IHG Hotels: a Familiar Brand of Hotels
Multinational hotels conglomerate, InterContinental Hotels Group, known as IHG, was founded in the UK in 2003. The IHG umbrella features a number of internationally renowned brands, including the mid-range Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, as well as the more boutique brand, Hotel Indigo. IHG now has thousands of hotels across the world including several in Santa Barbara.
Choose a room in a Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express and you'll find all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay, such as free WiFi, premium cable, and in-room fridges and coffeemakers. Many Holiday Inn Express hotels in Santa Barbara also have outdoor pools and bars and offer free breakfast and parking as standard.
Stay with IHG in Santa Barbara
Book a room in one of IHG's modern Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara and you'll be within walking distance of many of the city's main attractions. Just a seven-minute stroll gets you to West Beach and Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier-turned-entertainment hub lined with popular seafood restaurants and waterfront bars. Say hi to the resident sea lions and pelicans who sunbathe on the rocks, then take a 15-minute stroll west along the beach to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
If you’re feeling energetic, hire a bike or rollerblades from a local hire shop and head east to explore the beautiful oceanfront Chase Palm Park.
Mid-Range Hotels in Santa Ynez Valley
Some 30 miles northwest of Santa Barbara is the Santa Ynez Valley and its five small towns renowned for their vineyards and wine industry. Book a Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express in the Danish-themed town of Solvang or the charming Buellton and you'll be right in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country.
Leave the car at the hotel and book a guided bus or bike tour around the vineyards, and sample some of California's finest tipples.
Santa Barbara's IHG hotels offer both affordable comfort and boutique style in central locations, and whichever you choose, use Expedia to find the best deals for you.