Holiday Inn Express Hotel Virginia

Historic Hotel with Modern Amenities!

Classic California Spanish Revival touches enhance the Holiday Inn Express® Santa Barbara’s historic feel. Our Historic Landmark property, also known as the Hotel Virginia, was built in 1917 and features Malibu and Catalina tile-work, exposed brick walls, and wrought-iron railings.

With our convenient, downtown Santa Barbara location a half block from the new State Street promenade, the sights and sounds of the city are just steps away. Quietly charming, Santa Barbara boasts stunning Spanish architecture at sites like the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The beach and Stearns Wharf are only a few blocks from the hotel, while the Santa Barbara Zoo is about two miles away. Remember to see the Santa Barbara Mission, known as the "Queen of the Missions."

Modern conveniences merge with historical touches to create a unique feel, and Santa Barbara vacations are made easy with amenities like the daily, complimentary Express Start Breakfast, complimentary bike rentals, and Key 2 Fitness gym access. Our family and pet friendly hotel features comfortable, spacious, and hygienic guest rooms with triple-sheeted beds, HD TVs, mini fridges, microwaves, and more. Our second-level balcony entices guests to relax while enjoying spectacular views of the city.

With free Wi-Fi, a Business Center, and easy access to major area employers, such as the County of Santa Barbara, University of California, SONOS, Lockheed Martin, and ExxonMobil; corporate travelers find this hotel the perfect choice.

Call us today and 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.

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.





17 W Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 963-9757

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