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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 328 feet from Hotel Californian, while Santa Barbara Wine Collective is 656 feet from the property. The nearest airport is Santa Barbara Airport, 8.7 mi from the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Private parking at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 queen bed
2 full beds
1 king bed
1 queen bed
1 king 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:

  • Michael
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was friendly and helpful in every encounter; front desk, room, valet, pool, bar - everyone. Amazingly comfortable room.
  • Greg
    United States of America United States of America
    Loved everything about the hotel and the spa and massage were exceptional
  • Brad
    United States of America United States of America
    The dinner and ambience of Blackbird was incredible. The room is gorgeous. Staff was friendly. Jason at Blackbird was the most amazing.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

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

    No additional info available

Amenities of Hotel Californian
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private Parking
  • WiFi in all areas
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
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
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs $48 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • 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)
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised 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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • 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
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

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

House rules

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Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

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
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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

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

  • Check-in at Hotel Californian is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Hotel Californian has 2 restaurants:

    • Restaurant #2
    • Goat Tree

  • The prices at Hotel Californian may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

  • Room options at Hotel Californian include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Suite

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

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness center
    • 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
    • Makeup services
    • Hair treatments
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Haircut
    • Hair coloring
    • Hairstyling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Beach
    • Spa facilities
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages

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