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Top Santa Barbara Historic Hotels

Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town
The price is $195 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4.9/5 Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Thoroughly delightful!
"Charming, with so much character! We loved everything about the affordable penthouse. The location is ideal, and even though the train tracks are only a couple blocks away, the frequent whistle sounds more like a nostalgic off-in-the-distance one than a coming-though-your-living room whistle (which ..."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town
Simpson House Inn
5 out of 5
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $309 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
4.9/5 Exceptional! (395 reviews)
"Lovely places to sit in the garden."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Simpson House Inn
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
The price is $199 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.8/5 Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Wonderful week in SB
"My husband and I loved our week in SB. This place was a great base for our vacation, with easy access to the beach and restaurants/cafes/shops. The rooftop patio is definitely the highlight of this property— we loved eating dinner out there."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
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Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
The price is $285 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
4.8/5 Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Stay at West Beach Condo
"Beautiful property. Patio with flowers and fountains was very relaxing and a perfect spot for morning coffee. We would definitely stay at this property again!"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
3 out of 5
36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $289 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
4.8/5 Exceptional! (469 reviews)
"Cute building"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Ojai Valley Inn
5 out of 5
905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA
The price is $619 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
4.7/5 Exceptional! (993 reviews)
"Beautiful grounds, helpful staff, wonderful spa"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Ojai Valley Inn
Santa Barbara Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
The price is $250 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
4.7/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
It fabulous from beginning to end. Never wanted to leave. Perfect location, near shopping,beach
"It was beautifully decorated,clean and comfortable. We enjoyed every minute there and had everything we needed. Can't wait to go back! Everyone was so helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Santa Barbara Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
Affordable Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
The price is $195 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
4.7/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Perfect fit for us
"The apartment was a great fit for our weekend get away. The location made walking everywhere easy and simple. The kitchen was well stocked, the bed was comfortable, and the shower was super. This place is a gem hidden in plain site."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Affordable Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $795 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
4.7/5 Exceptional! (416 reviews)
"A lovely Hotel, secluded, quiet, romantic and peaceful. A beautiful property with old school charm. Good food. Outstanding staff at every level. It’s reputation precedes it. Birthday getaway truly enjoyed."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara
Close Walk To E. BEACH 2 Bed,1 Ba @ CocoVillaSb Rentals 30/Ngt Minim.,Clean,Saf
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Apartment near East Beach
"The apartment was clean and spacious and less than a mile walk to beach. Also close to grocery stores and easy access to 101 and downtown area. Was very helpful to have the 2 car garage to pull into every time we arrived home and not have to worry about finding a parking space on the street. Owners ..."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

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Close Walk To E. BEACH 2 Bed,1 Ba @ CocoVillaSb Rentals 30/Ngt Minim.,Clean,Saf
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
4 out of 5
2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA
4.7/5 Exceptional! (289 reviews)
Excellent hotel
"Amazing property and service."

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant
4 out of 5
409 First Street, Solvang, CA
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The price is $159 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
4.6/5 Wonderful! (443 reviews)
"Loved it. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant
Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $432 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
4.5/5 Wonderful! (991 reviews)
"The hotel itself is very pretty - it occupies an old building but has been nicely renovated. I was dismayed to find that there is no concierge to help with dinner reservations or anything else and that guests are on their own for that. The bathroom was very disappointing as well. We had a king deluxe ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Affordable Executive Getaway - 2 blocks to Beach & Town w/private parking
The price is $150 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
4.4/5 Wonderful! (47 reviews)
Comfy
"Only one suggestion…..2 chairs….folding would be ok for the small table below mirror in living room. FYI. The parking “garage” was impossible to use because of the car parked on the left side of the garage building was blocking the left side of door of number 3 garage. And the garage itself was not ..."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Affordable Executive Getaway - 2 blocks to Beach & Town w/private parking
Casa Ojai Inn
2.5 out of 5
1302 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
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The price is $144 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.4/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Loved the common area around the pool. No breakfast, and no microwave in room. Patios next to parking lot."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Casa Ojai Inn
King Frederik Inn
2 out of 5
1617 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA
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The price is $104 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
4.2/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Older property but pretty clean. Room had a bit of a stuffy smell. Town of Danish Solvang very nice to walk."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

King Frederik Inn
Montecito Inn
4 out of 5
1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $210 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.2/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
"Great time at this property"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Montecito Inn
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $175 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.2/5 Very Good! (964 reviews)
"We liked the convenience of the location to shopping, food and activities. Enjoyed the continental breakfast and the outdoor lounge on the second floor. There were a lot of homeless around the area and parking on premise was at a premium which we do understand."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel
Chantico Inn
2.5 out of 5
406 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
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The price is $111 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
4/5 Very Good! (540 reviews)
"Quite beautiful. Nice staff. Good location. Needs some room upgrades."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Chantico Inn
Kronborg Inn
2.5 out of 5
1440 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
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The price is $123 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
4/5 Very Good! (959 reviews)
"nice"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Kronborg Inn
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Guide to Santa Barbara Historic Hotels

Traveling can be more than just highlighting a sight on your map, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a region. A perfect way to experience the culture of a new place is to drench yourself in its past. Exploring the region's museums or landmarks is a great kick-off, but a stay in a Santa Barbara historic hotel can send you back to the past. Get ready to pack your bags (and no need for the time machine) as your Santa Barbara famous hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

Many of the historic accommodations transport you to a bygone era right from the start. From unique architecture to locations infused with a colorful past, these surroundings will make you may begin to wonder if you have stepped into a historical novel. Don't worry, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past occupants. While these hotels are historic, they have most up-to-date amenities to help you wind down during your holiday. You will find rooms outfitted with a comfortable bed and just about everything else you might need for a wonderful getaway.

Once you've checked out the hotel's grounds, you can visit the famous landmarks and art galleries to appreciate more of the Santa Barbara's culture. With several historically key landmarks in Santa Barbara, you can take a long stroll through this area's past during your visit. Start your trip by going to Rafael Gonzalez House or Santa Barbara Mission. If you still have some time remaining you can venture to Santa Barbara County Courthouse to discover more of Santa Barbara. If you need more recommendations, be sure to ask your hotel's front desk, or scan through the 9795 reviews. Our review section provides suggestions from fellow visitors that may direct you to a fantastic spot to eat or more things to do while you are in Santa Barbara

Your Santa Barbara Hotel Is Waiting

Santa Barbara has 1385 vintage hotels that maintain the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous hotels are where respected actors may have stayed. You're certain to find a room with all the amenities as well as the classic charm you want. Make sure to book your Santa Barbara vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on staying in a one-of-a kind accommodation.

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