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Hotel Corque - Solvang Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars
$173

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang - Map
 
 
This hotel is located in Solvang (Santa Ynez Valley), close to Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Solvang Festival Theater …More
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn - Carpinteria Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$146

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria - Map
 
 
"Great for a weekend stay."
This is the 3rd time I've stayed at this hotel. For the price, it's quite nice and comfortable. The staff is very nice. The room was pleasantly decorated and clean. The room we were in had a small balcony. The walls are a little thin, so you do hear noise from outside the room but it wasn't a problem . There is no continental breakfast here, but the in-house restaurant serves a good breakfast for a very reasonable price. I definitely recommend this hotel for brief stays in Carpinteria.
EscapingLA from Los Angeles, CA
Convenient to US-101, this Spanish-style hotel is half a mile from Carpinteria's famed beach and close to the Santa Ynez …More
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$219

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Great hotel. Very cute, welcoming staff, and right on the water!"
This hotel exceeded my expectations. I was very pleased with the amenities, cleanliness, and ambiance, especially given the low price. Only complaint is that the walls are a bit thin - noise from the room next to ours definitely traveled.
PH0808 from Washington, DC
Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf …More
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$211

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
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Mixed feelings"
The fess Parker is conveniently located near the sea front and downtown Santa Barbara, on spacious grounds.  It consists of a series of two story buildings scattered over a fairly extensive area.  I arrived at 3.40 pm and was told my suite was not ready, and to come back at 4 pm.  At 4 pm I was told the suite was still not ready.  After complaining that guests arriving after me were being awarded suites, I was up graded to the Presidential suite.  This was very spacious with amenities such as a huge Jacuzzi, but not overly luxurious. although very comfortable.  I noticed the staff moving around in golf carts, but no one offered to take us and our considerable baggage to our room, a distance of about 200 yards.  Also, my room was on the second floor, and there were no elevators  - I heard several other guests complain about being left on their own.  Although there was a concierge desk, it was never manned during my visits to the lobby, and the desk staff were not very well informed about the local attractions or restaurants.  Meals were adequate but expensive - use the many nearby restaurants instead. I also found the overnight parking fee a nuisance and unnecessary as the grounds were very spacious. All in all, a mixed experience. 
Doonboy from Dallas, TX
This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara …More
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$186

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Nice place to spend the night"
We stayed one night and weren't in the room very much but when we were there it was very pleasant if a bit cramped. They put a lot of furniture in a rather small space but the big wall of window and sliding glass door helped make the room feel brighter and the breeze the door let in kept away the weird, antiseptic hotel smell some places just can't get rid of. I really liked the louvered windows set up high on the bathroom walls. Left open during a shower, the window kept the bathroom from getting stuffy. I also liked that the quilt on the bed was a cotton quilt rather than one of those strange scratchy polyester wonders I run into in most other hotels I stay in. We were on the ground floor with a large sliding glass door facing the pool courtyard. There were a couple of patio chairs and a little table on a small patio outside the sliding glass door and we did sit there at one point, watching as our 16 month old son piled rocks on the table. One thing to be aware of, they have old fashioned wall heaters and our son couldn't leave it alone. We didn't turn it on and it didn't appear to be dangerous but it is there so if you have kids you know at one point it will become the center of their universe, even if only for a few minutes.  The grounds are well kept, the staff friendly and we didn't have any concerns, questions or comments so our interactions with staff were mostly nods and hellos.  I was disappointed that there wasn't a free continental breakfast but there was fresh fruit in the room, a couple of no charge bottles of water and a tiny bowl with a few pieces of candy. There was also a dorm fridge and a small microwave. The fridge is nice if you need to store baby food, milk and a bottle of wine, which we did. There is also the standard remarkably small coffee maker on a tray with mugs I contemplated stealing because the handles were huge and comfy to hold onto. I did not steal the mugs because that may have led to bad hotel karma and I don't need that.  We didn't eat in the restaurant next to the hotel and my husband described the bar as dreary (hence the bottle of wine). The neighborhood is nice, trader joes's is a quick drive away and so we were well pleased with our experience.
aileen12
Set on 5 landscaped acres, this Best Western Plus hotel is across from upscale La Cumbre Plaza shopping, 1.5 miles from Santa …More
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
4.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)
Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shopping …More
Lavender Inn by the Sea - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$241

Lavender Inn by the Sea

206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
I would stay here again and again... it was perfect!
poophead8 from Los Angeles, 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
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Very nice place! :-)"
I thought the hotel was a good deal for the money and I loved the charm and character of the buidling and the room decor. Staff was very pleasant and went out of their way to accomodate whatever we wanted. I will return. Thanks
Oldcarlover from Los Angeles, CA
On a boutique-lined street in one of Santa Barbara's most upscale suburbs, Montecito Inn is a Mediterranean-style hotel …More
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
$245

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

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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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