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Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very Good
857 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Pet Friendly
Air Conditioning
Gym
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationStearns Wharf14 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse15 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College17 min walk
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Wheelchair, Roll-In Shower)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Wheelchair, Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsRoom, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

    3.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is in the city center and near the beach. Santa Barbara Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Take time off to check out the winery tours in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stearns Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 17 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 17 min walk
  • Arlington Theater - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 7 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Palace Grill — 4 min walk
  • D'Angelo Bakery — 4 min walk
  • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant — 5 min walk
  • The Press Room — 6 min walk
  • Wildcat Lounge — 6 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara hotel in Lower State, near Stearns Wharf
This hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, valet parking, and a business center. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, free use of bicycles, and concierge services. All 61 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free local calls, and hair dryers.
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offers 61 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 19 per night
  • Valet parking: USD 19 per night

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 45 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 19 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 19 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 45 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara and receive a full refund?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara have a pool?
Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.
Is Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 45 per accommodation, per stay.
How much is parking at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Self parking is available for USD 19 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 19 per night.
What time is check-in at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara located?
Located in Lower State, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Antioch University and Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara City College are also within 1 mi (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is 7 minutes by foot.
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Great location and value. Walking distance to beach and restaurants & shops. Dog friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The hotel is in an older building. The rooms are quite small. The furnishings are adequate but dated. There is only one very small elevator. The street noise is rather loud. However, the hotel is conveniently located, it is clean and the staff proved to be cordial and helpful. It is a pleasant hotel, but not a memorable hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
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Great position for shops and restaurants and short walk to the beach. Parking is a bit limited especially during Covid as valet is suspended. Breakfast is the typical minimalistic fare but wasn’t expecting too much. Great all round though and would definitely stay again . Staff super friendly . Thumbs up !
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Due to COVID-19 there was no house keeping service.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
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This hotel is a gem! Great location, within walking distance of everything. Super dog friendly too!! Very clean and comfortable room with a pretty view of the mountains.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020