Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State StreetSanta Barbara 93101USA
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About Hotel Santa Barbara

The Hotel Hotel Santa Barbara is located in the heart of the downtown area of the city. The hotel is known for its warm hospitality and iconic history. Guests can take comfort in elegant accommodations surrounded by a unique environment.

Rooms at the hotel are decked out with a flat-screen TV, en suite bathroom, mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, and work desk.

Guests have access to a huge variety of amenities like valet parking, voice mail, a reservation service for dining, and meeting facilities.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. In addition, the hotel is surrounding by a number of dining selections from casual fine dining to sophisticated cuisine.

Just 5-minutes from the Hotel Hotel Santa Barbara is the Hotel Santa Barbara Museum. Other attractions include The El Paseo shopping mall at 0.9 miles from the hotel. Sterns Wharf is 0.6 miles away, and the Ledbetter Beach and Park and the Hotel Santa Barbara Zoo is roughly 1.9 miles from the premises. Hotel Santa Barbara City College is 1.4 miles away.


533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9579300 | Fax: +1(805)9622412 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Fantastic Soundproofing

The hotel is quiet even though it is in a busy area. You will sleep nice and sound.

Location And Style

The hotel location is right on the money. It's easy to walk through the town and there is a trolley nearby. The restaurants are great too! You will find Mediterranean food, Holdren's Steak and Seafood restaurant, which is a local favorite, Italian food, and more. If it's in your budget, try the different restaurants, the food is delightful. The hotel breakfast is nice too and be sure to check out the view from the bar and the many wine tasting rooms in the area.

Attractive And Charming

The hotel has an old-world charm, and it's clean. There is a historical ambiance with modern touches. The rooms are a little small but you don't mind too much as the environment is very pleasing.

Negative Reviews

Slowest Elevator In The World

The hotel has a beautiful elevator from the past that takes forever to get from A to B! It serves a nostalgic purpose and that's about it. The hotel is a landmark so it's not odd that such an elevator would exist; however, it's better for observing not for transit.

Butter Is A Bad Word At The Hotel

Don't ask for butter because you won't get it. No, seriously. You may get a retort such as "we don't serve butter," in a brisk tone. So if you love butter on your toast or bagel during breakfast, you are out of luck.

Pay Here, Pay There, Pay Everywhere

There is no self-parking only valet parking and you have to pay for the parking and also give a tip to the valet. Not only that, a nice chunk will be taken out of your credit card for a security deposit upon check-in. OK, this is not unusual, but the sum is ridiculous. On another note, there is no room service, no workout room, no swimming pool, no outdoor patio, and no HD on the room TV.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1578 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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    7.8 /10
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    7.7 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 1578 reviews