Presidio Motel

Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States | Motel
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This motel, located on 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, is near Sustainable Vine Wine Tours, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karpeles Manuscript Library, and Eagle Paragliding School.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsPresidio Motel Santa Barbara

      Reviewed by carolien_g

      Ons hotel

      Reviewed Sep 15, 2013
      by (2 reviews) , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

      Ziet er goed uit.

      Presidio Motel
      Santa Barbara, United States

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by travellerbruce

      A Motel's a Motel.......

      Reviewed Dec 22, 2012
      by (11 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      NEVER stayed in a Motel before.

      It was what I expected.

      Presidio Motel, Santa Barbara
      Santa Barbara, United States

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Presidio Motel Santa Barbara

      Nice rooms, good location, a little bit noisy


      We stayed here for one night in May. The location was good, walking distance (a little bit away but still walk-able) to mainstreet. Nice rooms with a more personal touch than the average motelroom. Clean.

      But, it was a little bit noisy. Not too much, so we were not disturbed, but a little bit more than we are used to. Maybe something to take into consideration when choosing this place.

      Not so much of a breakfast, danish and coffee andr fresh fruit. Great with the fruit though! =)

      Out dated, over priced, over rated and noisy!!


      Yes, the staff was very nice, but the noise level was through the roof. During the evening it sounded like there was a superbowl party going on in the room next to ours-the walls are so thin you can hear what people are talking about, especially if they're standing outside. Our wall unit heater made so much noise i couldn't hear myself think and my morning alarm turned out to be a bunch of screaming kids stomping and running around the motel grounds with no parent in sight. I paid the same amount I would've for a much nicer hotel had I booked in advance. I'll prob never stay here again.

      Friendliest place to stay in Santa Barbara!


      This is not your average Motel... This is the place you want to return to again and again. The host and hostest are remarkable, full of great Santa Barbara information, the rooms are immaculate and verging on stylish with suprises that one doesn't see at any other Motel/Hotel. The location can't be beat as nearly everything is within walking distance and the property has bicycles to use for those locations that are a bit further. We loved the sun deck and lounge chairs! Can't wait to return.

      Good location, good price


      I stayed here for two nights with my husband in September on the way to LA. Santa Barbara is a wonderful place to visit: it's small enough to walk around and they put on a little shuttle to take you up and down the main street for only 25c. The motel is a little way out: it's probably about 3/4 mile to the beach down State Street so we were very grateful for that shuttle! The parking lot at the motel is small but as we stated mid week in September that wasn't a problem for us. We paid about 95 for two nights which I believe it pretty good value for Santa Barbara. The couple running the motel were friendly and the free breakfast was fresh orange juice and croissants which was a nice touch. I would definitely come back to Santa Barbara again and I'd definitely stay here again. If you can, try and visit Bouchon: a great, great restaurant 5 minutes down the road. The best meal we had in America!



      I was very impressed by this hotel. The staff was extremely accomodating and nice, and the room was excellent for the price. The location is perfect - you can walk to everything you want and need. I highly recommend this place!

      Nice couple helps out with the sightseeing


      Just needed to get away and find peace in Santa Barbara. This place popped up and the price was in range. The added plus was the funky room I got to sleep in. What a treat. Then the cool staff helped this Out Of Towner with the great sightseeing locations. On point and eager to please. Have now been there twice and plan some more visits.

      It was OK


      Ok..Santa Barbara, in the summer, and a weekend, and no reservations. We found this place. Paid double for Fri and Sat nite stay because of it. Parking for the facility is totally inadequate for the amount of rooms at this place. If you decide to drive somewhere and give up your spot, dont expect it (or any others) to be available when you return). Parking lot is noisy with nearby State St a close second until after about midnight. was spacious, and clean. Good TV channel selection if you decide to watch. Lots of hot water and pressure in shower/tub. Easy, enjoyable walk into downtown SB via State St for plenty of restaurants, shops, or people watching. I'd stay here again but this time plan ahead better and make reservations ahead of time to keep costs down.

      Thank you!

      Awesome Place for not too many $$


      We stayed for 4 nights at the Presidio Motel in mid-June. The staff is super-friendly- a young, hip couple that is currently working on turning over this motel into a stylish retreat. But even now the Presidio is a good place to stay- right on upper State Street, you can walk to where all the action is, and a smaller supermarket/deli is right across the street. The Presidio has a nice deck for sundowner drinks, and in the morning they offer a not too horrible breakfast with croissants and fresh fruit (ok, the coffee is still gross, but hey- it's a motel in the States and Starbucks in walking distance :o). We were travelling with our one-year old son and really enjoyed our stay there, housekeeping was very good and the rooms spotless. If we ever return to beautiful Santa Barbara, we hope to stay there again!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Presidio Motel Santa Barbara

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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      Santa Barbara, United States