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Hideaway Santa Barbara

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, within a 7-minute walk of West Beach and 0.6 miles of East Beach, Hideaway Santa Barbara provides accommodations with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well... In the small town of Santa Barbara, among the big famous hotels of the luxury and American idyll complex, a small cozy hotel was lost. It is definitely worth your attention, cozy cleanly comfortable, in a word - like in an expensive movie on the French coast

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9
Awesome
214 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$175

Haley Hotel

Hotel in Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara

Ideally set in the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail district of Santa Barbara, Haley Hotel is located a 9-minute walk from West Beach, half a mile from East Beach and a 14-minute walk from Antioch... Great hotel, stylish, clean, friendly staff& perfect location- what more could you ask for!

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9.1
Awesome
400 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$169

Castillo Inn at the Beach

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

Conveniently set in the West Beach district of Santa Barbara, Castillo Inn at the Beach is located a 2-minute walk from West Beach, 700 yards from East Beach and a 17-minute walk from Santa Barbara... The staff was very nice and excellent location.

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9
Awesome
913 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$85

Hotel Californian

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

Located next to the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian is just steps from the beach and features an outdoor pool. Lovely hotel. Great for our family. We had perfect adjoining rooms and everyone was so accommodating.

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9
Awesome
227 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$424.15

Santa Barbara Inn

Hotel in East Beach, Santa Barbara

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, the Santa Barbara Inn is located in Santa Barbara, 2 minutes' walk from the beach. So clean and quiet! A real get away!

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9.1
Awesome
693 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$279

La Playa Inn Santa Barbara

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

The Pacific Ocean is less than 5 minutes’ walk from this Santa Barbara property. Continental breakfast and free WiFi are provided. A refrigerator is included in each room. Harry greeted us with such warmth-beautiful clean room. Comfiest bed I’ve ever slept in. Staff is amazing and kind. Very covid friendly!

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9.3
Awesome
195 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$132

Belmond El Encanto

Hotel in Santa Barbara

Offering sweeping Pacific Ocean views, this boutique hotel is 5 minutes’ drive away from Central Santa Barbara. It features an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness center and an on-site bar and... The grounds were luxurious, the pool service and cleanliness outstanding... the staff warm and friendly, could not have been better, and our room was beautiful!

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9.3
Awesome
141 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$545

Marina Beach Motel

Hotel in West Beach, Santa Barbara

This Santa Barbara Motel, 15 minutes’ drive from the University of California Santa Barbara, offers a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and free bicycles to its guests during their stay. Location is amazing beside the sea. Staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was clean and had a great shower. Free parking and use of bicycles. Would definitely recommend.

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9.2
Awesome
842 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$139.99

Simpson House Inn

Hotel in Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara

Built in 1874, this Victorian bed and breakfast is surrounded by lush landscaped grounds and 3 blocks of city parks. It features gourmet breakfast and evening wine tastings. It is a wonderful Inn in a great location.

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9.3
Awesome
224 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$323.10

The Upham Hotel

Hotel in Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara

This historic hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is a 5-minute drive to the beach and Stearns Wharf. It is surrounded by an acre of gardens and offers a deluxe breakfast. A country hotel - an oasis of calm- in the heart of town. Lovely gardens, pretty rooms, breakfast, wine and cheese, and lovely staff. Easy access from airport or US 101.

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9
Awesome
303 reviews
Avg. price/night:
$224.25

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FAQs about hotels in Santa Barbara

  • La Playa Inn Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto, and Simpson House Inn are some of the popular hotels in Santa Barbara.

  • For hotels in Santa Barbara that serve highly-rated breakfasts, try Belmond El Encanto, Simpson House Inn, and Hideaway Santa Barbara.

  • The average price per night for a 3-star hotel in Santa Barbara this weekend is $267 or, for a 4-star hotel, $382. Looking for something even fancier? 5-star hotels in Santa Barbara for this weekend cost around $823 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

  • These hotels in Santa Barbara are highly rated by couples: Simpson House Inn, Belmond El Encanto, and La Playa Inn Santa Barbara.

  • Some of the best hotels in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara Museum of Art include The Upham Hotel, Simpson House Inn and A White Jasmine Inn.

  • Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, and Santa Barbara Downtown are popular with other travelers visiting Santa Barbara.

  • Travelers who stayed in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) have said good things about Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta, and Pacifica Suites.

  • On average, 3-star hotels in Santa Barbara cost $243 per night, and 4-star hotels in Santa Barbara are $388 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Santa Barbara can be found for $797 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

  • On average, it costs $182 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Santa Barbara for tonight. You'll pay around $267 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Santa Barbara will cost around $587, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

  • Simpson House Inn, La Playa Inn Santa Barbara, and Harbor View Inn got great room view-related reviews from travelers in Santa Barbara.

  • Many families visiting Santa Barbara loved staying at La Playa Inn Santa Barbara, Haley Hotel, and Hideaway Santa Barbara.

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