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Santa Barbara hotels

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Low season January
High season March
  Average price (weeknight): $449
  Average price (weekend night): $584

cheapest month to stay

41%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

26%

expected price increase

(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Sun - Thu

(weeknight)

(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Fri & Sat

(weekend night)

Top tips for finding the perfect Santa Barbara hotel

For those looking for hotels in Santa Barbara right near the beach, there are a few options. The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers a pool and direct beach access. West Beach Inn - a Coast Hotel is situated across the street from the beach, with an outdoor swimming pool.
To experience the history of Santa Barbara, try the Santa Barbara Hotel. The property was rebuilt in 1925 after it was damaged by an earthquake, but its unique architecture has an old-world charm that evokes the atmosphere of an earlier time. You can also check out the Simpson House Inn, a Victorian-style mansion built in 1874.
For shopping and dining, consider staying on State Street. Check out the Kimpton Canary Hotel as an upmarket option. For a cheap hotel that’s central to public transportation, you can try the Orange Tree Inn on State Street, which has a bus stop for two of the city’s downtown bus lines just across the road.
When you’re taking the children, stay within walking distance of the Santa Barbara Harbor, with boat trips, kayaking, the Maritime Museum and ice cream shops to enjoy. The Best Western Beachside Inn offers direct views of the harbor just a short walk away, with family rooms available.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Santa Barbara

How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Santa Barbara for as cheap as $125 in the last 3 days. The average price is $551.
Which are the most popular neighbourhoods to stay in Santa Barbara?
For more information about Santa Barbara's different neighborhoods, check out our Santa Barbara's City Guide.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
What hotels in Santa Barbara have onsite restaurants?
The Belmond El Encanto has a range of dining options to choose from. The hotel’s dining room and terrace provide ocean views while you eat, and the restaurant sources fresh, seasonal ingredients locally. You could also try the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, home to the Bella Vista restaurant, with panoramic ocean views.
What hotels in Santa Barbara are good for business travelers?
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a good high-end business option if you want extra amenities like free Wi-Fi or meeting rooms. If you’re looking for lodging located conveniently in the downtown area, then the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown is a good option, and some suites offer kitchens.
Which hotels in Santa Barbara offer ocean views?
The Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers exceptional views of the ocean from its terrace or its outdoor pool, for those with a flexible budget. The Harbor View Inn has suites with views of the oceanfront and also offers a pool, fitness center and gift shop.
Which hotels are close to downtown Santa Barbara?
The Lower State area is a good choice for booking a hotel near downtown. There are plenty of opportunities for you to find a convenient location between the beach and the city action. Try the Hotel Californian if you’re looking for a boutique hotel. Alternatively, you can try the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara for a more budget-friendly option in the area.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara?

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Best Santa Barbara hotels

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Harbor House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (687 reviews)
Beach House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (189 reviews)
Spanish Garden Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.4 Excellent (422 reviews)
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (402 reviews)
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara
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9.2 Excellent (960 reviews)
The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.2 Excellent (921 reviews)
Cheshire Cat Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.2 Excellent (365 reviews)
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.1 Excellent (1,122 reviews)
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.1 Excellent (809 reviews)
Bath Street Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.1 Excellent (622 reviews)
Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.1 Excellent (602 reviews)
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.0 Excellent (1,625 reviews)
Kimpton Canary Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (648 reviews)
Castillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara
15
9.0 Excellent (459 reviews)
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,441 reviews)

Best Santa Barbara hotels near West Beach

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Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Building
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9.3 Excellent (222 reviews)
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.7 Excellent (683 reviews)
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.1 Excellent (2,136 reviews)
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.9 Good (1,965 reviews)