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Best Storage Units in Santa Barbara

Our Recommended Top 6

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Barbara Storage Units on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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4001 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
  • Self Service

Why choose this provider?

State Street Storage is a self-storage facility in Santa Barbara that offers a wide variety of storage unit sizes to accommodate all storage needs. It comes with security features and benefits to safeguard both professional and personal items. The well-lit facility is equipped with 24-hour security recording and surrounded by computer-monitored gates to maximize security. A lock and key and a unique access code will be given to the client. For accessibility, the facility is open seven days a week.

Reputation:

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3.8
Google
3.9 / 5 (28)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (8)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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1661 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Self Service

Why choose this provider?

Ventura Power Storage is a facility that rents out units to customers from Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. It offers 5'x5' to 10'x25' self-storage options that come with alarms and 24-hour camera surveillance, cleaning and carry-in services, and moving vehicle access. It also provides car, RV, and boat storage, as well as office equipment and secure paperwork storage for small businesses. The team at Ventura Power Storage is fluent in Spanish and undergoes annual training through SKS Management.

Reputation:

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4.5
Google
4.5 / 5 (116)

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5.0
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5325 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
  • Vehicle Storage
  • Climate Control
  • Self Service

Why choose this provider?

Patterson Plus Self-Storage handles the self-storage concerns of residents and commercial enterprises in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito. The business offers climate-controlled storage, drive-up storage, business storage, and auto storage units ranging from the size of a small closet up to the size of a two-car garage. It also has storage units with extra high ceilings, as well as units with sloped ceilings that offer less height but more floor space. Patterson Plus Self-Storage's facility and office are open seven days a week to accommodate tenants.

Reputation:

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4.6
Google
4.8 / 5 (33)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (11)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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5380 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
  • Self Service

Why choose this provider?

Golveta Valley Self Storage is a family-owned self-storage business that has been serving the community of Santa Barbara since 1990. It has a complete team of on-site managers, security, and groundskeepers who maintain the safety and quality of the storage facility. It offers different sizes of storage units, and the facility managers can provide advice on the appropriate unit for each client. Golveta Valley Self Storage is protected by an electronic gate and cameras with infrared perimeter security.

Reputation:

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4.9
Google
4.8 / 5 (77)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (28)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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6338 Lindmar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Self Service

Why choose this provider?

Hazelwood Allied is a full-service relocation and storage company in Santa Barbara that has been handling local, national, and international moves since 1918. It has a storage facility that provides convenient self-storage solutions for residential and commercial clients. Over 400 storage units are available in different sizes to accommodate both short and long-term storage needs. Gate access hours are from 6:30 AM to 5:45 PM on Mondays to Saturdays and 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM on Sundays.

Reputation:

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4.8
Google
5.0 / 5 (23)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (19)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (17)

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3.8
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Website
98 North Patterson Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
  • 24/7
  • Indoor & Outdoor Units
  • Climate Control
  • XL Units
  • E-Rental
  • Self Service

Why choose this provider?

Patterson 101 Self-Storage is a family-owned facility located in Santa Barbara. The company emphasizes the importance of ensuring the security of the facility to avoid loss or damages to the items. Its self-storage facility is complete with surveillance cameras, fences, and electronic gates, and an on-site manager is present in the area to oversee the units. Clients can select from the company's five types of storage units, such as traditional, drive-up, saver, premium, and temperature controlled.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (53)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (11)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
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Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Storage units are secure, enclosed spaces that people rent to store possessions they aren't using or they don't have space for in their homes. Some of the most popular items to put in a storage unit are old furniture, vehicles, seasonal clothing, mattresses, toys, art, and other collectibles.

    Storage units are leased from the owner of a storage facility, which usually has many of such units on a single lot. Units are typically rented per month, with a rental agreement that details activities and items that are prohibited in the unit.

    At some facilities, there are indoor and outdoor units. The indoor units are sometimes climate-controlled. Units usually come in a range of sizes for different amounts of storage, with the price fluctuating based on the size and other amenities like climate control and electricity.
  • How much do storage units cost on average?

    The average cost of renting a storage unit can fall in a range between $20 and $450 per month. The variance in price depends on a variety of factors, such as size, the value of the items being stored, and whether it is temperature controlled.

  • Can you live in a storage unit?

    No. Living in a storage unit violates the rules of most storage unit rental companies, and most local and federal housing laws require that the owners of a storage facility evict anyone found living in one of the units.

  • How can you figure out what size storage unit you need?

    To select a storage unit big enough to fit your belongings but not so large that you'll be paying for unfilled space, put the possessions you intend to store in one place, calculate the approximate volume by measuring the height, length, and width of the load and multiplying them together.

  • How do you know if you need a storage unit?

    If you have more possessions than you have space to store them in your home, you may need a storage unit. It's a practical, cost-effective option to put things that you don't use often or are not appropriate for the current season in another location.

  • Does homeowners insurance cover a storage unit?

    Most homeowners insurance policies don't cover storage units automatically. If your homeowners policy has coverage for "off-premises personal property," items in a storage unit are usually included.

  • How do you store clothing in a storage unit?

    An important consideration when storing clothing in a storage unit is making sure it stays dry. When storage facilities are not climate-controlled, you'll want to use a vacuum-sealed bag or a wardrobe box to protect your clothes against moisture and insects.