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Santa Barbara is located in Southern California along the coast of the Pacific Ocean and west of the Santa Ynez mountains. The Spanish culture that influenced this city can be seen throughout the architecture, most notably Old Mission Santa Barbara. It is also home to Stearn’s Wharf, the oldest working wooden wharf in California.

Views, Beach & Food: Experience the Culture

There are several gorgeous beaches to explore in Santa Barbara, all offering unique perks and breathtaking views. Arroyo Burro Beach (also known as Hendry’s Beach) is known for being dog friendly, and Goleta Beach Park has grills, picnic areas, a horseshoe pit, and volleyball courts, making it a perfect spot for those looking to make a day of their excursion. Seafood, local produce and wine are abundant in Santa Barbara, making the culinary scene one you won’t want to miss. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival occurs annually in January, and there are several museums to explore from Santa Barbara Historical Museum to Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Where Can I Book a Santa Barbara Hotel?

There is so much to discover in Santa Barbara, and Skyscanner is here to help you select the best accommodations for your stay! Easily sort listings by price, stars, amenities, hotel brands and more to find the perfect hotel for your individual needs.

Where are Santa Barbara hotels located?

The majority of the hotels in Santa Barbara are conveniently located in the downtown area and along the coast for easy access to many points of interest.

How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

On average, standard hotel rooms in Santa Barbara are approximately $150-$300 a night, with familiar favorites including Holiday Inn, Best Western, and La Quinta Inn. Rooms in upscale and specialty hotels can run from $300-$500 a night, and ranch style experiences, such as the San Ysidro Ranch, are around $820 a night.

Are there unique boutique hotels in Santa Barbara?

Yes! Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is Spanish colonial style hotel located right along the waterfront. Located in the trendy art and wine-centric “Funk Zone”, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara consists of adobe style buildings with exposed brick, and is a short walk from the beach and Stearns Wharf. The Kimpton Canary Hotel in downtown has a romantic Spanish atmosphere, rooftop pool, and guests can enjoy free bike rentals as well as a complimentary evening wine hour.

Can I find 5 star hotels in Santa Barbara?

For those seeking out the most luxurious experience, Santa Barbara has you covered. The Belmond El Encanto offers gorgeous rooms and suites on 7 acres of greenery. The hotel offers a spa with a full menu of massages and facials, a relaxing infinity pool, and a restaurant with coastal cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Right along the water, and just 4 miles from downtown, Four Seasons has private bungalows, 2 pools, a spa, and several other luxe amenities.

Can I find hotels for families?

Many of the hotels listed above are well suited for families, and can provide complimentary cribs, stowaway beds, and baby proofing kits upon request. The Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort deserves a special mention for their summer kids’ program which includes sailing, arts and crafts, movie nights, and face painting. It’s also located right by the beach, and bikes can be rented for the whole family.