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Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,584 reviews)
This hotel is in an excellent area of Santa Barbara. It was within easy walking distance of the beach and downtown. We also walked there from the train station. With luggage that was a bit of a stretch but was great exercise! Would certainly stay there again!!
  22 Jan 2018

£72

£72
Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn

114 E Highway 246, Buellton
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (391 reviews)
Beautiful room.Nice sized room, very quiet. Comfortable beds, nice bathroom. Price was good.
  22 Jan 2018

£72

£72
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,784 reviews)
Nice hotelVery comfortable, good breakfast, great location, easy walk to restaurants, nice wine bar with knowledgeable person pouring wine. ,
  23 Jan 2018

£78

£78
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (3,131 reviews)
Best Western CarpinteriaNice hotel Breakfast is extra charge Nice room with balcony
  22 Jan 2018

£87

£87
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real

Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real

4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (786 reviews)
Nice roomEverything was great but could use fruit at breakfast with the bars and oatmeal. Bed and pillows are comfy
  16 Jan 2018

£83

£83
Lavender Inn by the Sea

Lavender Inn by the Sea

206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,291 reviews)
Great location and everything we needed was they'rHad a great time and loved that it is so close to all the restaurants and the ocean.
  23 Jan 2018

£92

£92
Quality Inn Buellton

Quality Inn Buellton

630 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (490 reviews)
Manager was great and friendly! Very kind and helpful. We had our dog and our son and he accommodated them both as well. Thanks for a great experience. Free breakfast was included and was very good!
  21 Jan 2018

£45

£45
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real, Goleta
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,518 reviews)
Convenient to UCSBWe stayed at the hotel to attend a weekend tournament on UCSB campus. The hotel proximity let us get tot he games in less than 10 minutes which was very much appreciated. Some of the other nearby hotls were much more expensive. We arrived at the hotel in the evening and room was ready and waiting. ...
  22 Jan 2018

£101

£101
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,147 reviews)
Very nice staff and a lot of roomI would have given this hotel an excellent review all around but at 4am the smoke detector low battery was beeping in the bedroom. Drove me crazy. Every 15 minutes it would be once every 30-60 seconds, let me fall asleep again and then beep and repeat. Other than that, very happy. The man who checked ...
  8 Jan 2018

£125

£125
Casa Ojai Inn

Casa Ojai Inn

1302 E Ojai Ave, Ojai
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (864 reviews)
Enjoyed our stay conveniently located not far from main part of town
  23 Jan 2018

£83

£83
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Pocket Guide: 3 stars Hotels in Santa Barbara

Tucked between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the palm-lined beach city of Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. With a distinctly Mediterranean appeal, a temperate year-round climate and stacks of Spanish colonial architecture, it's the perfect Californian destination for a week or even two.

Three-Star Hotels in Santa Barbara

Use Expedia to search through the variety of three-star places to stay in Santa Barbara, from beachside inns, hacienda-style B&Bs and mid-range hotels with views of the ocean. There are several three-star hotels just moments from the beach and Stearns Wharf, as well as in the area surrounding State Street, the city's main drag.

Hotels near Santa Barbara’s Beaches

Book a room in a three-star hotel near the southern end of downtown and you'll be a short hop from both East and West Beaches. East Beach is a 1.6-mile stretch with picnic areas, volleyball courts and children's playgrounds, while the smaller West Beach is sandwiched between Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor.

Stearns Wharf is the city's historic wooden pier. It's lined with upmarket seafood restaurants, quirky gift shops and lively waterfront bars, and is easily reached from downtown, East and West Beach. A 15-minute stroll east is Santa Barbara Zoo, one of the best small zoos in the country. Time it right and you can hand-feed the Masai giraffes or meet the Humboldt penguins.

Santa Barbara's Bars and Restaurants

Famous for its healthy SoCal cuisine and Mexican favourites, Santa Barbara dining out is a real pleasure. Eat freshly caught fish and chips on Stearns Wharf, or try one of the many modern Californian restaurants which line State Street.

After dark, Santa Barbara lights up when dozens of lively pubs, wine bars and cocktail lounges draw the beach crowds to State Street. Thursday night is college night, when Santa Barbara's student population heads downtown to take advantage of all the drink deals.

From modest roadside inns to casual beachfront hotels, wherever you choose to stay, use Expedia to find a three-star hotel in Santa Barbara.

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