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Featured Motels in Santa Barbara

Royal Copenhagen Inn
2.5 out of 5
1579 Mission drive, Solvang, CA
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The price is $93 per night

Located in the heart of Solvang, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Brewing Company, Wildling Museum, and Solvang Festival Theater. Hans Christian ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (970 reviews)

"Easy check in! Great place to stay. Perfect for families and centrally located in the heart of Solvang!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Royal Copenhagen Inn
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $128 per night

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum and Santa Barbara City College. Stearns Wharf and Santa ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (113 reviews)

"Rooms were clean and spacious. We felt safe during these times."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
2 out of 5
1521 North H Street, SR 1/N. H Street at E. Central Ave, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $56 per night

Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Artesia School Museum, Fabing-McKay Spanne House, and Lompoc Museum. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...

3/5 (974 reviews)

"The staff and management were very supportive and responsive."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
Sandpiper Lodge
2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $110 per night

Located in North State, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Golf Club and Upper State Street. Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County ...

4/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"Rooms are clean comfortable and easy access. I enjoyed the pool the water was perfect temperature and towels provided."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Sandpiper Lodge
The Inn at East Beach
2.5 out of 5
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $146 per night

Located in East Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of East Beach and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 mi (5 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"It has nice location, clean, quiet, very nice staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

The Inn at East Beach
Sunset Motel
2.5 out of 5
3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $81 per night

Located in San Roque, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Golf Club and Upper State Street. Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County ...

3.8/5Good! (598 reviews)

"Comfortable front office nice. Close to stores not far from beach"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Sunset Motel
Blue Sands Inn
4 out of 5
421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $238 per night

Located in East Beach, this beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion, Santa Barbara Zoo, and Chase Palm Park. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)

"Loved this small boutique hotel, it had a great vibe and Raven at the front desk was very nice and helpful with dinner recommendations. It’s right across from the ocean, about 1/2 mile to the funk zone, and few blocks to the 101. Will be back for sure."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Blue Sands Inn
Marina Beach Motel
3 out of 5
21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $158 per night

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara City College. Santa ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)

"We loved this motel! Free bike rentals made getting around the town very easy and it was a very covid-friendly environment. Breakfast was delicious and all other travelers were extremely friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Marina Beach Motel
Inn of Lompoc
2.5 out of 5
1122 North H Street, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $60 per night

Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Artesia School Museum, Fabing-McKay Spanne House, and Lompoc Museum. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...

3/5 (415 reviews)

"Clean hotel close to restaurants walking distance. Quiet"…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Inn of Lompoc
Solvang Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
1518 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
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The price is $99 per night

Situated in Solvang, this motel is steps from Solvang Brewing Company, Wildling Museum, and Hans Christian Andersen Park. Solvang Festival Theater and Hans Christian ...

4.2/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"It was very clean and a good location, we were treated very nice and with respect."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Solvang Inn and Cottages
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
2 out of 5
6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
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The price is $99 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California-Santa ...

3.6/5Good! (988 reviews)

"The rooms were quite nice and it was awesome to have the pool safely open."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
Hummingbird Inn of Ojai
2.5 out of 5
1208 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
The price is $120 per night

Situated in Ojai, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Soule Park Golf Course and Los Padres National Forest. Ojai Art Center and Ojai Valley Museum of History ...

3.9/5Good! (379 reviews)

"I always enjoy this place, quaint quiet simple and beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Hummingbird Inn of Ojai
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Chumash Casino Resort
Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
The price is $104 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,590 reviews)

"That they should have provided for some type of breakfast, other hotel I stayed in gave us a bag w treats for the morning. A little loud during early morning from rooms nearby n people walking by"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $241 per night
4/5Very Good! (966 reviews)

"It was clean and really made social distancing easy for all hotel guests."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hotel Corque
Hotel Corque
4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
The price is $104 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,032 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Hotel Corque
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Santa Barbara Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 39 inexpensive motels in Santa Barbara among the more than 447 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash to use on your vacation.

When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what Santa Barbara has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Fun fact: In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll usually access your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of our customers’ favorite Santa Barbara motels available to book:

Royal Copenhagen Inn

  • Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Los Padres National Forest.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Presidio Santa Barbara.

The Inn at East Beach

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Santa Barbara Zoo and Presidio Santa Barbara.

Sandpiper Lodge

  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Solvang Inn and Cottages

  • Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Los Padres National Forest.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Enjoy the charming cafés and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area while you're sightseeing. People who visit Santa Barbara love its shops, seaside, and wineries.

Here are some popular places:

  • Presidio Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
  • Lotusland
  • Los Padres National Forest

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • OstrichLand USA
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

Santa Barbara is also notable for its:

  • Historical sites
  • Biking

Best Time to Visit Santa Barbara

Decide when you'd like to visit Santa Barbara by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically September and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 40° F
  • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 75° F and nighttime averages are around 54° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 40° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 17.09 inches in a year

How to Get to Santa Barbara and Around the Area

Santa Barbara Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) Airport 7.8 mi (12.6 km)
Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) Airport 25 mi (40.3 km)
Oxnard, CA (OXR) Airport 31.9 mi (51.4 km)
Santa Barbara Station Train Station 0.6 mi (0.9 km)
Goleta Station Train Station 8.3 mi (13.3 km)
Carpinteria Station Train Station 10.2 mi (16.4 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Santa Barbara?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara Bowl.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. Starting in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and you can see these today along the historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Santa Barbara?
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Santa Barbara City College and Stearns Wharf. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Royal Copenhagen Inn: An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a 10-minute drive of Chumash Casino and Los Padres National Forest. Motel 6 Lompoc, CA: Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a short 8-minute drive of Vandenberg Air Force Base. Casa Ojai Inn: It’s located within a quick 4-minute drive of Los Padres National Forest. An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. Sandpiper Lodge: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Upper State Street. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.
What can I do in Santa Barbara?
While you’re exploring this walkable, historical area, take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants. Those visiting Santa Barbara love its shops, cafés, and wineries. Some popular places to visit include Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara Bowl. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Goleta Beach, Carpinteria State Beach, and El Capitan State Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
What's the 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 rainfall for Santa Barbara is 17 inches.
How can I get around Santa Barbara?
Fly into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away. You can also search for flights into Oxnard, CA (OXR), which is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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