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Vandaag verderers gezakt via HW1 naar Santa Barbara, de laatste stop voor LA. Aangekomen bij het motel waren we te vroeg om al,op de kamer te kunnen dus hebben we eerst maar lekker geluncht en bij Starbucks een refresher (geen koffie) genomen. Na het inchecken in het het motel hebben we fiets richting strand gepakt. De straat er naar toe zit vol …
... mascot. They had named the turtle Sandra and when I got all the nomination forms back and kept seeing the name Sandra, I was really confused. I thought it might have been a nickname for one of them. Anyhow, Sandra the Sea Turtle wound up winning "Ms. Fashion" and had a tie with one of the teen girls for “Ms. Congeniality”.
Back to my cabin after work to pack my bag and brought it down to security to have it scanned. Once I was in ...
... pool and Hilfra had started to chat with a woman she met in the pool, so I decided to go it alone across town to get the tyre replaced.
I only had a couple of miles to travel and pulled into the tyre shop. Everyone was so polite and friendly- it was a bit weird considering where I was, but then, this is supposed to be the friendliest place in America.
The man at the desk said he would get me on the road shortly and they had bashed ...
... Liam introduced me to fireball whiskey. We were a little ***** by the time we left which led to a stop at Denny's for Pancake Puppies. They were yuuuuuuuuum, and I'm pretty sure the guy that worked there thought we were stoned, haha! We got harassed by homeless people on the way back to the hotel, with one woman in a wheelchair begging and pleading for us to give her some money. It was quite full on. We thought one guy was following us at one point, as we saw him a few ...
... Her kitchen was well stocked. She explained what to cook with as well. At the end we all pitched in to do dishes. The conversation flowed easily. Now for Molly and Lilly. The two dogs had a blast. In and out, raced around our feet, and then crashed. It was fun to watch them enjoy each other on their play date. We finally got home at 10:30. Money wll spent for the lesson. Maybe one day, I will cook for ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPresidio Motel Santa Barbara
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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.
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.
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. Upside...room 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.
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!