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1 room, 2 adults

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Hotel with 24-hour fitness, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fairly good value for money

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

from A$232
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Wheelchair, Roll-In Shower)

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara


  • In Lower State
  • Stearns Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 17 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 34 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 41 min walk
  • Antioch University - 5 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara - 7 min walk
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 7 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 12 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Check-in and check-out

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

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

* 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
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • 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
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

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Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 19 per night

Valet parking costs USD 19 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay

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

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.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 359 reviews

Fair 4.0
A crappy experience :(
The reservation doesn't mention that you'll either be paying $19 dollars a night for parking or you'll have to park on the side streets of Santa Barbara. If you've ever been to SB or grown up here, you know damn well that that's nearly impossible to do. Side street parking requires you to move your vehicle every 75 minutes or there's weekly street sweeping in which you'll need to move your vehicle for that also. When we got to our room, the cleanliness level was bad. The hotel allows pets to stay which is great, however, it should require a heightened level of thorough sanitation. There was dog food on the floor and the cloth chair had coffee grounds and dog hair on it. The morning comes to check out. It's 6 am, I roll our bags out to the car, only to be greeted by a line of four vehicles parked perpendicular, blocking all the the vehicles that were actually parked in parking spaces. There is nothing more infuriating than not being able to physically drive your vehicle out of a hotel parking lot because they irresponsibly jammed guests' cars together. I don't know the legalities in regards to city code and fire safety regulations but that can't be safe nor legal. I walked back inside and asked if cars would be moved and the young man said "Well are you in a hurry?" I was dumbfounded. He said he was going to move them and he'll be right back. 30 minutes goes by and he hadn't moved a single car. I hate to leave reviews like this but this was an absolutely, awful experience.
Joseph, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
One of the worst stays I’ve ever had
I arrived after selecting two double beds. Their manager told me that their AGM changed it to a king sized bed and that there were no other rooms. No one had confirmed if this was ok with me. They just chose to do it but since I reserved the room on I am basically screwed. Not happy that I arrived to A changed reservation that had nothing to do with me. But I was pigeon holed because of the website. Terrible experience. May never use either ever again.
Justo, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
Great location and clean room. Parking was fine because we got there early and plenty of spots. We were able to walk to the art museum, courthouse and dinner. I recommend McConnell’s for ice cream after dinner.
Karen, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
I liked the location, but didn't like having to pay for hotel parking!
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Holiday inn aka hotel virgina
The bed was very comfortable and the level of street noise from Haley st is tolerable. The breakfast selections as good but could be better if the pancake was fluffier and not chewy. the sausage didnt taste like pork, not sure what I could compare it to. My husband enjoyed the cinnamon roll and thought it was the best part of breakfast. What I didn’t care for us the $19 parking charge. I think this should be an option provided upfront with a discount for prepaying and an alternative parking if you choose not to use them, e.g. nearest public parking is x miles for x$. the hotel sign should be larger so you know you actually found it.
Grace Glory F, us1 night trip

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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