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Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
+1 805 882 0100

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9.2

Excellent
based on 336 reviews
Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Provider Nightly total
PREFERREDDERBYSOFT $338
TripAdvisor $616
Expedia $633
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.5 km
Location rating 9.7

Rooms

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Queen rooms

$418+

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$418 per night
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$595 per night
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$616 per night
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$633 per night
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$706 per night
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$722 per night
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$762 per night
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$764 per night
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$779 per night
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$779 per night
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$815 per night
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$912 per night
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Queen bed
$990 per night

Standard rooms

$1,196+

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Unknown
$1,196 per night

King rooms

$338+

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$338 per night
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$633 per night
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$640 per night
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$662 per night
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$721 per night
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$735 per night
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$750 per night
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$787 per night
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$854 per night

Reviews

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  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    10.0

    Rooms were comfortable, well designed with thoughtful touches

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    9.2

    Location was excellent, interior design was beautiful and room was really comfortable. View from our room was exceptional.

    Price was a bit punchy but can’t complain!

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    10.0

    Excellent service and welcoming. The room very spacious, modern and comfortable. Love the shower and bathroom amenities. The rooftop pool and bar areas was great and the location just perfect.

  • Okay
    Nov 2019
    5.0

    Too over priced and booking ad was misleading

    Price

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.2

    Lovely, big and clean rooms

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About

Overview

Located in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian Seaside Santa Barbara Hotel is a luxury hotel featuring Spanish Colonial revived architecture and a modern Moorish theme. Originally built in 1925, the hotel has 121 rooms overlooking a picturesque landscape. It is a high-end, elegant option in the center of activity in Santa Barbara, also known as the “American Rivera.”

Accommodations at the hotel feature custom furniture, signature Moroccan inspired tile wainscoting, premium cocktail carts with gourmet snacks, interior décor designed by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard and standard turndown service. The bathrooms have Mashrabiya pattern vanities and closet doors and bronze oil rubbed bath fixtures.

The hotel offers plenty of dining options, including the Goat Tree with casual all-day dining, fresh local pastries, gourmet café offerings, a full breakfast menu and prepacked picnic baskets and The Blackbird, a signature restaurant with Mediterranean influenced cuisine, local wines and communal plates that allow guests to sample the varied menu including the Wagyu burger, cinnamon chicken, and grilled octopus.

In addition to a fitness area, rooftop wedding and event venue, Hotel Californian Seaside includes its own spa, Majorelle, featuring aromatherapy with its own aroma design bar and couples treatment area. Guests can work out with a personal trainer, and enjoy a salon and nail spa that offers in room service as well.

Whether for business travel or vacation, The Hotel Californian Seaside with it’s on-site fashion boutique, close proximity to entertainment, and the beach that is just steps outside the rooms, is an excellent choice. The hotel captures the spirit of luxury while providing high-end comfort and amenities with no compare.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.2 Excellent

based on 336 reviews

9.7

Location

9.6

Vibe

5.6

Wellness

5.0

Breakfast

Things to know

  • Spacious rooms
  • Modern Hotel
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Stylish hotel

Check in

16:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Storage available
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
Rooftop
EV charging station
Lift
Hiking
Massage
Laundry facilities
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
Parking (surcharge)

FAQs when booking at Hotel Californian

What is the pet policy at Hotel Californian?

Guests looking to bring their pet with them to Hotel Californian can do so if the pet is under 25 lb. While there is no extra nightly charge, you will be charged an extra cleaning fee of $150 for the full stay.

Am I able to request an extra bed to be added to the room while staying at Hotel Californian?

If you are traveling with children and would like them to stay in the room with you, you can request a rollaway bed from Hotel Californian for the rate of $50 per night. You can also ask for a crib if you are traveling with a younger child, and this service is complimentary for guests of the hotel.

Does Hotel Californian organize any wine excursions through Santa Barbara’s wine region?

Wine lovers visiting Hotel Californian can book the Exclusive Wine Experience package that is available for stays of at least 2 nights. The experience comprises breakfast every morning either in-room or at the Goat Tree Café, a wine tour for a day hosted by a coastal concierge with lunch included. Please note that this experience needs to be booked at least 3 days ahead of arrival to allow enough time to organize the visits.

What sort of activities can I participate in while staying at Hotel Californian?

Hotel Californian offers a wide range of activities that guests can partake in. You will find a full moon celebration once a month at Djinn with a DJ, cocktails and a tarot card reader, wellness based activities with a difference such as Silent Disco Yoga, as well as regular all day events and specials such as Wine Down Wednesdays where you get half price wine at the Goat Tree Café all day on Wednesday. The library at the hotel also offers a range of board games and video games that guests can use and for outdoor games head to the beach for a round of bocce with your friends or family.

What are my options if I want to organize an event at Hotel Californian?

Guests wishing to organize an event at Hotel Californian, whether it’s a business meeting, a social event or a wedding will find a range of spaces of all sizes to choose from. Executive rooms are available, as are larger ballrooms, while the Mirador Rooftop Deck welcomes outdoor events. Catering is sourced from local service providers and the hotel’s event planner will help you create a custom menu that suits your event.

Does Hotel Californian offer any transport services to its guests?

If you have left your car at home and are looking for a way to get around while you are staying at Hotel Californian, you can make use of the House Car service which is complimentary for the hotel’s guests. This service is available through the concierge desk on a first come first serve basis and offers guests the option to be driven anywhere within a few miles from the hotel. (Prices checked 04/06/19).

Where is Hotel Californian located?

Hotel Californian is located at 36 State Street, 1.5 km from the centre of Santa Barbara. West Beach is the closest landmark to Hotel Californian.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel Californian?

Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Hotel Californian.

Does Hotel Californian offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Hotel Californian offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Hotel Californian offer free parking?

No, Hotel Californian does not offer free parking.

Does Hotel Californian offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Hotel Californian does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Hotel Californian from the airport?

Hotel Californian is 13.9 km from Santa Barbara. Hotel Californian is 88.6 km from Santa Maria Public.

Can you bring pets to Hotel Californian?

Yes, Hotel Californian is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Hotel Californian have a pool?

Yes, Hotel Californian has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • West Beach 251 m
  • Stearns Wharf 0.5 km
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 1.1 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 1.1 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara 1.3 km
  • Leadbetter Beach 1.6 km

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Getting Around

Santa Barbara 13.9 km
Santa Maria Public 88.6 km
Santa Barbara, California 265 m
Goleta 14.3 km

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