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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
Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
4.7 out of 5 (107 reviews)
Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Natural …More
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
$745

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
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Nice hotel, but..."
This is a nice clean hotel with very good customer service. We booked this hotel because it's close to State Street shopping - no car needed for shopping or dining. The only issue was the noise due to it's location near downtown Santa Barbara. Police, ambulance and fire truck sirens were going until the early morning hours. Book a room away from the street unless sleep is secondary on your agenda.
Traveller from Pleasanton, CA
Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shopping …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
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
 
 
"Wonderful "
I enjoyed my stay the staff was so wonderful and nice. I would definitely recommend this hotel when I come back to Santa Barbara
A Traveller
This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara …More
Hotel Corque - Solvang Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars
$154

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang - Map
 
 
"Nicest Hotel in Solvang"
This hotel is one of the few that are not actually a motel. We were in a room that is closest to the front entrance and closest to the street and it was surprisingly quiet! It's very clean and the staff is helpful and kind. There is fruit infused water, coffee, decaf and hot water (tea and hot chocolate) with cream/sugars available at the lobby 24/7. The rooms have a coffee maker in case you want to make your own (including hot cocoa!) They use Chumash coffee and it is yummy! The fireplace in the lobby is a nice touch and their are nice comfy chairs in the lobby areas. Ask for a room with a balcony - we didn't have one, but wish we did. This hotel offers a free shuttle service that runs back and forth to the casino 24/7. It is a great location in Solvang! The shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash .... all really nice! No need to bring your own ... their stuff is first class!
Traveller from Simi Valley, CA
Situated in Solvang, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum and Solvang Festival Theater …More
San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
4.8 out of 5 (20 reviews)
Located in Montecito, this luxury hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Casa Del Herrero and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Lotusland. Our Lady …More
Best Western Beachside Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars
$220

Best Western Beachside Inn

336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"great value near the harbor!"
the staff was exceptional, gave great dining recommendations and tips. Room was comfortable, looking over the pool and away from the street. The street can be noisy with lots of traffic, so if that might bother you and you have a choice, choose the side farthest from the street over the pool. Only noises we heard were of occasional guests passing by the hallway. we also enjoyed our dining experiences at the shoreline and rusty's pizza.
escapingtheheatagain from Phoenix, AZ
Located in West Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …More
Castillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
4.5 out of 5 (343 reviews)
Located in West Beach, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …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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