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Known for its beaches and historical sites, Santa Barbara offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. This seaside destination has 105 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.
As you search for a place to stay by the water in Santa Barbara, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - 2.5 motel near Leadbetter Beach. It features an outdoor pool, hot/cold buffet, and a spa tub. Guests love the beach and shopping.
Santa Barbara Inn - 3.5 hotel near Butterfly Beach. Our travelers recommend its central location and size. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant.
Santa Barbara House - 3 hotel near Butterfly Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Guest reviews highlight the beach and overall value.
The Inn at East Beach - 2.5 motel near Butterfly Beach. It features an outdoor pool, daily, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests love the beach and shopping.
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - 3 hotel, 10-minute walk from Leadbetter Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, daily, and a spa tub.
If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates.
To get to Santa Barbara, you can fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), the closest major airport, which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station, or Carpinteria Station.