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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, CA 
ExcellentBased on 319 reviews
9.3

Located within walking distance of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, this Victorian bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to discover Santa Barbara and its surrounds. It also offers a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi.

Beach House Inn
320 West Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA 

Beach House Inn is set in Santa Barbara and is a short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. It also provides a garden and free Wi-Fi.

Rancho Oso Rv & Camping Resort
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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8.8 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA 

Located in Santa Barbara, Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort is within a 35-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and provides an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access.

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Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Santa Barbara:$400/night
Cheapest price found:$133/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Friday
$251 - $725
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$317 - $484
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Top Rated Santa Barbara hotels

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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 

Harbor House Inn Santa Barbara provides a comfortable setting while in Santa Barbara. It also features a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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

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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Casa Del Mar Inn
8.5 Excellent
18 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA 

Less than 20 minutes' stroll from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Casa Del Mar Inn provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Santa Barbara. It also offers a terrace, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

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Lavender Inn by the Sea
8.4 Excellent
206 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA 

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

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Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.7 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA 

Situated in Santa Barbara, Pacific Crest Inn by the Sea offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also provides complimentary wireless internet.

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

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.

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Ala Mar by the Sea
5.8 Okay
102 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara, CA 

Alamar by the Sea Motel is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a sun deck.

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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 in Santa Barbara

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 Santa Barbara

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. 

Facts about staying in Santa Barbara

  • 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.

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Barbara?

    The Upham Hotel, rated with a score of 8.5 from 382 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Santa Barbara. Other top stays include Motel 6 Santa Barbara- State Street, with an average rating of 7.0 from 481 reviewers, and Lavender Inn by the Sea, with a score of 8.4 from 431 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Santa Barbara Bowl?

    The Upham Hotel is a hotel near Santa Barbara Bowl that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.5 across 382 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Barbara near West Beach?

    For a good hotel near to West Beach, consider Lavender Inn by the Sea - it is rated 8.4/10 from 431 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    If you’re visiting Stearns Wharf then the nearby Lavender Inn by the Sea is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (431 reviews scoring it at an average 8.4/10).

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Santa Barbara has been around $446 per night over the last 3 days. For a 5-star hotel in Santa Barbara, the average price is around $1,231/night, depending on your dates. The average price of a 4-star hotel is $602/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    $153/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Santa Barbara by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight?

    A hotel in Santa Barbara tonight can start as low as $154 for the night, with an average cost of $410, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara tonight, prices start from $283.