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Hotels in Santa Barbara

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Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn

114 E Highway 246, Buellton
2.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Buellton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana and Valley Holistic Healing Center. OstrichLand ...

Nice hotel Nice hotel and very cost effective! would definitely visit again!
  Sep 18, 2017

$75

$75
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated in Solvang, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum and Solvang Festival Theater. Hans Christian Andersen Museum and ...

Very central and yet so quite and relaxing :) second time there and definitely will be back
  Sep 6, 2017

$138

$138
Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Located in the Upper State Street District of Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 blocks of La Cumbre Plaza shops and Santa Barbara Golf Club, and 3 miles ...

We just stayed one night on our way to the desert. The place was clean and quiet and well located. I would not hesitate to recommend.
  Aug 29, 2017

$129

$129
Motel 6 Lompoc

Motel 6 Lompoc

1521 North H Street, Lompoc
2.0 out of 5.0
2.4 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Artesia School Museum, Lompoc Museum, and Fabing-McKay Spanne House. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...

Hilly locationDogs are allowed. Since there was a dog show, there were a lot of people staying with there 4 legged friends. It made the stay a little noisy
  Aug 24, 2017

$56

$56
Inn of Lompoc

Inn of Lompoc

1122 North H Street, Lompoc
2.5 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Artesia School Museum, Lompoc Museum, and Fabing-McKay Spanne House. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...

Better than a motel. This is a spacious place to call it a night. We stayed here for the weekend while we visited Solvang. The room was just what we needed: affordable, clean, and comfortable. Stay here if you want to crash after a long day of sightseeing.
  Oct 24, 2016

$80

$80
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, Tar Pits Park, and Santa Barbara Surf School. Carpinteria ...

One night stay for our son's football game..Easy walk to the beach and down town Carpinteria. Great location, fun staff and apparently it's a dog friendly motel, which made me happy. No frills rooms, but they were clean. The rooms DO NOT have carpeting, which is nice because most hotel/motel carpets are nasty. All in all, we would most definitely ...
  Aug 30, 2017

$70

$70
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (154 reviews)

Situated in Solvang, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Festival Theater and Wildling Museum. Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Elverhoj Museum ...

good location walking distance to everything cute hotel ...we had a loft ... I cant decide if I liked the room configuration or not...but I knew what I was getting when I booked it.
  Jul 22, 2017

$109

$109
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

4200 Via Real, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in Carpinteria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomol Interpretive Play Area, Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, and Seaside Gardens. Santa ...

closed to UCSBPleasant check in and friendly staff, room was clean
  Aug 24, 2017

$70

$70
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (67 reviews)

This boutique hotel is in the Danish village of Solvang within the Santa Ynez Valley wine country featuring over 30 wineries. The beach is 15 miles away and ...

Very nice hotel, walking distance to Solvang.My 2 daughters amd myself took a 4 day girls trip to Solvang. Had an absolutely amazing time. The Hadsten House was great. The onky negative is they serve the same thing everyday for breakfast. Maybe if they changed it up like add pancakes, waffles or sausage every other day. Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns, ...
  Aug 23, 2017

$144

$144
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (241 reviews)

Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf and the harbor, and near State ...

Great experienceLocated on the beach, close to everything, peaceful, very dog friendly, comfortable. Will be sure to come back !
  Jun 5, 2017

$209

$209
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Life is laid back in the utopia of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is located in the southern part of California, less than 100 miles north of Los Angeles. This laidback city on the Pacific Ocean is a wonderland of green parks and colorful, flower-filled gardens like Alameda and the Mission Rose Garden, harbor-side seafood restaurants, peaceful beaches and marine museums. Mild weather and varied activities attract the rich and famous who own houses that cluster on the hills surrounding this spectacular place, and yachts that dance to the tune of the seaside breeze. But, the main course on the menu here is rest and relaxation.


Things to do
Boat tours

If you love nature and wildlife, whale-watching tours take you out into the Pacific to cruise areas that are filled with aquatic life. Over 30 different species of whale reside in the Santa Barbara channel, giving you a great assortment of magnificent creatures to witness. From orcas to blue whales, you'll see the largest mammals on earth in their natural home. Schools of dolphins sometimes frolic alongside the boats as well.

Boat tours are not limited to whale watching since Santa Barbara is also a gorgeous, romantic town. If you're on a weekend getaway with your significant other, climb aboard a variety of nighttime boat rides for a dinner-and-wine experience out on the waves.

Sunday arts and crafts show

Every Sunday, there is an arts and crafts show located on Cabrillo Boulevard, which runs right along the main beach of Santa Barbara. Locals come down to the sands to set up and exhibit their handmade wares. They sell everything from paintings to handmade toys, pottery and lawn art. This great event is perfect when you're seeking a unique souvenir that embodies your trip.

State Street

State Street is the main avenue in downtown Santa Barbara, where visitors can find myriad activities. It provides the best shopping, entertainment and cuisine that the town has to offer, and also conveniently links straight to Cabrillo Boulevard. State Street is a fantastic part of town to visit during the day for retail therapy inside designer stores, quirky art galleries, jewelers and local Californian haunts, but you can also come back in the evenings for a taste of its unique nightlife. Live music spills from bars and clubs, and the atmosphere is electric.

Family activities

When you're traveling to Santa Barbara for a family vacation, it's not hard to keep the kids happy. The beaches offer rentals for surfing, boogie boarding, and even tandem bikes to travel along the main beach and up Fisherman's Wharf. The Santa Barbara Zoo is also conveniently located within a few miles of Cabrillo Boulevard and is home to a wide variety of animals. Its large size and additional activities can provide an entire day of entertainment for the whole family.


Where to stay - beach retreats

Staying beachside is a favored option for travelers to Santa Barbara, whether you want to indulge at luxury resorts like the Bacara, where spa facilities and two miles of sands are perfect for leaving your worldly worries behind, or you prefer inns such as Montecito, which was commissioned by Charlie Chaplin and sits close to Butterfly Beach. Hotels range from $50 a night budget accommodations to more exclusive stays that can be upwards of $400 per night.


Special events
Summer Solstice Parade

Every Summer in Santa Barbara, State Street hosts the Summer Solstice Parade. This parade has been around since the 1970s and draws in over 100,000 spectators. Similar to Mardis Gras, the Summer Solstice Parade creatively entertains its audience with incredible costumes and vibrant colors. A variety of vendors from the area come down to serve food, drinks and souvenirs that complete the experience.


Climate

There is never a bad time to visit Santa Barbara. The weather is beautiful all year round, and the area rarely experiences cloudy or rainy days. Average temperatures range between 58 and 74 degrees, making it the perfect beach climate.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.