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Top Santa Barbara Neighborhoods for Beach Hotels

West Beach
18 hotels
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$209

East Beach
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$183

Carpinteria
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$127

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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,021 reviews)
Nice place..Clean Older hotel with no AC. Very friendly staff and good breakfast every morning. Free wine at happy hour.
  Sep 9, 2017

$209

$209
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (527 reviews)
Lovely motel in good quite locationLovely clean room and very fluffy soft towels. Receptionists/manager extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again
  Sep 18, 2017

$136

$136
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (164 reviews)
Not bad at all. Just hoping the front desk people will be more helpful & have more enthusiasm.
  Aug 30, 2017

$139

$139
The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (309 reviews)
good locationWe were visiting Santa Barbara for a wedding and had to find accommodation for the whole family. The Inn at East Beach was our most affordable option - Santa Barbara is crazy expensive! Staff is really nice and helpful, rooms are tidy, beds are a bit bouncy but comfortable, the place can be a bit ...
  Sep 5, 2017

$143

$143
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (399 reviews)
Great hotel right steps away from the beachWe really enjoyed our stay at the West Beach Inn. The room was clean and the staff very friendly. Their continental breakfast was mediocre. It consisted of cereal, bagels, bread, and oatmeal. I really enjoyed their complimentary happy hour; they serve cheese, crackers, and wine from 5-7pm every day. ...
  Aug 30, 2017

$239

$239
Best Western Beachside Inn

Best Western Beachside Inn

336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (168 reviews)
Very nice hotel! Great staff and management! Love the cookies! Great staff and managers! Best view of harbor yet!
  Aug 23, 2017

$190

$190
The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (640 reviews)
Great stay at a very nice hotel in an excellent location!
  Sep 3, 2017

$230

$230
The Eagle Inn

The Eagle Inn

232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (168 reviews)
Santa Barbara Labor day weekendI got the "regular" room for 2 people, meaning a queen sized bed. The first room that gave us was next to the checkin counter and looked at the parking lot. AWFUL. I told the front desk that this was unacceptable and asked for any other room. They did accommodate with another main floor room, but ...
  Sep 12, 2017

$190

$190
The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer

12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (82 reviews)
Close to everything! A unique place to stay! It's very unique but you feel like you're at a BnB. Staff is amazing, the open kitchen area is different, yet welcoming. Love the modern vibe and booze for sale.
  Aug 6, 2017

$197

$197
Montecito Inn

Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (408 reviews)
Great overnight stay if you're looking for a local place.
  Sep 21, 2017

$175

$175
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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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As you might already realize, beach hotels in Santa Barbara deliver everything you could want for an awesome beach trip. It should come as no surprise they were given a spectacular overall rating, and you'll soon see that the building's setting is practically as pretty as the shoreline. There will be activities that extend beyond boardwalks and ice cream, too, in this active boom town.

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