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Top Santa Barbara Cheap Hotels

Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,348 reviews)

"Loved the patio outside the back door. The decor was simple but pleasing."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Sideways Inn
3 out of 5
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
The price is $109 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,005 reviews)

"Room is nice and clean. I really like the small of their hand soap."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Sideways Inn
Quality Inn Buellton - Solvang
2.5 out of 5
630 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA
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The price is $67 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
4.4/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"The price was right...everything went well...just lot’s of walking noise above us in the wee hours of the morning...which we specifically asked to have a room without noise when we checking in. Stay on the top floor if you want less noise."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Quality Inn Buellton - Solvang

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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
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The price is $124 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.4/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"Didnt like the No breakfast deal. Disappointing bag breakfast. Im disabled and they put us upstairs."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Casa Ojai Inn
2.5 out of 5
1302 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
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The price is $108 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.4/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"I wish they have more shade in this property. The front desk lady was not welcoming also."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Casa Ojai Inn
Inn at Highway 1
2.5 out of 5
1200 N H St, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $101 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"Excellent hotel! Great service! Very clean! Comfortable bed! Large room and bathroom. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Inn at Highway 1
The Presidio
2 out of 5
1620 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
4.1/5Very Good! (437 reviews)

"We got in early before check-in time and we were able to check in early to our room with no problem. Very accommodating, front desk personnel also very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

The Presidio
Sandpiper Lodge
2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $95 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4/5Very Good! (943 reviews)

"Really enjoy staying at your Inn, we will Defiantly stay again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Sandpiper Lodge
Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South
2 out of 5
5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
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The price is $64 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
3.7/5Good! (965 reviews)

"It was a nice hotel. It was clean and staff was friendly. You can tell they disinfect well."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South
Oasis Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
3344 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
3.7/5Good! (695 reviews)

"Muy buena su limpieza Hay privacidad silencio el area muy buena"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Oasis Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Buellton, CA - Solvang Area
2 out of 5
333 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
3.5/5Good! (858 reviews)

"We go there a lot when visiting family and it's always clean. I like they didn't have a bedspread but an extra blanket instead. Courteous staff. One issue was at check in though the employee was behind glass, he and another gal sitting near him weren't wearing masks, which I didn't like. I feel even ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Motel 6 Buellton, CA - Solvang Area
Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North
2 out of 5
4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
3.4/5 (978 reviews)

"Inexpensive, right off the freeway, basic rooms. No frills place to stay but has all you need."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North
Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - State Street
2 out of 5
3505 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $74 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
3.3/5 (825 reviews)

"Great experience. Front desk personnel was really polite"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - State Street
Town and Country Inn
2.5 out of 5
2800 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $82 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
3.2/5 (529 reviews)

"Nice, clean room and friendly staff. Had a great stay."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Town and Country Inn
Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara
2 out of 5
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
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The price is $80 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
3.2/5 (984 reviews)

"Super clean and friendly staff. I enjoyed my stay at the motel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara
Inn of Lompoc
2.5 out of 5
1122 North H Street, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
3/5 (425 reviews)

"I would come back. Its a good value. I love the huge bed and the rooms are spacious."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Inn of Lompoc
Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
2 out of 5
1521 North H Street, SR 1/N. H Street at E. Central Ave, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $70 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
3/5 (960 reviews)

"When we stayed in their was no air conditioner, the floor was dirty the room smelled musky like it hadn’t be opened in awhile. Wouldn’t stay there again,The staff was nice Apologize for not having air."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
Red Roof Inn Lompoc
2 out of 5
1020 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
2.7/5 (929 reviews)

"Staff are friendly, but not very clean on the floor and basin sewing has problems"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Red Roof Inn Lompoc
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Cheap Hotels in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, this destination is home to Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Santa Barbara that won't break the bank, the 88 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty to choose from. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and overall value.

Sandpiper Lodge - Customers like this 2-star motel for its overall value and comfortable rooms. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Red Roof Inn Lompoc - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the good location and comfortable beds.

Motel 6 Lompoc - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location.

Castillo Inn at the Beach - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its overall condition and clean rooms. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Santa Barbara

Still choosing travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: September, August, July, and October, with an average temperature of 74°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, November, and February, with an average temperature of 41°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 3.41 inches
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.87 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara attracts visitors with its fine wine and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the outdoors at Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland, or check out the area's cultural spots like Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Santa Barbara is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Shopping
  • Biking
  • Historical sites
  • Gardens

Getting Around Santa Barbara

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), situated 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 25 mi (40.3 km) away. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station, or Carpinteria Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Santa Barbara like for travelers on a budget?
Santa Barbara has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf, this destination is home to Los Padres National Forest and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Barbara?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Sandpiper Lodge and Inn at Highway 1.
How many budget hotels will I be able to find in Santa Barbara?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 85 budget hotels in Santa Barbara.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Santa Barbara?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Santa Barbara, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 54°F. Average annual precipitation for Santa Barbara is 17 inches.
What is there to see and do in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara attracts visitors with its array of wineries and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Presidio Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara, or pay a visit to Cold Spring Tavern.
How can I get to Santa Barbara and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Santa Barbara is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The nearest airport is Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) away: Oxnard, CA (OXR). Santa Barbara might not have many public transit options so a rental car could be an economical alternative to see more of the area.

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