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Recent guest reviews

The property was stunning! The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Our only issue was the restaurant downstairs, the noise level was a lot.

The hotel was very good, staff was good and very convenient location but was overpriced for the value it provided . The parking fees as well as the resort fees were too high for the value it provided

The rooms were spacious and the interior design of the building was beautiful. Customer service was top-notch. Everybody was so gracious and accommodating.

Beautiful hotel and wonderful staff. They were so accommodating in all the ways they could be in this wild time.

The property is beautiful and perfectly located to everything you need to do in Santa Barbara. No need for a car, every place you need to go (beach, food, downtown) is walking distance.

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
  • Spa

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 Santa Barbara City College. This 121-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Rooms

Hotel Californian's 121 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer designer toiletries and slippers, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Built in 2017, the brand new Hotel Californian features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Cordova)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sevilla)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Cordova)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Sevilla)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Californian

Everyone (10) Couples (3) Family (5)
5
Family Partner Couples

The property was stunning! The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Our only issue was the restaurant downstairs, the noise level was a lot.

By on Oct 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2020

Hello Erin, Our Talent was beaming with pride when they learned of the kind words shared within your review and we thank you for taking the time to praise their genuine hospitality. On behalf of our entire team, the pleasure was fully ours and we look forward to you visiting again in the months and years to come. All the best, Hotel Californian

4
Family

The hotel was very good, staff was good and very convenient location but was overpriced for the value it provided . The parking fees as well as the resort fees were too high for the value it provided

By on Oct 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2020

Hello, On behalf of all of us at Hotel Californian, we appreciate the kind words noting the genuine hospitality provided by our talent and we are thrilled that you found our location just as impressive. We apologize if our published fees were at all a surprise, though the feedback is certainly appreciated. We hope your treasured memories will soon have you planning your return and we look forward to fully impressing the next time we host you. All the best, Hotel Californian

5
Partner Couples

The rooms were spacious and the interior design of the building was beautiful. Customer service was top-notch. Everybody was so gracious and accommodating.

By , from Los Angeles on Sep 8, 2020

5
Family Family

Beautiful hotel and wonderful staff. They were so accommodating in all the ways they could be in this wild time.

By on Jul 17, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Feb 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2020

Hello. Your top score warms our hearts! Hurry back! All the best, Hotel Californian

5
Family Family with small children

The property is beautiful and perfectly located to everything you need to do in Santa Barbara. No need for a car, every place you need to go (beach, food, downtown) is walking distance.

By on Jan 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 21, 2020

Hello WRN, Thank you for your high praise! As you noted, you can leave the car behind and enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer when you check into Hotel Californian. See you again soon! All the best, Hotel Californian

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,

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