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Solvang Gardens Lodge an Ascend Hotel Collection
Solvang Gardens Lodge an Ascend Hotel Collection
293 Alisal Rd, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (15 reviews)
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Front desk a little rude. Had just driven for 3 hours and needed a bathroom rather desperately, they said no and I had to wait to complete my checking before I could use my room. Also I asked for a later checkout and they said no because they were totally sold out but all I wanted was an hour and the manager said he had to ...
  12 Mar 2017

£97

£97
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
121 State St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (73 reviews)
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Great location, friendly staff! Great location! So close to all of the great restaurants and nightlife
  19 Sep 2016

£204

£204
Hadsten House
Hadsten House
1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (736 reviews)
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This was a relatively inexpensive motel in Solvang with easy access to everything. Clean, well kept, and with nice furnishings. We enjoyed our 2 night stay there.
  24 May 2017

£105

£105
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (347 reviews)
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Great stay and a beautiful well maintained Hotel We were intern for a wedding and this was the hotel for the Groom's wedding party. It was super convenient to everything in Santa Barbara but the Cafe and pool + hot tub were the main attraction for my children. Room was comfy and the staff top notch in taking care of us.
  23 May 2017

£125

£125
Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant
Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant
409 First Street, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (68 reviews)
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Absolutely lovely and perfectly located! I honestly don't think you could make a better choice for a visit to Solvang. We actually ended up at The Mirabelle because the hotel we'd stayed in the previous year was fully booked for a wedding. I'm SO grateful that pushed us here as we will absolutely be back for our annual visits. The staff ...
  21 May 2017

£169

£169
The Landsby
The Landsby
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (58 reviews)
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Cute hotel, but walls are thin! I booked this hotel because it had good reviews and because I really liked the decor and style a lot. The staff was friendly, and my room was nice, but at 4am, I was woken up by a baby crying. I thought the noise was coming from outside, but I quickly discovered it was coming from the room right ...
  19 Apr 2017

£201

£201
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 (997 reviews)
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Reasonably priced ocean-front boutique hotel I lived in Santa Barbara for a number of years and made my journey back to enjoy the beautiful place again. The staff at the Milo were generally knowledgeable on the local activities, but I felt that the young staff can definitely learn more about what Santa Barbara can offer besides wine-tasting. ...
  22 May 2017

£169

£169
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 Mcmurray Rd, Buellton
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (182 reviews)
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Remodeled since my last visit. Been here several times... always a good experience!
  21 May 2017

£147

£147
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (281 reviews)
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Nice quiet comfortable hotel Very nice clean room, in a very quiet location a short distance to the main highway
  20 May 2017

£140

£140
Santa Barbara Inn
Santa Barbara Inn
901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (271 reviews)
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Beautiful hotel with great views! Stayed 5 nights in this beautiful hotel. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The Convivo restaurant was a great plus with good food and excellent staff. The hotel is in a quiet location at east beach with a bus stop at rhe front door. Convenient to Stearns Wharf and State street. Cant wait ...
  28 May 2017

£194

£194
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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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