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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (3,328 reviews)
MiloGreat room except for love the bicycles comfortable bed excellent staff good breakfast
  17 Nov 2017

£116

£116
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,814 reviews)
Always on point Great location for restaurants and shopping The hotel itself is beautiful. Love the gardens and ponds in courtyard.
  10 Nov 2017

£76

£76
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,338 reviews)
Nice hotel, great locationNice hotel, great location. It is located centrally on the main road of Santa Barbara within easy reach of most important sightseeing locations.
  4 Nov 2017

£115

£115
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,396 reviews)
Over great but they need to change their bed pillows! Very uncomfortable 😣
  17 Nov 2017

£129

£129
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,110 reviews)
Great Find In Santa BarbaraMy sister and I rented a king bed suite with sofa bed for a sister's getaway and couldn't have been more pleased at our choice. What a great find! From the warm welcome to the cheese and wine reception to the nice breakfast offerings. And the complementary bottle of champagne was a sweet touch. This ...
  15 Nov 2017

£151

£151
La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown

La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown

1601 State St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (800 reviews)
Nice Hotel just remodeledHotel staff were great Also had a great breakfast
  31 Oct 2017

£98

£98
Mason Beach Inn

Mason Beach Inn

324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (353 reviews)
Nice, Walking distance from beach and cityClean, quiet, and close to the beach Staff was nice and checked us in and out quickly. Location is amazing, walking distance to beach and downtown Santa Barbara. The continental breakfast could use an upgrade!
  15 Nov 2017

£95

£95
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 (1,336 reviews)
easy locationIt was a great place to stay, located close to downtown. The hotel staff were helpful regarding places to eat and how to find our way around. The price was decent!
  14 Nov 2017

£96

£96
Santa Barbara House

Santa Barbara House

424 Por La Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,163 reviews)
Check in was unclear. A little close to the amtrack.
  7 Nov 2017

£85

£85
The Eagle Inn

The Eagle Inn

232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (532 reviews)
Eagle InnGreat location and very nice property. Love the ability to use their bikes to get around and breakfast was excellent.
  13 Nov 2017

£110

£110
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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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