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8.4
Great31 reviews
MapView on map4.0 mi from City Center1500 yd from Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club
From   US$ 1 384 /nightSelect
8.2
Great75 reviews
MapView on map3.8 mi from City Center100 yd from Santa Barbara Birth Resource
From   US$ 319 /nightSelect
From   US$ 109 /nightSelect
8.2
Great242 reviews
1.5 mi from City Center800 yd from Santa Barbara East Beach Hotels
From   US$ 234 /nightSelect
8.2
Great121 reviews
3.3 mi from City Center600 yd from International Comedy Hll of FM
From   US$ 231 /nightSelect
8.2
Great298 reviews
1.5 mi from City Center700 yd from Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
From   US$ 127 /nightSelect
8.4
Great602 reviews
1500 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 167 /nightSelect
8.6
Great50 reviews
3.2 mi from City Center200 yd from Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club
From   US$ 645 /nightSelect
8.4
Great305 reviews
7.1 mi from City Center400 yd from Calle Real Shopping Center
From   US$ 167 /nightSelect
8.6
Great70 reviews
1300 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Barbara Amtrak
From   US$ 868 /nightSelect
8.4
Great207 reviews
5.4 mi from City Center900 yd from Turnpike Shopping Center
From   US$ 126 /nightSelect
8.4
Great211 reviews
1400 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 199 /nightSelect
8.2
Great368 reviews
1500 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 426 /nightSelect
8.4
Great1417 reviews
2.0 mi from City Center600 yd from Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
From   US$ 129 /nightSelect
8.4
Great157 reviews
1200 yd from City Center500 yd from Granada Theater
From   US$ 198 /nightSelect
8.2
Great85 reviews
7.1 mi from City Center
From   US$ 329 /nightSelect
6.8 mi from City Center
From   US$ 199 /nightSelect
8.2
Great229 reviews
1400 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 175 /nightSelect
8.2
Great52 reviews
9.8 mi from City Center
From   US$ 229 /nightSelect
8.2
Great59 reviews
1.3 mi from City Center1100 yd from Santa Barbara Bowl
From   US$ 474 /nightSelect
8.4
Great36 reviews
400 yd from City Center700 yd from Granada Theater
From   US$ 873 /nightSelect
8.4
Great419 reviews
1600 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 89 /nightSelect
8.4
Great404 reviews
1500 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 75 /nightSelect
8.4
Great106 reviews
1500 yd from City Center800 yd from Granada Theater
From   US$ 455 /nightSelect
8.2
Great8 reviews
500 yd from City Center600 yd from Santa Barbara Amtrak
From   US$ 229 /nightSelect
8.4
Great189 reviews
1500 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 223 /nightSelect
8.4
Great142 reviews
1600 yd from City Center100 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 166 /nightSelect
700 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
From   US$ 204 /nightSelect
8.2
Great201 reviews
1600 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 135 /nightSelect
8.2
Great297 reviews
1.6 mi from City Center1000 yd from Santa Barbara East Beach Hotels
From   US$ 106 /nightSelect
8.4
Great48 reviews
8.4 mi from City Center1.2 mi from University of California, Santa Barbara
From   US$ 1 165 /nightSelect
8.0
Great154 reviews
1500 yd from City Center100 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 149 /nightSelect
8.4
Great674 reviews
2.6 mi from City Center1700 yd from Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
From   US$ 69 /nightSelect
8.2
Great110 reviews
3.0 mi from City Center100 yd from International Comedy Hll of FM
From   US$ 119 /nightSelect
8.2
Great128 reviews
1.5 mi from City Center700 yd from Santa Barbara East Beach Hotels
From   US$ 109 /nightSelect
8.4
Great283 reviews
1400 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Barbara City College
From   US$ 149 /nightSelect
8.4
Great644 reviews
1500 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 141 /nightSelect
8.6
Great79 reviews
1200 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara Amtrak
From   US$ 333 /nightSelect
8.4
Great156 reviews
1400 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 170 /nightSelect
8.6
Great302 reviews
1400 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 195 /nightSelect
8.0
Great135 reviews
From   US$ 186 /nightSelect
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8.2
Great289 reviews
1500 yd from City Center800 yd from Granada Theater
From   US$ 109 /nightSelect
8.4
Great156 reviews
1300 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Barbara
From   US$ 170 /nightSelect
Bed & Breakfast
8.4
Great119 reviews
1600 yd from City Center900 yd from Granada Theater
From   US$ 200 /nightSelect
Bed & Breakfast
8.2
Great167 reviews
1.0 mi from City Center1100 yd from Granada Theater
From   US$ 345 /nightSelect
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8.4
Great193 reviews
2.4 mi from City Center1500 yd from Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
From   US$ 214 /nightSelect
8.2
Great295 reviews
1400 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Barbara Amtrak
From   US$ 239 /nightSelect
1300 yd from City Center600 yd from Santa Barbara City College
From   US$ 155 /nightSelect
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8.2
Great83 reviews
600 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Barbara Amtrak
From   US$ 247 /nightSelect
8.6
Great38 reviews
9.7 mi from City Center900 yd from University Plaza Shopping Center
From   US$ 249 /nightSelect
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Best hotels and places to stay in Santa Barbara

Why visit?

Santa Barbara is an enchanting coastal city in California that offers a perfect blend of stunning natural beauty, Spanish colonial architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. With its picturesque beaches, charming downtown area, and numerous outdoor activities, it is an enticing destination for any tourist looking to relax and indulge in the California lifestyle.

Where to stay?

When it comes to choosing the perfect place to stay in Santa Barbara, there are a few notable areas that cater to different preferences and requirements. Here are the best areas in Santa Barbara to consider for your stay:

Downtown Santa Barbara: This area is the heart of the city, offering a lively atmosphere with trendy shops, art galleries, and exceptional dining options. It is a great choice for those who want to be close to the vibrant city life.

West Beach: Located near the waterfront, West Beach offers easy access to the beach, popular attractions like Stearns Wharf, and scenic ocean views. It is an excellent choice for beach enthusiasts and those who want to soak up the coastal vibe.

Montecito: Just east of downtown, Montecito is a more upscale and residential area, known for its luxurious estates and beautiful gardens. It provides a peaceful and tranquil environment, perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Price per hotel room per night:

3-star hotels: The average price per night for a 3-star hotel in Santa Barbara ranges from $150 to $250.

4-star hotels: The average price per night for a 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara ranges from $250 to $400.

5-star hotels: The average price per night for a 5-star hotel in Santa Barbara ranges from $400 to $800.

Best value for money:

Hotel Santa Barbara: Centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara, this historic hotel offers comfortable rooms, complimentary breakfast, and a convenient location for exploring the city. Prices start at $180 per night.

Inn by the Harbor: Situated near the West Beach area, this charming inn features cozy rooms, complimentary bike rentals, and a relaxing courtyard. Prices start at $200 per night.

The Eagle Inn: Nestled in a quiet neighborhood close to the waterfront, this boutique hotel offers well-appointed rooms, complimentary breakfast, and a wine and cheese reception. Prices start at $250 per night.

Best kid-friendly hotels:

The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort: Located near East Beach, this family-friendly resort offers spacious rooms, a pool with a splash zone, and various children's activities. Prices start at $350 per night.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort: With direct beach access, this hotel provides a children's pool, a playground, and a kid's club, ensuring a fun-filled stay for families. Prices start at $400 per night.

Best hotels for a romantic getaway:

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara: Set on a picturesque bluff, this luxury resort offers elegant rooms, a spa, multiple dining options, and breathtaking ocean views. Prices start at $500 per night.

Belmond El Encanto: Nestled in the hills of Montecito, this romantic hotel features beautifully appointed rooms, a serene spa, and stunning views of the city and coastline. Prices start at $600 per night.

Best for location:

Harbor View Inn: Situated near Stearns Wharf and downtown, this upscale hotel offers comfortable rooms, a heated pool, and easy access to the beach and popular attractions. Prices start at $300 per night.

Kimpton Canary Hotel: Located in downtown Santa Barbara, this boutique hotel boasts stylish rooms, a rooftop pool, and is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Prices start at $350 per night.

The Wayfarer: A beachside hostel nestled between East Beach and downtown, this budget-friendly accommodation offers private and shared rooms, complimentary breakfast, and a lively atmosphere. Prices start at $140 per night.

Best for a short city break:

Hotel Californian: Situated in the vibrant Funk Zone neighborhood, this chic hotel offers beautifully designed rooms, a rooftop pool, and is just steps away from wineries, restaurants, and art galleries. Prices start at $400 per night.

Canary Hotel: Located in downtown Santa Barbara, this elegant hotel features luxurious rooms, a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, and is surrounded by shopping and dining options. Prices start at $400 per night.

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