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Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara 93103 - Map
 
 
"Outstanding pampering with an unbeatable view. "
My wife and stayed here for one night during our honeymoon drive up the California coast line. The hotel is truly beautiful with five star service from everyone. Thank you to the entire staff for making our stay the most memorable of our whole trip. If I would have one criticism it would the spa. We had a couples massage and it was perhaps one of the poorest massages either of us have ever had and we get massages very often. However, the spa facilities were very nice as was the staff.
Traveller from Toronto
Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Natural …More
Bacara Resort & Spa - Goleta Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117 - Map
 
 
"Beautiful with problems"
Too close to train & freeway Floors & walls not sufficiently insulated for noise - running kids in room above was constant nuisance TV worked only intermittently Beach full of tar and a bit rocky Ocean views ruined by oil rig Massage not great Trouble with getting drink & food orders right BUT, the architecture and grounds are spectacular!
Traveller from Orange County
Nestled on the beach, this Goleta hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Sandpiper Golf Club and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Goleta Butterfly …More
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101 - Map
 
 
"Perfect location. Rooms with beach view worth it. "
Simple remodeled facilities. You don't really need more. Well updated.
A Traveller
Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf …More
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara 93101 - Map
 
 
"Restoration and renovation "
If you need a break, this beautiful place is where you can begin and end. Within walking distance of downtown, the beach, and the Old Mission. Whether from LA, the East Coast, or the MidWest, this is a lovely place to stay not soon forgotten!
Traveller from Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Alice Keck Memorial Garden and …More
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93103 - Map
 
 
"A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING!"
We made a late reservation and mindful of the fact of it being high summer and the room having an ocean view, paid the $600+ per night anyway. On check in I asked for a refrigerator and was told it would be $25 per night and after I complained that for $600 per night this fee was unnecessary was told the refrigerator would be complimentary. It never arrived. Also I tried using the mini safe to put valuables in but that didn't work either. Given the lack of follow through with the refrigerator, I admit I didn't bother to complain about the safe until check out, there not being much point, when I was given two free breakfast buffet vouchers!! My bill for three nights was about $2,500 with extras so I don't think I will be back. The view is spectacular but the management need to put more thought into services.
Traveller from Monterey ca
This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara …More
Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars
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Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara 93105 - Map
 
 
Situated in Santa Barbara, this cabin is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Rancho San Marcos Golf Course and 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Cold …More
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara 93101 - Map
 
 
"Family holiday for 5"
We arrived and the booking had been incorrect ordering 2 rooms with one bed instead of 2. The receptionist made no fuss and immediately upgraded us to 2 suites. The hotel was phenomenal lovely calibre of guests, pool area on the roof exclusively for guests and beautifully presented. Will definately stay here again.
Traveller from Wolverley U.K.
Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shopping …More
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars
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Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara 93105 - Map
 
 
It was nice having a suite -- it was spacious and quiet and the staff was very accommodating.
A Traveller
Located in the Upper State Street District of Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 blocks of La Cumbre Plaza shops and Santa …More
La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

1601 State St, Santa Barbara 93101 - Map
 
 
"Surprisingly good!"
Outdated on the outside but lovely on the inside. Great staff - helpful and warm. Location on State St was a plus also.
A Traveller
Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Santa …More
Best Western Beachside Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Best Western Beachside Inn

336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101 - Map
 
 
I love the rain shower head in the glass enclosed tile shower. The vanity and porcelain floor were pretty. Altogether you can tell the bath space and quality fixtures were designed with quality in mind. For a single person or a couple, it's perfect and the room is spacious.
A Traveller
Located in West Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …More

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    Where to stay in Santa Barbara

    Your Guide to Santa Barbara Hotels

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    Seize the opportunity to book a stellar Santa Barbara hotel that makes the sun, sea, and sightseeing in SB even more enjoyable.

    Hotels in Santa Barbara

    While there are hotels in Santa Barbara, CA to fit every budget, some of the nicest places to stay are located near the sandy shoreline of the blue Pacific Ocean. Luxury oceanfront resorts are ideal when surfing, swimming, or sunbathing tops your list of things to do in Santa Barbara. Beachside attractions like the Museum of Natural History on Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara Zoo make seaside resorts perfect for family vacations, too.

    If you're on the hunt for cheap hotel deals in Santa Barbara, the downtown area is a great destination. This historical area features charming adobe shops, bars, and restaurants topped with red-tile roofs that make you feel like you've been transported to a resort village on the Mediterranean. An evening stroll along streets lined with swaying palm trees and Mission-style architecture reveal why Santa Barbara is called the "Riviera of the West."

    Best Time to Visit

    With around 283 days of sunshine each year and daytime temperatures that rarely drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, it's no wonder that Santa Barbara vacation packages are popular in every season. Cool onshore breezes, moderate summer heat, and the offshore winds that the locals call "sundowners" keep the area warm and temperate in the fall. You may need to bring along an umbrella if you visit during the winter, but don't forget to pack your swimsuit and sunscreen, too. It's not uncommon for the skies to break out in sunshine even in the rainy season.

    Getting around Santa Barbara

    Southern California is famous for its car culture, so it's no surprise that getting around by car is the easiest way to explore Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (SBMTD) operates buses all over town, but the routes are geared towards daily commuters. SBMTD shuttle buses, on the other hand, are a convenient option if you're staying at a Santa Barbara hotel downtown, as they run along State Street to the waterfront throughout the day.

    If you're flying into the city, you can make arrangements through Expedia to have a Santa Barba rental car waiting for you. Flights to Santa Barbara land at SBA airport, the city's municipal airport, and car rentals are available across from the baggage claim area on the terminal's first floor. The best Santa Barbara hotels offer car rental service too. Some even offer their own shuttle services to popular points of interest like the zoo and harbor.

    Things to Do in Santa Barbara

    With some of the most scenic stretches of sand on the West Coast, you could spend your entire holiday relaxing on the beaches of Santa Barbara, but it would be a shame to miss out on all the other fun activities and attractions the city has to offer. A visit to the Mission located north of the downtown area is must. Founded in 1786 by Franciscan friars, it's known as the Queen of the Missions for its grand architecture, beautiful gardens, and natural setting.

    There's a wealth of activities to enjoy right outside your door when you stay at a hotel in SB's Funk Zone neighborhood. The waterfront area between State Street and Garden Street is the city's artistic hub, filled with artisan shops, galleries and tasty eateries. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Santa Barbara Art Foundry lie within the boundaries of this engaging neighborhood, too. It's also a part of the Urban Wine Trail, a collection of local wineries where you can sample vintages from the region's award-winning vineyards.

    With their reputation for quality service, hotels in Santa Barbara can be a great resource when it comes to exploring nearby attractions. From tickets to a Broadway show at the historical Granada Theatre to reservations at a restaurant on Stearns Wharf, your hotel can connect you with activities that are only a short stroll away.

    Booking Your Trip

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