Santa Barbara

Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019

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Beautiful Santa Barbara Hotels

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.

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What are travelers saying about Santa Barbara?

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Member reviews (174)
Kisti Kera
Kisti KeraLos Angeles

I always take a yearly trip here. It is a great, and relaxing town. I enjoy being by the beach, so I always book an inn where I am in walking distance. Great seafood. Locals who live her are friendly, and the views from various hiking spots are amazing.

Travis Katz
Travis KatzMenlo Park, California, USA

Santa Barbara is a quiet retreat for Angelinos - its Spanish mission style and unsoiled beaches are a sight to behold, and its main drag boasts a host of high end restaurants. But it's also a university town, infusing the city with energy and making sure there are plenty of cheap eats and dive bars to be found.

Andy Kush
Andy KushDublin, California, USA

Santa Barbara is one the must visit city in California. Nice beaches, lots of shops and restaurants to go to.

Dave Schwarz
Dave SchwarzWinnetka, Illinois

Met this throw-back to the 60's along the beachfront in Santa Barbara with his unique van. Great guy! B v


The least expensive month is April, with an average of $176 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Santa Barbara is July, with an average price of $269 per night.
The average price of a hotel in April last year was $206 per night. This is 6% less than the average nightly price of $220 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Santa Barbara, the expected average temperature in April is 14.3°C/57.7°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 23.1°C/73.6°F. The coolest month is December, with temperatures averaging 7.5°C/45.5°F.
The nearest airport to Santa Barbara is Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA) (8.06 miles).

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