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Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (607 reviews)
Vacation with our JRTDog friendly and very close to restaurants and shops
  15 Sep 2017

£82

£82
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 (1,021 reviews)
Nice place..Clean Older hotel with no AC. Very friendly staff and good breakfast every morning. Free wine at happy hour.
  9 Sep 2017

£161

£161
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (795 reviews)
Great location!!!Great location for wine tasting in the SY Valley. Easy walk to all the great shops, restaurants and tasting rooms in Solvang. Recommend this hotel for couples, girls weekend and families. The breakfast was an added bonus. We will definitely stay here again!
  18 Sep 2017

£98

£98
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 (478 reviews)
great locationThe hotel was very nice. Great location, and easy access to major streets and freeway. Right across street from major shopping center and next door to a very nice restaurant with very nice staff. Rooms very comfortable and tv reception had wide variety.
  9 Sep 2017

£116

£116
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 (399 reviews)
Great hotel right steps away from the beachWe really enjoyed our stay at the West Beach Inn. The room was clean and the staff very friendly. Their continental breakfast was mediocre. It consisted of cereal, bagels, bread, and oatmeal. I really enjoyed their complimentary happy hour; they serve cheese, crackers, and wine from 5-7pm every day. ...
  30 Aug 2017

£154

£154
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 (368 reviews)
Great valuePerfect stay for our Santa Barbara girls trip. Close to the wharf and the funk zone. We loved the free cruisers at our disposal as well as the free breakfast.
  19 Sep 2017

£155

£155
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 (360 reviews)
Business trip; Affordable in Santa Barbarawe stayed two nights for business doing a survey job in Santa Barbara. The location was great. A/C could be a little more updated. But overall a great place to stay.
  20 Sep 2017

£113

£113
Mason Beach Inn

Mason Beach Inn

324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (95 reviews)
Short but sweetOnly here for the night but we stayed here before and loved everything about this hotel
  18 Sep 2017

£124

£124
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
4.0 out of 5 (207 reviews)
Nice big rooms. Air conditioning weak. Otherwise OK
  17 Sep 2017

£124

£124
Pacifica Suites

Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (313 reviews)
We have stayed at this property several times over the past 4 years for kids sporting events and tournaments. Breakfast is my favorite part of the property. Made to order meals and hot coffee is always ready. Will return again.
  15 Sep 2017

£151

£151
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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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