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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel

Hotel with 24-hour fitness, near Stearns Wharf

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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£95

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8.4.Very good.
  • We had to fix own sink

    Mar 11, 2019

  • Parking was very limited. But overall a nice stay. Great location.

    Apr 24, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Convenient
Shopping
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 61 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Room service
  • 24-hour fitness centre

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf - 14-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 15-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 17-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 32-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 41-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (LEISURE)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Mobility)
  • Standard Room, Multiple Beds
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Wheelchair)

Location

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf - 14-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 15-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf - 14-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 15-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 17-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 32-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 41-minute walk
  • Antioch University - 5-minute walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara - 7-minute walk
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall - 7-minute walk
  • Reagan Ranch Center - 7-minute walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 7-minute walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 16-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 39-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 7-min walk
  • Goleta Station 16-min drive
  • Carpinteria Station 18-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 61 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (USD 19 per night)
  • On-site valet parking (USD 19 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1917
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 19 per night

Valet parking costs USD 19 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 45 per accommodation, per stay

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs USD 19 per night. Valet parking costs USD 19 per night.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 23 kg per pet. There's a charge of USD 45 per accommodation, per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Palace Grill (4-min walk), D'Angelo Bakery (4-min walk) and Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant (5-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy amenities such as a 24-hour fitness centre and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Old hotel but a good location

    The location of this hotel is great...but it is old and in need of much repair. We had 2 queen beds and our room was so small we barely had any room to walk around. And if you are going to stay here, bring your own hair dryer! Their hair dryers are horrible.

    Jennifer, 3 night trip with friends, Apr 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location Location Location

    Great location! Walking distance to beach and around the corner from all the great restaurants on State Street. It’s nice and clean, my only complaint is that you have to pay for parking.

    Laura, 1 night trip, Feb 26, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Room was not very clean. Baseboards dusty, floor either not vacuumed or old vacuum.

    CHRISTINA, 2 night trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lots of comfort and great location.

    Great location in the heart of SB. Walking distance to local Mall, restaurants and Pier. Friendly staff, very clean and lots of comfort.

    Ricardo, 1 night family trip, Feb 8, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Rooms are very small and you can hear the guests in the next room... a little too clearly 😬

    1 night romance trip, Feb 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel is very clean and the staff was so friendly. I would absolutely stay here again on another quick trip!

    1 night romance trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice property within steps of State Street and a decent distance from the beach and pier. Staff was friendly and the room was nice. Walls are paper thin so if you have a neighbor who is talking loudly or has the TV volume up, then you’ll hear it. Overall it was a good value for the location and the staff was friendly and helpful. I’d stay here again and recommend anyone visiting to stay.

    F, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 30, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Loud neighborhood

    I loved the stay. Especially for what I paid for, however we were in a room directly facing the sidewalk and there was a lot of commotion on the streets. I could also easily hear my upstairs neighbor opening and closing their door and even when they were showering. Other than that I was extremely pleased with my stay

    Beverly, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and very kind staff, especially Amber.

    1 night trip, Dec 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I liked that they accommodated us on the 1st floor because we had our bikes to bring in and out. I was a little disappointed that we had to pay to park. $19 a night.

    2 night romance trip, Dec 25, 2020

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