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Top Rated Santa Barbara Hotels

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Sideways Inn
Sideways Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (43 reviews)

surprising nice rooms - well appointed - good taste

Reviewed on May 3, 2019
Situated in Buellton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana, OstrichLand USA, and Mosby Winery. Hans Christian ...
Hadsten House
Hadsten House
3.5 out of 5.0 1450 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (114 reviews)

I liked everything about this place. Location. Layout. Amenities. Cleanliness. Staff. Price.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
Situated in Solvang, this hotel is steps from Hans Christian Andersen Park and Wildling Museum. Solvang Brewing Company and Solvang Festival Theater are also ...
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0 8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (50 reviews)

The garden area. , and also the decors . The are was the best

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
Located in Goleta, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Sandpiper Golf Club and Goleta Butterfly Grove. Glen Annie Golf Club ...
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
3.5 out of 5.0 5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (64 reviews)

Awesome venue adjacent to an unfortunately noisy freeway. Extremely nice people, the little beverage and snack mixer is a good idea. The botanical accoutrements are beautiful and some are fragrant. T/he room is generic, well appointed, and comfortable but not stylish, hence, if you require that embellishment ...

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
Situated in Santa Barbara, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Los Padres National ...
Chumash Casino Resort
Chumash Casino Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (37 reviews)

Beautiful rooms and the beds were like sleeping on clouds but if you’re looking for more esthetic scenery I wouldn’t recommend. It’s just really nice rooms attached to a casino.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
Situated in Santa Ynez, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, Gainey Vineyard, and Kalyra ...
Wine Valley Inn
Wine Valley Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (185 reviews)

The room we stayed in is really nice with comfortable beds. Location is perfect, a walk to downtown. Very good breakfast with just enough selections. Not a lot of parking space though. But will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019
Situated in Solvang, this hotel is steps from Solvang Brewing Company and Solvang Festival Theater. Wildling Museum and Hans Christian Andersen Park are also ...
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (124 reviews)

Parking me conbraron por Valet y no recibi el servicio

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this East Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Santa Barbara ...
Vacations Inn Solvang
Vacations Inn Solvang
2.5 out of 5.0 1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
3.8/5 (92 reviews)

Nice facilities currently being remodeled. Rooms large, clean, comfortable.Quiet. Good parking.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019
Situated in Solvang, this hotel is steps from Hans Christian Andersen Park, Wildling Museum, and Solvang Brewing Company. Solvang Festival Theater and Hans Christian ...
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0 202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
3.7/5 (257 reviews)

included bikes, really liked that. Hotel close to the beach, great breakfast.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Stearns Wharf. Presidio Santa ...

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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.


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.

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