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Hotel Californian

Star Rating
5 out of 5
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Reviews

4.8 / 5Exceptional
427 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Stearns Wharf
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Harbor
    13 min walk
  • Restaurant
    State Street Cafe
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Lark
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
    12 min drive

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1-800-238-0767

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    About this area

    Santa Barbara

    Located in Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is near the beach. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Lobero Theater - 17 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Santa Barbara City College - 19 min walk
    • Popular Location
      El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 19 min walk

    Getting around

    • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
    • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 15 min drive

    Restaurants

    • State Street Cafe — 1 min walk
    • The Lark — 4 min walk
    • Enterprise Fish Company — 5 min walk
    • Lama Dog — 6 min walk
    • D'Angelo Bakery — 7 min walk

    About this property

    Hotel Californian

    5-star hotel near the beach
    At Hotel Californian, spend the day playing on the nearby beach then return to dine at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 121 rooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding.
    Hotel Californian offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary 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.
    Hotel Californian features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
    A business center is on site at this 5-star property. This luxury hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
    Hotel Californian is a smoke-free property.
    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.

    Property amenities

    Internet

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

    Parking and transportation

    • Self parking: USD 39.00 per night
    • Valet parking: USD 39 per night

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily
    • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals
    • Fitness center
    • Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    Conveniences

    • Ballroom
    • 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
    • Rooftop terrace

    Accessibility

    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available

    More

    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Air conditioning
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Premium bedding
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    Bathroom

    • Bathrobes
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries

    Entertainment

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

    Food and drink

    • Espresso maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Minibar

    More

    • Desk
    • Free local calls
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Laptop-compatible safe
    • Slippers
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Beach access
    4.8

    Exceptional

    5 - Excellent
    352
    4 - Good
    55
    3 - Okay
    14
    2 - Mediocre
    4
    1 - Poor
    2
    4.9
    Cleanliness
    4.8
    Service and Staff
    4.8
    Amenities
    4.9
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Beautiful new property, problems with in-room safe required multiple calls to desk, wasting an hour or more with security which eventually replaced safe and then offered me a free drink to bar which was closed both times I went to claim

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Hotel was beautiful and very comforting. Staff left us a wonderful bottle of champagne for our anniversary and we actually got engaged that night. Wonderful stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    2/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    We loved our stay at Hotel Californian! Thank you for the complimentary room upgrade to celebrate our engagement that happened on the trip! The bed was so comfortable and hard to leave. The room was very clean and spacious and we felt so at home there. The location is perfect, walkable to everything in the funk zone, as well as the pier. McConnell's ice cream next door is a must! We also used the hotel bikes one day and rode along the beach. I can't wait for the opportunity to return. I'd recommend this property to anyone.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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