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La Playa Inn Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

The Pacific Ocean is less than 5 minutes’ walk from this Santa Barbara property. Continental breakfast and free WiFi are provided. A refrigerator is included in each room.

9.1
Scored 9.1
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
2,308 reviews
Price from$369.55per night
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

This oceanfront hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is 4 minutes' walk from Stearns Wharf. It offers 2 heated outdoor pools and a modern fitness center.

7.5
Scored 7.5
Good
Rated good
1,154 reviews
Price from$273.44per night
The Presidio, hotel in Santa Barbara

Located 6 minutes’ drive from Stearns Wharf, this Santa Barbara hotel offers free parking to guests. It also features hypoallergenic bedding and amenities.

7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
2,045 reviews
Price from$129per night
Harbor View Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

Offering an outdoor pool and hot tub, this Santa Barbara hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Stearn’s Wharf. Guests can enjoy a full service spa experience at Spa Beaumontia, located on-site.

8.8
Scored 8.8
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,566 reviews
Price from$308per night
Motel 6-Santa Barbara, CA - Beach, hotel in Santa Barbara

A very short walk from the beach, this pet-friendly Santa Barbara motel features an outdoor pool and modern guest rooms with cable TV. State Street is a 5-minute drive away.

8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,919 reviews
Price from$152.99per night
Villa Rosa Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

This small inn is located steps from the beach in Santa Barbara, California. The inn offers a free continental breakfast and free evening wine tasting with snacks.

7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
1,519 reviews
Price from$198.75per night
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

This Santa Barbara, California hotel is located 3 miles from Stearn’s Wharf on the Pacific Ocean. The hotel offers free WiFi and cable TV in every room.

8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,715 reviews
Price from$199per 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.

7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
1,535 reviews
Price from$197per night
Inn at East Beach, hotel in Santa Barbara

This hotel is 2 miles from Santa Barbara and within a 5-minute walk of the Santa Barbara Zoo. It offers an outdoor pool, a patio, and rooms with flat-screen TVs.

7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
1,944 reviews
Price from$170.20per night
Castillo Inn at the Beach, hotel in Santa Barbara

A 9-minute walk from East Beach, Castillo Inn at the Beach provides 2-star accommodations in the West Beach district of Santa Barbara.

8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,372 reviews
Price from$202.85per night
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Santa Barbara's best hotels with breakfast

  • Hideaway Santa Barbara, A Kirkwood Collection Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 281 reviews

    Hideaway Santa Barbara, A Kirkwood Collection Hotel provides rooms in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara City College and Antioch College.

    lovely little home away from home, nice breakfast

  • Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 106 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.

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

    Set in Santa Barbara, Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta is 9.9 mi 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
     · 189 reviews

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

    Very clean. Lighting good! Staff pleasant always

  • The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 103 reviews

    Located 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
     · 576 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.

    The room was very clean, staff was really friendly.

  • Inn by the Harbor
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 621 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.

    nice and cozy rooms - also the outside facilities are made up really nice

  • Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 379 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

Hotels located in the center of Santa Barbara

  • The Eagle Inn
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 632 reviews

    Located 10 minutes’ walk from Central Santa Barbara, this hotel serves daily hot breakfast with egg dishes and organic fruit. All unique guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Free guest parking is available.

    Great staff, great staff,great experience loved it

  • Santa Barbara Inn
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 603 reviews

    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, the Santa Barbara Inn is located 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
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 56 reviews

    Located in Santa Barbara, 18 miles from University of California, Santa Barbara, Circle Bar B Guest Ranch provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a shared lounge...

    The wranglers leading the horse back ride were great.

  • De La Vina Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 83 reviews

    Located in Santa Barbara, 2.2 mi from Leadbetter Beach and 1050 feet from State Street, De La Vina Inn features a secure self check-in system, accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking...

    Bedding, cleanliness, and the backyard is gorgeous

  • The Upham Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 424 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.

    Upscale, historic property with an on-site restaurant

  • Hotel Californian
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 226 reviews

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

    location. the room was beautiful and the staff was great

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

    This hotel is within 2 mi 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
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 266 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

    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!
    Bellino
  • 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 of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Loved the beautiful landscaping and architecture everywhere.

    Loved the beautiful landscaping and architecture everywhere. Clean city and easy to navigate while driving but MapQuest misguided me numerous times. Excellent ethnic food restaurants. Lots of choices. I’m recommending “Meet Up” Chinese, “Your Place” Thai and “Masala Spice” Indian foods. Meet Up was first place I’ve ever been served by a robot!!!! Very cool!
    Cynthia
    United States of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Santa Barbara has a lot to offer from beaches to hiking...

    Santa Barbara has a lot to offer from beaches to hiking mountain biking to sailing and other outdoor adventures. I would have liked to have more time to explore. Relax at the rose gardens at the mission, hike more, beach sunsets and dinner downtown. Getting around is easy. Biking is fun! I would avoid the traffic in the funk zone on Friday night. Park in a paid lot and walk in is what I recommend. Also check out the Farmer’s market downtown on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. Wishing everyone a great time!
    Sabrina
    United States of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Scenery is fabulous.

    Scenery is fabulous. We were there over Christmas and the biggest challenge was finding places to eat that would be open and not fully booked. Several museums were either closed and closed early. Zoo was lots of fun, open on Christmas Day, and a manageable 2-3 hour visit to see everything. Interesting shopping was limited -- go to nearby Montecito to shop if you're looking for higher-end gifts and clothing. For a twisty but spectacular drive over the mountains, plan a 1/2 day trip to Solvang or Los Olivos.
    Mary Jane
    United States of America

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Santa Barbara

  • From $478.56 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 236 reviews
    ~ Beautiful and historic rooms in keeping with the house. ~ stunning gardens surrounding the property ~ Breakfast was fantastic - a 3 course meal with the main meal something different each day, cooked perfectly alongside fantastic service! ~ Lovely warm scones and cookies served in the afternoon and evening. ~ Complete with fantastic hour d’oeuvres served early evening which varied each day and all delicious ~ turn down service each night ~ relaxing place, quiet and peaceful ~ one of the best hotels in California!!
    ZG
    United Kingdom
  • From $343.85 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 791 reviews
    My wife and I had a great 2 night stay here in Nov 22. The hotel is in a very central location right in the middle of State Street, the pedestrianized main street in downtown Santa Barbara. It is surrounded by all the downtown shops, bars and restaurants and a short walk to the Funk Zone, West beach and Stearns Wharf and pier. Although it is very central, it was not noisy. The main hotel entrance is impressive, and our room was large, well equipped and very clean. There is also car parking, which is ideal.
    Guy
    United Kingdom
  • From $363.66 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 379 reviews
    This hotel was amazing! Our room was basically an apartment with a kitchen, living room, and separate bedroom with a walk in closet. I do like to clean my room upon arriving to a hotel and it was already spotless. When we requested our room to be cleaned, they were so quick, but thorough! Breakfast was light (egg bites, yogurt, pastries), but very good. The location was awesome. Near the beach, gas stations, freeway, restaurants, and little markets. Probably the best hotel we've ever been to!
    Taylor
    United States of America
  • 6.4
    Scored 6.4
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 29 reviews
    This is a very cool Very old house with a lot of character. It is in the montecito hills- surrounded by billionaires mansions. The price you are paying is ridiculously low, significantly cheaper than the next option in Santa Bárbara (motel 6). Staff was nice. Garden was cool, though a work in progress still. Overall it’s not a luxury experience but I would definitely come back bc it’s cheap and interesting and comfortable enough.
    Devin
    United States of America
  • From $501.34 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 603 reviews
    On our 15 day road trip, we stayed at 10 different accommodations. This is by far our favorite and we stayed at some very nice hotels along the way. Room was spacious and well decorated. Bed was comfortable and the balcony was very nice. The location was amazing and we loved being able to cross the street and be on the beach. Staff here was very friendly. We will absolutely stay here again if we are ever back in the area!
    Kelly
    United States of America
  • From $324.90 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,566 reviews
    Harborview is my go to hotel in Santa Barbara. It is always welcoming, clean, orderly, and in one of the best locations possible...right at the foot of State Street and across from the Ocean. It does not get any better! The rooms are large and laid out nicely with balconies or patios. The ocean view rooms on the street are nice but the ocean view rooms overlooking the lovely grounds and pool are the BEST.
    E
    Ellen
    United States of America
  • From $312.99 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,308 reviews
    Newly built little hotel on the beachfront of Santa Barbara, part of a larger corporate hotel chain. Everything as expected. Very spacious, clean and fully equipped rooms, thoroughly soundproof. Corporate style ambience, everything in the room brand new. Hotel built in tasteful Mexican style architecture with attention to detail. Excellent service. Within walking distance of Santa Barbara main attractions.
    Spyridon
    United States of America
  • From $263.65 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,085 reviews
    This Motel was the best place we stayed on a 3 week trip. Its in a perfect location near the beach, marina, and the Main street of Santa Barbara. The staff were all lovely, really friendly and helpful. They put on a really lovely continental breakfast included in our stay with pastries, cereal, tea, coffee, juice and bagels! The rooms were lovely fresh, clean and comfy. We wish we had stayed longer!
    Michelle
    United Kingdom
  • From $324.90 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,566 reviews
    Have stayed in many of the beach-front hotels in SB, and this is the best by some margin. Most are tired old motels that have been jazzed up to one extent or another and charge a fortune for what you actually get. Harbor View is a bit more expensive but much better - a proper 4 star level of furnishing, comfort, etc. I would certainly choose it again.
    Tom
    United Kingdom
  • From $284.33 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,947 reviews
    The location right across the street from the Santa Barbara Harbor was awesome and allowed easy access to everything in the area and downtown. Our room was spacious with nice furnishings & fixtures, and had a very comfy king bed. Liked the hugh walk-in shower, separate water closet, and full closet too.
    Brian
    United States of America
  • From $183.86 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,442 reviews
    Rooms were well appointed. Pool and patio area looked very nice but we didn’t use either. We only spent one night and in late and out early. We don’t get much of a chance to employ motels or hotels in Santa Barbara because we have children who have homes there but were unavailable for us to stay.
    Joseph N
    United States of America
  • From $245.10 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,943 reviews
    We had probably the best room in the inn, 2nd floor facing south with sea view. Spacious room. Great personel giving advice what to do do in Santa Barbara The location, 2 min walk from the beautiful East Beach Nice pool. Free parking at the street. Breakfast included!
    Johan
    Spain
  • From $312.99 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,308 reviews
    Hotel is super clean and has courtyard with comfy seating area to relax reading books or afternoon tea. Great location, walking distance (only 2 blocks) to Santa Barbara harbor, Maritime Museum, waterfront and all those nice seafood restaurant. Free parking !!!
    EDDY
    Indonesia
  • From $147.06 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,776 reviews
    Friendly staff, room was sufficient for our needs and was kept clean. Nice central pool area. Good location to access nearby Santa Barbara attractions, short drive, bus service near by. Short walk to some stores, places to eat. Close to 101 highway.
    Doug Lindsay
    United States of America
  • From $222.44 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,919 reviews
    Great place to stay!! I would stay there again or use another Motel6 on my experience at this location. Overall decor of the room was good. Located near the beach and just 15-20 minutes walk from the town centre and Funky area.
    Jevgeni
    United Kingdom
  • From $227.26 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,715 reviews
    The architecture of the hotel fits nicely into the post colonial architecture of Santa Barbara. The rooms are standard, but there’s nothing to complain about them. the staff is friendly. The lobby facilities are good.
    Michal
    Belgium
  • From $874.52 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 226 reviews
    loved the Californian - honestly came from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara it was like a breath of fresh air !! chalk and cheese - anyway great hotel - good food nearby - great everything ! will come again !
    Jem Dance
    United Kingdom
  • From $284.33 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,947 reviews
    Location and staff were great. The 'hotel' was an upgraded Motel but beautifully done. Plenty of parking and right by the Santa Barbara Pier.
    james
    United Kingdom
  • From $340.65 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,021 reviews
    Cute area that was well lit and near the beach. I liked the coffee and free snack set up in the morning.
    Nathalie
    United States of America
  • From $329.46 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 621 reviews
    Really lovely hotel- just what you need. Parking, breakie and good location in Santa Barbara.
    Sara
    United Kingdom

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