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