|Most expensive month:||December|
|Average price in Santa Barbara:||$378/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$89/night|
|Most expensive day:||Friday|
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.