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Featured Santa Barbara 5 Star Hotels

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Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (11 reviews)
Great new hotel close to the beachWe stayed one night at the hotel during our trip up the coast. This is a brand new hotel with the latest technology and decor. The staff was gracious and attentive. We will stay there again.
  20 Oct 2017

£253

£253
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 (205 reviews)
My Family of Seven Had an Amazing Weekend!We had the Jungle Junior Suite w/a pool view (Rm448). Great room location to the self parking and tennis courts. Also, simple walk to the Olympic pool/club & beach across the street. We felt like we were in Maui. These huge estate was so lush and green. The Ty Lounge was a cool place to eat/drink ...
  25 Aug 2017

£417

£417
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 (265 reviews)
Great spaOjai was one of the nicest experiences I’ve had at a spa and the adjoining town was great. Room was beautiful overlooking the golf course, room was spacious, facilities were great
  13 Oct 2017

£249

£249
The Bacara Ritz-Carlton, Santa Barbara

The Bacara Ritz-Carlton, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (270 reviews)
Beautiful Hotel on the BeachLuxurious hotel near Santa Barbara beach, attention to every detail great hospitality from the staff
  5 Oct 2017

£358

£358
Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (69 reviews)
A quiet haven within walking distance of everywherA thoroughly enjoyable stay. Great staff, wonderful attention to detail all provided great memories
  14 Oct 2017

£236

£236
Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (96 reviews)
Lovely Experience Spent a few nights this week at the hotel.  Lovely staff, wonderful grounds, great room, and excellent service from the hotel, spa, and restaurant staff.   I travel to Santa Barbara regularly and will stay here again without a doubt.
  22 Sep 2017

£301

£301
San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (21 reviews)
A prime example of how to run the perfect 5 star hotel. Definitely an oasis in today’s mediocre hotel world.
  18 Oct 2017

£545

£545
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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.