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Will There Ever Be A Starwood in Santa Barbara CA area?

Will There Ever Be A Starwood in Santa Barbara CA area?

 
Old Sep 17, 13, 7:50 pm
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Will There Ever Be A Starwood in Santa Barbara CA area?

Does anyone know if there will ever be a Starwood property in the Santa Barbara area? Sure would make it handy for visiting our daughter in college there. Thanks
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Old Sep 17, 13, 8:23 pm
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I stayed in Ventura last week at the 4points there...that is the closest. Not ideal.
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Old Sep 18, 13, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by shar161 View Post
Does anyone know if there will ever be a Starwood property in the Santa Barbara area? Sure would make it handy for visiting our daughter in college there. Thanks
Hyatt and Hilton (Doubletree) are the main options for the points earning/burning crowd; there're also a Hampton, Courtyard (Marriott) and a Holiday Inn Express. Plus the Four Seasons and a Kimpton. Most other hotels are independent like San Ysidro Ranch, Bacara and El Encanto. My brother says that Santa Barbarans like it that way and don't want more chains (though I suppose that doesn't matter to the chains). Anyway, we stay at the Hyatt when we visit him and it's OK. The annual renewal on the Chase Hyatt Visa gives you one free night there; the annual renewal on the Citi Hilton Visa would also give you a free weekend night at the Doubletree (with $10K min spend on the card). Don't use Marriott or IHG much so can't tell you what their visa cards (both through Chase) give as renewals.
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Old Sep 18, 13, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by shar161 View Post
Does anyone know if there will ever be a Starwood property in the Santa Barbara area?
Ever? Perhaps.
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Old Sep 18, 13, 7:29 am
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All of Central CA Coast

Actually this lack of Starwood hotels is from Santa Barabara all the way up to and including Monterey along California Coast.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 1:27 am
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There a Four Seasons in SB. AMEX MR points (US) can be used for FS gift cards.
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