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Santa Barbara hotels and places to stay

Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $896 per night
4.09 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (125 reviews)

"very nice facility, but even for how nice it was the prices of their food and drinks are over the top"…"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $115 per night
0.81 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,368 reviews)

"Very clean and we loved the outdoor patio/ until we got locked out because the card key wouldn’t work. Apparently it was because the sunlight drains the door lock battery. Please fix this one imperfection."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Lemon Tree Inn
3.5 out of 5
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $124 per night
1.96 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (491 reviews)

"This hotel was an older hotel which had been renovated although the bathroom still had some older faucets and walls. The lobby was beautiful. The room itself was fine. We loved the patio which can sit 4 with a table. It’s little out of the way from all the hustle and bustle of State St. so this location ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Lemon Tree Inn
Beachside Inn
2.5 out of 5
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $148 per night
0.82 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (119 reviews)

"Clean safe area comfortable quite convenient to shopping downtown parking available"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Beachside Inn
The Wayfarer
3.5 out of 5
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $149 per night
0.5 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (576 reviews)

"Cute boutique and stylish hotel. Small on extra but big on fun"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

The Wayfarer
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $215 per night
0.79 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Fantastic staff & service. Gorgeous location, right near the beach with fire pits available for guests at night. Love the vibe and location near State Street. The rooms are a bit average but good for the price and location. All around a great experience and will definitely come again! Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $128 per night
0.74 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (102 reviews)

"Hotel is a bit dated and no maid service during this time. But the location is excellent. 10 min walk to downtown, 5 min walk to the beach and marina."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $259 per night
1.42 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (972 reviews)

"Despite the numbers of guests at the hotel, it is always very quiet. The beds are really comfortable too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Santa Barbara Inn
4 out of 5
901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $358 per night
1.56 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"Staffs were all wearing masks and nice. Not crowded. Able to keep distance. Room was very clean. Able to access to outside and balcony. Only thing my kids complained there was small pool. Ocean water was cold but good ocean front location."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Santa Barbara Inn
Pacifica Suites
3.5 out of 5
5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $175 per night
6.71 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Dog friendly, so if you are not a dog person may not be best fit for you. During covid you need to request coffee machine for room. Room had small fridge for king suite. You can use pool for 1 hour by reserving time slot during covid. No breakfast during covid. No public restroom. They should have ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

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Visiting Santa Barbara

History buffs will enjoy exploring Santa Barbara, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, array of wineries, and shopping. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and cafés. Top sights in the city include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

  • There are 423 hotels and other accommodations in Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 25 mi (40.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Barbara

Cultural venues in the city include Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, and Santa Barbara Bowl. Attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo and OstrichLand USA are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.

In Santa Barbara, there are 423 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • ForFriends Inn Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Simpson House Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this B&B. This 5-star bed & breakfast in Upper East features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Hideaway Santa Barbara - This 4-star bed & breakfast in Santa Barbara Beach features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Other favorite sights in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Lotusland, and Los Padres National Forest. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Mission San Buenaventura, located 24.8 mi (40 km) from the city center, and Ventura Pier, which is 25.3 mi/40.8 km away.

Getting Around Santa Barbara

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station, or Carpinteria Station. Santa Barbara might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Santa Barbara

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 46°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 54°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 40°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Barbara is 17.09 inches
  • Usually September and August are the hottest months with an average of 74°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 41°F

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