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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
18 May — 19 May2
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Santa Barbara hotels

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Low season

JanuaryCheapest month to stay with an average 24% drop in price.

High season

JuneMost expensive month to stay with an average 23% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$376Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$528Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hotel in Santa Barbara

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Top tips for finding perfect Santa Barbara hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Santa Barbara in January and November.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Santa Barbara if you stay on a Wednesday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Barbara accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Santa Barbara found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $693, while the most expensive was $737.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Barbara for 2 days.
  • 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

  • Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Santa Barbara. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • Although the average price for a double room in Santa Barbara is $539, $127 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In the last 3 hours, users have found Santa Barbara hotels for tonight for as low as $139. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $175 and 4-star hotels from $283.

  • In the last 72 hours, users have found Santa Barbara hotels for this weekend for as low as $244 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $360 and 4-star hotels from $685.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Santa Barbara districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Santa Barbara city centre

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Santa Barbara by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best Santa Barbara hotels

Most recommended Santa Barbara hotels

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Beach House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Beach House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Beach House Inn
9.4 Excellent
$369+
$369+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara - Outdoor view
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara - Outdoor view
Marina Beach Motel
9.2 Excellent
$304+
$304+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Bath Street Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Bath Street Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Bath Street Inn
9.1 Excellent
$257+
$257+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Eagle Inn
9.1 Excellent
$358+
$358+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Hotel Californian
9 Excellent
$830+
$830+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Upham Hotel
8.9 Excellent
$293+
$293+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Casa Del Mar Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Casa Del Mar Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Casa Del Mar Inn
8.7 Excellent
$203+
$203+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Santa Barbara hotels near West Beach

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