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The Most Historic Hotel
in Santa Barbara, CA

Imbued with the history of the century-old Hotel Virginia, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara stands as a symbol of Santa Barbara’s rich heritage and legacy of enduring hospitality. As one of the most cherished hotels in Santa Barbara, CA, we offer both the quality, convenience and value that only Holiday Inn Express can provide and the charm of a legendary Historic Landmark property, complete with elegant guestrooms, first-class amenities and outstanding service.

Immerse Yourself in Everything Santa Barbara, CA Has to Offer

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, CA, we’re steps from State Street’s world-class restaurants, shops and nightlife, as well as minutes from Santa Barbara’s peaceful beaches and salty and surf-worthy ocean. 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 in our comfortable, spacious guest rooms.

Many of our richly appointed guestrooms feature stunning mountain or red-tiled rooftop views. Distinctive touches such as exposed brick walls, French windows and classic décor as well as premium amenities for you to enjoy including 32” LCD TVs, refrigerators and plush triple-sheeted beds are found in every room.

Built in 1917 and constructed with in stucco exterior and graceful arches, Malibu and Catalina tilework and decorative wrought-iron railings, our historic landmark hotel is one of the finest and earliest examples of California Spanish Revival style that defines Santa Barbara’s architecture. An elaborate complimentary breakfast awaits you in the cozy lobby cafe or on the second-floor balcony.

Book your room today and find out why sophisticated travelers stay with us when you experience the Holiday Inn Express, a Santa Barbara hotel unlike any other.