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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.

Everything in the room seemed new and clean. I get sick of staying in pricey hotels that look and feel like they haven't been updated in a decade. La Playa was all fresh and the bed was very comfortable!
9.1
Scored 9.1
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
2,324 reviews
Price from$284.05per night
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.

Breakfast and location were great. Room was disgusting. Very much a motel disguised as a higher rate facility.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,917 reviews
Price from$229per 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.

Location is good
7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
1,499 reviews
Price from$159per night
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

Located 4 mi from Arroyo Burro Beach Country Park, this hotel in Santa Barbara, California offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center.

it seemed very safe, the location was amazing. the room was clean and comfortable.
7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
1,145 reviews
Price from$149per night
Santa Barbara Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

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

Overall property was nice and clean
8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
606 reviews
Price from$305per night
Hotel Santa Barbara, hotel in Santa Barbara

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.

Location
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
782 reviews
Price from$229per 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.

The hotel was WONDERFUL. Very peaceful and relaxing. This was my 2nd time staying at the hotel within a 3 month time span. You don't find many hotels these days that let you check out at noon. The hotel isn't far from State St. I forgot my Bose speaker in the room after check out. I received a call from the hotel telling me that I had forgotten the speaker. Many thanks to the person who cleaned the room and was honest and tuned the speaker into the front desk. I like the fact that you can pick your room on the website. Most hotels pick the room for you. All the rooms are different and unique and have their own charm.
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
420 reviews
Price from$270per 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.

Quiet accommodations and facilities. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Rooms could use some form of chest of drawers and additional clothes hangers.
7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
432 reviews
Price from$231per night
Palmoro House, hotel in Santa Barbara

The Palmoro House is a satellite building located 1.5 blocks from the main lobby of the Mar Monte Hotel.

The valet crew was very helpful in getting our EV charged! Holden was great with working with our schedule and multiple EVs
7.2
Scored 7.2
Good
Rated good
223 reviews
Price from$230.30per night
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta, hotel in Santa Barbara

This California hotel is just 2 miles from Goleta Beach Park. Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta features an outdoor pool, a hot tub and rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Friendly and helpful staff. Cleanliness was exceptional. Breakfast had good variety and quality.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
330 reviews
Price from$206.11per night
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  • Hideaway Santa Barbara, A Kirkwood Collection Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 285 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
     · 104 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
     · 273 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

  • The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 114 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
     · 584 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
     · 611 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
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 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

  • Beachside Inn
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,918 reviews

    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.

    Everything except the pool , it was way to cold !!!

Hotels located in the center of Santa Barbara

  • Palihouse Santa Barbara
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 233 reviews

    Located in Santa Barbara, 1.3 miles from East Beach, Palihouse Santa Barbara has accommodations with a fitness center, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

    great vibe, lovely staff and good central location

  • Santa Barbara Inn
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 607 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
     · 57 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...

    Great horse dude ranch experience! Perfect for a few nights

  • De La Vina Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 81 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...

    Beautiful historical building in a fantastic location

  • The Upham Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 420 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
     · 231 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
     · 782 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
     · 264 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:

  • 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 of America
  • 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 of America
  • 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

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Santa Barbara

  • From $363.66 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,572 reviews
    Harbor View Inn was one of the most beautiful hotel stops on our California tour. The room we has was HUGE and incredibly comfortable for our 2 night stay. Location was spot on - we were located in the North building which led straight out onto Mason, a stones throw away from the beach and only a 10-15 min stroll to the downtown area (even closer to the Funk Zone and wine bars!) Nice little balcony on our 2nd floor room too! Perfect for enjoying an ice-cream from McConnells (just across the street) and a glass of something sparkling!
    Lianne
    United Kingdom
  • From $340.86 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 380 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
  • From $333.68 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,161 reviews
    We booked a family suite as we had 2 adult kids with us. It worked perfectly and avoided all sharing one room. Room was clean and comfortable and we had a great view of the beach. Loved the fire pits for chilling out in the evening. Pool was small but well serviced with sun loungers etc. The hotel offered bikes for touring around. Loved Santa Barbara and would definitely go back.
    Sarah
    United Kingdom
  • From $352.85 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,918 reviews
    A really great location - only a few steps away from Santa Barbara Pier. Great rooms - although we had to check that our kid got the sofa bed as booked. Was done within 5 minutes. Pool area was superb and well attended. One of the best complementary breakfasts we had on the whole trip What a pitty we only had 1 night for staying there planned in our round trip
    Daniela
    Austria
  • From $319.20 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 420 reviews
    The location was perfect for our purposes in Santa Barbara. Quick and easy walk to State Street. Beautiful hotel and grounds. Nice courtyard area for guests to sit and relax. Room was clean and very quiet. The hotel provided a basket of individually wrapped scones, cookies, oatmeal and toiletries plus a bottle of wine from Santa Barbara Winery at check in.
    Philip
    United States of America
  • From $363.66 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,572 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 of America
  • From $748.01 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 233 reviews
    This is a great boutique property, a short walk from downtown State Street Santa Barbara. The hotel is very comfortable and very quiet in spite of its in-town location. The staff could not have been more helpful. I spent an extremely enjoyable 4 days and had great weather to boot. I will go back
    Martin
    United States of America
  • From $128.08 per night
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 686 reviews
    Sunset Hotel is ok. It's good for the price in Santa Barbara, but not more. The lady at the reception was very friendly, the room was clean, but rather small. No breakfast due to covid restrictions what I don't really understand, since all the restaurants are open without any restrictions.
    Michael
    Switzerland
  • From $333.34 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 634 reviews
    Excellent location near the beachfront. We loved the breakfast and how we were received by the hotel staff. We liked that we could get free bikes with the hotel for a ride around town. Excellent value for money!
    Diego
    Brazil
  • From $467.08 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 114 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 of America
  • From $177.01 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,502 reviews
    Ability for a family group to meet and visit in the large patio area. Close to downtown Santa Barbara, on bus line, within walking distance of Starbucks, great restaurant food and staff.
    Mary
    United States of America
  • From $158.46 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,804 reviews
    it was fine, but way too overpriced we stayed in lots of hotels with similar arrangements which charged a 100 dollars less… I guess Santa Barbara is on holy ground or something…
    Peter
    Netherlands
  • From $356.31 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,321 reviews
    Amazing hotel near the beach and state street. So clean, friendly staff and amazing rooms! We loved it here and would absolutely stay again. Also, lots of parking!!
    Nicola
    United Kingdom
  • From $181.26 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,101 reviews
    The room was clean with a TV with many programs. Santa Barbara is lovely place and this hotel is great place to stay. The staff was very nice and helpful.
    Erik
    Czech Republic
  • From $214.06 per night
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,499 reviews
    The location is a 25 minute walk from Stearns wharf, then you can walk down to State street where the downtown Santa Barbara area is. Or an 8 min drive
    Joselin
    United States of America
  • From $257.59 per night
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 224 reviews
    It was in a good location near the beach and close to the highway. The hotel was clean and efficient and good value.
    Robert
    United Kingdom
  • From $158.46 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,804 reviews
    The location was great, just a few minutes from the downtown area of Santa Barbara
    Cynthia
    United States of America
  • From $453.66 per night
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 114 reviews
    The hotel is located in downtown Santa Barbara. Great Location
    Angela
    United States of America
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 39 reviews
    Location near Old Downtown Santa Barbara was very convenient.
    Dolores
    United States of America
  • From $263.35 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 782 reviews
    Cosy Old hotel located centrally in Santa Barbara.
    Daniel
    Denmark

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