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Hotel Californian

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Exterior
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

5.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Map
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor13 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)16 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Barbara

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Stearns Wharf and Cabrillo Bikeway. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Earl Warren Showgrounds or UC SB Events Center. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, and mountain climbing 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 City College - 11 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 17 min drive

Restaurants

  • Loquita - 3 min walk
  • Union Ale - 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

5-star luxury hotel located in Santa Barbara Beach
A poolside bar, a rooftop terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Californian. Active travelers can enjoy cycling at this hotel. Treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure, a detox wrap, or a body wrap at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and valet parking (surcharge)
  • An electric car charging station, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator
  • Meeting rooms, luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All 121 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, spacious rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and tubs or showers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Languages

English, Spanish

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/cafe
  • 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

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
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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

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
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

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
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Californian have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Californian?

As of Nov 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Californian on Dec 11, 2022 start from $619.65, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hotel Californian pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay and a fee of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Hotel Californian?

Self parking is available for USD 39.00 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night.

What time is check-in at Hotel Californian?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Hotel Californian?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Californian located?

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this luxury hotel is steps from MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Stearns Wharf and Moreton Bay Fig Tree are also within 10 minutes. Santa Barbara Station is only a 4-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Californian and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Californian offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Californian cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 548 out of 731 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 111 out of 731 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 38 out of 731 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 23 out of 731 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 731 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 2%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Kim
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing location. The rooms are spacious and comfy and the view from the roof is spectacular!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

2/5 Poor

David
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Beautiful property with excellent location. The problem was not enough staff at valet and pool. We waited every day for 15-20 minutes to get our car. There was usually one guy working all the cars/ Felt bad for him as he was very apologetic and acknowledged he needed more people to help. The pool was a disappointment with all the cushions missing and only one person working the food/drink service which took about 30 minutes to get our drinks. While we enjoyed the proximity to the Funk Zone this property is way over rated and isn't worth $1000/night.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Tom
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The staff is fantastic. We had a few issues with the rooms: A/C didn’t work after a few attempts to correct, transfer to a smaller room due to th A/C issue; TV had issues in the second room; and a few missing basic services, you would expect for the level of hotel. However, first and foremost, great staff and location.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Eric
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Had a wonderful experience with Hotel Californian! Looking forward to staying there again.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Darshna
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Tyler, San Carlos
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, very clean. A little loud.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Nahda
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Superb; Stunning( Excellent Service;Everything was 1st class and this is the hotel to stay in when in Santa Barbara.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Ray
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

lauren
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022