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Santa Barbara beach hotels

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Hotels that guests love in Santa Barbara
Inn at East Beach

“Second floor, fireplace room with vaulted ceilings was perfect! Nice remodeled looking room, with comfortable bed and pillows! And just 5 minute walk to the beach. Wonderful location. There was a very nice kind girl who helped us check in.”

29 May 2018

Santa Barbara House

“Clean, spacious, kind staff, close to beach. Restaurant food was very good. ”

29 May 2018

Mason Beach Inn

“The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet. Staff was very helpful in recommending a place for lunch. Plenty of choices presented with the mornings continental breakfast offered at Mason Beach Hotel. Easy walking to beach and the pier offers a great selection of restaurants for dinner. I would stay here again.”

7 Nov 2017

Mason Beach Inn

“Love the Mason Beach Hotel! Very clean and cozy! Love the bed! Will go back again!”

25 Sept 2017

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

“The property is wonderful and especially loved the lounge areas with fire pits scattered around the location, couldn't ask for better location and beach access, the wharf and restaurants in walking and/or biking distance. The staff were all wonderful. Will definitely plan another get away there.”

25 Jul 2017

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

“Roman was nice and the location is great. Easy beach access and easy walking distance to other attractions.”

1 Jun 2017

The Eagle Inn

“This property is well located to downtown & the harbour\beach area. Also within walking distance to the train station. You are close to public shuttle buses that run around downtown & the seaside. Across the road is a stop on the hop on hop off bus, which I found to be rather handy. Room was a good size & the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was very good, but limited choice.”

27 May 2017

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

“Great ocean view and beach access.”

16 Aug 2016

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

“Location was great for beach access and in a quiet part of town.”

17 Jul 2016

Coast Village Inn

“Walking distance to restaurants, and beach access. French doors to pool, comfy and clean.”

9 Jul 2016

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Things to do Santa Barbara

East Beach
Soak up some California sunshine at Santa Barbara’s most popular seaside hangout. This palm-fringed stretch of sand attracts a laid-back mix of swimmers, sunbathers and strollers. East Beach is also a hotspot for volleyball fans, with plenty of public courts and major tournaments held throughout the year. asked travellers...

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Santa Barbara mean to you?

Good views and great for relaxing or taking a stroll.
Quite place to relax and enjoy the water.
Harbour and beach a pleasant environment.
Great walking/riding path to enjoy view.
Easy walks, clean beach, star gazing.
Boardwalk and walking.
Was at Leadbetter Beach. Clean and well-maintained. Beach staff friendly.