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Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
$425

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
4.6 out of 5 (98 reviews)
Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History …More
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
$570

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Great location, great property."
This resort has an amazing location right across the street from Butterfly Beach. The views from the all of the restaurants is fantastic! The resort grounds are beautiful. We stayed in one of the Bungalows which was very spacious and quite.
Traveller from New Mexico
This Spanish Colonial style-resort is located in Montecito, California, directly on Butterfly Beach. The property is in close …More
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$302

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Wine and cheese were delicious and plentiful;"
front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful; wines and cheeses were delicious and plentiful; cookies and milk were a nice touch; breakfast was ok; free coffee and tea all day; bicycles were readily available and included; easy walk to beach; room was large and very comfortable; again can't rave about the staff enough (just a great staff);
lovedlasbrisas
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach, is just a 5-minute walk from Santa Barbara …More
Lavender Inn by the Sea - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$288

Lavender Inn by the Sea

206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Great Experience"
Great customer service from the Staff, especially Peter. Great at providing us with information and offered us all the amenities that came with the hotel! Definitely will be staying here again.
Traveller from In the barrel, CA
The hotel is in a quiet Santa Barbara neighborhood, 2 blocks from the beach and harbor. Guests can borrow a bike for free …More
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
$370

Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Perfect!"
Love, love, love this hotel! Your experience starts with the amazingly friendly and efficient valet service. The location is easy walking distance from fabulous shopping and restaurants on State Street. And the rooftop terrace is perfect for enjoying the pool, Jacuzzi, fireplace, sunshine and fresh air. Order some appetizers and a cocktail while up there! They are wonderfully dog friendly, too, which puts this place over the top for us. Can't wait to go back!
Traveller from Canyon Country
Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shopping …More
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$248

Inn By The Harbor

433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"love this hotel!"
My family has stayed at this hotel twice and we love it! The rooms are just fine, and it feels welcoming since it is a relatively small hotel. We love the location (a short wallk down the street to the beach, and a short walk to State St. with many shops and restaurants), and the free bike rentals are so nice! Perfect for riding down to the beach especially since Santa Barbara is so bike friendly. We would absolutely reccomend this hotel!
A Traveller
The hotel is in a quiet downtown neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from the beach and the boutiques and restaurants of State …More
Bacara Resort & Spa - Goleta Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta - Map
 
 
"Heaven is a bit pricey"
Bacara lived up to it's stellar reputation, despite the amount of construction going on. I would definitely stay here again. Got a partial ocean-view room and it was wonderful. Very quiet and peaceful. Can't wait to return!
ProfT from Central PA
Nestled on the beach, this Goleta hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Sandpiper Golf Club and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Goleta Butterfly …More
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Birthday stay in Santa Barbara"
I had made our reservations well in advance and requested a king ocean view. We did get the king and a partial ocean view and were happy with that. We were not happy with the first impression checking in with Areyla, who was on the phone and could not get off to assist us. Also her appearance and demeanor was less that pleasing. She told us to come back at 4PM and it was 11:30AM. She also told us that they charge $18.00 for pakrign , which is ludicrous! We paid for that not knowign that we woudl find street parking. We went to lunch and then came back around 2:30 assuming we would surely have a room. Mr. Bird at the front desk assured us that it was not ready and he would check on it. All the while we sat in the lobby and watched as each guest was checked in and provided information as to where their room was. Finally my husband went up to Mr. Bird again after going to look at the room and it was closed up tight. Mr. Bird still did not give us our key. We sat for a few minutes more when finally Craig asked again and fortunately Rafael told Mr. Bird he had it handled, gave us our key and we proceeded to our room. We were not told when we made the reservation that one pool was closed and were very happy to see that we were not placed in that area but by the pool that was open. We also were not told where the ice machine was located and called to find out only to be told that is "was under lock and key". But assured we would receive it soon, a half hour to 45 minutes went by was
A Traveller
Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf …More
Hotel Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Great place to relax and enjoy the Santa Barbara "beat.""
Loved that they had 24-hour coffee available,free bottled-water in rooms, the morning breakfast in the lobby, and "quiet time" from 10pm to 8am. The hotel is conveniently located on State St close to the train station, beach, and downtown shopping. I will definitely recommend this place to friends.
akashmi from Fullerton, CA, USA
This hotel is approximately one-half mile from Stearn's Wharf and the waterfront, the Lobero Theater, Presidio Santa Barbara …More
Harbor View Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Harbor View Inn

28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Close to beach and main drag"
I thought the hotel was very nice. The front desk talked me into upgraded my room. However, the sink leaked all on the floor and my friend slipped. I mentioned this at check out and the only reply I got was "oh sorry about that". I would have at least expected a discount for the upgrade.
A Traveller
This Santa Barbara beach inn is steps from the beach and half-mile from Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is less …More

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    Santa Barbara, California Hotel Guide

    One of the most enjoyable tasks you will have on your trip to Santa Barbara, CA is choosing which of the lovely hotels along the coast to reserve for your stay. You will find familiar nationally branded hotels here, but you will also find a high percentage of independently owned and operated inns and hotels with unique, beachtown-chic personalities.

    Santa Barbara Hotels are clustered around the Santa Barbara Harbor area and along East Cabrillo Blvd. toward the zoo, providing premium lodging for your stay in Santa Barbara. There are also a number of good hotels and charming bed and breakfast inns along State Street as it heads inland from the coast, continuing as the street turns west. There are surprisingly good options with reasonable rates along the State Street route, but that area is a livelier section of town. If you enjoy the vibe of the busy city center, this will be a perfect choice for your stay in Santa Barbara. And keep in mind that Santa Barbara is home to the original Motel 6, which is still in operation with a recent renovation. No longer $6, the rooms are still very affordable.

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    Toward the airport and the city of Goleta, a few more hotels dot the map providing more affordable rates the farther they are from the city of Santa Barbara and the coast. On the opposite end of the scale, there are also several exclusive ranch and spa properties nestled on the hillside toward the Santa Ynez Mountains, away from the coast as well as the city, providing privacy and luxury on your Santa Barbara trip.

    Because of proximity to the ocean, many hotels do not have pools. Others have both beach access and pools, some of which are quite affordable. The luxury ranch and spa resorts, as expected, have an abundance of amenities, leaving you wanting for nothing during your stay in Santa Barbara.

    Hotels in Santa Barbara

    Southern California is home to some of the country's most beautiful destinations, including Santa Barbara. The city is located in Santa Barbara County, and tourists are treated to amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, between which the city is located. Santa Barbara became a part of the United States officially following the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This beautiful destination has become a popular one, with tourists coming from around the world. In fact, it has even been called the "American Riviera." Travelocity can help when it comes to planning a vacation that is cheap in terms of cost yet high in quality and the potential for fun and enjoyment. We do that by allowing people to search online for travel deals. Here on our website, you can search for and find affordable airline tickets, cheap hotels in Santa Barbara, and even car rentals. Another way that people can save with Travelocity is to book several of their needs at one time. They can do this by choosing one of our vacation packages. These give travelers additional savings when they purchase two or more of their travel needs together. For example, a tourist may reserve a rental car and a room at a hotel in Santa Barbara, their flight and a hotel room, or all three of these things in one inexpensive package.

    Attractions in Santa Barbara

    Once you've used Travelocity to secure your travel needs, including finding Santa Barbara hotel deals, you'll want to plan out the rest of your vacation. There are plenty of attractions in Santa Barbara that are appealing to families, couples, and singles who are traveling alone. Popular attractions include El Presidio de Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is located off the coast of Santa Barbara. There are several centers for visitors that are associated with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, including the Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center and the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, to name a few.

    Families will enjoy seeing the wildlife at the Santa Barbara Zoo, where there are more than 600 animals on roughly 30 acres. The Santa Barbara Mission, which was founded in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans, is another must-see attraction. Spend a day at Stearns Wharf, which is the oldest wharf in California that is still in operation. Ty Warner Sea Center is another attraction to see while visiting this site. The Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1916 by the Allan Herschell Company.

    Active Things to Do

    Hotels in Santa Barbara, CA, are great for resting at night, but during the day, active travelers will want to participate in activities that are fun and thrilling and will keep their hearts pumping with excitement. There are active things to do year-round in Santa Barbara, whether on land or on water. Water activities include scuba diving, boogie-boarding, kayaking, and surfing. On land, active tourists can enjoy hiking to spots such as Gaviota Peak. Other hiking trails can be found in places in and near Santa Barbara such as Stevens Park, which winds through areas including the San Roque Canyon. Hang-gliding and paragliding are air-related activities that tourists can enjoy while in Santa Barbara. Parma Park is a common landing place for these activities. The park also has five miles of trails. Walking paths and trails can also be found at Skofield Park and Rattlesnake Canyon. The Skofield Park loop is approximately a half-mile, while the Rattlesnake Canyon Park trail is between three and a half and five miles. Hiking and biking trails can also be found just outside of Santa Barbara in El Capitan State Park. For mountaintop hikes, visit Lizard's Mouth or Montecito Peak. Beach hiking is another activity that tourists enjoy in Santa Barbara.

    Non-Active Things to Do

    When vacationing in Santa Barbara, some travelers just want to relax and seek out activities that are laid-back and not overly physical. Planning this type of trip starts when browsing Santa Barbara, CA, hotels on Travelocity. Sunbathing is a popular activity that requires little to no effort, so choose a hotel that has a swimming pool and appropriate amenities. Other than relaxing poolside at hotels in Santa Barbara, CA, there are other passive activities that are appealing and still allow vacationers to enjoy what the city has to offer. Take a trip to Butterfly Beach to view a stunning sunset, or visit any of the area beaches to soak up the sun and atmosphere. Whale-watching is another fun activity that isn't overly physical. There are two periods during which tourists may go whale-watching, from February to early April and from May to September. This second period of whale-watching is a good time to catch blue, humpback, and minke whales. While whale-watching, tourists will also likely see porpoises, sea lions, and dolphins. Take a trip to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for a peaceful few hours. Tours are tailor-made for tourists, and you'll find many tour options in Santa Barbara. Relax on the Santa Barbara trolley, which is a wonderful way to view the city. Other tours include the Santa Barbara Wine Country tour and the Santa Barbara Safari.

    Best Time to Visit

    Like most destinations, there are certain times of the year that are better than others when it comes to traveling to Santa Barbara. Weather has little bearing on the ideal time to visit, as the city's Mediterranean climate ensures relatively good weather year-round, although spring and fall do reflect the most comfortable temperatures of the year generally. The best time to travel to Santa Barbara is during the shoulder seasons, which is April, May, and into early June and from September to October. During these times, you'll find great Santa Barbara hotel deals here on Travelocity and will likely find additional savings on airline travel and car rentals. This is due to a drop in tourism during this time period. A drop in tourism means less traffic and crowds and a great time to visit.

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