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Top Santa Barbara Beach Resorts & Hotels

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Castillo Inn at the Beach $100
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
     
    4.8
    of 5, from 11 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara City College. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santa Barbara Station is 10 minutes by foot.

    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara $134
    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

    202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
       
      3.5
      of 5, from 63 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      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 Street.

      The Inn at East Beach $113
      The Inn at East Beach

      The Inn at East Beach

      1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 62 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Located in East Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santa Barbara Station is 30 minutes by foot.

        Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara $169
        Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

        Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

        1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
           
          3.0
          of 5, from 21 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          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 to the bars, restaurants, and galleries of State Street. Stearns Wharf pier is a 25-minute beachside stroll from the hotel.

          West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel $132
          West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

          West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

          306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 22 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            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 Harbor is across the street; El Presidio de Santa Barbara is 1.5 miles away.

            Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara $135
            Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

            Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

            433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 3 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in East Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santa Barbara Station is 29 minutes by foot.

              Mason Beach Inn $110
              Mason Beach Inn

              Mason Beach Inn

              324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
                 
                3.0
                of 5, from 3 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Stearns Wharf, and Santa Barbara City College. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santa Barbara Station is 9 minutes by foot.

                Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach $96
                Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

                Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

                443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara
                   
                  2.8
                  of 5, from 8 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in East Beach, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cabrillo Pavillion, Los Padres National Forest, and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                  Oceanfront Hotels in Santa Barbara

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                  Hotel Milo Santa Barbara $134
                  Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

                  Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

                  202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
                     
                    3.5
                    of 5, from 63 reviews
                    3.5 out of 5.0

                    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 Street.

                    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort $186
                    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

                    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

                    633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
                       
                      3.9
                      of 5, from 45 reviews
                      4.0 out of 5.0

                      This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and Santa Barbara Harbor are within a mile.

                      Santa Barbara Inn $239
                      Santa Barbara Inn

                      Santa Barbara Inn

                      901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
                         
                        3.8
                        of 5, from 28 reviews
                        3.5 out of 5.0

                        Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cabrillo Pavillion, Los Padres National Forest, and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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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.


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