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The Presidio

859 reviews
+1 805-963-1355

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking

Sightseeing Venues are Within Walking Distance from Presidio Motel

What Does a Presidio Motel Room Include?

The 16 rooms at Presidio Motel have queen or king beds topped by hypoallergenic duvets. Wi-Fi is free, and iPads and iPhones can spend the night snuggled into a docking station. Other amenities include a large desk, a minifridge for storing snacks and drinks, and a 42-inch LED flat-screen television with cable service, including HBO. The motel provides aloe vera bath products, helpful if you get too much sun at the beach.

What Amenities Are Available?

Spend time on the motel’s upper deck sunbathing during the day. The deck, heated in the evening, allows guests to enjoy the stars at night. When you leave the hotel, pedal a complimentary beach bike around town.

What are the Rates Like?

Presidio Motel's rates, which are reasonable for Santa Barbara motels, differ according to the month in which you stay.  Average rates are $159 for a room with one queen bed, $169 for a room with one king bed, and $199 for a room with two queen beds.

What's There to Do Nearby?

Presidio Motel is on State Street, in the heart of Santa Barbara, excellent city to explore on foot. It is less than two miles to El Presidio State Historic Park, Santa Barbara Historical Society Museum, and Mission Santa Barbara. Restaurants featuring California cuisine from local ingredients and shopping aren’t far away. The Waterfront is home to three beaches, a wharf, harbor, skate park, and restaurants.

What's the Bottom Line?

The property’s central location means you can walk to many sightseeing venues. Arrive at the beach after a long walk, or by bus or car. Keep your eyes open as you roam — the Santa Barbara area is home to celebrities. Former guests have commented that room walls were thin, causing them to hear voices and music in rooms bordering theirs. They have said the carpets in the rooms in which pets stayed had stains.

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1620 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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User Highlights
"Excellent customer service" "Staff was AMAZING"
100% found the staff to be very friendly.
88% thought the service was very professional.
"Close to all the fun" "Close to attractions"
Parking was ok, according to 59%.
93% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Great food" "Good food"
"Excellent deck area" "Modern decoration"
71% thought the building was wonderful.
94% found the grounds to be nice.
"No bath tub" "Walls are thin"
72% said the beds were comfortable.
89% said rooms were clean.
"Air conditioned worked fine" "A/C quit"
72% said the beds were comfortable.
72% thought rooms were spacious.
"Internet didn't work" "Slow internet connection"
81% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
"No continental breakfast" "There was no breakfast"

Good to know...

Good outdoor sports facilities
Pleasant hotel grounds
Wifi quality could be improved
Friendly service
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This hip and trendy boutique in downtown Santa Barbara uses colorful customized vinyl decals of peacocks... and other playful images to create a modern and individual style for each of its 16 guest rooms.
The Presidio's sixteen rooms are adorned with custom-designed vinyl decals that render each one a whimsical work of art --- a canvas of modern expressionism.