Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

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

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based on 287 reviews

Hotel Californian
Sun 17/10
Mon 18/10
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About Hotel Californian

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.

Set in Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is a five-minute walk from Andalucia Building and provides an outdoor pool. It offers complimentary wireless internet and is steps from Stearns Wharf and tourist attractions.

Guests of this 5-star hotel can plan excursions with help from the tour desk. Those staying at the property are able to unwind with a book in the library.

Hotel Californian has 117 rooms, all of which are equipped with a range of facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. After settling in to their room, guests can discover the area with use of Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, which is minutes from the hotel.

In-house dining options include restaurant, which is a convenient spot to have a meal.

Hotel Californian is within walking distance of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, connecting guests with the surrounding area. It is a brief stroll from Brooks Institute and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

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Rooms available at Hotel Californian

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King rooms($726 - $1,905)
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Deluxe rooms($831 - $1,443)
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Queen rooms($894 - $2,440)
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Standard rooms($112 - $2,760)
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Luxury rooms($736 - $1,758)
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Double rooms($778 - $1,566)
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$905 totalSnaptravel
Superior rooms($734 - $2,287)
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Amenities at Hotel Californian

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by lift
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by lift

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Cleaning products


  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • VIP room facilities


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wine glasses
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon
  • Windsurfing
  • Hiking

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Streaming service
  • Library
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Children's television networks


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Hotel Californian

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Location, rooms and service were fantastic.

Cons:Nothing, loved it.

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Pros:Loved the location and decor
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36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

What's nearby

  • West Beach245 m
  • Stearns Wharf0.5 km
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum1.1 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara1.1 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara1.3 km
  • Leadbetter Beach1.6 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse1.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art1.7 km
  • The Arlington Theatre2 km
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra2 km
  • Santa Barbara Bowl2.2 km
  • Santa Barbara Zoo2.4 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

  • No, Hotel Californian does not offer free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Hotel Californian does not offer free parking.

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

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

  • Yes, Hotel Californian has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

1.5 km

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