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The Presidio

2-star2 stars
1620 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Convenient for Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Delicious food
Great location
Great amenities
Breakfast can be improved

The Presidio

from £90
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Presidio


  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 11-minute walk
  • Upper State Street - 23-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 28-minute walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 35-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 42-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra - 5-minute walk
  • Arlington Theater - 8-minute walk
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden - 8-minute walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 11-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 46-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 28-min walk
  • Goleta Station 14-min drive
  • Carpinteria Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping

The Presidio’s small print

Also known as

  • Presidio Motel Santa Barbara
  • Presidio Motel
  • Presidio Santa Barbara
  • The Presidio Motel
  • The Presidio Santa Barbara
  • The Presidio Motel Santa Barbara
  • The Presidio Santa Barbara
  • The Presidio Motel Santa Barbara


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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.00 per night

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 for The Presidio

  • Does The Presidio offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Presidio 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.
  • Is parking offered at The Presidio?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Presidio?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Presidio?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Presidio?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ihop (1-min walk), Cantwell's (1-min walk) and South Coast Deli (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 226 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great location and host
Not super fancy but great location to see the sights, ample parking, and a helpful host - thanks Michael for your tips.
Layla, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Ok place to stay
You pay a premium to stay in or near downtown Santa Barbara. The Presidio Motel is a standard motel within reasonable walking distance of the lower end of State Street. The room, which featured a HD TV with lots of channels, free Wi-Fi, fridge and AC but no safe, was quite noisy. The staff were welcoming and friendly. There’s an IHOP just across the road which was great for breakfast.
Mr Richard A, gb2 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
The place was upgraded from an older hotel. New paint, new
Andrea, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
From what I hear they just finished remodeling, I stay in a room, carpet was a month old it was clean and felt comfortable, overall I will book here again, although they need to update the bedroom keys to more modern.
Raymond, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Stay
This is a great little hotel. The market across the street provides beers and/or snacks that you can enjoy on the lovely deck. Although it is not on the beach, it is on the "strip" of state street. There is a bus line right outside the hotel, or it is only a 1.5 mile stroll down state street to the beach. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again.
Chelsea, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to crash.
Super friendly owners, and clean and comfortable. We LOVED the complimentary bikes and the ocean is easily accessible with them. It's in a great part of town within easy access to countless lovely eating spots. If you are looking for a hotel to spend time in, relax, sit by the pool, etc, this would not be a good choice, but we just needed a bed to crash in. We would definitely stay here again for this need if every in Santa Barbara again.
Joel, ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
I was disappointed in this hotel. It definitely did not meet the 8.4 rating it has! It's very worn down - the bathroom mirror had a crack in it, the bathroom ceiling was peeling, the bathroom faucet had a metal piece hanging down from it, the window curtains had lots of holes in it (the sun shown through the holes), and the walls were so thin that we could hear everything happening in the rooms next to us and outside. I would not recommend this hotel.
Linda, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Throw back boutique motel in great location. Great service, comfortable and perfect vantage point for a short stay.
Jane, ca1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good for the price and location.
Staff was great. Sun deck was great. Mattress was great. Sink didn't drain hardly at all so had to pull out the catch in room 17.
Carolyn, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unpretentious, fun, and ideally located
This is not necessarily the fanciest place, but the location is ideal, and the "sundeck" is fun. Management is friendly and accommodating. I will definitely check this place out next time I am down here. It was quite reasonable, and did everything we wanted it to do.
Barry, us3 night trip

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