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Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (64 reviews)

Located in the Upper State Street District of Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 blocks of La Cumbre Plaza shops and Santa Barbara Golf Club, and 3 miles ...

Great MotelThe staff was great. Everyone was welcoming and very helpful. My girlfriend and I came to SB for the night to visit. We arrived a couple hours before check in (3pm) so they allowed us to leave our bags by the front desk while we went around. Check out was at 11am, but our train ride home was at 7pm ...
  Jul 2, 2017

$149

$149
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

$127

$127
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
4.3 out of 5 (30 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 ...

Charming stay, walk to the beach and harborWhat a great find! This small inn is welcoming and pleasant, with complimentary bottle of champagne, breakfast, daily afternoon wine and cheese reception, and cookies in the evening. Bicycles are available for guest use, which was a very popular choice around the waterfront area. The room was far ...
  Sep 24, 2015

$260

$260
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in Solvang, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Festival Theater and Wildling Museum. Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Elverhoj Museum ...

Close to ShoppingThe hotel was within walking distance of the shops and museums. A unique hotel. Big room. We had a fireplace and a huge shower/bathroom. The only negative was noise from outside of the room as people walked by talking or talked in adjoining rooms. The wooden walls and floors and double entrance door ...
  Mar 10, 2017

$111

$111
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

4200 Via Real, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in Carpinteria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomol Interpretive Play Area, Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, and Seaside Gardens. Santa ...

Very Cleanwas nice to have a simple clean room - this is a no frills hotel and we knew that going in. We got what we were looking for - clean sheets clean room - clean towels.
  Apr 3, 2017

$86

$86
Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

1621 N H St, Lompoc
2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Lompoc, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Artesia School Museum, Lompoc Museum, and Fabing-McKay Spanne House. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...

Safe, secure, well lit, convenientI booked this room because my daughter was having a baby at the local hospital. Being that I live 45 minutes away, it was more convenient than driving back and forth. Thankfully I made that choice since things did not go as planned and I was exhausted. It was nice to be able to have a decent place ...
  Dec 12, 2015

$100

$100
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

This Spanish Colonial style-resort is located in Montecito, California, directly on Butterfly Beach. The property is in close proximity to numerous art galleries, ...

One of the BestThis 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 ...
  Oct 25, 2015

$595

$595
Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shopping plazas, restaurants, shops, and ...

SB Down Town Get AwayThe hotel and staff was amazing, the ease of getting around was great and still tucked away from the hustle and madness of the down town noise and traffic. I would highly recommend this hotel to anybody want to enjoy a romantic, or Business trip or just to get away and enjoy city life with a small ...
  Oct 31, 2015

$327

$327
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 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

$259

$259
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (41 reviews)

This boutique hotel is in the Danish village of Solvang within the Santa Ynez Valley wine country featuring over 30 wineries. The beach is 15 miles away and ...

Love this hotel!We have stayed here a few times now. Just my husband and I, as well as with our kids. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating. The rooms are neat and clean and we love the decor. It's got a little something extra special that makes you feel like your not just staying at a generic motel. ...
  Jul 13, 2017

$144

$144
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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.