel, they have been updated nicely. Also, we did not have a fridge in the room. However, there's really no reason to be spending much time in the room at all - go outside and enjoy the many things Santa Barbara has to offer!

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Very nice Spanish style ancient hotel. Nice room.

        The price is rather high. 2/3 of the price would have been appropriate. Parking is charged additionaly. The breakfast - if you would call it breakfast - is included and very very poor. Tip: in the premises is a Starbucks located.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Built in the twenties . Loved the location- no driving necessary. Friendly staff. Very clean. Free breakfast.

        Liked everything. Room a little small but they arranged furniture to maximize space.

      • Single
        8.8

        Handy to restaurants, coffe houses. Continental brfst was good.

      • Couple
        6.6

        Excellent location on the main strip, 10 mins walk to the beach.

        Room + bed were clean but small compared to the cost. You're paying for the location.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        Location was excellent. Would not have stayed there otherwise.

        Very dated and low quality furnishings.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        The staff was young, friendly and a great help. After we checked out they called to say we had left a binder with our upcoming reservations and plane tickets. They sent it overnight to our next stop and we received it in time to continue our trip! Their restaurant recommendations were excellent.

        The hotel is a bit outdated but is very comfortable and clean.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        Staff was great. We were taking my daughter to college and had a carload of stuff for her...they kept the car backed up against the wall and in the lot for us for safekeeping. We also had a friend who was looking for a room last minute since most hotels were sold out..they let me know they had a cancelation for her.

        Our room was great..but my daughter stayed there before and said they had a really small room for the two of them. I think we had a handicapped accessable room so it was very roomy.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Hotel Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      533 State Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Barbara
        400 m
      Airports
      • Municipal (SBA)
        13.3km
      • Cunnamulla (CMA)
        59.8km
      Train Stations
      • Santa Barbara Amtrak
        600 m
      • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
        600 m
      Restaurants
      • Joe's Cafe (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers)
        10 m
      • The Palace Grill (cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Caribbean)
        90 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        75