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Featured Santa Barbara Beach Hotels

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Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

Small but had everything we needed and most importantly clean. There was a noise from the toilet but didn't bother us too much. Would definitely stay here again if in Santa Barbara.
  Jun 12, 2017

$100

$100
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf and the harbor, and near State ...

Nice hotel and setting didn't get what we paid forWe paid for a larger room but we're given a smaller one. We of course didn't know until we were already in room. Nothing hotel could do because payment went through Travelocity. Also one of the room keys didn't work, had one key that did but it took my husband's muscles to turn the handle enough ...
  Mar 22, 2017

$161

$161
The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Located in East Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse ...

We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at East Beach. The location was close to what we were doing.
  Aug 21, 2017

$98

$98
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is just across the road from East Beach, and a 5-minute walk from Santa Barbara Zoo. The MTD Waterfront Shuttle can whisk guests ...

Beautiful beach viewExcellent in every way , restaurants , large rooms , helpful staff , public transportation access/city shuttle . The original hotel from 1930's offers a special charm .
  Dec 4, 2016

$179

$179
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in Santa Barbara, the West Beach Inn is just 10 steps from the beach and 3 blocks from Stearns Wharf and downtown State Street. Santa Barbara Yacht ...

Nice hotel close to beach and restaurants Hotel was close to beach and piers with a very comfortable and relaxed environment.
  Jun 28, 2017

$129

$129
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse ...

Perfect for meThis hotel felt like a bed and breakfast. It looks like a standard old motel in its structure, but the rooms are decorated wonderfully for the beach: simple, clean, white and fresh. I love the wood floors and the white-painted wood on the ceiling of my room. The beds and pillows are high-quality ...
  May 6, 2017

$159

$159
Mason Beach Inn

Mason Beach Inn

324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

Great, we had a lot of funGreat, we had a lot of fun, very close to the beach.
  Jun 9, 2017

$116

$116
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Located in East Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse ...

Clean, small, noisy room. Pay wifi lousy!Decent enough for the price in Santa Barbara. Room was clean and neat if small. Room noise was a big problem since the family next door decided to host a family reunion outside their room (no, one would not think that would be possible. But I witnessed it!). The not-free Wi-Fi is not worth paying ...
  Nov 15, 2016

$90

$90
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach, is just a 5-minute walk from Santa Barbara harbor and the beach. It’s a 10-minute ...

Great FindWe LOVED this hotel. Great location, super friendly staff, clean and cute room. Plus they had bikes to use, a nice pool, a wine reception each afternoon and cookies at night. What more could you want?
  Jan 6, 2018

$159

$159
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Convenient to US-101, this Spanish-style hotel is half a mile from Carpinteria's famed beach and close to the Santa Ynez Mountains; Santa Barbara lies within ...

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn -nice hotel next to beach, great staff, pool was heated and my kids loved it.
  Apr 24, 2017

$93

$93
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With every passing cloud, every turn of the page, and every cooling breeze, your stress fades away. Your heels dig deeper divots in the coarse golden sand while your shoulders sink further into the back of your comfortable lounge chair. High above on the cliffs behind you is your luxurious resort with its white stucco walls and red tile roof shingles. Afternoon passes into evening as you gaze across the open waters. The sun makes its farewell decent to your right instead of passing into the ocean in front of you. The sun’s path and Spanish colonial architecture would otherwise put you on a Mediterranean getaway. This is not Europe, though. You are on one of California’s only south-facing shorelines and the resort behind you is a Santa Barbara beachfront hotel like the Belmond El Encanto. With the American Riviera at your feet, you smile, exhale a relaxing breath, and bid the sun adieu until tomorrow.

What are the beaches like in Santa Barbara?

The relaxing day described above could easily have taken place in front of any of the many Santa Barbara hotels on the beach. Here are some of our favorite spots to spend an afternoon engaged in the most important of all vacation activities—doing absolutely nothing:

  • Shoreline Park: The soft grass makes a great place to challenge your partner to a game of bocce. Or, you could spread out a picnic blanket and sample some local wines and artisan cheeses.
  • Leadbetter Beach: Just down the Thousand Steps from Shoreline Park, you’ll find a sandy stretch of sun-soaked real estate. Watch the local surfers glide across the smooth wave-fronts or close your eyes and dream up a way to move here forever.
  • Arroyo Burro: Also known as Hendry’s Beach, this is an ideal spot to take a shoreline stroll, cast a line into the surf, or watch the sun tuck itself in for the night behind the Pacific.
  • Mesa Lane Beach: This small, secluded, secret beach is accessed via a cliff-side staircase. Make sure to go during low tide when there is more room to recline.

What are the best ocean view restaurants in Santa Barbara?

Thanks to the majestic cliffs rising out of the surf, the ocean views in Santa Barbara are as expansive as they are breathtaking. Here are some of the most popular places to dine that offer a priceless vista of the Pacific:

  • Toma Restaurant & Bar: The only things that can rival the view at this romantic waterfront restaurant are Mediterannean-inspired seafood, local wines, and specialty cocktails.
  • Brophy Bros.: This popular eatery serves up rich clam chowder, delectable cioppino, and the freshest grilled fish—all with a heaping side of the best harbor view in town.
  • Santa Barbara FisHouse: Located just across Cabrillo Boulevard from the ocean, the FisHouse pampers its patrons with the best local halibut and other central coast delicacies.
  • Funk Zone: While the name may not exude luxury, your taste buds will sure recognize the quality. The converted warehouses of the Funk Zone are home to 5-star dining at the Lark, pop-up boutique tasting rooms, and quirky shops and cafes.

When you use Travelocity to book your stay on the American Riviera, you’ll find a wide selection of Santa Barbara beach hotels such as the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn. Your luxurious accommodations all come with an amazing view of one of the most unique beaches along the California coast. Be warned, though: Once you set eyes on this sunset, every other one is going to pale in comparison.

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