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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Low season November
High season September
  Average price (weeknight): AED 836
  Average price (weekend night): AED 1066

cheapest month to stay

28%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

43%

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(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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(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 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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Most recommended Santa Barbara hotels

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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort - Santa Barbara - Building
1
8.4 Excellent (2,261 reviews)
AED 1381+
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Pool
2
8.8 Excellent (1,838 reviews)
AED 2075+
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
3
8.2 Excellent (2,109 reviews)
AED 948+
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
4
7.1 Good (1,367 reviews)
AED 852+
Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Building
5
9.2 Excellent (383 reviews)
AED 1770+
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
6
8.3 Excellent (1,492 reviews)
AED 731+
Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara - Building
7
9.3 Excellent (642 reviews)
AED 2325+
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
9
8.2 Excellent (1,282 reviews)
AED 584+
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
10
8.3 Excellent (987 reviews)
AED 1091+
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara - Building
11
8.7 Excellent (713 reviews)
AED 775+
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
12
9.1 Excellent (1,134 reviews)
AED 1307+

Best rooms in Santa Barbara

Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Building
1
9.2 Excellent (383 reviews)
AED 1770+
Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara - Building
2
9.3 Excellent (642 reviews)
AED 2325+
Harbor House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
3
9.5 Excellent (661 reviews)
AED 966+
Spanish Garden Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
4
9.3 Excellent (520 reviews)
AED 1557+

Best Santa Barbara hotels near West Beach

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The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
1
9.3 Excellent (696 reviews)
AED 881+
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
2
8.7 Excellent (412 reviews)
AED 856+
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
3
8.6 Excellent (1,259 reviews)
AED 863+

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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.9 Good (1,196 reviews)
AED 665+
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.2 Excellent (2,109 reviews)
AED 948+
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
3
7.1 Good (1,367 reviews)
AED 852+
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
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7.3 Good (1,063 reviews)
AED 551+
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.3 Excellent (2,036 reviews)
AED 654+
Mason Beach Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
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8.1 Excellent (2,436 reviews)
AED 676+
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
7
9.1 Excellent (997 reviews)
AED 749+
Inn at East Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
8
8.3 Excellent (1,292 reviews)
AED 599+
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