20 Hotels to Stay in Santa Barbara

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Source: Davide D’Amico

Santa Barbara is a little quiet city near Los Angeles. What is great in the place is the access to the ocean and that true west coast Californian style that you might notice on your TV screen. If you are planning your trip to Santa Barbara, we want to suggest you this 20 Hotels to stay. We hope that you will like and stay at least in one of them.

1. Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn is an amazing 4-star hotel. It has the most beautiful design you will see in Santa Barbara. Besides the design, rooms are very comfortable and cozy. In addition, they include free parking and free breakfast into the price. Really a great place to visit with friends and chill out in a Californian style.

Information

  • Name: Simpson House Inn
  • Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone:1 800-676-1280
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Services: Free Parking, Free Breakfast Laundry Service, Concierge, Multilingual Staff
  • Website: http://www.simpsonhouseinn.com/

2. Spanish Garden Inn

Spanish Garden Inn is a great place to stay during your family trip. It is a 4-star hotel and has all the needed facilities. It is said to be “lovely boutique hotel”. We know what will make the trip unbelievable – staying in this hotel. You won’t regret it. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it is totally worth it.

Information

  • Name: Spanish Garden Inn
  • Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Things to do:  Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pool
  • In your room:  Air Conditioning, Refrigerator in room, Minibar
  • Website: http://www.spanishgardeninn.com/

3. San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property

San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property is a 5-star hotel. As you could imagine it is an expensive hotel in Santa Barbara. But if you can afford to visit this hotel, it is worth it. The place has unbelievable beauty. The property has a few gardens, but it is located a bit far from the ocean and Santa Barbara city center. It will suit the people, who want to relax and enjoy the nature of the west coast.

Information

  • Name: San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property
  • Address: 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 1 800-368-6788
  • About the property: Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ), Non-Smoking Hotel, Wheelchair access
  • In your room:  Air Conditioning Minibar
  • Website: http://www.sanysidroranch.com/

4. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort is a great place to stay. It is situated far from the city center, but it is a 5-minute walk to the ocean. If you are going to travel to Santa Barbara to the Ocean, it is the best place. However, it is an expensive 5-star hotel, so check your budget before arriving. The design and staff will impress you on 100%. And they have a special offer – every third night is free. Isn’t it great?

Information

  • Name: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Address: 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 1 805-969-2261
  • About the property:  Beachfront, Wheelchair access, Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ), Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara/landing_3/?source=tathebiltmoresantabarbarablhotel

5. Harbor House Inn

If you have a limited budget, Harbor House Inn is the choice for you. It is the best 3-star hotel in Santa Barbara. It has this authentic Santa Barbara’s old school style, you will totally enjoy. It is said to be as comfortable as staying in your own home. Can you believe this? Just give it a shot, and you won’t regret.

Information

  • Name: Harbor House Inn
  • Address: 104 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 805-918-4200
  • About the property: Non-Smoking Hotel, Beachfront
  • In your room: Refrigerator in room
  • Website: http://www.harborhouseinn.com/

6. Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto is a luxury 5-star hotel, situated in lower Riviera neighborhood in Santa Barbara. It is far from the ocean, but who needs the ocean when you receive such a beautiful place for the appropriate price. It is one of the best place on the west coast to relax and enjoy the real Californian style.

Information

  • Name: Belmond El Encanto
  • Address: 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 1 888-353-0441
  • Things to do: Pool, Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Spa, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge
  • Website: http://www.belmond.com/el-encanto-santa-barbara

7. Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

Canary is a luxury 4-star hotel. It is situated in the heart of Santa Barbara city downtown. It will be perfect for the travelers, who enjoy the city night style. Moreover, it is not far from the ocean, so you can easily go there by feet or a car.

Information

  • Name: Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
  • Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 805-884-0300
  • About the property: Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ), Wheelchair access, Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
  • Website: http://www.canarysantabarbara.com/

8. The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer hotel will be the best choice for a limited budget trip. Remember that 3-star hotel above? The Wayfarer is a 2-star hotel, located in two blocks from the ocean. Isn’t it perfect? Besides, it is said to have one of the best staff among the hotels in Santa Barbara.

Information

  • Name: The Wayfarer
  • Address: 12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 805-845-1000
  • About the property: Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Website: http://www.pacificahotels.com/thewayfarer

9. Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach

When arriving at the place, you won’t believe that it has only 3 stars. Brisas Del Mar is designed as gorgeous mansions on the west coast. It is situated in a block from the ocean. It will suit you the best for the family trip. Near the hotel, you will find Santa Barbara Carriage Museum.

Information

  • Name: Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
  • Address: 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Things to do: Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Hot Tub, Pool
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette

10. Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn is situated even closer to the beach among other hotels. It has 2.5 stars, so don’t get overexcited about the place and it services. It is a usual place to stay in the typical west coast style. The difference is that it is cheap and situated near the ocean. Plus, if you are going to travel by car, it has a free parking. Enjoy!

Information

  • Name: Castillo Inn at the Beach
  • Address: 22 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 866-440-3252
  • About the property: Wheelchair access
  • Website: http://www.sbcastilloinn.com/

11. Harbor View Inn

Harbor View is a luxury 4-star hotel, situated 20 feet from the beach. You won’t find the place as perfect as this one. It looks like a very expensive and gorgeous Spanish villa. You will totally like it. The rooms are cozy and beds are very comfortable. We recommend you to pick the suits with the ocean view.

Information

  • Name: Harbor View Inn
  • Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 855-248-7022
  • Things to do: Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Bar/Lounge, Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Hot Tub
  • Website: http://www.harborviewinnsb.com

12. La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

La Quinta Inn is a typical beach hotel. It has 2.5 stars, so don’t expect anything overrated. It is one of the best hotels in Santa Barbara if you need to oversleep a night or two. It is clean and cozy, the design, though, is not impressive, but it isn’t the main feature of the hotel. It has very nice and polite staff. So it will be a perfect match.

Information

  • Name: La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
  • Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 915-888-3833
  • About the property: Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ), Non-Smoking Hotel, Wheelchair access
  • Website: https://www.lq.com/en.html

13. The Upham Hotel & Country House

The Upham Hotel & Country House is a luxury 4-star hotel, situated in Santa Barbara downtown. It has a unique style and great services. If are going to Santa Barbara for a business meeting, we highly recommend you this place. It is a tiny and comfortable house to stay that you will totally enjoy.

Information

  • Name: The Upham Hotel & Country House
  • Address: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 805-521-4058
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms Suites
  • Website: http://www.uphamhotel.com/

14. Inn At East Beach

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Almost all of the hotels above are situated or at city downtown or near the west beach. But this one different. It is situated in a few steps from the east beach. Try it for a different experience. Besides, it is not as expensive as the other hotels. It has only 2.5 stars, but the services are great.

Information

  • Name: Inn At East Beach
  • Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 1 805-288-6446
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
  • Website: http://www.innateastbeach.com/

15. BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Best western Plus is one of the best 3-star chains in the United States. Encina lodge & suites is not an exception. It has a lovely design with some west coast features. It is clear, comfy and comfortable. However, it has one minus. The location. It is located far from the ocean and city downtown.

Information

  • Name: BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites
  • Address: 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 1 800-568-8520
  • Website: http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Santa-Barbara-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Encina-Lodge—Suites/Hotel-Overview.do?iata=00170230&propertyCode=05206&sob=TRIPHWS&cm_mmc=BL-_-TRIP-_-TRIPHWS-_-GENERAL

16. Franciscan Inn

Franciscan Inn looks like a cozy little house outside, but it is very comfortable inside. If you are traveling by car, they will provide you free parking lot. So don’t worry about your car. You will also receive free breakfast. Isn’t that great?

Information

  • Name: Franciscan Inn
  • Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Price: 1 805-591-8145
  • Room types: Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Website: http://www.franciscaninn.com/

17. BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn

Another Best Western Plus hotel! It means only one – the chain is really as great as people say. However, this one is located even further from the previous best western hotel. It will suit you if you are looking the place to relax and feel the nature of Santa Barbara.

Information

  • Name: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
  • Address: 3850 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 1 800-568-8520
  • Website: http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Santa-Barbara-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Pepper-Tree-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?iata=00170230&propertyCode=05182&sob=TRIPHWS&cm_mmc=BL-_-TRIP-_-TRIPHWS-_-GENERAL

18. Hotel Santa Barbara

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Hotel Santa Barbara is a great place in the heart of the city. The exterior and interior are amazing. If you are going to Santa Barbara for a business meeting, we recommend you to stay at this place. It is a very comfortable 3-star hotel. The services are on high level.

Information

  • Name: Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Address: 533 State Street, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 1 855-478-4500
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
  • Website: http://www.hotelsantabarbara.com/

19. Agave Inn

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Agave Inn is not a typical 2-star hotel. It includes free parking and free breakfast. The interior is great, especially for young people to stay. Honestly saying, it is far from the ocean, but believe us – it is still one of the best options for the wanted price. So if you are planning a trip on a very tight budget, you might find this place interesting.

Information

  • Name: Agave Inn
  • Address: 3222 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Room types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
  • Services: Free Parking,  Free Breakfast

20. West Beach Inn

Despite the fact, that it is on the last place in our list, it is still better than a half hotels in Sacramento. West Beach Inn is located in a few steps from the beach and gives you an opportunity to swim not only in the ocean but in its pool. It is said to have a fantastic view and rooms are really comfortable.

Information

  • Name: West Beach Inn
  • Address: 306 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Things to do: Pool, Hot Tub
  • In your room: Air Conditioning, Refrigerator in room

This is it, folks! We hope you liked our top 20 hotels to stay in Santa Barbara. We just want you to have the best-staying experience during the travel, that’s all. And we hope to achieve that goal by creating this lovely list.Have a good trip and travel!

Have a good trip and travel!

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