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4.3 out of 5

"Great management , fun conversation and care for their guest " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 13 Feb 2018

Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Barbara Museum of Art in Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara

Within a 15-minute walk of this Upper East motel, you'll find Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Presidio Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara are also within 2 miles (3 km).


This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace is also provided.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

In addition to LED TVs with cable channels, the 16 guestrooms offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include hair dryers, desks, and free toiletries.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$89* Per night/room Dec 8 - Dec 9

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Presidio ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Presidio

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
I really enjoyed my stay. The bed was more comfortable than my bed at home. I was warm and cozy and it was quiet and everyone was really nice.

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff great. Rooms need a better setup 4 working..desk and chair, good lighting. And then a comfy chair 4 sitting and reading. Bed was comfy and all clean.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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5 out of 5

Perfect location to theater district & resturants

Great management , fun conversation and care for their guest

Posted by , from carpinteria on Feb 13, 2018

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4 out of 5

West coast trip

Pros: Easy location, laid back, free parking, small.
No coffee maker. Office opens too late. Quiet at night. Walkable to down town.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016

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4 out of 5

So Happy with our stay at the Presidio

The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The perfect place on State St. You could walk to all the shops and restaurants, but was at the upper end where you could enjoy a cup of coffee on the hotel deck with some peace and quiet.

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016

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4 out of 5

Convienent to daughter

Cons: above mentioned
Started my stay on Friday, 9/11/15, I was early and they tried to get me in ASAP, which they did. There Was a big power outage on the whole block, but things got back to normal soon. Air conditioner was just OK> Very hard to adjust because it is placed under a long shelf, and a few of the buttons were either not there or you could not understand what they were for. I took off the front of the unit, because I had started to sneeze, the caked on dust was horrible, but it helped that I took it off. The staff was GREAT, Location was easy in and out, no charge for parking

Posted by , from Chicago on Sep 16, 2015

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3 out of 5

All hotels in Santa Barbara are expensive

Pros: Location, clean.
Cons: Coffee in room.
Location: It's walking distance from all of State Street and the pier (if you like to walk a bit) and close to the Mission.
This was a basic, perfectly acceptable motel in a good location. No coffee in room, no breakfast, high prices but you pay for location.

Posted by , from San Diego County, CA on May 5, 2015

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Property Features

The Presidio offers its guests a terrace. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This Santa Barbara motel is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Presidio offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and hair dryers. 42-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include complimentary bicycles.

  • Free bicycles on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Motel Presidio
  • Presidio Motel
  • Presidio Motel Santa Barbara
  • Presidio Santa Barbara
  • Presidio Hotel Santa Barbara
  • The Presidio Motel
  • The Presidio Santa Barbara
  • The Presidio Motel Santa Barbara
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.