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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
1,153 reviews
Price from$273.44per night
Mason Beach Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

Less than 5 minutes' walk from the beach, this Santa Barbara inn features an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub. All guestrooms offer free WiFi.

8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,022 reviews
Price from$274.55per night
Lemon Tree Inn, hotel in Santa Barbara

Featuring a one acre tropical courtyard and an outdoor pool, this Santa Barbara hotel offers rooms with flat-screen cable TV. It is 1 mi from the Museum of Natural History.

7.5
Scored 7.5
Good
Rated good
2,445 reviews
Price from$155per 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
2,048 reviews
Price from$129per 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
1,511 reviews
Price from$123.75per 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
1,564 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
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.

7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,958 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.

7.3
Scored 7.3
Good
Rated good
1,538 reviews
Price from$197per 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
1,713 reviews
Price from$199per night
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  • Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 279 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
     · 190 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

  • Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 575 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.

  • The Upham Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 425 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

  • Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 378 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

  • 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.

  • Villa Rosa Inn
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,511 reviews

    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.

    Amazing property and hospitality services. Great stay

  • Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,141 reviews

    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.

    The room was spacious and came with a coffee machine

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  • Simpson House Inn
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 236 reviews

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

    The whole experience was amazing! we all loved it.

  • The Eagle Inn
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 633 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

  • Harbor View Inn
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,564 reviews

    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.

    Very nice clean and big room in a very convenient location!

  • Hotel Santa Barbara
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 792 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.

    Cosy Old hotel located centrally in Santa Barbara.

  • Inn by the Harbor
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 625 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

  • 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...

    Beautiful historical building in a fantastic location

  • The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 100 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!

  • The Presidio
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,048 reviews

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

    Location, easy to check-in and checkout. Good value.

Hotels located in the center of Santa Barbara

  • Santa Barbara Inn
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 601 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

  • 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

  • Riviera Beach House
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 265 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.

  • Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 753 reviews

    Avania Inn of Santa Barbara is located at 1.5 blocks from the waterfront and Stearn's Wharf. All guest rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi.

    Perfect location. Good breakfast. Clean room. Great staff.

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 190 reviews

    Adjacent to the Sandpiper golf course, this Santa Barbara resort features beautiful ocean views, an outdoor pool and on-site dining. All guest rooms include a private patio with a view.

    Room needs renewal, food was very good, service was excellent

  • Hotel Virginia Santa Barbara, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 324 reviews

    Located 2 miles away from Old Mission Santa Barbara, this historic hotel serves a daily hot breakfast. It features guest rooms equipped with free WiFi. A 24-hour reception is available.

    It a historic building close to a great tourist area

  • Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 719 reviews

    Featuring a fitness center and outdoor pool, Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a contemporary property located within 10 minutes’ drive of downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta Beach.

    Nice hotel with a great pool. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 352 reviews

    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.

    Nice clean room Close to what we needed helpful staff

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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 $282.60 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 279 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 of America
  • From $318.73 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,153 reviews
    The hotel is well maintained. It is in an excellent location. It is a dog friendly hotel which was an awesome surprise. Lots of cute pooches running around. While we were there we didn't see a single dog act up. Staff are super responsive and relaxed. It seems the owners are not over working and understaffing which I appreciate. The location is prime. Like a mathematician chose the optimal walking distance to all Santa Barbara has to offer. The pool area was clean, well maintained, and relaxing.
    John
    United States of America
  • From $340.86 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 378 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 $193.79 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 365 reviews
    The property is not close to downtown but that gave us opportunity to explore other parts of Santa Barbara. It is very affordable compared to other places. It’s quieter where we were at and that made our weekend trip relaxing and enjoyable. The hotel is close to restaurants, bars and coffee shops and as always we like to support local businesses wherever we travel. Thank you Agave Inn!
    Marissa
    United States of America
  • From $227.26 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,714 reviews
    This is an excellent hotel. The most spacious and well equipped on our journey in fact. Very well thought out apartment with every amenity to hand. Comfortable and homely. The reception staff were perfect. The gentleman was very nice and helpful. Wished we had booked a week and not just a night !!! Santa Barbara is the nicest place that we found in California on our coastal trip.
    janice
    United Kingdom
  • From $318.73 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,153 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 $324.90 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,564 reviews
    This hotel was the PERFECT place to stay for my first visit to Santa Barbara. It was right on the beach, had beautiful views from our room/balcony, and it was walking distance to the pier, State Street and tons of amazing restaurants. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We said it over and over again that when we go back, we have to stay here again. It was perfect!
    Sarah
    United States of America
  • From $736.59 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 229 reviews
    A charming boutique hotel on a quiet street in central Santa Barbara! I had one of the studio type of rooms featuring an electric fireplace, comfy bed, table, vintage style full size fridge, desk and spacious bathroom with a large soaking tub. I also really liked the convenient self parking garage and the lovely courtyard area.I would happily stay here again.
    Penelope
    United States of America
  • From $312.99 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,306 reviews
    We liked it! Arrived late afternoon and were welcomed by a very friendly gentleman who gave us some tips what we can explore in santa barbara. The hotel has a lovely courtyard which looked beautiful. Very clean rooms, wifi worked well. Parking spaces available. 15mins walking to state street, 5mins walking to the beach
    Marina Meier
    Switzerland
  • 7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 449 reviews
    Huge room size with view of the ocean. Beach was located right across the street, but the hotel was a little far from the main downtown area. The only option to park your car is with the hotel's paid valet. Nice amenities (pool, gym, bocce court).
    Su
    United States of America
  • 7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,048 reviews
    Location was great, very close to downtown Santa Barbara. Reception was welcoming and they accommodated our request. Motel area was quite clean and easy to get to. Room and bed were comfortable. Onsite parking a plus.
    Angel
    United States of America
  • From $245.10 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,941 reviews
    The staff (Ricks - you are awesome) was amazing, kind, nice, took care of everything we needed. The best service we've ever had! Moreover, the hotel is beautiful and located in a great place in Santa Barbara
    Maiky Yanay
    Israel
  • From $215.46 per night
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,141 reviews
    Hotel room was clean and comfortable. Plenty of parking available. Breakfast was okay for a continental. Didn’t use pool but it looked clean. Nice location to the Santa Barbara Pier.
    Ciara
    Ireland
  • From $736.59 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 229 reviews
    Beautiful hotel and bedroom Loved the courtyard , a piece of heaven in super busy Santa Barbara Nice pool , small but well kept Super friendly staff especially Chandra
    Caroline
    United Kingdom
  • From $343.85 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 792 reviews
    The location is great if you want to be in downtown Santa Barbara. The staff is very nice and helpful. The hotel is old and funky which is fine. The bed was comfortable.
    Daisy
    United States of America
  • From $312.99 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,306 reviews
    Everything! One block from Santa Barbara's West Beach coastline. Clean rooms, great breakfast, hot tub, pool, plenty of parking & the best hotel staff anywhere.
    Richard
    United States of America
  • 7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,048 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 $118.70 per night
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 777 reviews
    Staff was kind, check in was quick. The hotel is a few miles away from Santa Barbara, clean place
    Mikamik_
    Spain
  • From $257.70 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,378 reviews
    The location was excellent, near the beach, downtown Santa Barbara etc.
    V
    Vicki
    United States of America
  • From $183.86 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,445 reviews
    The location was conveniently located near downtown Santa Barbara.
    A
    Anonymous
    United States of America

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