Santa Barbara hotels

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Low season November
High season September
  Average price (weeknight): $228
  Average price (weekend night): $290

cheapest month to stay

28%

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most expensive time to stay

43%

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Top tips for finding the perfect Santa Barbara hotel

  • For those looking for hotels in Santa Barbara right near the beach, there are a few options. The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers a pool and direct beach access. West Beach Inn - a Coast Hotel is situated across the street from the beach, with an outdoor swimming pool.
  • To experience the history of Santa Barbara, try the Santa Barbara Hotel. The property was rebuilt in 1925 after it was damaged by an earthquake, but its unique architecture has an old-world charm that evokes the atmosphere of an earlier time. You can also check out the Simpson House Inn, a Victorian-style mansion built in 1874.
  • For shopping and dining, consider staying on State Street. Check out the Kimpton Canary Hotel as an upmarket option. For a cheap hotel that’s central to public transportation, you can try the Orange Tree Inn on State Street, which has a bus stop for two of the city’s downtown bus lines just across the road.
  • When you’re taking the children, stay within walking distance of the Santa Barbara Harbor, with boat trips, kayaking, the Maritime Museum and ice cream shops to enjoy. The Best Western Beachside Inn offers direct views of the harbor just a short walk away, with family rooms available.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Santa Barbara

Where to stay in Santa Barbara?

Hotels near Santa Barbara County Courthouse have the most searches on KAYAK.

What are the best hotels near Santa Barbara County Courthouse?

Travelers who like staying near Santa Barbara County Courthouse recommend Kimpton Canary Hotel, Spanish Garden Inn, and Simpson House Inn.

How much does a hotel cost in Santa Barbara?

KAYAK users have found double rooms in Santa Barbara for as cheap as $67 in the last 3 days. The average price is $263.

What hotels in Santa Barbara have onsite restaurants?

The Belmond El Encanto has a range of dining options to choose from. The hotel’s dining room and terrace provide ocean views while you eat, and the restaurant sources fresh, seasonal ingredients locally. You could also try the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, home to the Bella Vista restaurant, with panoramic ocean views.

What hotels in Santa Barbara are good for business travelers?

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a good high-end business option if you want extra amenities like free Wi-Fi or meeting rooms. If you’re looking for lodging located conveniently in the downtown area, then the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown is a good option, and some suites offer kitchens.

Which hotels in Santa Barbara offer ocean views?

The Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers exceptional views of the ocean from its terrace or its outdoor pool, for those with a flexible budget. The Harbor View Inn has suites with views of the oceanfront and also offers a pool, fitness center and gift shop.

Which hotels are close to downtown Santa Barbara?

The Lower State area is a good choice for booking a hotel near downtown. There are plenty of opportunities for you to find a convenient location between the beach and the city action. Try the Hotel Californian if you’re looking for a boutique hotel. Alternatively, you can try the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara for a more budget-friendly option in the area.

How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara for tonight?

In the last 3 hours, users have found Santa Barbara hotels for tonight for as low as $76. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $115 and 4-star hotels from $149.

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Most recommended Santa Barbara hotels

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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.4 Excellent (2,261 reviews)
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Pool
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8.8 Excellent (1,838 reviews)
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.1 Good (1,367 reviews)
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.3 Excellent (1,492 reviews)
Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.3 Excellent (642 reviews)
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.2 Excellent (1,282 reviews)
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.3 Excellent (987 reviews)
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.7 Excellent (713 reviews)
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.1 Excellent (1,134 reviews)
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.2 Excellent (1,327 reviews)

Best rooms in Santa Barbara

Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.2 Excellent (383 reviews)
Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.3 Excellent (642 reviews)
Harbor House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (661 reviews)
Spanish Garden Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
4
9.3 Excellent (520 reviews)

Best Santa Barbara hotels near West Beach

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Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.2 Excellent (383 reviews)
Harbor View Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.8 Excellent (1,674 reviews)
Casa Del Mar Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.6 Excellent (495 reviews)
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.2 Excellent (2,109 reviews)

Browse Santa Barbara hotels by topic

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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.9 Good (1,196 reviews)
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.2 Excellent (2,109 reviews)
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.1 Good (1,367 reviews)
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.3 Good (1,063 reviews)
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.3 Excellent (2,036 reviews)
Mason Beach Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.1 Excellent (2,436 reviews)
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (997 reviews)
The Inn At East Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.3 Excellent (1,292 reviews)
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