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Hotel Santa Barbara

Downtown hotel on State Street in Santa Barbara near beaches & walking distance to Stearns Wharf, shopping, restaurants and night life.
26 Feb


Since it was first installed in 1926, Hotel Santa Barbara’s beloved Otis elevator has served the property well.  It has been regularly upgraded and changed over the years, but the time has come for a major modernization.

Beginning in March of 2021, Otis contractors will begin a modernization project to provide better accessibility, convenience, and energy efficiency.

“It will be a beautiful addition to our hotel and the ride up will be a little bit faster too, “ said General Manager Carminia Castaneda, “but there will be some challenges. Extra staff will be available to help with luggage and do whatever they can to make it easy for guests. Our team has been busy assigning guest rooms away from the elevator so that guests can continue enjoying their time here in beautiful Santa Barbara”

The hotel has taken all available measures to mitigate any noise or construction impacts. In addition, the hotel has added staff dedicated to providing luggage service to and from guest rooms free of charge.

“We want this project to move quickly and smoothly so guests can continue to enjoy their stay,“ Tamara Erickson, CFO of Hotel Santa Barbara noted. “We’re so thankful for our wonderful guests and appreciate their patience as we make these important improvements.”

As the project is underway, updates will be provided on this blog on our website to review. For any questions, please feel free to contact the hotel directly at (800) 549-9869.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara!


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