Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara - an IHG hotel

121 State StreetSanta Barbara93101USA
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About Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara - an IHG hotel

An eco-friendly boutique hotel a block from the beach, the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara offers stylish, pet friendly guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Standard amenities include a flat screen cable television with premium channels, a comfortable work space, and plush, pillowtop beds. Some rooms open onto private garden patios.

The Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara features a plant-filled living wall and a sunny rooftop terrace. A 24-hour business center, fitness center, and same day dry cleaning services are also available.

Nuance Restaurant offers an eclectic Southern Californian menu and chic, urban decor. Guests will also find a wide variety of popular restaurants within walking distance, including The Lark, Lucky Penny, and Mony's Mexican Food.

Nearby attractions include the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Santa Barbara Zoo, and Reagan Ranch Center. The bohemian Funk Zone district is within walking distance, and the much anticipated Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is currently construction next door to the hotel.


121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9666586 | Fax: +1(805)9660078 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A very funky location..

Many guests enjoy the hotel's location steps from the legendary Funk Zone neighborhood. The beach, pier, wineries, and great restaurants are within a five minute walk. The train station is just down the street, and when they've finished building it, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation will be next door.

Compact and creative decor..

Some guests comment that staying at the Indigo Santa Barbara is like "sleeping in an art museum", as the hotel is home to an Art Library and rotating MCASB Satellite exhibitions. The guest rooms also feature modern art and very colorful, eclectic decor. An older, restored Spanish style building, the hotel offers a mix of room types and sizes, the majority of which seem to be small by contemporary standards.

Friendly, cheerful staff..

The front desk staff have received many rave reviews for their friendly, informative, and professional customer service, with guests often noting that they are pleased to recommend restaurants, accommodate special requests, and go "above and beyond" to make everyone feel at home, even the four-legged guests.

Negative Reviews

Really small, slippery bathrooms..

While many guests are willing to accept a "compact" bedroom space given the hotel's location and age, the bathrooms seem to be a breaking point. Guests often describe the toilet as being "in the shower", and some found it impossible to bathe without spraying water "everywhere.".

Ear plugs are complimentary..

The railway station is very close to the hotel, and some guests are woken up by the passing trains. Others wake up to the sounds of nearby construction projects.

Taking the stairs..

The hotel's only elevator is just big enough to send luggage up to the second floor. While some guests find this feature charming, others merely find it inconvenient.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1633 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 1633 reviews