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Featured Santa Barbara Beach Hotels

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Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,553 reviews)
A surprise gemThis charming place is keen on details. Plantation shutters with rustic embellishments. I am so delighted. Check in was fast and the customer service a definite positive. I will definitely come back!!
  Dec 16, 2017

$100

$100
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,183 reviews)
Friendly staffVery helpful staff getting us around the city!Room and food is okay.
  Dec 17, 2017

$159

$159
The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,001 reviews)
Great licationThe hotel is located a mere one minute walk from the beach. The five star location makes up for your "basic" hotel room.
  Nov 27, 2017

$98

$98
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,470 reviews)
Nice location, you can hear the waves if you open the windows, pretty cool view
  Dec 12, 2017

$125

$125
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,422 reviews)
Impressive Friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. Really enjoyed the happy hour and breakfast
  Dec 13, 2017

$169

$169
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (239 reviews)
Great LocationWhether the beach, pier attractions or town sightseeing, all are within a few miles of this very comfortable and friendly motel. Start with an excellent breakfast and stroll two blocks to the beach. There is something for everyone in Santa Barbara and environs.
  Dec 12, 2017

$185

$185
Mason Beach Inn

Mason Beach Inn

324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (367 reviews)
Everything is ok except pillows. They are too soft to sleep.
  Dec 14, 2017

$116

$116
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (635 reviews)
Close to the beachRoom is clean and beds are comfortable but room is kind of small for two full beds no too much space
  Nov 28, 2017

$86

$86
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,127 reviews)
Nice location near pier and beachQuick one day stop on way to San Luis Obispo - complimentary bikes, went for a nice ride that afternoon. Close to SB Pier and great cioppino!
  Dec 14, 2017

$169

$169
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (3,093 reviews)
Lovely stay!Comfortable after a long night out! Came for a wedding and it was the perfect location.
  Dec 17, 2017

$110

$110
Lavender Inn by the Sea

Lavender Inn by the Sea

206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,267 reviews)
Pleasant quiet hotel close to beachI've stayed here twice now and will most probably come back again. This hotel has nice rooms with wifi and DVD players, a pool, and a very friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast, wine hour, and night snacks were all very good, but most of all, I like that both times I've stayed here it was very ...
  Nov 25, 2017

$149

$149
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (705 reviews)
Good location and priceNice place to stay in good area of Santa Barbara. Clean, comfy room in nice hotel. Great value
  Dec 13, 2017

$99

$99
The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,737 reviews)
Always a beautiful place to stay. Lobby is under construction, but otherwise, perfect and I look forward to the updates!
  Nov 30, 2017

$178

$178
Inn By The Harbor

Inn By The Harbor

433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,257 reviews)
KindnessMy boyfriend and I had an amazing time at the hotel. As soon as we arrived at the reception, Nick who works at the reception was extremely helpful, kind and sweet, he explain to us about the city, best places, his favourite restaurant in town and how we should use the complementary bikes from the ...
  Dec 5, 2017

$149

$149
Santa Barbara Inn

Santa Barbara Inn

901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (922 reviews)
Great location great facilityBeautifully refurbished hotel pool and restaurant are in a location where you can look out to the ocean and yet it still feels private. Beautiful rooms with immaculately clean and comfortable. Will only stay here when we next come to Santa Barbara
  Nov 24, 2017

$239

$239
Best Western Beachside Inn

Best Western Beachside Inn

336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (829 reviews)
Comfortable hotel close to harbor and beachThe hotel had a wonderful selection of fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, and various cereals as a complimentary breakfast. Afterward we would walk across the street to explore the Harbor marina, Breakwater, Maritime Museum and shops. It’s a short walk down to the historic Stearns Wharf ...
  Nov 27, 2017

$125

$125
The Eagle Inn

The Eagle Inn

232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (548 reviews)
Santa Barbara Authentic Santa Barbara feel, nice breakfast cooked to order.
  Dec 17, 2017

$99

$99
Santa Barbara House

Santa Barbara House

424 Por La Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,171 reviews)
Hotel at the beach with great historyLovely hotel with friendly staff who are super helpful
  Nov 28, 2017

$139

$139
Harbor House Inn

Harbor House Inn

104 Bath Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (453 reviews)
Great Change tithe NormWhat a fantastic change to the normal hotel!!! A lovely little studio apartment just 5 mins walk from the sea and set in a cosy 8/9 rooms only environment. Would like to give a big thanks to Cody for all his help when checking in and also taking the time to give me the lay of the land and where to ...
  Dec 11, 2017

$145

$145
Beach House Inn

Beach House Inn

320 West Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (84 reviews)
Charming to the extreme!Wonderful & accommodating staff that makes all the right moves. This is not a new or luxury Inn, but they have taken the property, surroundings and interior of the rooms and could not have done a better job to make them quaint, cozy, stylish with all the features you could ask for including having ...
  Dec 1, 2017

$172

$172
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Everyone recognizes the familiar music of the beach: the sound of the surf splashing on the shore, the "slurp" of your chilled cocktail, and seagulls chirping overhead. It's true, a visit to the shore is a time-tested holiday dream. You'll find something for everyone at the seaside, whether you want to saunter along the boardwalk in search of french fries or soak up the sun on the soft sand. Bonus: You'll join lots of other beach bums to trade tales with in Santa Barbara.

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