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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
7.8 Good
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 852 reviews
7.8

Boasting an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and free Wi-Fi, 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.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.7 Good
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 1,466 reviews
7.7

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

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
8.1 Excellent
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 925 reviews
8.1

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
9.0 Excellent
22 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.7 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 1,265 reviews
9.0

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

Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 278 reviews
9.0

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

Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
8.0 Excellent
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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10.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 728 reviews
8.0

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.

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
9.0 Excellent
223 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 554 reviews
9.0

Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rental.

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
8.0 Excellent
4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA, United States
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16.2 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 1,014 reviews
8.0

Located a short walk from Carpinteria Amtrak Station, the hotel is a convenient base while visiting Carpinteria. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

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 865 reviews
8.0

Situated in Santa Barbara, Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara offers comfortable accommodation and provides garden views. It features a spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
8.3 Excellent
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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20.1 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 481 reviews
8.3

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 outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool.

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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Santa Barbara:$327/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$49/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$186 - $426
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$186 - $413
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Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

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

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

Boasting an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and free Wi-Fi, 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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Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
9.0 Excellent
223 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rental.

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

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 outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool.

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Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
8.0 Excellent
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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10.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

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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Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
8.1 Excellent
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

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

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

Harbor View Inn is set in Santa Barbara and is a short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. It provides a day spa, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and a kids pool.

Cheapest hotels in Santa Barbara, California

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
9.2 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.

$26
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Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
9.0 Excellent
22 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.7 km from city centre,  

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

$114
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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
8.0 Excellent
4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA, United States
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Located a short walk from Carpinteria Amtrak Station, the hotel is a convenient base while visiting Carpinteria. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

$134
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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.7 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.

$154
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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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8.5 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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Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
8.1 Excellent
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre,  

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

$182
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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,  

Situated in Santa Barbara, Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara offers comfortable accommodation and provides garden views. It features a spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

$195
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Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
8.0 Excellent
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.

$200
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Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars or below

$110 - $195

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara

No. 1 most popular

$195
Avg. per night
Castillo Inn at the Beach

No. 2 most popular

$114
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Cambria Palms Motel

Best value

Cambria Palms Motel
8.1 Excellent
$110
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3 stars

$121 - $276

Lemon Tree Inn

No. 1 most popular

$213
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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

No. 2 most popular

$154
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4 stars and up

$26 - $815

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

No. 1 most popular

$815
Avg. per night
Hotel Californian

No. 2 most popular

Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
$518
Avg. per night
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
$26
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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. 

Santa Barbara travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Barbara?

    Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara, rated with a score of 8.0 from 864 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 9.0 from 1,265 reviewers, and Lemon Tree Inn, with a score of 7.8 from 3,261 reviewers.

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

    A good hotel close to Santa Barbara County Courthouse is Castillo Inn at the Beach (rated 9.0/10 from 1,265 reviews).

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

    The most popular hotel near Santa Barbara Bowl is The Waterman, with 572 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8.6/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    If you’re planning to stay near Stearns Wharf, you should consider Castillo Inn at the Beach, which has a score of 9.0 from 1,265 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $449/night is normal for a hotel in Santa Barbara. 4-star and 5-star hotels in Santa Barbara had average prices of $528/night and $1,378/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Santa Barbara hotels have prices starting from as low as $103/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight?

    Santa Barbara hotels start at $151 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about $416. Many 4-star stays can be found in Santa Barbara tonight, with prices starting at $362. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.