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Chef's Dream at Santa Barbara Beach by RedAwning

1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Chef's Dream at Santa Barbara Beach by RedAwning provides a comfortable setting when in Santa Barbara. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

Haley Hotel
9.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 401 reviews
9.1

Haley Hotel is situated centrally in Santa Barbara and is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access.

1318 Chino Street Home 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Home offers a comfortable setting when in Santa Barbara. It also provides free Wi-Fi.

ExcellentBased on 3 reviews
8.0

Studio Cottage in Santa Barbara 144023 Studio Bedroom 1 Bathroom Cottage is located in Montecito and offers free Wi-Fi.

The Inn At East Beach
8.2 Excellent

1.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 666 reviews
8.2

Inn at East Beach is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Spanish Garden Inn
9.0 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 342 reviews
9.0

Conveniently positioned, Spanish Garden Inn offers easy access to Santa Barbara's best hot spots. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool.

Autocamp Santa Barbara

1.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

AutoCamp Santa Barbara offers 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, free bicycle rental and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
7.7 Good

1.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

GoodBased on 9 reviews
7.7

This comfortable motel in Santa Barbara offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is located a short stroll from Santa Barbara Zoo.

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
8.1 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 832 reviews
8.1

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

Ala Mar by the Sea
6.7 Good

1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

GoodBased on 393 reviews
6.7

Located a short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Alamar by the Sea Motel is a convenient base when in Santa Barbara. It offers free wireless internet in public areas and is steps from Stearns Wharf and other well-known attractions.

Tips for booking a Santa Barbara hotel

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Santa Barbara:$351/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$37/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$276 - $457
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$268 - $420
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Marina Beach Motel
9.1 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Marina Beach Motel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Santa Barbara. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

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Spanish Garden Inn
9.0 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Conveniently positioned, Spanish Garden Inn offers easy access to Santa Barbara's best hot spots. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool.

3
Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
9.0 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rental.

4
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
8.1 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

5
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
7.7 Good

1.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

This comfortable motel in Santa Barbara offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is located a short stroll from Santa Barbara Zoo.

6
The Presidio
8.4 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

The Presidio provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features free Wi-Fi, free bicycle rental and a sun deck.

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The Inn At East Beach
8.2 Excellent

1.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Inn at East Beach is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

8
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
8.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Carpinteria Show on map

Located a short walk from Carpinteria Amtrak Station, the hotel is a convenient base while visiting Carpinteria. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
8.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Carpinteria Show on map

Located a short walk from Carpinteria Amtrak Station, the hotel is a convenient base while visiting Carpinteria. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

$101
Avg. per night
The Presidio
8.4 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

The Presidio provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features free Wi-Fi, free bicycle rental and a sun deck.

$120
Avg. per night
The Inn At East Beach
8.2 Excellent

1.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Inn at East Beach is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

$124
Avg. per night
Ala Mar by the Sea
6.7 Good

1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Located a short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Alamar by the Sea Motel is a convenient base when in Santa Barbara. It offers free wireless internet in public areas and is steps from Stearns Wharf and other well-known attractions.

$128
Avg. per night
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent

3.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Situated in Santa Barbara, the hotel is a short drive from Mission Santa Barbara and Goleta Beach. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a 24-hour business centre.

$137
Avg. per night
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
7.7 Good

1.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

This comfortable motel in Santa Barbara offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is located a short stroll from Santa Barbara Zoo.

$156
Avg. per night
Marina Beach Motel
9.1 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Marina Beach Motel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Santa Barbara. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

$156
Avg. per night
Papa Dux - Playful Penthouse On The Urban Wine Trail
9.5 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Situated a short stroll from Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, The Three Dux offers guests an ideal base when in Santa Barbara. This property is set in the heart of the city.

$161
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars and under

$68 - $264

#1 Most popular

$124
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#2 Most popular

The Presidio
8.4 Excellent
$120
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Best value

$68
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3 stars

$88 - $336

#1 Most popular

$163
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#2 Most popular

$210
Avg. per night
$88
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4 stars +

$184 - $507

#1 Most popular

Spanish Garden Inn
9.0 Excellent
$339
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Blue Sands Inn
8.6 Excellent
$186
Avg. per night
$184
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About Santa Barbara

Lined with retail stores and a diverse range of eateries, Upper State Street is a lively neighbourhood north-west of Santa Barbara. It’s a major hub for dining, shopping and socialising in the city, with the street continuing as Lower State Street before ending at Stearns Wharf.

Get some retail therapy in La Cumbre Plaza at the western end of Upper State Street, where you’ll find a Macy’s department store, Pottery Barn and William-Sonoma homewares. A jeweller, bookstore and nursery cluster in Loreto Plaza at the other end of the street, while a hair salon and U.S. Post Office sit in between.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can feast on global cuisine, including Harry’s Plaza Cafe and Via Maestro. Begin the day with an all-American breakfast at the long-established Santa Barbara eatery, Farmer Boy, or settle in amongst the surf-inspired decor of the Islands Restaurant.

Getting there

Upper State Street is a 10-minute drive from Downtown Santa Barbara and can be accessed by the number 3, 6 and 11 bus routes. Los Angeles International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.

Santa Barbara travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Barbara?

    832 reviews rated Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites with an average score of 8.1/10. It may also be worth looking into the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, which received a rating of 8.0/10 from 138 reviews. Franciscan Inn & Suites could also be a good option, with a score of 8.6/10 from 1,060 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Santa Barbara County Courthouse?

    Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is a good hotel close to Santa Barbara County Courthouse - it has scored 8.1 over 832 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara Bowl?

    The most popular hotel near Santa Barbara Bowl is Spanish Garden Inn, with 342 HotelsCombined users scoring it 9.0/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    138 HotelsCombined reviews of Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara score it 8.0/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Stearns Wharf.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    $224/night is the average price of a hotel in Santa Barbara, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    Over the last 3 days, Santa Barbara hotels have been found for as cheap as $82/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.