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Tide Pool Villas

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Upstairs Studio King, Patio | Terrace/patio
Upstairs Studio King, Patio | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Ground Floor 1 Bedroom King+Couch Bed | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Upstairs Studio King, Patio | Living area | 40-inch Smart TV with digital channels, TV, fireplace

Overview of Tide Pool Villas

Tide Pool Villas

4.5 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
26 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor11 min walk
  • Popular LocationLeadbetter Beach16 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)13 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Barbara

Tide Pool Villas is located in Santa Barbara Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is near a train station and on the beach. MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Reagan Ranch Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park and Casa de la Guerra. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping, whale-watching, and winery tours.

What's nearby

  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 3 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 8 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 11 min walk
  • Leadbetter Beach - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 13 min drive


  • Santa Barbara Shellfish Co - 4 min walk
  • Longboards Grill - 4 min walk
  • Moby Dick Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Jeannine’s American Bakery & Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Fishouse - 6 min walk

About this property

Tide Pool Villas

Luxury Santa Barbara aparthotel in Santa Barbara Beach with free breakfast
This aparthotel features an outdoor pool, spa services, and a refrigerator in a common area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a meeting room, concierge services, and multilingual staff are onsite. Each apartment boasts a fireplace and a jetted tub, while offering a sitting area and a kitchen. For a bit of entertainment, a Smart TV comes with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like a refrigerator and a microwave. Housekeeping is available on request.
Tide Pool Villas offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and bathrobes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4.5-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)). 40-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages.


English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

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
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On a sandy beach


  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Hot stone massages
  • In-room massages
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool toys
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Swedish massages


  • Free WiFi with speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Family friendly

  • Pool toys
  • Travel crib


  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Freezer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster oven
  • Water dispenser


  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • Champagne service


  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed: USD 25 per day


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Separate sitting area


  • 40-inch Smart TV with digital channels
  • TV in common areas

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundromat nearby

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace
  • Meeting room


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Fee: USD 40 per pet per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Concierge services
  • Guidebooks
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Local maps
  • Multilingual staff
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Restaurant dining guides

Location highlights

  • Near a train station
  • Near a zoo
  • Near an outlet shopping mall
  • Near the bay
  • Near the boardwalk

Things to do

  • Wine tours on site
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • 12 rooms
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 15 Chapala St
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 40 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

TIDE POOL VILLAS Aparthotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Does Tide Pool Villas have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 7:30 AM–11:00 AM.

How much does it cost to stay at Tide Pool Villas?

As of Mar 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tide Pool Villas on Mar 29, 2023 start from $248.75, 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 Tide Pool Villas pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Tide Pool Villas?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Tide Pool Villas?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Tide Pool Villas?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Tide Pool Villas located?

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Reagan Ranch Center. Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf are also within 10 minutes. Santa Barbara Station is 6 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tide Pool Villas and receive a full refund?

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


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Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not happy! Left early.

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Room wasn't cleaned, receptionist asked us to manage it ourself. Added there was no Internet connection nor had any breakfast left at 8.30 am (timing was 7-10am). The description did not match the property. The area is very nice.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Very nice small hotel. Older but well maintained.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

2/10 Terrible

Han Ling

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the location. But checking in is not on the property. But across the street with no clue as to what building that may be. Also one window did not have a curtain. Had to use a towel to block out the lights at night.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location was great! Mattress too firm.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022