The La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown has been awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, and has earned this award consistently over the last 4 years.A multiple-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent winner, including 2017, La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown is the perfect place to stay and explore the California coast. This southern California hotel is just north of downtown Santa Barbara and 4 miles from Los Padres National Forest. Stearns Wharf and the beach are 2 miles away, and drive 35 miles south on Route 101 to continue your California adventures in Ventura. Guests have plenty of perks during their stay, including FREE WiFi, outdoor pool, and a FREE Hot Bright Side Breakfast to start each day at this pet-friendly, nonsmoking hotel.When traveling, you learn that hotels have distinct features that set them apart. At La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown, these features include a convenient location, a lovely staff that makes guests feel welcome, and a year-round heated outdoor pool. The goal is to provide an excellent guest-centric experience that leaves a lasting impression.There is no shortage of amenities, and you can power up for the day with a FREE Hot Bright Side Breakfast, which includes waffles, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, and more. Those who don't want to miss their exercise regimen can workout at the hotel's indoor fitness center. After your done, grab a refreshing beverage and other essentials at Bright Side Market, the hotel's onsite convenience shop. Whether you need to catch up on work or study for classes, the business center provides a productive haven away from the hustle and bustle. Friendly staff members are always on hand to answer questions and simplify your stay.Every room at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown features comfortable pillowtop beds, so you can wake up on the bright side feeling refreshed and rested. Sit on the comfy chair or at the convenient work desk as you catch up on the latest news. Microwaves and refrigerators in select rooms make it easy to handle leftovers, and you can always brew your own coffee with the in-room coffee maker. This popular Santa Barbara hotel offers ADA accessible rooms with lowered peepholes, lever door handles, roll-in showers, and other conveniences. Plus, you'll have the amenities you need to get ready for your day.If you're in the mood for some surf and sun, visit Stearns Wharf, where you'll find gift shops and popular restaurants like Santa Barbara Shellfish Company and Moby Dick Restaurant. Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center and downtown Santa Barbara are also close by, offering more shopping and dining opportunities. Dine at The Palace Grill for Creole food or Carlitos Café & Cantina for delicious tacos and tequila. Finish your evening with some wine tasting and art viewing at The Funk Zone. Other highlights in the area are the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Santa Barbara Mission, or the Botanic Gardens. For business travelers or those in town for the college, the hotel is 9 miles from UC Santa Barbara and less than 1.5 miles from Sonos and Cottage Health Systems.At La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown, you are minutes from some of southern California's finest beaches, restaurants, and museums. A comfortable pillowtop bed and friendly staff are waiting to greet you. Come wake up on the bright side at this cozy, conveniently located hotel.