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Most Popular Booked Santa Barbara Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara $499
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 14 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This luxury hotel features an attached winery, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Families will appreciate the children's club, picnic area, and in-room childcare. Enjoy the 3 outdoor pools and perks like free WiFi.

    Castillo Inn at the Beach $85
    Castillo Inn at the Beach

    Castillo Inn at the Beach

    22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
       
      4.7
      of 5, from 34 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and concierge services. Free newspapers are provided for your convenience.

      Sideways Inn $115
      Sideways Inn

      Sideways Inn

      114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 20 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

        Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta $116
        Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

        Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

        5665 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 15 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

          Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach $183
          Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

          Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

          223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 41 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking.

            Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort $189
            Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

            Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

            633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 51 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-out, and free airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the outdoor pool, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.

              Wine Valley Inn $99
              Wine Valley Inn

              Wine Valley Inn

              1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
                 
                3.9
                of 5, from 46 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This hotel features a fitness center and a bar/lounge. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A business center, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

                La Playa Inn $125
                La Playa Inn

                La Playa Inn

                116 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and free self parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. Luggage storage is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

                  Places To Go In Santa Barbara

                  Welcome, traveler, to Santa Barbara. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Santa Barbara

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Santa Barbara. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Santa Barbara? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Santa Barbara attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.