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Hotel Santa Barbara

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Front of property
Junior Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Hotel Santa Barbara

Hotel Santa Barbara

3.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Room service
533 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse13 min walk
  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf15 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor17 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located near the beach, Hotel Santa Barbara is in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara with good shopping. Casa de la Guerra and Mission Santa Barbara are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Cabrillo Bikeway and Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching and winery tours. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Paseo Nuevo Mall - 2 min walk
  • Cabrillo Bikeway - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 13 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 8 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive


  • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Press Room - 3 min walk
  • Wildcat Lounge - 3 min walk
  • Pascucci - 3 min walk
  • McConnell's Fine Ice Creams - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Santa Barbara

3-star hotel located in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
Take advantage of a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a business center at Hotel Santa Barbara. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Valet parking (surcharge), concierge services, and smoke-free premises
  • Free newspapers, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage
  • An elevator, a front desk safe, and ATM/banking services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 75 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered valet parking on site (USD 30 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

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 not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Deposit: USD 150 per stay

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

Optional extras

  • Uncovered valet parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)

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 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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Hotel
Hotel Santa Barbara Hotel
Hotel Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Santa Barbara pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Santa Barbara?

As of Nov 30, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Santa Barbara on Dec 4, 2022 start from $309.0, 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.

How much is parking at Hotel Santa Barbara?

Valet parking is available for USD 30 per day.

What time is check-in at Hotel Santa Barbara?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 6:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel Santa Barbara?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Santa Barbara located?

Located in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paseo Nuevo Mall and Cabrillo Bikeway. Casa de la Guerra and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara are also within 10 minutes. Santa Barbara Station is 8 minutes by foot.

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

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

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 488 out of 999 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 49%
Rating 8 - Good. 374 out of 999 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 86 out of 999 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 9%
Rating 4 - Poor. 34 out of 999 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 17 out of 999 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great, would stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
We were charged one day of parking on our credit card without our knowledge or approval. We used Uber and didn’t have a car and stayed two days. Hotel is refusing to refund us and is now ignoring us. TOTALLY RIDICULOUS!!! I think they thought we didn’t notice, what a sham.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very quiet and close to everything
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Small room shower flooding water stayed in the bottom on my feet Rediculas a clean shower running properly a problem
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

robin, New York
Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Shame on this hotel for the condition of the rooms. Hopefully this review will give them a wake up call.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staff went out of the way to provide attentive service. The rooms were clean and very nice!! Conveniently located in downtown and close to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Close to the wharf, shopping & restaurants.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Overall this place is ok. If it were not for the location and friendly staff I likely would have went elsewhere. Rooms were outdated and not acceptable for the price I paid.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Charming hotel in great location on State Street. Walk to beach & all the fun restaurants & bars.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Dirty room!!!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022