IHG Rewards Club Members: Get better savings with YOUR RATE. Book hotels direct at holidayinnexpress.com for our lowest rates. You won't find these anywhere else. Enjoy Our Santa Barbara Hotel's Historic Charm Classic California Spanish Revival touches enhance the Holiday Inn Express® Santa Barbara’s historic feel. Our Historic Landmark property, also known as the Hotel Virginia, was built in 1917 and features Malibu and Catalina tile-work, exposed brick walls, and wrought-iron railings. With our convenient, downtown Santa Barbara location, the sights and sounds of the city are just steps away. Quietly charming, Santa Barbara boasts stunning Spanish architecture at sites like the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The beach and Stearns Wharf are only a few blocks from the hotel, while the Santa Barbara Zoo is about two miles away. Remember to see the Santa Barbara Mission, known as the "Queen of the Missions." With free Wi-Fi, a Business Center, and easy access to major area employers, such as the County of Santa Barbara, University of California, SONOS, Lockheed Martin, and ExxonMobil; corporate travelers find this hotel the perfect choice. Modern conveniences merge with historical touches to create a unique feel, and Santa Barbara vacations are made easy with amenities like the daily, complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar, bike rentals, and Key 2 Fitness gym access. Our second-level balcony entices guests to relax while enjoying spectacular views of the city. Our comfortable, spacious guest rooms feature triple-sheeted beds, HD TVs, and more. Call us today and join us in the heart of Santa Barbara!
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Still free. Now hot. Express Start® Breakfast Bar
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Simply Smart Bedding Collection
Our bedding will have you waking up feeling refreshed and recharged.*
Free High Speed Internet Access
Enjoy free high-speed Internet access from your guest room. Our online concierge, eHost, is also available to assist with information about the hotel and the local area.
Simply Smart® Guest Bathroom
Featuring the Stay Smart® shower head by Kohler®.*
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With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara (Historic Downtown Santa Barbara), you'll be minutes from Antioch University and Moreton Bay Fig Tree. This hotel is close to Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.