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Chef's Dream at Santa Barbara Beach by RedAwning
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
Haley Hotel
9.0 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 411 reviews
9.0

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.

2br W/ Fire Pit Near Beach & Downtown 2 Bedroom Home

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

Studio Cottage in Santa Barbara #144023 Studio Bedroom 1 Bathroom Cott
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
The Inn At East Beach
8.1 Excellent

1.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 731 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.

Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn
9.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 6 reviews
9.1

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
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
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
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
8.1 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

ExcellentBased on 862 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
Ala Mar by the Sea
6.6 Good

1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

GoodBased on 414 reviews
6.6

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:$344/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$49/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$262 - $433
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$261 - $414
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Marina Beach Motel
Marina Beach Motel
9.2 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.

2
Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn
9.1 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
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
Lavender Inn by the Sea
Lavender Inn by the Sea
8.6 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Lavender Inn by the Sea is located in Santa Barbara and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, a concierge and free bicycle rental.

5
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
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.

6
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
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.

7
The Presidio
The Presidio
8.3 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.

8
The Inn At East Beach
The Inn At East Beach
8.1 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.

Cheapest hotels in Santa Barbara, California

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Autocamp Santa Barbara
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.

$28
Avg. per night
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
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.

$120
Avg. per night
The Presidio
The Presidio
8.3 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.

$123
Avg. per night
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
8.2 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.

$156
Avg. per night
The Inn At East Beach
The Inn At East Beach
8.1 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.

$171
Avg. per night
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
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.

$173
Avg. per night
Lavender Inn by the Sea
Lavender Inn by the Sea
8.6 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara Show on map

Lavender Inn by the Sea is located in Santa Barbara and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, a concierge and free bicycle rental.

$175
Avg. per night
Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
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.

$183
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars and under

$68 - $287

The Inn At East Beach

#1 Most popular

$171
Avg. per night
The Presidio

#2 Most popular

The Presidio
8.3 Excellent
$123
Avg. per night
Inn of Lompoc

Best value

$68
Avg. per night
3 stars

$28 - $392

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

#1 Most popular

$173
Avg. per night
Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach

#2 Most popular

$183
Avg. per night
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria, CA

Best value

$93
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$231 - $599

Spanish Garden Inn

#1 Most popular

Spanish Garden Inn
9.1 Excellent
$487
Avg. per night
Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property
$303
Avg. per night
Portola Hotel & Spa At Monterey Bay
$231
Avg. per night

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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?

    863 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 8.1/10 from 152 reviews. Franciscan Inn & Suites could also be a good option, with a score of 8.6/10 from 1,171 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 863 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 The Presidio, with 1,257 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8.3/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    152 HotelsCombined reviews of Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara score it 8.1/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Stearns Wharf.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Santa Barbara is $355 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara around is $450 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $1,105 per night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    Over the last 3 days, Santa Barbara hotels have been found for as cheap as $61/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight?

    A hotel in Santa Barbara tonight has an average price of $283, but some deals have been found for as low as $93 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 $240.