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Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Hotel Californian

Located next to the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian is just steps from the beach and features an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy several on-site dining options and take advantage of the on-site spa. Every air-conditioned guest room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, a coffee machine, free toiletries and a desk. Some rooms also feature a balcony. The hotel has two locations where guests can dine. Goat Tree offers casual dining all day offering fresh local fare including pastries and baked goods, a full breakfast menu, and cold-pressed juices and coffee. Blackbird offers Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with the Pacific Ocean and Funk Zone as a backdrop. The hotel spa, Majorelle, offers a steam room, a salon, and an indoor and outdoor lounge. Kunin Wines is 100 metres from Hotel Californian, while Santa Barbara Wine Collective is 200 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Santa Barbara Airport, 14 km from the hotel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Private parking at the hotel


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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
2 large double beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
2 double beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
2 double beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.1
Facilities
8.6
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
6.9
Location
9.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Thomas
    Switzerland Switzerland
    As hoteliers/restaurateurs, we have a different and sometimes stricter perspective than others. I can only congratulate the hotelier here. We had room 320 and were completely satisfied. What a great room and the service was always unobtrusively...
  • Jem
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    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 !
  • Jonathan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful hotel in prime location for SB. Staff were excellent and naturally welcoming. Room was lovely and in very good condition. very child friendly hotel

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
2 restaurants on site

  • Goat Tree
    • Cuisine
      American • Mediterranean
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern
  • Restaurant #2

    No additional info available

Facilities of Hotel Californian
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and charges are applicable.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs US$48 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Auditory guidance
  • Visual aids: Tactile signs
  • Visual aids: Braille
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool is on rooftop
  • Pool with view
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Wellness
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Hair styling
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Make up services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
    Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Hotel Californian takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 16:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 12 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Free

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Hotel Californian accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Hotel Californian

  • Room options at Hotel Californian include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Suite

  • Hotel Californian is 1.1 miles from the centre of Santa Barbara. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Hotel Californian offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Fitness
    • Back massage
    • Head massage
    • Walking tours
    • Yoga classes
    • Bike tours
    • Full body massage
    • Happy hour
    • Bicycle rental
    • Live music/performance
    • Couples massage
    • Beauty Services
    • Hand massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Waxing services
    • Make up services
    • Hair treatments
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Hair cut
    • Hair colouring
    • Hair styling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Beach
    • Spa facilities
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages

  • The prices at Hotel Californian may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hotel Californian on this page.

  • Hotel Californian has 2 restaurants:

    • Goat Tree
    • Restaurant #2

  • Check-in at Hotel Californian is from 16:00, and check-out is until 12:00.