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Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $1,166 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
4.09 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (164 reviews)

"The property was spectacular and the staff very attentive and particularly kind. We loved everything about our stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

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 $79 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
0.81 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,341 reviews)

"Great location, reasonable price! Will stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Kimpton Canary Hotel
4 out of 5
31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $290 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
0.19 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Stayed here before. It's a lovely property. The no amenities thing is a bummer but can't be helped. The room was clean on the surface but under the furniture was dirty. Bedding was fine but made sloppily. It's a lovely property but that roof top pool is an absolute waste because it's not heated."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Kimpton Canary Hotel
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
3 out of 5
1601 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $112 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
0.79 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"Near everything, capsule coffee machine and little fridge in the well appointed room. Quiet."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
Lemon Tree Inn
3.5 out of 5
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $106 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
1.96 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (605 reviews)

"Appreciate the friendly service...clean rooms and helpfull employees."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Lemon Tree Inn
Mason Beach Inn
3 out of 5
324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $143 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.77 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)

"Close to state street and other shops in the area, about 10 min walk."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Mason Beach Inn
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
3 out of 5
306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $139 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
0.83 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"Roomer were clean and the staff was very nice and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $101 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
3.16 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"The area is nice- staff is very helpful- pet friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Marina Beach Motel
3 out of 5
21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $145 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.77 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (152 reviews)

"Honestly a great time. Will be back again sometime."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Marina Beach Motel
Franciscan Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $115 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.74 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (593 reviews)

"I was pleasantly surprised and more than happy with my accommodations. I will definitely stay again. I was initially worried because it is listed as 2.5 star. But I took a chance because I heavily rely on the reviews. It isn’t a fancy Inn/motel but it has cute charm to it and is surrounded by other ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Franciscan Inn & Suites
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.74 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (206 reviews)

"Nice place comfortable clean friendly stuff we will come back for sure"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Harbor House Inn
3 out of 5
104 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $145 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
0.75 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (795 reviews)

"Everything about this place is awesome. Will be returning"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Harbor House Inn
Lavender Inn by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $146 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
0.7 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"The room was spacious and clean. Bed was very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Lavender Inn by the Sea
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $189 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.79 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Loved the outdoor fire pits. The service at the front desk and valet were outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara
3 out of 5
533 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $139 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.22 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (938 reviews)

"Hotel Santa Barbara is really conveniently located & has a great charm to it. Check in was easy. The bathrooms are oddly designed (shower water gets everywhere) and the towels were pretty scratchy. One note during COVID times, the hotel is on the busiest block of state street and i was truly shocked ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hotel Santa Barbara
Beachside Inn
2.5 out of 5
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $139 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
0.82 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (275 reviews)

"The room was clean. The TV remote was sanitized. But no pay-per-view available to watch, only live TV. The available power wall outlets were few and inconveniently placed. One was across the room in a corner behind a chair. One was behind the bed. One was next to the bed, but was being used for a ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Beachside Inn
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $196 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
1.42 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (972 reviews)

"Property is well situated in Santa Barbara and is on the ocean but not on the beach (have to cross a road). The hidden charges seemed outrages, Parking fee $30/night, Resort fee $30/night and $50 for dog."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

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 $269 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
1.56 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"Close to the beach, not too far from Stearns Wharf, State Street and plenty of restaurants and other interesting points of interests"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Santa Barbara Inn
Montecito Inn
4 out of 5
1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $125 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
3.36 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"The property was so nice and the staff was so nice. The surrounding views were so beautiful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Montecito Inn
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $127 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
3.73 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (250 reviews)

"It had nice upgrades. The room was smaller than what I thought but it was clean and the bed was really comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Find the best Santa Barbara areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Santa Barbara

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

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Santa Barbara?
Simpson House Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 10-minute walk from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Traveler reviews also recommend Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages and Rosewood Miramar Beach as top choices for your trip.

Montecito is a walkable neighborhood known for its beautiful beach and array of dining options. Other favorite neighborhoods in Santa Barbara include The Funk Zone and Santa Barbara Beach.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Barbara, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Santa Barbara.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Barbara?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Santa Barbara, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Santa Barbara?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Sandpiper Lodge and Inn at Highway 1.
What's the best place to stay in Montecito?
With 41 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the highest ranked property in Montecito. This 5-star hotel offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Montecito Inn.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Barbara?
Hotel Corque is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Hadsten House and Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn.
What is the best spa hotel in Santa Barbara?
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar. In-room massages are also available. Other popular spa hotels in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Inn and Acacia Mansion.
What's the best accommodation near Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)?
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta is a popular property, featuring free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. Other accommodations close to the airport are Pacifica Suites and Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta.
Where can I find the best area of Santa Barbara to enjoy the nightlife?
Downtown Santa Barbara is home to lively bars and an array of dining options. A favorite spot to check out is Eureka!, which is a burger bar. Based on customer reviews, Haley Hotel is the highest ranked place to stay in the neighborhood, and this 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and parking. Kimpton Canary Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara are two other well-reviewed options in the area. Goleta is another neighborhood where you can enjoy the nightlife.
How is it staying in 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 Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara Bowl. In Santa Barbara, there are 1110 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Santa Barbara?
Cultural venues include Santa Barbara Bowl, Lobero Theater, and Presidio Santa Barbara. Attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum are fun for kids of all ages. Notable for its historic sites, landmarks like Santa Barbara County Courthouse, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and Mission Santa Barbara are not to be missed.
What's the seasonal weather like in Santa Barbara?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 54°F. Average annual precipitation for Santa Barbara is 17 inches.

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