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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (79 reviews)

Convenient to US-101, this Spanish-style hotel is half a mile from Carpinteria's famed beach and close to the Santa Ynez Mountains; Santa Barbara lies within ...

Nice location, close to the beach. Rooms were clean, price reasonable.
  Jul 1, 2017

$144

$144
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (60 reviews)

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach, is just a 5-minute walk from Santa Barbara harbor and the beach. It’s a 10-minute ...

Great location to the s b harbor Enjoyed the location and amenities such as free breakfast, wine in late afternoon, and cookies and milk in the evening. All included in price. I recommend this hotel!
  Mar 22, 2017

$299

$299
Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (141 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 ...

The keys did not work very well. The phone in my hotel room did not work.
  Jul 13, 2017

$189

$189
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

4200 Via Real, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (16 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 ...

Priced high for motel 6, yet in line with the area.
  Jul 9, 2017

$106

$106
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

$139

$139
Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

1621 N H St, Lompoc
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (9 reviews)

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

Nice hotel friendly staffThis was a nice hotel with friendly staff. It was quiet. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. The only odd thing was when a small plane landed at the airport next door while we were enjoying a soak in the very hot hot tub. It was out of place but not a big deal.
  Jul 18, 2017

$100

$100
Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shopping plazas, restaurants, shops, and ...

Preeminent Hotel in Downtown Santa Barbara!Great location and experience! If you're looking for a bargain, forget it. This is an upscale hotel with very nice rooms and a roof top bar that is awesome! It's a must see and do!!
  Jul 10, 2017

$374

$374
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (10 reviews)

This Spanish Colonial style-resort is located in Montecito, California, directly on Butterfly Beach. The property is in close proximity to numerous art galleries, ...

Very beautiful hotel close to the beach.Great service and staff that were there to accommodate anything that we needed. The spa service was amazing and the valets helped us with planning several outings.
  Jul 16, 2017

$695

$695
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 (240 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

$289

$289
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (62 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 ...

Great hotel. Very close to all the shops and rest.Was very pleased with our room. Spacious and comfortable.
  Jul 20, 2017

$122

$122
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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.