Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel

17 West Haley St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Property
34.416237-119.696070
+1-800-760-7718
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4.0/5

Based on 861 guest reviews

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  • Free breakfast available
  • Fitness center on property
  • 61 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Group booking rating of 7.6/10

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Local Attractions

State Street, Paseo-Nuevo mall, restaurants, Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Mission, Beach, Santa Barbara and City College.

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Perfect for all tourist groups"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This property is located in the heart of Santa Barbara in the Downtown Area. Perfect property for tourists interested in seeing all of Santa Barbara has to offer and in a safe and walkable neighborhood. It is a three-story Historic building built in 1916 with a total of 61 rooms with 2 room types (Standard King or 2 Double Queens). There is a business center area in the 2nd floor, an outdoor balcony area where guest can hangout and enjoy a nice glass of wine or cheese in the evenings on Monday, Wednesday or Friday evenings (hotel hosted wine receptions),. There is no fitness room on property, but guests are given Complimentary day passes to a local gym called Spectrum or a day pass to a public beach lap pool facility. Complimentary hot breakfast, free internet, complimentary 3 hour bike rentals, complimentary beach towels available to guests, parking is $12 a day/overnight.
Melissa C, a local HotelPlanner Santa Barbara expert from US flag
01-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara An Ihg Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Had a great stay!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Hotel was clean with very friendly staff. Hot coffee and breakfast every morning. Is close to a lot of shops and eateries. Would definitely stay here again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Dec-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Dec 21 to Thu Dec 23 2021 at a $172.99 average nightly rate.
"Nice Getaway"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Had a nice time with the family, staff was nice and they have a nice valet parking system put in place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 10 to Sun Apr 11 2021 at a $341.10 average nightly rate.
"Santa Barbara downtown"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Great location. Room was ready early in the day, friendly staff. Small room, window lock broken, A/C on the fritz. However, we would stay there again. On this trip we also stayed in Ventura at the Crown Plaza. I'd give that hotel a 10+!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 13 to Sun Sep 15 2019 at a $255.53 average nightly rate.
"Most things were fine."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The four came mostly from the location of the room 1st floor close to the street. Cars woke us up a few times.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Apr 22 to Tue Apr 23 2019 at a $168.00 average nightly rate.
"Disappointed"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Such a good experience when I arrived on Friday, the guys at the front desk were perfect (forgot their names), I had a little problem with my reservation and they did what they could and they were great! Everything was perfect until I got back home and noticed that my car had a damage. I called the hotel, spoke with Mr Anderson and told him what happened and sent him an email with the pictures, he said he was gonna get back to me at the same they and he never did. Here is the email: My name is Leonardo Batistella, I stayed in the hotel from Friday to Sunday, left my car with the valet on Friday and didn't move it until I left on Sunday. When I got back home (redondo beach) I saw this scratch in the passenger quarter panel and since I work for a detail and carwash company and I have my car washed at least twice a week, I know my car very well. Here are some pictures with the damage, please let me know how do you guys wanna handle this. Thanks. Hope I will hear from you guys soon, Thanks.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 09 to Sun Nov 11 2018 at a $227.88 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 861 guest reviews

Property Description

Imbued with the history of the century-old Hotel Virginia, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara stands as a symbol of Santa Barbara's rich heritage and legacy of enduring hospitality. As one of the most cherished hotels in Santa Barbara, CA we offer both the quality, convenience and value that only Holiday Inn Express can provide and the charm of a legendary Historic Landmark property, complete with elegant guestrooms, first-class amenities and outstanding service. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, CA, we're steps from State Street's world-class restaurants, shops and nightlife, as well as minutes from Santa Barbara's peaceful beaches and salty and surf-worthy ocean. Our proximity to Historic Old Town Santa Barbara places you at the center of this exciting city, and yet we offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle in our comfortable, spacious guest rooms. Santa Barbara Lodging Steeped in History & Charm. Many of our richly appointed guestrooms feature stunning mountain or red-tiled rooftop views. Distinctive touches such as exposed brick walls, French windows and classic décor as well as premium amenities for you to enjoy including 32” LCD TVs, refrigerators and plush triple-sheeted beds are found in every room. Built in 1917 and constructed with in stucco exterior and graceful arches, Malibu and Catalina tile-work and decorative wrought-iron railings, our historic landmark hotel is one of the finest and earliest examples of California Spanish Revival style that defines Santa Barbara's architecture. An elaborate complimentary breakfast awaits you in the cozy lobby cafe or on the second-floor balcony.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 3
Rooms: 61
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 61
Handicap Rooms: 4
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Cancellation policies vary on dates and how groups book.
Nightly Parking: $12
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $1.50 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 12.00%
City Tax: 1.50 Per Night
Parking Fee: 12.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail
  • Pets allowed
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Breakfast in room
  • Tennis court

Airport & Shuttle Information

The Santa Barbara airport is 11 miles away. The hotel does not have a shuttle, but Beachside Taxi gives our guests a $29 flat rate.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara An Ihg Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 03:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara An Ihg Hotel have?

There are 61 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Can I get a AAA rate at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara An Ihg Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara An Ihg Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara An Ihg Hotel?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Clean rooms and good shopping nearby. Located near shopping areas and the beach. Very close to shopping. Excellent location with great shopping. Great location for shopping. Very close to beach and shopping. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Free Wifi. Average wifi quality. Most guests thought the wifi quality was ok.

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