Holiday Inn Express Downtown

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States
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92%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
40%
177
Very Good
40%
179
Average
12%
55
Poor
4%
19
Terrible
1%
7

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 37% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families77
  • Couples85
  • Solo92
  • Business85

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Santa Barbara

by Pounder73 about SB

SB is filled with hotels, motels and B&B all around. Varying in prices from the Motel 6 at $40.00, to ones that if you have to ask, then it is too expensive for you.

Here are some tips though. Places that are on or near Cabrillo Blvd are near the ocean. If you want to stay in ones closer to the bars and shopping, ask the hotel how close it is to Paseo Nuevo Mall, that is a good central point to the shopping/bars. If you have a car, and you probably will, the city of Goleta is basically the same as SB, and you will be able to save a few dollars. It will only be a 5 or 10 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara, and a easy cab ride back if you are out in the bars.

If you have any questions about locations and or specific places, drop me a line.

Hotels in Town center

by nygaston about Bristol and Ramada Hotels

SFO - San Francisco : lot of good hotels in Union Square area.

SDO : Gaslamp area, Ramada Hotel on 6th avenue and F street SFO - Union square: do not walk alone in some streets during the night...
PARKING is EXPENSIVE : $25.00 / day

SDO - main activities are on 5th avenue
PARKING Price = $15.00 / day

SAUSALITO

by keeweechic about Quaint Little B&Bs, Hotels and Inns

Sausalito features a lot of hillside or waters edge accommodation with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. There are hotels, Inns, B&B and you can also rent a houseboat. Sausalito's famous landmark, the Alta Mira, has been a hotel since the 1880s.

I have stayed in many motels &...

by j126j

I have stayed in many motels & hotels before; as for right now, my best preference is staying in either Days Inn or Howard Johnson. These two are usually the best-value priced one. Clean, nice and friendly is my first impression whenever I step into my room.

Accomodation in California

by shivan

Never a problem, I'd say.
A large number of discount motels and hotels is available in every single microscopic hole you may find here.
It is clear to me that California is a state where reception is perceived as an absolute value to always keep in mind.
A large percentage of the rich California's economy should come from tourism, and this explains everything.
Accomodation is available in lodges as well as in camping, (almost) always at a reasonable price.

Woof, Woof...we love Denmark

by traveldogs about The Royal Copenhagen Inn/Solvang, CA

One of the few "pet friendly" hotels in the area. Our room was spacious and there was a little area outside were we could do our business. Even better, there's a school with a very large grassy playground (behind the hotel) where we can run around and play. It's a dog friendly property but always remember to call ahead and confirm.

Best And Cheapest Hotels

by josephrawf about Extended Stay Deluxe

Excellent...............designed especially for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space... amenities you won't find in a typical hotel room. Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop
Dining and cooking utensils provided
Fitness club access off-site (fee may apply)
In-room iron and ironing board
On-site guest laundry
Fitness facility on-site
Wireless high-speed Internet access (fees apply)
Outdoor swimming pool

A teeny bit old-school

by travelintraina about Palace Hotel

Stayed here for 2 nights for a business conference. The service is what makes this hotel shine. You won't be disappointed. Beautiful dining room area just in front of the lobby. Even with modern conveniences the hotel brings in people that bring you back to the time where hotels were places to be seen, eat, and relax during the day.

Hotel Coupons

by CDNgirl

There is a coupon book for hotels called Traveler, put out by roomsaver.com and it has tons of discounts in just about every possible area of Calfornia. I could usually get a room for under $50(sometimes $30) and the book also has very basic maps. You can pick it up in most fast food places(eg. Burger King) or try the website. The rooms are cheap, very basic, but all of mine were clean, which is most important, and some provided a basic continental breakfast. Often the Days Inn were included in the discounts, but I've found them really good, all over the Western USA and Canada, and they usually have breakfast, and often have a pool.
Usually around $50 single or double.(keep in mind this was in the Spring, pre-Memorial Day which usually kicks off the US summer holiday season and prices tend to go up considerably for June, July and August)

Californian Smog Recovery Room

by mtncorg about San Jacinto Wilderness Camping

You can stay in five-star hotels in Palm Springs, next to goldf courses, emulating the lfiestyle of Bob Hope. Or you can hop on the Palm Springs Tram, leaving the desert floor behind. Another world exists up high among the fir and pine. Views extend far off into SoCal smog and desert. You can stay up here next to subalpine meadows, along babbling creeks, breathing fresh air only a little over an hour away from the faux-Matterhorn of Anaheim. Get you backcountry trail campsite reservations at your nearest Ticketron. The smell of the fresh pine, the babble of the brook and wind through the trees - are we in SoCal still?

Forum Posts

santa barbara hotels - sea views and great dining

by westiea

hi
my husband and I are from th U.K. and are touring your fab state in september. We arrive into lax but want to head straight out away from major cities and are heading out straight to Santa Barbara. ( 1-2 days)Ideally we would like a hotel on the beach with fine dining overlooking the sea? We looked at The Simpson House Inn but it appears to be away from the sea can any one advise us on a suitable place. Most appreciative of any thoughts

Re: santa barbara hotels - sea views and great dining

by usatravels

Hello

I'm glad you've decided to visit Santa Barbara! The following hotels will just be perfect and what you’re looking for.

Harbour View Inn, Santa Barbara

Harbour View Inn is centrally located both in downtown Santa Barbara and along the West Beach area:

28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Expect to pay £150 - £200 daily

Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort Santa Barbara by Hilton

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Expect to pay £150 - £200 daily


Both hotels offer fine dining and casual


If they don’t meet your budget requirements try;

Hotel Mar Monte

Colonial style across from Santa Barbara’s East Beach

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Expect to pay £80 - £90 daily



Best wishes

Re: santa barbara hotels - sea views and great dining

by sandyn

Hello!
I don't know what your budget is, but for a fine hotel on the sea, there is always the Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito, about 15 mins from downtown Santa Barbara. For a really enjoyable place to stay, I'd recommend the Cheshire Cat Inn--www.Cheshirecat.com. Although it's a few blocks from the ocean, it's a truly delightful B & B in Santa Barbara.

Re: santa barbara hotels - sea views and great dining

by westiea

hi
thank you both for your comprehensive advice - i have booked the Harbour View, as we are on our first holiday without our children, we want to spoil ouselves!
thank you again
Norah

Marriott hotels

by alfinteriors

Are there any marriott hotels close to the redwoods and beaches?

Re: Marriott hotels

by Aloe9678

If you're trying to earn points through the Marriott rewards program, I'm pretty sure you could search the marriott Web site for "Redwoods" and whichever beach you want to be close to.

Re: Marriott hotels

by bocmaxima

The redwoods run all along the coastal mountains (and, generally, US 101) in northern California, starting around San Francisco and up until about Crescent City. The most famous spots, with some of the largest trees, are by Klamath, which is north of Eureka. But it's also a sparsely populated, sparsely developed, somewhat anti-corporate chain region, so Marriott properties are few and far between.
It looks like there's a Towne Place in Eureka, a SpringHill Suites in Willits and a Fairfield in Ukiah. As far as towns go, I like Eureka a lot better and, like I said, it's closer to you would probably imagine as "redwood forest" and has a beach. There are a ton of redwoods on the highway between Willits and Fort Bragg, but there's no beach at Fort Bragg (just mostly inaccessible cliffs). Another option would be Redding, but that's even further.

Re: Marriott hotels

by yvr

Yes

Hotels in SF

by jasper1708

Can anyone recommend a quality hotel in SF for 2 nights in Dec from personal experience? We want a good, central location, 3/4 *, peaceful, good price (<$250 ), good sized rooms.

Re: Hotels in SF

by zuriga

You might like either Le Petit Auberge or The White Swan. I'm sure they have websites with photos, and I do remember they are both owned by the same people who run other upscale B&Bs in California. These two are centrally located (we stayed in the Auberge) and I have great memories of how charming our visit was. The White Swan serves afternoon tea - great service etc.

Re: Hotels in SF

by HarmoniousBotch

I like peaceful too. I tend to stay in the financial district because there is a little less traffic there, especially on weekends.
The Palace Hotel is romantic, decor is a cross of 19th cent and art deco. A Bart/muni stop is right outside. ( ask for a room facing inside on the 8th floor for quiet. )
The Park Hyatt is more a businessman's hotel, everything is crisply and professionally done. Views are common. (Hmmm...might not be under 250 in Dec )

What does 3/4 refer to?

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 Holiday Inn Express Downtown

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Address: 17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States