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Top 10 Hotels in Santa Barbara

Image for Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$548/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.6/5Exceptional! (611 reviews)

"Everything was excellent. would recommend to everyone. the solaction was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
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2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$155/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,472 reviews)

"Great location, wonderful staff, clean property and close to the beach and downtown is an easy walk. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Image for Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
$191/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4/5Very Good! (1,980 reviews)

"Location was perfect. The staff were super nice and the grounds were beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Image for Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
4770 Calle Real, Hwy 101 and Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$135/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.9/5Very Good! (1,966 reviews)

"It was convenient right off highway. Chocolate chip cookies at check in desk. Room was clean and had an outdoor patio. Nice area around pool. Breakfast offered toast, bagels, oatmeal, pancakes, yogurt and hard boiled eggs."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
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3 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
$161/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"parking was great, location was great. Went to the Mission close to the Hotel. Also did a Wedding venue at the Beach , all very close by."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
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4 out of 5
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
$192/night
Oct 14 - Oct 15
3.5/5Good! (1,845 reviews)

"Liked the location, and the dry bar blow dryer in the room. Make sure you get a beach view, ours was facing another building."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
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3.5 out of 5
901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$259/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.3/5Excellent! (1,204 reviews)

"The Santa Barbara Inn with its gracious staff, simple but beautiful architecture, comfortable rooms and delicious food fits it’s environment perfectly. Catty corner to Milpas on Cabrillo Blvd, I it faces two ways - toward one California’s most beautiful stretches of coast and toward a small town ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Santa Barbara Inn
Image for Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
$199/night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
3.8/5Good! (2,215 reviews)

"The room was clean, the staff was very helpful and polite...all of them! We didn't get water replaced in the refrigerator after we drank the first two."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
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3.5 out of 5
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA
$182/night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
4.4/5Excellent! (464 reviews)

"Cozy fun place conveniently located between the beach and downtown. Only down side is not a good hotel for sharing a room as in two single guys traveling together needing separate beds."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

The Wayfarer
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2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationPay later
$112/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.8/5Good! (1,974 reviews)

"2 bedrooms are right condition for us. it meet our expectation"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

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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

How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara?

2 stars to 4 stars hotels in Santa Barbara

Average price based on 2018 bookings on Expedia.com for 1 night / 2 adults.

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