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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara 93101

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (766 reviews)

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

£277
Cheshire Cat Inn
Cheshire Cat Inn

36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara 93101

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (307 reviews)

Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Santa …

£190
The Presidio
The Presidio

1620 State Street, Santa Barbara 93101

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (111 reviews)

Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Santa Barbar …

£104
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 (150 reviews)

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

£175
Ramada Santa Barbara
Ramada Santa Barbara

4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara 93110

2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,860 reviews)

Just off US-101, this Ramada hotel is 4.5 miles from Santa Barbara Municipal airport, Goleta Beach, and UC Santa Barbara.

£128
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara 93108

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (427 reviews)

This Spanish Colonial style-resort is located in Montecito, California, directly on Butterfly Beach. The property is in close …

£500
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara 93111

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (648 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 …

£162
The Inn at East Beach
The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara 93103

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (677 reviews)

Located in East Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara an …

£120
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real

4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara 93111

2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (538 reviews)

Situated in Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of La Cumbre Plaza, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, and Center for …

£119
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street

3505 State Street, Santa Barbara 93105

2.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (368 reviews)

Located in Upper State Street, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Barbara Golf Club, Mission Santa Barbara, and Sant …

£86
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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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