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Hotels in Santa Barbara

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Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (24 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 ...

Great Location to enjoy Solvang!Easy check in. Room had strange smell when we first walked in but it dissipated. We were located next to the housekeeping closet so that may have been the culprit. The room was spacious and clean. The bathroom was huge! The tub was enormous. We tried to fill it and it wouldn’t hold water. Ben the ...
  Nov 14, 2017

$124

$124
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (70 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 ...

Love the wooden bathroom floorThe room was very clean and I love the wooden bathroom floor. Breakfast was ok tho; very limited selection.
  Nov 8, 2017

$118

$118
Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn

114 E Highway 246, Buellton
2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in Buellton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana, OstrichLand USA, and Mosby Winery. Wildling Museum ...

When we arrived our hotel room door was open. Unfortunately, the bathroom floor was very dirty i.e. lots of black hairs and dust. I wasn't sure if housekeeping was still in the process of cleaning. I called the front desk and they said housekeeping would come by to clean the floor but they never ...
  Oct 9, 2017

$75

$75
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

Comfy & great location!The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, downtown Santa Barbara & the Wharf. It was quiet & has parking.
  Oct 27, 2017

$100

$100
2BR Rincon Ridge Ocean View Luxury with Jacuzzi by RedAwning

2BR Rincon Ridge Ocean View Luxury with Jacuzzi by RedAwning

6550 Camino Carreta, Carpinteria
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Carpinteria, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rincon Beach Park, Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary, and Tar Pits Park. Carpinteria State Beach ...

Bath Street Inn

Bath Street Inn

1720 Bath Street, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa ...

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 (242 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 ...

Nice placeMy corner room had wonderful views of the beach and the outdoor patio areas were a nice touch. The complimentary wine tasting each evening was also nice. The staff was some of the nicest people I have been in contact with in some time.
  Nov 7, 2017

$189

$189
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (80 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 ...

Travel We were looking for a place that was close to the highway and a convenient stop on the way to San Diego. This place fit the bill. We stayed here 15 years ago and it was as nice as we had remembered it. Nice staff,
  Oct 11, 2017

$110

$110
Lemon Tree Inn

Lemon Tree Inn

2819 State Street, Santa Barbara

Located in Upper State Street, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Mission Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Natural History ...

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 and Seaside Gardens. Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Barbara Polo ...

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

$70

$70
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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.