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Isla Vista hotels and places to stay

Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $896 per night
13.37 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (126 reviews)

"Wish more amenities were open. Great hospitality!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
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The price is $629 per night
3.59 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Very clean , wonderful customer service 😄 Friendly staffs"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
3.5 out of 5
4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
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The price is $135 per night
19.18 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,174 reviews)

"Good! Nice property. Comfortable, clean. Responsive staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
3 out of 5
6878 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
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The price is $152 per night
1.14 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (390 reviews)

"Convenient location near the freeway, shops, and restaurants. Nice lobby. Clean and modern looking room with a decent size TV and lots of power outlets for your devices. Staff were very nice and accommodating. Special thanks to Stella for going above and beyond in arranging for our family’s pool ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $215 per night
9.72 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Fantastic staff & service. Gorgeous location, right near the beach with fire pits available for guests at night. Love the vibe and location near State Street. The rooms are a bit average but good for the price and location. All around a great experience and will definitely come again! Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $128 per night
9.5 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (104 reviews)

"Hotel is a bit dated and no maid service during this time. But the location is excellent. 10 min walk to downtown, 5 min walk to the beach and marina."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
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The price is $109 per night
18.56 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,583 reviews)

"It was great. Food was excellent. Room was comfortable. Easy access to restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $259 per night
10.69 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Despite the numbers of guests at the hotel, it is always very quiet. The beds are really comfortable too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Santa Barbara Inn
4 out of 5
901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $358 per night
10.83 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"Staffs were all wearing masks and nice. Not crowded. Able to keep distance. Room was very clean. Able to access to outside and balcony. Only thing my kids complained there was small pool. Ocean water was cold but good ocean front location."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Santa Barbara Inn
Pacifica Suites
3.5 out of 5
5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $157 per night
3.01 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Dog friendly, so if you are not a dog person may not be best fit for you. During covid you need to request coffee machine for room. Room had small fridge for king suite. You can use pool for 1 hour by reserving time slot during covid. No breakfast during covid. No public restroom. They should have ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

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Visiting Isla Vista

Visitors can enjoy all that Isla Vista has to offer including the beaches, university setting, and live music. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its sporting events. Top sights around the area include Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Mission Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

  • You'll find 532 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 18 mi (29 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Isla Vista

The picturesque setting of Coal Oil Point Reserve and Goleta Point exemplify the city's natural beauty. The university setting is a highlight of the city and University of California-Santa Barbara is worth a campus tour. Additionally, in the area you'll find Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Mission Santa Barbara.

As you start planning your visit to Isla Vista, your ideal accommodation may not be in the heart of the city but you'll find 245 hotels and other lodging options within the local area. Listed here are places to stay within 5 miles of the city center.

  • Pacifica Suites is located within 0.5 mi (0.7 km) of the city center. Guests who stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Santa Barbara can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Goleta can enjoy access to a winery and 3 outdoor pools, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and pool.

In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, which is 9.1 mi/14.7 km away.

Dressing for Isla Vista

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 46°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 54°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 40°F
  • About 17.28 inches of rain falls on Isla Vista each year
  • Usually August and September are the hottest months with an average of 74°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 41°F

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