Imbued with the history of the century-old Hotel Virginia, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara stands as a symbol of the city’s rich heritage and legacy of enduring hospitality. We offer the quality, convenience, and value that only Holiday Inn Express provides and the charm of a legendary Historic Landmark property, complete with outstanding service and cleanliness; unique decorative touches, such as Malibu and Catalina tile-work, exposed brick walls, and wrought iron railings; elegant, pet and family-friendly guest rooms; and first-class amenities, such as complimentary WIFI, breakfast, bike rentals, and gym passes.
Located in the heart of downtown, we’re steps from State Street’s new, pedestrian-friendly promenade, world-class dining and entertainment, as well as minutes from peaceful beaches, the surf-worthy Pacific Ocean, and major area employers, making us a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Our proximity to Historic Old Town Santa Barbara places you at the center of this exciting city, and yet we offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle on our relaxing, open-air balcony and in our comfortable, spacious guest rooms, which feature triple-sheeted beds, HD TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and more. We hope you’ll join us in the heart of Santa Barbara!
The Holiday Inn Express® Santa Barbara is 100% committed to our guests and dedicated team members’ safety and well-being, and we’d like to share with you some of the best practices we have implemented with this commitment in mind.
Our hotel rigorously follows CDC, County, and State guidelines for combating the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are certified by the California Hotel and Lodging Association's Clean and Safe program.
Guests will find hand sanitizer readily available at our entrance and masks at the Front Desk.
Our entire hotel has undergone the Pure Maintenance® sterilization and disinfecting process, which prevents the possibility of any surface to human contact spread of viruses or harmful bacteria for up to at least 90 days following each application. Current Pure Maintenance® certifications are posted in the lobby.
Including the expanded IHG Way of Clean® program, our team members are trained extensively on the most current, proper procedures for cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the hotel, such as the guest rooms, common areas, and high-touch-point surfaces.
We’ve instituted guest-only access, which ceases public access and allows only our guests to enter the hotel with their keycards and team members.
New signage where applicable as well as floor markings at 6-foot increments in our lobby assist guests with navigating COVID-19 city-required guidelines during their stay.
Prior to starting each shift, we check each team member’s temperature and health; once cleared, all team members wear appropriate PPE equipment while working, and our Front Desk features a full glass protective barrier.
Please call should you have any questions about our cleaning practices. We look forward to welcoming you to Santa Barbara soon.
From Hwy 101 South, Castillo Street Exit, Left off Exit, Veer immediatly Right on Haley. Hotel is 4 blocks on Right.
From Hwy 101 North, Castillo Street Exit, Right off Exit, Veer immediatly Right on Haley. Hotel is 4 blocks on Right.
From the Amtrak train station walk left onto State Street. Walk two blocks to Haley Street, turn left on Haley. Hotel is 1/2 block on left.
Type of Bedding:
King, Queen, Double
AAA, AARP, Children Ages 12 & Under, Group Discount, Military, Motorcoach Driver Discounts, Senior, Student, Youths 18 and Under
Payment Methods Accepted:
American Express, Cash, Diners Club, Discover, Master Card, Visa
Our GAS AND GO PACKAGE includes one 25-dollar gas card per stay to help our guests get back on the road to their next destination. After choosing your preferred stay dates on our website, select the GAS AND GO PACKAGE from under the Packages tab to book or find out more details.
Terms and Conditions Apply; terms are viewable on our website.
Kick off a day of play when you hit the beach with a bucket of kid’s sand toys, beach towels, protective sunscreen, and hydrating bottles of water. In the evening, catch the stars on the big screen and in the sky from the safety of your car with tickets to Santa Barbara’s drive-in theatre. When bedtime hits, a comfy, hygienic guest room featuring space for 4 family members, a flat-screen tv, microwave, mini-fridge and free wi-fi satisfies everyone in the family. To enjoy this sand and star experience, input your potential stay dates and then, select the FAMILY FUN PACKAGE listed under the Packages tab that comes up on our website.
Beach provisions include one toy-filled bucket and bottle of sunscreen as well as four beach towels and four water bottles. Up to four movie tickets are included in this package. The guest room with two queen beds accommodates a family of four. This package is valid through August 30th, 2020. Taxes and incidentals, such as pet-stay, additional guest, and parking fees, are not included. Terms and Conditions Apply; viewable on our website.
Steps from our hotel, indulge in a dinner for two al fresco in the Big Red Chairs at Pascucci Italian Restaurant or at Santa Barbara’s iconic Joe’s Café, which features new open-air seating and is known for its steaks, seafood, and ambience. After an evening stroll on the new State Street, pedestrian-friendly promenade, a relaxing stay awaits in your comfortable, hygienic King guest room, complete with a flat-screen tv, microwave, mini-fridge, free wi-fi, and more. In the morning, rise and enjoy a complimentary breakfast of hot and cold entrees and beverages available in the hotel breakfast room to take back to your room or out for a picnic at the beach. To enjoy this dining experience, input your potential stay dates and then, select the DINING PACKAGE listed under the Packages tab that comes up on our website.
The package includes your choice of a $75 Joe’s Café gift card or a gift certificate for two entrees and non-alcoholic drinks at Pascucci Restaurant. The King guest room accommodates two guests. This package is valid through August 30, 2020. Taxes and incidentals, such as pet-stay and parking fees, and alcohol at Joe’s Café and Pascucci Restaurant, are not included. Terms and Conditions Apply