The Presidio Motel

1620 State St. (Arrellaga St.) Santa Barbara CA

A hip boutique motel with a whole lot of style.

The Presidio Motel

Here’s a place that’s proud to call itself a motel. After all, unless you’re going to stay in an Airstream trailer, what could be more retro cool than a boutique motel? The Presidio’s sixteen rooms are adorned with custom-designed vinyl decals that render each one a whimsical work of art --- a canvas of modern expressionism. To be sure, Presidio takes trendy old school style to new heights in Santa Barbara. Complimentary beach cruisers are available to guests, and the property’s location --- on State Street but too far to walk to the beach --- is ideal for mellow cycling. Wi-Fi and continental breakfast are free, and the rates are affordable. Downtown’s restaurants, theaters and nightclubs are either within walking distance or easily reached via a 25-cent trolley. The whole hip package tends to attract the young set, or young-at-heart travelers looking for a motel with a whole lot of soul. If the hotel is booked, its equally stylish younger sister, the Agave Inn, is located a couple miles north.

Hotel Information


1620 State St. (Arrellaga St.) Santa Barbara CA 93101 U.S.


805-963-1355 Hotel’s Website

Hotel Features

Complimentary breakfast Free Wi-Fi Parking lot Restaurant

Hotel Rates

Singles & Doubles $89-$229


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