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Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
8.5 Excellent
433 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 826 reviews
8.5

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.

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 677 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 821 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 294 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.

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
7.8 Good
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 842 reviews
7.8

Boasting an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and free Wi-Fi, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is situated in Santa Barbara and provides luxury accommodation. It features stylish rooms with private balconies overlooking the garden and the ocean.

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 885 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.

Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 286 reviews
9.0

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.

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 
ExcellentBased on 551 reviews
8.9

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.

Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
8.0 Excellent
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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6.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 707 reviews
8.0

Pacifica Suites is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Goleta Beach. It provides a day spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara State Street
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 
GoodBased on 401 reviews
7.0

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.

Tips for booking a Santa Barbara hotel

Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Santa Barbara:£213/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£43/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£145 - £297
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£52 - £295
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Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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3.2 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 

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
9.0 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 

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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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
7.8 Good
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Boasting an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and free Wi-Fi, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is situated in Santa Barbara and provides luxury accommodation. It features stylish rooms with private balconies overlooking the garden and the ocean.

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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 

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 

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 

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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Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
8.5 Excellent
433 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 

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.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
7.6 Good
1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Located in Santa Barbara, the hotel is a short walk from Santa Barbara Museum of Art and features a sauna and an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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Motel 6 Santa Barbara State Street
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,  

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.

£75
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Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
9.0 Excellent
22 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

A short walk from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Castillo Inn at the Beach has a accessible location, making it an ideal base while in Santa Barbara. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

£75
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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
7.9 Good
4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

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.

£86
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
9.2 Excellent
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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3.4 mi from city centre,  

Guests of this luxury hotel will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site spa and wellness centre, all located a short car ride from the centre of Montecito. It also features outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

£88
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Quality Inn Santa Barbara
Quality Inn Santa Barbara
7.6 Good
3055 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.0 mi from city centre,  

The hotel is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Mission Santa Barbara. It also features free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

£89
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Lemon Tree Inn
Lemon Tree Inn
7.8 Good
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.8 mi from city centre,  

Lemon Tree Inn Santa Barbara offers 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

£101
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Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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3.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

£109
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Orange Tree Inn
Orange Tree Inn
7.4 Good
1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Situated close to Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, Orange Tree Inn provides guests with a convenient base when in Santa Barbara. It has a gym, as well as an outdoor pool, a sun deck and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£111
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Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars or below

£61 - £148

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara

No. 1 most popular

£120
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The Inn At East Beach

No. 2 most popular

£127
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Sand Castle Inn

Best value

Sand Castle Inn
8.1 Excellent
£61
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3 stars

£66 - £219

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara

No. 1 most popular

£120
Avg. per night
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

No. 2 most popular

£126
Avg. per night
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon

Best value

£66
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

£88 - £505

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

No. 1 most popular

£211
Avg. per night
Hotel Californian

No. 2 most popular

Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
£394
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
£88
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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?

    114 reviews rated Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara with an average score of 9.2/10. It may also be worth looking into the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, which received a rating of 7.8/10 from 843 reviews. Hotel Californian could also be a good option, with a score of 9.0/10 from 286 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near West Beach?

    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is a hotel near West Beach that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.8 across 843 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Barbara near Old Mission Santa Barbara?

    For a good hotel near to Old Mission Santa Barbara, consider Best Western Plus Santa Barbara - it is rated 8.0/10 from 885 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Santa Barbara County Courthouse?

    If you’re planning to stay near Santa Barbara County Courthouse, you should consider Hotel Californian, which has a score of 9.0 from 286 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    Santa Barbara hotels have an average price of £293/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Santa Barbara hotels have prices starting from as low as £54/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

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    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight has been as low as £76 and the average price has been as much as £255.