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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (798 reviews)
Amazing. However there is no 'childrens center' as listed for some strange reason.
  20 Feb 2018
Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (62 reviews)
Beautiful hotel and fabulous serviceThis place is amazing!! Very clean, great views, great decor, and customer service is unquestionable! The staff are professional, attentive, and accommodating. I would undoubtedly stay here again and would highly recommend this hotel to other people.
  19 Feb 2018
Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

905 Country Club Rd, Ojai
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (649 reviews)
Anniversary stay at Ojai Valley Inn and ResortWe enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. The hotel property is spectacular — huge and well manicured with a golf course, two large pools and lots of other facilities (including fire pits for guests gatherings). We loved the apiary tour (on property) with the hotel’s beekeepers! The only ...
  16 Jan 2018

£287

£287
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (514 reviews)
Amazing get away. People both hotel and restaurant staff were excellent and amazing.
  16 Nov 2017
Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (190 reviews)
Very nice b and b. I do not like writing reviews but this is a great place.
  17 Feb 2018
Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (248 reviews)
Great getaway Beautiful location, good food, not far from downtown Santa Barbara and the beach. Pricey but outstanding
  12 Feb 2018
San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (48 reviews)
Service, service, service Was here over 30 years ago and don't remember it being this beautiful! Grounds are immaculate and constantly being groomed. Peace and absolute quiet. Understated elegance, (rustic), quiet, absolutely professional staff all around---from the front gatehouse to the car valet. Friendly staff always ...
  17 Nov 2017
3425 Sea Ledge Lane House by RedAwning

3425 Sea Ledge Lane House by RedAwning

3425 Sea Ledge Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning

Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning

489 Hot Springs Rd, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0

Pocket Guide: 5 stars Hotels in Santa Barbara

Known as the American Riviera, thanks to its attractive Spanish colonial architecture and temperate year-round climate, Santa Barbara has a number of stylish five-star hotels perfect for a luxury stay.

Near designer shopping malls and eclectic Californian wineries, Santa Barbara’s five-star hotels range from beach-front resorts with spas and infinity pools to ranches deep in the mountains. Wander through immaculate gardens or enjoy a meal in the hotel’s top-notch restaurants.

5 Star Hotels in Santa Barbara

The standard of accommodation available in Santa Barbara is particularly high and the city has many luxury hotels and beach resorts. Book a room in one of Santa Barbara's sophisticated hotels and you'll have access to the city's vibrant downtown, its many cultural attractions, as well as the palm-lined white sand beaches Santa Barbara is famous for.

Cultural Attractions in Santa Barbara

If you can tear yourself away from your hotel's infinity pool, visit the iconic Mission Santa Barbara, an 18th-century cream-and-pink church known as the Queen of the Missions. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is also nearby and features a range of works by Matisse and Monet, as well as pieces by well-regarded 20th-century American artists.

Take time for a guided tour of Lotusland in the upmarket suburb of Montecito. Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical garden renowned for its rare plants and animal-shaped topiary, and is the former estate of eccentric Polish opera singer, Madame Ganna Walska.

Where to Eat and Shop in Santa Barbara

Indulge in some retail therapy at the Historic State Street Plaza shopping mall, where you can buy leading designer brands or hip surf labels and popular high-street stores. After a day of sightseeing or shopping, head back to your five-star Santa Barbara hotel for a margarita on the terrace, or venture downtown and try one of the many stylish wine bars and wineries on an urban wine tour, a popular way to taste California's best vintages.

From swanky beachfront resorts to iconic luxury hotels, use Expedia to find a five-star hotel in Santa Barbara to make your stay perfect.

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