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The Presidio
2 stars

The Presidio

1620 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
Santa Barbara, CA
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based on 2144 reviews
2,144 reviews
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About The Presidio

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

The Presidio, a National Historic Landmark, marks the location of the beginning of San Francisco. Founded at the Golden Gate in 1776, it served as a military fort before becoming a national park in 1994. It is a place to explore and learn about the nation's past within its history, beauty, nature, recreation, and family activities.

Accommodations include the Inn and the Lodge. The Lodge at The Presidio overlooks the Golden Gate and is a historic boutique that opened in 2012, renovated in its unique national park setting. The closest lodging to the Golden Gate Bridge, the modern rooms have views of the forest, bay, city, bridge, or a combination. Within steps away from dining options, it offers a complimentary shuttle ride to streets of San Francisco. An overnight stay includes continental breakfast and complimentary wine and cheese in the evening.

Rooms at the Inn at The Presidio offers an historic experience and recreational opportunities surrounded by nature. It is located at Pershing Hall, and its Georgian Revival-style building has been restored as a guest lodge featuring 22 accommodations, including 17 suites with fireplaces. It is within easy walking distance on the Main Post.

The Funston House is a Victorian-styled renovated home featuring four private bedrooms just a few steps from the inn’s main building. All rooms have original art, are in surroundings of a forest, and have a living and dining room.

There are several restaurants, cafes, and eateries within the Presidio area offering exquisite dining to causal options.

Whether a family vacation or a nature-filled adventure, The Presidio offers an excellent choice of stay for guests.

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Amenities at The Presidio

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Refrigerator


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling


  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of The Presidio

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6.8 Okay
Cons:Cleanliness. All bathroom soap was missing and multiple light bulbs were out in the room. Bed sheets were loose and by the morning I was sleeping on the mattress.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:- Location was fantastic. "Downtown" Santa Barbara is pretty small and this was an easy walk or bike ride (free bikes!) to the main area - Once in the room, you would think it was a nice hotel. The rooms were big, bright, and clean. This is definitely a motel in name only. - Ice cold lemonade at the check-in desk was a nice touch
6.5 Okay
Pros:Friendly Staff The room looked to be updated The location is good just on the edge of all the attractions Nice sized TV
Cons:Overall look of the outside needs to be updated as the rooms seems to have been - Dated Didn't like the mattress - Lumpy Didn't like the iPod/Clock/Radio - Didn't work Didn't like the security of the room - Both knob and Deadbolt seemed to have been damaged by forced entry
8.2 Very good
Pros:The location and staff were great! Location was near the beginning on the downtown stretch. Staff are very nice and are willing to go the extra mile. Great service! Having bikes was nice although wet didn't get a chance to use them. The deck was nice.
Cons:The amenities were old. Windows need updating. Very old furniture on the deck. Locks were broken. Heater and ac temperamental.
9.3 Wonderful
Pros:The location right on State Street. The bed was very comfortable. The room was very clean and inviting. The bathroom was very clean and bright. Like the lighting especially. Very nice stay. Will do it again.
Cons:Missed having a jacuzzi. Would of been nice to relax a bit.
5.6 Fair
Pros:Way too much for what you get
9.3 Wonderful
Pros:Nice location, quiet residential neighborhood but close enough to downtown. Friendly staff, good bed!
Cons:No frills: no pool, no coffee, no gym, no business center.
9.6 Wonderful
Pros:Very clean , simple but comfortable. Quiet
Cons:No complaints
6.3 Okay
Pros:The location. The room looked like it had been newly updated and was also very clean.
Cons:The bed was very uncomfortable. The windows were very thin and you could hear everything going on in the middle of the night.


1620 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

What's nearby

  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra0.3 mi
  • The Arlington Theatre0.3 mi
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art0.5 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse0.5 mi
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara0.7 mi
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara0.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara0.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Bowl1 mi
  • West Beach1.6 mi
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club1.7 mi
  • Elings Park1.8 mi
  • Stearns Wharf1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Most expensive month to stay with an average 25% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at The Presidio

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Presidio, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Presidio, plan to stay on a Sunday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Presidio was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $170, while the most expensive was $321.
  • How long should you stay at The Presidio? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Presidio

  • Where is The Presidio located?

    The Presidio is located at 1620 State Street, 0.6 miles from the center of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra is the closest landmark to The Presidio.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Presidio?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Presidio.

  • Does The Presidio offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Presidio offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does The Presidio offer free parking?

    Yes, The Presidio offers free parking.

  • How far is The Presidio from the airport?

    The Presidio is 7.6 miles from Santa Barbara. The Presidio is 53.5 miles from Santa Maria Public.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Presidio hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Presidio in Santa Barbara and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Presidio and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Presidio.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

0.6 mi

Nearest Airport

Santa Barbara

Distance to airport

7.5 mi