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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara 93101

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (777 reviews)

Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shoppin …

£301
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara 93101

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Alice Keck Memorial Garden …

£240
The Upham Hotel & Country House
The Upham Hotel & Country House

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara 93101

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (157 reviews)

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Arlington Theater and Santa Barbara Museum of …

£192
Fiesta Inn and Suites
Fiesta Inn and Suites

1816 State St, Santa Barbara 93101

1.5 out of 5.0
1.9 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Santa …

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Kimpton Goodland
Kimpton Goodland

5650 Calle Real, Goleta 93117

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (300 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and within 9 mi (15 km …

£153
Bacara Resort & Spa
Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (678 reviews)

Located in Goleta, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Sandpiper Golf Club, and 1.4 mi (2. …

£347
Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara 93108

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (967 reviews)

On a boutique-lined street in one of Santa Barbara's most upscale suburbs, Montecito Inn is a Mediterranean-style hotel …

£161
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara 93111

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (660 reviews)

Situated in Santa Barbara, this romantic hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from …

£164
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

5606 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 93013

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,046 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tar Pits Park and Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary. Carpinteria …

£109
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara

1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara 93108

2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (580 reviews)

Located in Montecito, this inn is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Andree Clark Bird Refuge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo …

£84
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Pocket Guide: Santa Barbara Downtown Santa Barbara Hotels

Downtown Santa Barbara is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the beaches, gardens, and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Downtown Santa Barbara is a great home base for exploring the greater Santa Barbara area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.

Sightseeing around Downtown Santa Barbara

The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, and Santa Barbara Historical Museum feature a variety of exhibits. You can attend a show at Granada Theatre, Arlington Theater, and Lobero Theater. Notable landmarks include Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Hill-Carrillo Adobe, and Presidio Santa Barbara. Ty Warner Sea Center, Santa Barbara Zoo, and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are family favorites.

You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Leadbetter Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach, and Goleta Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. Local parks like Alameda Park, Alice Keck Memorial Garden, and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park are peaceful spots. For retail therapy, consider La Arcada, Paseo Nuevo Mall, and La Cumbre Plaza, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Stearns Wharf, Earl Warren Showgrounds, or Santa Barbara Golf Club.

Some of the area's most popular sights are Mission Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Casa de la Guerra, De la Guerra Plaza, and Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra are other top spots to see.

Getting around Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) is the closest major airport, 7.6 miles (12.2 km) from Downtown Santa Barbara.

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