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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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8.3 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 837 reviews
8.0

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It provides a spa and wellness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a free shuttle service.

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
8.9 Excellent
22 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 1,356 reviews
8.9

A short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Castillo Inn at the Beach has an accessible setting, making it an ideal base while visiting Santa Barbara. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

Lemon Tree Inn
Lemon Tree Inn
7.7 Good
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 2,294 reviews
7.7

Lemon Tree Inn Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara and features free wireless internet. The hotel offers an outdoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as rooms with private terraces.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.6 Good
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 1,631 reviews
7.6

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 11 reviews
8.8

Guests of this luxury hotel will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site spa and wellness centre, all located a short car ride from the centre of Montecito. It also features outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
8.2 Excellent
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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20.1 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 395 reviews
8.2

Located in Goleta, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara is an easy drive from Mission Santa Barbara and offers private parking on site. It provides superior fitness facilities, including an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts.

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
7.8 Good
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.7 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 762 reviews
7.8

Situated in Santa Barbara, the hotel is a short drive from Mission Santa Barbara and Goleta Beach. It has a fitness centre, as well as a Jacuzzi, a bowling alley and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
8.9 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 318 reviews
8.9

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Santa Barbara Zoo. It also provides a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
7.6 Good
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 875 reviews
7.6

Boasting outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is situated in Santa Barbara and provides luxury accommodation. It features stylish rooms with private balconies overlooking the garden and the ocean.

Extended Stay America Suites - Santa Barbara - Calle Real
Extended Stay America Suites - Santa Barbara - Calle Real
7.1 Good
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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8.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 483 reviews
7.1

Situated in Santa Barbara, the property is within a 10-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and offers free Wi-Fi. It features comfortable apartments with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

Tips for booking a Santa Barbara hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Santa Barbara:$378/night
Cheapest price found:$89/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Friday
$186 - $694
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$186 - $445
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Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
8.9 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Santa Barbara Zoo. It also provides a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
7.6 Good
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Boasting outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is situated in Santa Barbara and provides luxury accommodation. It features stylish rooms with private balconies overlooking the garden and the ocean.

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
8.2 Excellent
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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20.1 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Located in Goleta, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara is an easy drive from Mission Santa Barbara and offers private parking on site. It provides superior fitness facilities, including an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts.

4
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
8.2 Excellent
17 West Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.8 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Conveniently positioned, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offers easy access to Santa Barbara's main hot spots. The various facilities this luxury hotel features include a 24-hour reception, valet parking and bicycle rental.

5
Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Inn
8.8 Excellent
28 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Harbor View Inn is set in Santa Barbara and is a short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. It also provides a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

6
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
7.7 Good
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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10.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Pacifica Suites is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Goleta Beach. It provides a day spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.6 Good
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Guests of this luxury hotel will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site spa and wellness centre, all located a short car ride from the centre of Montecito. It also features outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Cheapest hotels in Santa Barbara, California

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.5 km from city centre,  

Guests of this luxury hotel will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site spa and wellness centre, all located a short car ride from the centre of Montecito. It also features outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

$39
Avg. per night
Extended Stay America Suites - Santa Barbara - Calle Real
Extended Stay America Suites - Santa Barbara - Calle Real
7.1 Good
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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8.6 km from city centre,  

Situated in Santa Barbara, the property is within a 10-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and offers free Wi-Fi. It features comfortable apartments with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

$159
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Lemon Tree Inn
Lemon Tree Inn
7.7 Good
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre,  

Lemon Tree Inn Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara and features free wireless internet. The hotel offers an outdoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as rooms with private terraces.

$164
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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.6 Good
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre,  

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

$177
Avg. per night
Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
8.9 Excellent
22 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.6 km from city centre,  

A short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Castillo Inn at the Beach has an accessible setting, making it an ideal base while visiting Santa Barbara. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

$199
Avg. per night
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
7.7 Good
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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10.6 km from city centre,  

Pacifica Suites is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Goleta Beach. It provides a day spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

$201
Avg. per night
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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8.3 km from city centre,  

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It provides a spa and wellness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a free shuttle service.

$230
Avg. per night
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
7.8 Good
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.7 km from city centre,  

Situated in Santa Barbara, the hotel is a short drive from Mission Santa Barbara and Goleta Beach. It has a fitness centre, as well as a Jacuzzi, a bowling alley and free Wi-Fi.

$260
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars and under
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
#1 most popular

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

17 West Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

8.2 Excellent
$342

Avg. per night

4 stars +
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
#1 most popular

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

8.2 Excellent
$890

Avg. per night

Hotel Californian
#2 most popular

Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

8.9 Excellent
$682

Avg. per night

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Best value

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

8.8 Excellent
$39

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

About Santa Barbara

Dotted with Spanish Revival buildings and historic pier, Santa Barbara is a picturesque place to soak up the Southern Californian sunshine. It’s perched on gentle hills that slope down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, which means you can explore the city’s historic attractions or cool off on a palm-fringed beach.

Things to do

With red-tiled roofs and whitewashed stucco walls, Santa Barbara’s architecture is a definite highlight. The 18th-century Mission Santa Barbara is one of the best examples of the Spanish Revival style, set in lush gardens with sweeping ocean views.

State Street serves as Santa Barbara’s main drag, lined with an appealing mix of cafes, bookshops, and boutiques. You’ll also find some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs clustered along the strip. Arigato Sushi serves up the best California Rolls in town, while M8RX Nightclub is famous for its all night DJ sets.

Need to cool off? Head to one of Santa Barbara’s golden beaches, such as the popular Arroyo Burro, a curving bay fringed by swaying palm trees. While you’re at the waterfront, don’t miss Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier with an upbeat atmosphere.

With a mini train and plenty of grassy picnic spots, Santa Barbara Zoo is a firm favourite with families. Just outside the city is Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where you’ll find an oasis of Japanese tea gardens, wildflower meadows, towering redwood groves and other picturesque settings.

Getting around

Downtown Santa Barbara is pedestrian-friendly and ideal for getting around on foot. Local buses and downtown shuttles can whisk you around the city, with most departing from State Street. If you want to cruise along the waterfront, you’ll find a handful of bike rental shops down by Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Airport is an easy 15-kilometers drive west of downtown. 

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Dotted with Spanish Revival buildings and historic pier, Santa Barbara is a picturesque place to soak up the Southern Californian sunshine. It’s perched on gentle hills that slope down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, which means you can explore the city’s historic attractions or cool off on a palm-fringed beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

With red-tiled roofs and whitewashed stucco walls, Santa Barbara’s architecture is a definite highlight. The 18th-century Mission Santa Barbara is one of the best examples of the Spanish Revival style, set in lush gardens with sweeping ocean views.

State Street serves as Santa Barbara’s main drag, lined with an appealing mix of cafes, bookshops, and boutiques. You’ll also find some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs clustered along the strip. Arigato Sushi serves up the best California Rolls in town, while M8RX Nightclub is famous for its all night DJ sets.

Need to cool off? Head to one of Santa Barbara’s golden beaches, such as the popular Arroyo Burro, a curving bay fringed by swaying palm trees. While you’re at the waterfront, don’t miss Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier with an upbeat atmosphere.

With a mini train and plenty of grassy picnic spots, Santa Barbara Zoo is a firm favourite with families. Just outside the city is Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where you’ll find an oasis of Japanese tea gardens, wildflower meadows, towering redwood groves and other picturesque settings.

Getting around Santa Barbara

Downtown Santa Barbara is pedestrian-friendly and ideal for getting around on foot. Local buses and downtown shuttles can whisk you around the city, with most departing from State Street. If you want to cruise along the waterfront, you’ll find a handful of bike rental shops down by Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Airport is an easy 15-kilometers drive west of downtown. 

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Barbara?

    Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara, rated with a score of 8.0 from 837 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Santa Barbara. Other top stays include Castillo Inn at the Beach, with an average rating of 8.9 from 1,356 reviewers, and Lemon Tree Inn, with a score of 7.7 from 2,294 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Santa Barbara County Courthouse?

    Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is a popular hotel near Santa Barbara County Courthouse that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.2 across 482 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara Bowl?

    Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is the hotel close to Santa Barbara Bowl that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 482 reviews rating it at 8.2/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    If you’re visiting Stearns Wharf then the nearby Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (482 reviews scoring it at an average 8.2/10).

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Santa Barbara has been around $544 per night over the last 3 days. For a 5-star hotel in Santa Barbara, the average price is around $1,733/night, depending on your dates. The average price of a 4-star hotel is $703/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    Over the last 3 days, Santa Barbara hotels have been found for as cheap as $54/night in searches by HotelsCombined users. For the weekend of 20 May to 22 May specifically, prices in Santa Barbara are around $250 per night or higher.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight are about $368 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $105 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara tonight is $211.