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Top Santa Barbara Beach Resorts & Hotels

Castillo Inn at the Beach $146
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
     
    2.5 out of 5.0

    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. Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

    202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
       
      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 $119
      The Inn at East Beach

      The Inn at East Beach

      1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
         
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Located in East Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
        Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

        Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

        1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
           
          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
          West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

          West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

          306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
             
            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
            Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

            Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

            433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Mason Beach Inn
              Mason Beach Inn

              Mason Beach Inn

              324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0

                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. Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach $116
                Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

                Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

                443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in East Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                  Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach $188
                  Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

                  Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

                  223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
                     
                    3.0 out of 5.0

                    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 stroll to the shops and bars of State Street, the town’s main drag. Santa Barbara Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

                    Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn $93
                    Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

                    Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

                    4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
                       
                      2.5 out of 5.0

                      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 8 miles.

                      Lavender Inn by the Sea
                      Lavender Inn by the Sea

                      Lavender Inn by the Sea

                      206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
                         
                        2.5 out of 5.0

                        The hotel is in a quiet Santa Barbara neighborhood, 2 blocks from the beach and harbor. Guests can borrow a bike for free, and ride to State Street or Stearns Wharf in 5 minutes. The area is rich in local history, from the Maritime Museum to the Carriage and Western Art Museum, a minute's walk away.

                        Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
                        Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

                        Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

                        128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
                           
                          2.5 out of 5.0

                          Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum and Presidio Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are also within 2 mi (3 km).


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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.