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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
8.4 Excellent
433 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 805 reviews
8.4

Boasting an outdoor pool, Inn by the Harbor is located in Santa Barbara and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Haley Hotel
Haley Hotel
8.9 Excellent
26 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 420 reviews
8.9

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.

Sunset Motel
Sunset Motel
7.3 Good
3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.4 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 965 reviews
7.3

Sunset Motel Santa Barbara is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi.

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
8.9 Excellent
306 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 610 reviews
8.9

Located in Santa Barbara, West Beach Inn a Coast Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and provides a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

The Inn at East Beach
The Inn at East Beach
8.1 Excellent
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 819 reviews
8.1

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.

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
9.3 Excellent
36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 277 reviews
9.3

Located within walking distance of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is an ideal base for those wanting to explore Santa Barbara and its surrounds. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a terrace and massage services.

The Eagle Inn
The Eagle Inn
9.1 Excellent
232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 396 reviews
9.1

The Eagle Inn is set in Santa Barbara and is within a short walk of nearby landmarks, including Stearns Wharf. It also offers free bicycle rental, massage services and free Wi-Fi.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.7 Good
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 1,469 reviews
7.7

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.2 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 868 reviews
8.0

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.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Santa Barbara:$344/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$49/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$262 - $433
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$261 - $414
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Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
8.7 Excellent
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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3.2 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Located in Santa Barbara, Coast Village Inn is within a 20-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and offers an outdoor heated pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

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Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
8.9 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Santa Barbara Zoo. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and valet parking.

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Bath Street Inn
Bath Street Inn
9.0 Excellent
1720 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Located close to Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Santa Barbara and its surrounds. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a library and a swimming pool.

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Harbor House Inn
Harbor House Inn
9.6 Excellent
104 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Harbor House Inn Santa Barbara is situated in Santa Barbara and offers free Wi-Fi. It is close to the area's tourist attractions and is within walking distance of Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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Marina Beach Motel
Marina Beach Motel
9.2 Excellent
21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

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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Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach
Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach
8.9 Excellent
223 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

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.

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The Upham Hotel
The Upham Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, The Upham Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Santa Barbara. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

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Secret Garden Inn And Cottages
Secret Garden Inn And Cottages
9.1 Excellent
1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 

Situated close to Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, this charming bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Santa Barbara and its surrounds. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi.

Cheapest hotels in Santa Barbara, California

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Town and Country Inn
Town and Country Inn
6.4 Good
2800 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre,  

Town and Country Inn Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara and offers free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$102
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Sunset Motel
Sunset Motel
7.3 Good
3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.4 mi from city centre,  

Sunset Motel Santa Barbara is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi.

$104
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara- State Street
Motel 6 Santa Barbara- State Street
7.1 Good
3505 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Motel 6 Santa Barbara-State offers a comfortable setting while in Santa Barbara. It also provides an outdoor pool, a designated smoking area and a vending machine.

$105
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Oasis Inn and Suites
Oasis Inn and Suites
7.6 Good
3344 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.3 mi from city centre,  

Oasis Inn and Suites is located in Santa Barbara and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features a garden and an outdoor pool.

$108
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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
7.7 Good
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.7 mi from city centre,  

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach provides 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

$120
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Agave Inn
Agave Inn
8.5 Excellent
3222 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.2 mi from city centre,  

Located in Santa Barbara, Agave Inn is an easy drive from Goleta Beach and University of California Santa Barbara. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

$130
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Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge
7.8 Good
3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Santa Barbara, Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

$131
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The Presidio
The Presidio
8.0 Excellent
1620 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

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

$133
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Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars and under

$102 - $312

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara

#1 Most popular

$135
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Sandpiper Lodge

#2 Most popular

$131
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Town and Country Inn

Best value

$102
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3 stars

$80 - $417

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

#1 Most popular

$228
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Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

#2 Most popular

$163
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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

Best value

$120
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4 stars +

$186 - $548

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

#1 Most popular

$505
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Harbor View Inn

#2 Most popular

Harbor View Inn
8.9 Excellent
$261
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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

About Santa Barbara

Dotted with Spanish Revival buildings and historic pier, Santa Barbara is a picturesque place to soak up the Southern Californian sunshine. It’s perched on gentle hills that slope down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, which means you can explore the city’s historic attractions or cool off on a palm-fringed beach.

Things to do

With red-tiled roofs and whitewashed stucco walls, Santa Barbara’s architecture is a definite highlight. The 18th-century Mission Santa Barbara is one of the best examples of the Spanish Revival style, set in lush gardens with sweeping ocean views.

State Street serves as Santa Barbara’s main drag, lined with an appealing mix of cafes, bookshops, and boutiques. You’ll also find some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs clustered along the strip. Arigato Sushi serves up the best California Rolls in town, while M8RX Nightclub is famous for its all night DJ sets.

Need to cool off? Head to one of Santa Barbara’s golden beaches, such as the popular Arroyo Burro, a curving bay fringed by swaying palm trees. While you’re at the waterfront, don’t miss Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier with an upbeat atmosphere.

With a mini train and plenty of grassy picnic spots, Santa Barbara Zoo is a firm favourite with families. Just outside the city is Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where you’ll find an oasis of Japanese tea gardens, wildflower meadows, towering redwood groves and other picturesque settings.

Getting around

Downtown Santa Barbara is pedestrian-friendly and ideal for getting around on foot. Local buses and downtown shuttles can whisk you around the city, with most departing from State Street. If you want to cruise along the waterfront, you’ll find a handful of bike rental shops down by Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Airport is an easy 15-kilometers drive west of downtown. 

Santa Barbara travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Barbara?

    413 reviews rated The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara with an average score of 8.2/10. It may also be worth looking into the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, which received a rating of 7.7/10 from 850 reviews. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara could also be a good option, with a score of 7.9/10 from 1,581 reviews.

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

    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is a good hotel close to Santa Barbara County Courthouse - it has scored 7.9 over 1,581 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 El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, with 178 HotelsCombined users scoring it 9.1/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    850 HotelsCombined reviews of Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort score it 7.7/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Stearns Wharf.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight?

    A hotel in Santa Barbara tonight has an average price of $769, but some deals have been found for as low as $769 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Santa Barbara are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Santa Barbara hotel for tonight has been $160.

  • What are the best hotels on State Street in Santa Barbara?

    Hotels in Santa Barbara are not only affordable, but are also much-desired holiday stay locations in the USA. On State Street, you can stay in the Harbor Inn Hotel, which faces the ocean, giving you a natural, beautiful beach view. Because of its prime location, you can walk to the popular Santa Barbara waterfront. It’s also near the Funk Zone and the Urban Wine Trail, if you would like to go for a walk. On the same street you’ll find the Hotel Californian, a perfect location if you’d like access to public transportation; it’s just one block from the Santa Barbara Amtrak Train Station. This hotel is also a short distance from the beach. Among the cheap hotels in Santa Barbara is the Motel 6, which is a short distance to the city’s downtown, where there are various restaurants.

  • Are there kid-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara?

    Family-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara are numerous thanks to the priority they give to families to help parents have fun without worrying about their children’s safety. The first place to consider when you’re booking a kid-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara is the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel. It’s a 4-star hotel off Highway 101, which sits on a large property next to Miramar Beach. The kids will enjoy visiting the beach for some fun and games. The hotel is also near the famous Stearns Wharf. To find cheap hotels in Santa Barbara, you should consider the Hotel Milo Santa Barbara. It too is regarded as one of the more kid-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara and is nestled between the ocean and downtown Santa Barbara. The hotel is a few minutes from the Santa Barbara Zoo, where the children can admire the wonderful animals, making for a fun afternoon. Another option from among the multiple kid-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara is the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, which borders the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Andree Clark Bird Refuge wetlands, and Cabrillo Park.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in Santa Barbara?

    Among the Santa Barbara hotels located in peaceful and quiet neighborhoods is the Palihouse Santa Barbara. It’s located on a tree-lined street in the historic Presidio neighborhood, near the Stearns Wharf and the Old Mission Santa Barbara. This hotel is highly accessible, since it is very close to Highway 101 and a few minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport. Hideaway Santa Barbara, Kirkwood Collection Property is another hotel that’s located in one of the quiet neighborhoods in Santa Barbara. It is on a lively street and is a short walk away from the shops and dining spots at Stearns Wharf. It’s also close to Leadbetter Beach.

  • What neighborhoods in Santa Barbara have the best restaurants?

    The Funk Zone is one of Santa Barbara’s neighborhoods that’s especially regarded as a restaurant hot spot. One of the most popular restaurants in the neighborhood is Mony’s Mexican Food, located on Anacapa Street. The restaurant serves Mexican dishes, traditional cuisine, and a selection of salsa with numerous flavors that will excite your taste buds. The Lark and Lucky Penny is the second restaurant worth visiting in the neighborhood. It is likewise located on Anacapa Street and provides seasonal dinner specials on the menu, alongside a standard, year-round menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Another restaurant worth checking out in Santa Barbara is the Metropulos Fine Foods Merchant located on Yanonali Street. The restaurant serves soups, sandwiches, and gyros. This restaurant serves Greek cuisine primarily, one of the few Greek restaurants in this neighborhood or in Santa Barbara.