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Steve Nov 25th, 2000 12:24 PM

Santa Barbara Holiday
My family (gorgeous wife, knockout daughter and super-intelligent me) are coming to California in August 2001. Look out America! <BR>Only kidding! We're seasoned visitors to the United States and love to keep coming back. <BR>Next year it's California. We've booked all our hotels except for Santa Barbara - where everywhere seems to be very expensive (we're staying Fri, Sat,Sun). <BR>Any suggestions for hotels/motels either in SB or close by, at $150 per room per night or less? <BR>All the suggestions I've seen so far (Biltmore, Four Seasons, Hotel Santa Barbara, Fess Parker's, etc) will cost us at least $600 for 1 room for 3 nights. <BR> <BR>Try your best! <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR> <BR>Steve <BR> <BR>

Helpful Nov 25th, 2000 07:26 PM

Steve, if you don't need the swimming pool, whirlpools, ocean front or view, etc., here's a website for a more modest place to stay. It's a small place, some rooms have small but complete kitchens, others have just a micro, fridge. Good quality photos of rooms, etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>

Helpful Nov 25th, 2000 07:41 PM

Here's a website for a larger hotel with more amenities, but no kitchen which will save you money in the long run. It is a suite hotel and the prices right now are $135-165 -- who knows how much they will raise them for 2001, so this is at the top of your range. You can e-mail them for rates/availability. <BR> <BR>

Louis Nov 25th, 2000 08:16 PM

We can recommend a place with one of the best downtown locations that has ample comfort and a modest price in the range of $85 to $170 for two and suites in the range of $135 - $200. There is a 10% discount for auto club memebers so you might as well ask for the AAA rate. It has a nice central pool, undergound parking and it includes a continental breakfast. It is a large advantage to walk from here to the museum and all of the stores and restaurants. There is a tourist bus that goes up an down State St., the main street in town, for something like .25 or .50 per person, I can't remember. With this you can get all of the way down to the wharf. If you want to be near the beach you might try the Old Yacht Club Inn a B&B in the $105 to $190 price range with full breakfast. <BR> <BR>There are others in your price range either near the beach, in the hills or in the outskirts of town.

steve Nov 26th, 2000 09:30 AM

Thanks "Helpful" and "Louis". <BR> <BR>I've just e-mailed the motels/inns you've suggested, so I'll hopefully get fixed up with one of them soon. <BR> <BR>It was kind of you to help, <BR> <BR>Steve <BR>

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