Hotel Californian

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College19 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)18 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is in the city center and near the beach. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Butterfly Beach and Los Padres National Forest. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking, mountain climbing, and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 2 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 3 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Loquita — 3 min walk
  • Fishouse — 3 min walk
  • The Lark — 4 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company — 4 min walk
  • Lucky Penny — 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Californian

Beach spa retreat walking distance from Stearns Wharf
Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Hotel Californian's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 121 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes.
Hotel Californian offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Majorelle has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 39.00 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 8-22 for adults and USD 5-18 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Wine tasting room

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay
Dogs welcome
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, USD 5 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Hotel Californian Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian Hotel
Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian Hotel
Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
Californian Santa Barbara

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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 507 out of 668 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 101 out of 668 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 668 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 668 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 668 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room was always kept clean and the surrounding area is so fun for wine tasting, breweries, restaurants and beach fun
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
interior decor is dreamy!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Superb room, superb location!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful hotel the Moroccan atmosphere within the three buildings is resort like. The staff were all kind and professional. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. It was quiet and safe. There were several restaurants within walking distance. Just an incredible hotel. I can't say enough about this hotel, I will definitely stay here again when in Santa Barbara.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
After paying in full months in advance, this hotel marked me a no show, double booked my room, provided no notification and has refused to offer a refund or another stay. When I arrived they blamed the issue on Expedia and were very rude. I wouldn't advise pre-paying with this hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021