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Clean, great location, great service. Will be back again

Awesome!!!!!!!! Great hotel!!! Great and friendly staff!!!

Hotel staff were excellent. Very attentive. Room large and tasteful. Gorgeous rooftop pool area. Beautiful new building. Fitness center a little small and the goat tree restaurant was disappointing service with good food.

Great hotel to stay in, staff was nice. Just watch out for all of the extra fees that are not included in the hotel purchase.- "resort fees" and extra $30 per day. Sure the perks are great, but would have been nice to know actual costs up front. I wrote them to complain and explained that it was false representation of actual cost of the hotel. No response.

What a gem! We were thrilled to stay at this hotel and will recommend to so many others!

It's brilliant at The Californian. What you might not realize at first is that the Hotel actually spreads across the whole block on all four sides of the street, and it's gorgeous. Totally worth the expense.

Excellent staff room and services They have everything you need.

Fire alarm went off multiple times in our room. Staff blamed it on a cigar smoking guest , but why so long to correct? Housekeeping forgot turn down service, neglected to remove empty wine bottle and, subsequently, neglected my request to do so.

What more could you ask for? A brand new high-end hotel with all the amenities, right in the heart of the Funk Zone and half a block away from the beach and pier. The staff was incredible! Helpful, friendly, prompt, and made you feel like a VIP---you'd think they've been doing it for years but we were there for the opening week! My wife and I will definitely be staying here again anytime we visit for a weekend getaway. We LOVED our stay!!

State Street Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stearns Wharf
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Santa Barbara Beach within a short walk of Stearns Wharf, Hotel Californian is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Presidio Santa Barbara. This 121-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 121 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, espresso makers, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries and bathrobes. Other amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Built in 2017, the brand new Hotel Californian offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is offered for USD 39 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a library.

Room options

Villa, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Californian

Everyone (9) Couples (1)
5
Everyone

By on Jun 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide this excellent feedback. We are excited you enjoyed your time here at Hotel Californian. We hope to see you again soon! Very best,

5
Partner Couples

Clean, great location, great service. Will be back again

By on May 27, 2019

Review comment responded on May 29, 2019

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Thank you, Hotel Californian Management Team

5
Everyone

Awesome!!!!!!!! Great hotel!!! Great and friendly staff!!!

By on Aug 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 20, 2018

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

5

gorgeous hotel close to beach

Everyone

Hotel staff were excellent. Very attentive. Room large and tasteful. Gorgeous rooftop pool area. Beautiful new building. Fitness center a little small and the goat tree restaurant was disappointing service with good food.

By , from los angeles on Aug 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 20, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best,

2
Everyone

Great hotel to stay in, staff was nice. Just watch out for all of the extra fees that are not included in the hotel purchase.- "resort fees" and extra $30 per day. Sure the perks are great, but would have been nice to know actual costs up front. I wrote them to complain and explained that it was false representation of actual cost of the hotel. No response.

By , from Kansas City on Aug 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2018

Dear Rachael, Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I apologize for the miscommunication in regards to the resort fees and the lack of response from your inquiry. We hope you can return to stay with us so we can make that up to you. Best,

5

beautiful

Everyone

What a gem! We were thrilled to stay at this hotel and will recommend to so many others!

By , from chicago on Jun 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

5
Everyone

It's brilliant at The Californian. What you might not realize at first is that the Hotel actually spreads across the whole block on all four sides of the street, and it's gorgeous. Totally worth the expense.

By on Jun 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 9, 2018

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

5
Everyone

Excellent staff room and services They have everything you need.

By , from san diego on May 7, 2018

3

lots of issues with opening a new hotel

Everyone

Fire alarm went off multiple times in our room. Staff blamed it on a cigar smoking guest , but why so long to correct? Housekeeping forgot turn down service, neglected to remove empty wine bottle and, subsequently, neglected my request to do so.

By , from Los Angeles on Nov 3, 2017

5

beautiful santa barbra 5-star hotel!

Everyone

What more could you ask for? A brand new high-end hotel with all the amenities, right in the heart of the Funk Zone and half a block away from the beach and pier. The staff was incredible! Helpful, friendly, prompt, and made you feel like a VIP---you'd think they've been doing it for years but we were there for the opening week! My wife and I will definitely be staying here again anytime we visit for a weekend getaway. We LOVED our stay!!

By , from Newport Beach, CA on Oct 1, 2017

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