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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara - Map
"One of the Best"
This hotel is extremely beautiful. The room was as good as it gets and the setting was outstanding. The beautiful plantings, the view of the water, everything was well thought out and I could have spent the rest of my life there and been very happy. The staff was terrific, very caring, especially the car hops who were so friendly and helpful. This was one of the best hotel experiences I ever had. Hope to be back there in the near future.
Traveller from Connecticut
This Spanish Colonial style-resort is located in Montecito, California, directly on Butterfly Beach. The property is in close …More
San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara - Map
4.7 out of 5 (36 reviews)
This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Casa Del Herrero and Lotusland. Our …More
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
Hotel great, but Travelocity messed up reservations a bit
Traveller from san jose california
Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf …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 place to stay!"
This was my 4th trip to Santa Barbara but my first time staying at the Fess Parker. It is a beautiful, clean, comfortable hotel and the staff was wonderful. I make the trip once a year and will definitely stay there again.
Traveller from Arizona
This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara …More
The Inn at East Beach - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.5 Stars

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara - Map
"so much better than the big chain hotels"
The Inn At East Beach is a retro expierence. Frank is hysterical, and so welcoming. The hotel is in a perfect location, walking distance to almost everything. Frank provides a beautiful breakfast that includes eggs, yogurt, fresh made granola and the most delicious pastries from a local bakery. Frank insists that you take more "for a snack later." This was the best choice I've made in a while and I would highly recommend it.
A Traveller
Located in East Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cabrillo Bike Path and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara …More
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
"Location is great. Hotel is not. "
For the price paid, this hotel was a disappointment. It was run down, old, and came complete with strange smells. They do a halfway decent job of "trying" to keep it up, but that doesn't stop this hotel for showing its age. I think the best way to describe my experience is to say I felt like I was staying in a cheap Motel 6 that had been renamed. Now here's the good part. This hotel is located right across the street from the beach, so if that's what really matters to you, then you might overlook the condition of the rooms. It's also within walking distance to restaurants and shops, so I'd rate this place very highly on location. Unfortunately for me, I was there for the wineries about 25 miles away, not necessarily for the beach. I would have gotten a hotel closer to the wineries, but I wanted to be near more restaurants and stores. Almost all of Santa Barbara's small hotels are outrageously overpriced because it's a touristy beach town near wine country, so despite what I've said above, this is about the best you'll get (especially near the beach) for a reasonable price. I'd recommend this particular hotel to others only if they care much more about the location than they do about the condition of the hotel.
Traveller from San Diego, CA
Situated in Santa Barbara, the West Beach Inn is just 10 steps from the beach and 3 blocks from Stearns Wharf and downtown …More
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
"Beautiful beach view"
Excellent in every way , restaurants , large rooms , helpful staff , public transportation access/city shuttle . The original hotel from 1930's offers a special charm .
A Traveller
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is just across the road from East Beach, and a 5-minute walk from Santa Barbara Zoo. The MTD …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
Located in Goleta, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Sandpiper Golf Club, and 1.4 mi (2.3 …More
Ala Mar by the Sea - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 2.0 Stars

Ala Mar by the Sea

102 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara - Map
2.5 out of 5 (126 reviews)
Nestled on the beach, this West Beach motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ty Warner Sea Center, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …More
The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

The Eagle Inn

232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara - Map
"Very homey!"
Loved it. Very nice, felt like a home and my room felt and looked like the master bedroom of a model home!
Located in West Beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum and Presidio Santa …More

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    Santa Barbara Beach Hotel Guide

    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.