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Featured Santa Barbara Family Hotels

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Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (1955 reviews)
$174/ night for 2 guests

Loved the suite! A king size and 2 double beds! Perfect for our size family!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
3.5 out of 5.0 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1508 reviews)
$199/ night for 2 guests

Nice clean room, wait staff at restaurant were attentive.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
Hotel Corque
Hotel Corque
4.0 out of 5.0 400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (2731 reviews)
$98/ night for 2 guests

Very nice hotel, super clean! Overall happy with the hotel it self but staff was not very friendly with the exception of Nick who was super nice always went out of his way to greet us. The rest of the staff never acknowledge us.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
3.0 out of 5.0 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (1570 reviews)
$325/ night for 2 guests

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were immaculate and the bed was so comfortable. The only negative is that there was not enough loungers by the pool for the number of guests who wanted to use them. However, we had a great stay and would book again next time.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019
Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5.0 22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (2375 reviews)
$175/ night for 2 guests

By far the best thing about the Castillo Inn is the amazing location! 5 minute walk to the beach, it's literally right across the street. It's fair priced for the location and cheaper than the other properties in the area. The rooms are nothing fancy and there's no "lobby" - just the check in area. ...

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
O'cairns Inn & Suites
O'cairns Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 940 E Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (427 reviews)
$119/ night for 2 guests

was well kept and well maintained. clean and plenty of parking

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (1739 reviews)
$174/ night for 2 guests

Not enough seating in breakfast room, but food is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019
Wine Valley Inn
Wine Valley Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (2104 reviews)
$139/ night for 2 guests

Wine Valley Inn has several types of rooms..from kind of dull simple rooms with a queen or king bed, to rooms with a loft and some semi detached cottages. They offer massage, continental breakfast. The concierge is excellent and very helpful. The only downside are that some of the beds are tired ...

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
3.5 out of 5.0 4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (3485 reviews)
$135/ night for 2 guests

Beautiful facility. We had a courtyard room which was so convenient for us since we had two small grandchildren with us, they were able to go out our French door and sit at a patio table and read, eat, etc. Nice large mini refrigerator held all our drinks and snacks. The on-site restaurant was on ...

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019
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Where Should We Stay in Santa Barbara?


The walkable destination of Santa Barbara is a great choice if you've been considering a vacation with the kids. The biking trails, beaches, and cafés are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), which is the closest airport, or Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is located 25 mi (40.3 km) from the city center. Santa Barbara offers 135 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where to stay.


Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the central location at this 3-star hotel.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria - Features an outdoor pool, free valet parking, and free buffet breakfast. This 2.5-star hotel is popular with guests for its overall comfort.

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Offers 2 outdoor pools, free cribs, and in-room refrigerators. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3.5-star hotel.

Inn By The Harbor - Features an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. The overall comfort and central location make this 2.5-star hotel popular with guests.

Hotel Corque - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4-star hotel.


When Should We Visit Santa Barbara?


You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Santa Barbara.


  • 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
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.87 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 3.41 inches

What Should We See and Do in Santa Barbara?


While you are visiting Santa Barbara, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.


Santa Barbara is also well-known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Shopping
  • Historical sites
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Biking

Getting Around Santa Barbara


If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station, or Carpinteria Station. Santa Barbara might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.