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Best Santa Barbara Family Hotels

Hotel Corque
Great for families
4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
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The price is $102 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (3,235 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, laundry
Travelers say...

"Clean, pleasant staff. Close to restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Hotel Corque
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $235 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,010 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"I liked the very courteous staff and also the cleanliness of the room. The property in itself is not very impressive"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $115 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,369 reviews)
Families like: close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Large rooms Well equipped kitchens A complementary bottle of champagne provided Water was hot in the tub and very strong"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Castillo Inn at the Beach
O'cairns Inn & Suites
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
940 E Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $143 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (582 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, games and toys, laundry
Charming place

"Always comfortable and homey. Very clean and close to stores , restaurants and Wine Ghetto.. We always enjoy staying here."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

O'cairns Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
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The price is $134 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Beautiful courtyard around the pool. Property is densly planted and beautifully landscaped. Pool was open but chairs and tables we're locked up because of covid-19. Ice maker was empty because of covid. Vending machines were unusable because of covid. No breakfast because of covid."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
5606 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
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The price is $149 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"Happy with our stay. The room was super clean. The staff were wearing masks. Easy check-in and check out"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
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The price is $135 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,174 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Good! Nice property. Comfortable, clean. Responsive staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $179 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, free airport shuttle, laundry
Travelers say...

"The staff was very helpful and the on-site restaurant was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Wine Valley Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
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The price is $129 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,404 reviews)
Families like: bicycle rentals, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"Love this. Can’t wait to stay there again! Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Wine Valley Inn
Sandpiper Lodge
Great for families
2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $101 per night
4/5Very Good! (972 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"I miss their pre Covid 19 breakfast which was a major reason I would book this hotel. Still will come here as it’s location is great and rooms are clean."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Sandpiper Lodge
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Family Friendly Hotels with Indoor Pools

Hadsten House
3.5 out of 5
1450 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
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The price is $95 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,686 reviews)

"Great service, exceptionally clean and very comfortable bed! Will definitely be back. Martin at the front desk was fantastic :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hadsten House
Inn of Lompoc
2.5 out of 5
1122 North H Street, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $60 per night
3/5 (414 reviews)

"Clean hotel close to restaurants walking distance. Quiet"…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Inn of Lompoc
Lovely Los Olivos Homea 1 Block to Charming Downtown Los Olivos by RedAwning
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $134 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Beautiful courtyard around the pool. Property is densly planted and beautifully landscaped. Pool was open but chairs and tables we're locked up because of covid-19. Ice maker was empty because of covid. Vending machines were unusable because of covid. No breakfast because of covid."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
3.5 out of 5
4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,174 reviews)

"Good! Nice property. Comfortable, clean. Responsive staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
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The price is $629 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Very clean , wonderful customer service 😄 Friendly staffs"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Belmond El Encanto
5 out of 5
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $695 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (364 reviews)

"The hotel is one of the best 5 stars I have stayed in."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Belmond El Encanto
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What's Santa Barbara like for family-friendly vacations?
You might want to consider the walkable destination of Santa Barbara if you’ve been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The biking trails, beaches, and cafés are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation spot. Fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is the closest airport, or Oxnard, CA (OXR), which is located 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the center of Santa Barbara.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation to Santa Barbara?
Royal Copenhagen Inn is a property with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara.
How many family-friendly hotels can I expect to find in Santa Barbara?
Expedia has 135 hotels in Santa Barbara that are great for families.
What's the seasonal weather like in Santa Barbara?
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 rainfall for Santa Barbara is 17 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Santa Barbara?
While you are vacationing in Santa Barbara, you and the family might want to see interesting spots such as Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, and Upper State Street.

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