Hotel Santa Barbara
Lonely Planet review
This smart hotel in the centre of downtown Santa Barbara has a breezy, sophisticated cool that's as charming as the city itself. Green travellers embracing the city's Car Free, Carefree campaign have it easy here - the hotel enjoys eco-friendly accessibility to the beach, shuttles, historic downtown, and the Amtrak station.
This 74-room hotel adds a dash of snazzy flair to the white stuccoed, red-tile uniform required of Santa Barbara's downtown properties. It has a snappy green awning, and a bright, made-for-lounging lobby, and colorful rooms. Though close to some of downtown's liveliest bars, it's not a party hotel and is relatively quiet excluding occasional street noise. It's a top choice for vacationing families, parents of UCSB students, and even business travellers. Ask about activity-centered packages geared towards wine tasters, golfers, and shoppers.
Services & facilities
- Smoke-free property
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free breakfast
- Valet parking
- 24-hour front desk
- Free Wi-Fi
Location. Hotel Santa Barbara is located close to Antioch University, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Nearby points of interest also include Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Mission Santa Barbara.
Hotel Features. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Hotel Santa Barbara features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and an elevator (lift). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. This is a smoke-free property.
Guestrooms. 75 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Santa Barbara feature laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have cable channels. Also included are complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.