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Beachside Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

Located across the street from the Santa Barbara Harbor and a 5 minutes' walk from the beach, this hotel offers a year-round outdoor pool and complimentary parking.

Very tired
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,866 reviews
Price from£140.17per night
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, hotel in Santa Barbara

Located directly across from the beach, this Santa Barbara hotel offers a heated outdoor pool and free WiFi. The Zoological Gardens are a short walk away.

This is a hotel located just across the street from the beach and it is very affordable! It has a retro charm - it's clean, quiet, and everything was comfortable. You can walk to restaurants and there is a heated pool! It doesn't have all the latest updates or a bunch of frills - but it is more than comfortable. Fans are included in each room and the rooms are very clean and comfortable.
7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
1,463 reviews
Price from£133.41per night
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

Located 6.4 km from Arroyo Burro Beach Country Park, this hotel in Santa Barbara, California offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a fitness centre.

Sandpiper lodge was very clean ,nice jacuzzi and swimming pool.I loved the area ,close to everything.It was a very pleasant stay .I would come again .
7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
1,150 reviews
Price from£134.52per night
The Upham Hotel, hotel in Santa Barbara

This historic hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is a 5-minute drive to the beach and Stearns Wharf. It is surrounded by an acre of gardens. Guests can enjoy the property's free WiFi as well.

Location was excellent, a quiet side road at the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Lovely surroundings within a small complex of colonial houses.
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very good
Rated very good
423 reviews
Price from£239.24per night
Santa Barbara Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, the Santa Barbara Inn is situated in Santa Barbara, 2 minutes' walk from the beach.

Very good location on the beach, close to the highway. Very quite. The building is south-spanish-like - very Santa-Barbara style with arcs. Room is very nice, spacious with small balcony.
8.9
Scored 8.9
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
605 reviews
Price from£288.50per night
Hotel Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

This hotel is within 3.2 km of the Santa Barbara Zoo and Leadbetter Beach and Park. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and a Starbucks Coffee shop right outside our doors.

Excellent location.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very good
Rated very good
778 reviews
Price from£299.62per night
Simpson House Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

Built in 1874, this Victorian bed and breakfast is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens and 3 blocks of city parks. It features gourmet breakfast and evening wine tastings.

Lovely historic house.
9.3
Scored 9.3
Superb
Rated superb
243 reviews
Price from£324.91per night
Hotel Californian, hotel in Santa Barbara

Located next to the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian is just steps from the beach and features an outdoor pool.

The bed was incredible.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
235 reviews
Price from£593.66per night
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, hotel in Santa Barbara

This Santa Barbara beachfront resort offers an outdoor pool with a poolside lounge. Sterns Wharf and State Street shops’ is 5 minutes’ drive away.

Great location near the beach. Great Pool. Incredible breakfast
7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
414 reviews
Price from£221.66per night
Riviera Beach House, hotel in Santa Barbara

This contemporary hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk to Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara beachfront. Free Wi-Fi is provided. All rooms include plush bathrobes in the en suite European-style bathrooms.

The hotel was beautiful, right next to the funk zone which is full of places to eat and drink, also really close to the beach. Nice touches throughout, and special mention to June, she was super accommodating and friendly throughout the whole stay.
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very good
Rated very good
263 reviews
Price from£222.84per night
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  • Hideaway Santa Barbara, A Kirkwood Collection Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 285 reviews

    Well situated in the West Beach district of Santa Barbara, Hideaway Santa Barbara, A Kirkwood Collection Hotel is situated 1.1 km from Leadbetter Beach, 1.1 km from East Beach and 17 km from...

    lovely little home away from home, nice breakfast

  • Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 272 reviews

    Set in Santa Barbara, Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta is 16 km from Antioch College and offers facilities like an outdoor pool.

    friendly staff big rooms very comfy beds free parking

  • Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 169 reviews

    Just 4 miles from Santa Barbara Airport, this Goleta hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub. A restaurant and fitness centre is located on site. Free Wi-Fi is included in all guest rooms.

    Very nice room and facilities. Courtyard was lovely.

  • The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 125 reviews

    Situated in a lush grove of trees off Highway 101, this all suites hotel features an outdoor pool and hot tub in a garden setting. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is 5 minutes’ drive away.

    It is a beautiful resort and the staff was wonderful!

  • Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 579 reviews

    This hotel is 8 miles from downtown Santa Barbara and within 5 minutes' drive of the University of California-Santa Barbara. The hotel offers an airport shuttle and free WiFi.

    Very comfortable, excellent value and helpful staff.

  • Inn by the Harbor
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 612 reviews

    This Santa Barbara hotel is located a 10-minute walk from West Beach. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a daily continental breakfast.

    A great garden setting and pool area. Helpful staff

  • Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 380 reviews

    This Santa Barbara hotel is 2 blocks from the many beaches and yacht harbor. The Mediterranean-style hotel features a fountain, free bike rentals, and an expanded continental breakfast every morning.

    The lovely breakfast and afternoon treat of cheese and wine

  • Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 99 reviews

    Offering an outdoor pool and hot tub, Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta is located in the Goleta district in Santa Barbara, next to University of California, Santa Barbara.Private parking...

    Very clean very comfortable. Nice staff great location.

Hotels located in the centre of Santa Barbara

  • Palihouse Santa Barbara
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 239 reviews

    Set in Santa Barbara, 2 km from East Beach, Palihouse Santa Barbara offers accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

    great vibe, lovely staff and good central location

  • Santa Barbara Inn
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 605 reviews

    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, the Santa Barbara Inn is situated in Santa Barbara, 2 minutes' walk from the beach.

    It was an amazing hotel huge rooms and great views

  • Circle Bar B Guest Ranch
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 58 reviews

    Located in Santa Barbara, 29 km from University of California, Santa Barbara, Circle Bar B Guest Ranch provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a shared lounge and a...

    Great horse dude ranch experience! Perfect for a few nights

  • De La Vina Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 81 reviews

    Situated in Santa Barbara, 3.5 Km from Leadbetter Beach and 320 meters from State Street, De La Vina Inn features a secure self check-in system, accommodation with a shared lounge, free private...

    Beautiful historical building in a fantastic location

  • The Upham Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 423 reviews

    This historic hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is a 5-minute drive to the beach and Stearns Wharf. It is surrounded by an acre of gardens. Guests can enjoy the property's free WiFi as well.

    Everything went great. Breakfast and coffee were good too

  • Hotel Californian
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 235 reviews

    Located next to the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian is just steps from the beach and features an outdoor pool.

    Staff, hotel decor and surrounding atmosphere in the area.

  • Hotel Santa Barbara
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 778 reviews

    This hotel is within 3.2 km of the Santa Barbara Zoo and Leadbetter Beach and Park. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and a Starbucks Coffee shop right outside our doors.

    Great location, comfortable bed and friendly staff

  • Riviera Beach House
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 263 reviews

    This contemporary hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk to Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara beachfront. Free Wi-Fi is provided. All rooms include plush bathrobes in the en suite European-style bathrooms.

    Location was fantastic. Staff were super friendly.

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What guests said about Santa Barbara:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    The hotel location is a 10.

    The hotel location is a 10. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and we were able to upgrade to a nicer room. My only disappointment was the extra $50 per night in fees and the $33 per night parking charge when there was ample parking and we parked ourselves. This should definitely be included in the cost. We literally spent $80+per night extra than we expected.
    LYNN
    United States
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    We loved the old mission and spend a lot of time in the...

    We loved the old mission and spend a lot of time in the hotel. I didn‘t like the pier. Everywhere were cars and parking lots instead of nice sitting opportunities. there were a lot of homeless people, too.
    Anja
    Germany
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Santa Barbara was absolutely beautiful!!!

    Santa Barbara was absolutely beautiful!!! It was really lush and green there! The wildflowers were blooming everywhere! The mountains and hills were super lush and green and very beautiful! The Botanical Gardens are incredible and are filled with poppies and wildflowers! The Mission, Courthouse, State Street, Stearns Wharf, and Alice Peck Park are all amazing places to visit! The weather was a perfect 73 degrees for most of my trip, until the last day. The people were all very nice and pleasant to deal with. Brophy's, at the Harbor has the best fish and chips that I have ever had!! There were some whales right off of the Harbor that I was privileged to see! There was also an awesome feeding frenzy that brought in hundreds of pelicans and cormorants to dive into the water at the same time!! It was phenomenal to watch. People who have lived in Santa Barbara all of their lives have never seen anything like it!!! It was an absolutely amazing trip!
    Lori
    United States
  • 10
    Scored 10

    It is so beautiful there, it has energy

    It is so beautiful there, it has energy & offers many types of activities & a plethora of restaurants, shops, night life, spas, zoo, museums & the beach. Go, visit - it's worth it!
    Kris
    United States
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    We visited in February when unknown to us was the film...

    We visited in February when unknown to us was the film festival, the weather was perfect, town seemed quiet even with film festival which was a bonus, still able to grab tickets. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, lots with outdoor eating with patio heaters. We enjoyed the SB Whale watching trip we did, small exclusive boat made us feel VIPs and saw plenty of humpback whales. Easy to walk around the town, but also easy to drive and explore neighbouring Montecito
    Sarah-Jane Parker
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Great place to visit, especially with wonderful weather.

    Great place to visit, especially with wonderful weather. For seafood, Lure is amazing!!! Chad's and Cajun Kitchen are great breakfast spots. If you are there on Sunday, see the Art/Craft Market at the Beach. Lots of amazing stuff and all the vendors are so friendly. Also, a huge recommendation to Olive Hill Farms in Los Olivos. Great place for oils and vinegars.
    Kathleen
    United States

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Santa Barbara

  • From £248.67 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 272 reviews
    This is a great hotel to stay if you are visiting Santa Barbara. The hotel is located quite close to the beaches and other attractions. The hotel also offers free parking. The rooms are quite spacious and very clean. They also have a microwave and a fridge. Other than that, the room also have a coffee machine and free coffee. The hotel also has an onsite laundry that the guest can use. It also has a restaurant that is open until 8:30pm. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast. Great hotel and I can recommend it to anyone.
    Ramesh
    United States
  • From £315.07 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,385 reviews
    The property is located one street back from the front and pier area of Santa Barbara. The neighborhood was quiet and parking on site was no problem. The suite booked had 2 bedrooms and a well appointed kitchen area. Coffee was on tap in the lobby area & there were fresh cookies every afternoon. The pool on site was warm. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. For the tour we did the Franciscan represented the best value inn we stayed at.
    Zoe
    United Kingdom
  • From £252.47 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 141 reviews
    The Secret Garden Inn is truly a delight. Our charming, antique-furnished cottage was beautiful and exceptionally comfortable. The proprietress was extremely kind and warm upon our arrival; we just regret we could not partake of her home-baked croissants at breakfast the following day. The Secret Garden is very well situated in an old section of Santa Barbara between the downtown area and the Mission Church. Secure, off-the-street parking is a plus.
    Paul
    United States
  • From £315.07 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,575 reviews
    location is perfect for a walkable Santa Barbara trip. Jeanine’s is next door with the best breakfast tacos I have ever tasted. Across the street from the wharf and front door is steps from State Street, where all the restaurants, shopping and action take place. Clean hotel that has been nicely updated with large rooms and a friendly staff. Great spot!
    Marc
    United States
  • From £163.69 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,543 reviews
    The property is not centrally located to downtown Santa Barbara but for adventurous walkers it’s a nice 1 hour stroll to the wharf. Alternatively the bus system is easy to use, cheap and a stop is located right outside the hotel. The restaurant on site had great pizza and drinks and the central courtyard was a beautiful place to spend the evening.
    Jessica
    United States
  • From £325.05 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 2,343 reviews
    A clean and comfortable place walking distance from the beach. The main city center of Santa Barbara is about a 15 minutes walk away. Breakfast was very simple. Parking was also included in the room rate. Also enjoyed the layout of the Hotel with a comfortable community area to sit outside and socialize.
    Marcel
    Switzerland
  • From £224.11 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,380 reviews
    Location: The Hotel is near the beach but has no beach view. Great location to have an evening walk and dinner at a restaurant on a beach. Room: Is very clean. It was a very pleasant experience. Parking: First come - first serve, but we didn't have any issues on that day.
    Ivan Konovalenko
    United States
  • From £239.64 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,866 reviews
    Location was great. Very convenient to everything Santa Barbara has to offer. Very walkable. Rooms were large, comfortable and clean. Hotel lobby and breakfast area bright and cheerful. Unfortunately temperatures were not warm enough to enjoy the pool.
    Cherilynne
    Canada
  • From £325.05 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 2,343 reviews
    Location near the beach is great. Easy access to everything Santa Barbara has to offer. Walk/bike to beach and restaurants. Compared to other nearby inns and motels, La Playa is newly refurbished and very stylish. Highly recommend!
    Alaina
    United States
  • From £244.37 per night
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,569 reviews
    The cozy hotel is located in a convenient location near the beach, but a little further from the center. After 11 pm they lock the door to the building, so it's safe. The staff are friendly and pleasant.
    Sabira
    Kazakhstan
  • From £369.89 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 125 reviews
    The rooms are huge and comfortable. The location was convenient between Goleta and downtown Santa Barbara. The lobby, the restaurant and outdoor area are super cute. And the staff was super friendly!
    J
    Jennifer
    United States
  • From £406.07 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 243 reviews
    Wonderful hotel, good location, breakfast and afternoon buffet delicious, calm and serene gardens. The staff were polite and friendly. Overall a great place to stay when visiting Santa Barbara.
    Gaynor
    United Kingdom
  • From £225.19 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,809 reviews
    We had a wonderful time in Santa Barbara and the hotel was a great part of it. The children loved the birds and the pool and so it was also relaxing for us parents.
    Anja
    Germany
  • From £121.99 per night
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 796 reviews
    It was clean and the bathroom was pretty spacious. we chose the cheapest option in the area since we were just visiting Santa Barbara’s for a night. Good location
    Lucy
    United States
  • From £206.74 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,126 reviews
    Location was good, easy to get into downtown Santa Barbara. Free bikes were great, very easy to explore the area with. Nice sun deck to relax on
    Colin
    United Kingdom
  • From £218.48 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 400 reviews
    Reasonably priced hotel in the Santa Barbara area. There were nice restaurants within walking distance. The complimentary bikes were a plus.
    Sara
    United States
  • From £276.68 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 169 reviews
    Convenient to UCSB and the airport, less so to downtown Santa Barbara. Perfectly fine hotel - exactly what you'd expect from a Courtyard.
    Brett
    United States
  • 7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 4 reviews
    The house is located really close to Santa Barbara downtown. It was very clean, spacious, with a great outside sitting area.
    Anna
    United Kingdom
  • From £652.28 per night
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 114 reviews
    The hotel is located in downtown Santa Barbara. Great Location
    Angela
    United States
  • From £355.53 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 2,118 reviews
    Its near the beach area, quiet and clean environment
    Paul
    Philippines

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