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The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93103

4.0 out of 5.0

This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara …

£164
per night
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara 93103

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cabrillo Bike Path and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara …

£132
per night
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101

3.5 out of 5.0

Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Whar …

£116
per night
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Barbara, the West Beach Inn is just 10 steps from the beach and 3 blocks from Stearns Wharf and downtown …

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Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor

433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara 93101

3.0 out of 5.0

The hotel is in a quiet downtown neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from the beach and the boutiques and restaurants of State …

£127
per night
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara 93111

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Barbara, this romantic hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lost Valley Trail and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Universit …

£143
per night
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

5606 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 93013

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tar Pits Park, Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, and …

£93
per night
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara 93101

2.5 out of 5.0

Located in West Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum and Presidio Santa Barbara. Sant …

£88
per night
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

121 State St, Santa Barbara 93101

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in West Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reagan Ranch Center and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Santa Barbara …

£129
per night
Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta
Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta

6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Lookout County Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from University of …

£69
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Pocket Guide: Santa Barbara East Beach Hotels

Known as the American Riviera, the beautiful coastal city of Santa Barbara is famous for its Mission-style architecture, swaying palm trees and four miles of sweeping white sandy beaches. Located just south of downtown Santa Barbara and fringed by palm trees, volleyball courts and beach cafes, East Beach is Santa Barbara's most popular beach and stretches nearly two miles along the southern flank of the city.

Hotels and Resorts near East Beach

There’s one thing that Santa Barbara is not short of, and that’s good accommodation. Catering for all budgets, this Mediterranean-influenced city offers everything from low-key beach hostels and budget roadside inns right up to five-star beach resorts and boutique hotels. Most accommodation in Santa Barbara has outdoor pools or on-site bars and restaurants, while some hotel have spas and bike hire, too. Book a room near East Beach and you'll be in the heart of the Santa Barbara action.

Explore East Beach from Your Hotel

As the city's main beach, East Beach is fully equipped with picnic areas, volleyball courts and kids’ playgrounds, as well as public showers, beach-wheelchair hire and a beachfront bar and restaurant.

Hire a quirky canopied bike for two or three and explore East Beach’s lengthy promenade between Stearns Wharf and the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. Another family attraction close to East Beach’s hotels is Santa Barbara Zoo, one of the state's best small zoos. Located a 15-minute stroll east of the beach, the zoo's famous Masai giraffes, Humboldt penguins and Asian elephants are a treat for kids young and old.

Where to Eat near Your East Beach Hotel

West of East Beach is the historic Stearns Wharf, an old wooden pier-turned-shopping, dining and entertainment hub. Look out for the playful sea lions and brown pelicans who live around the pier. After splashing in the warm Pacific, why not refresh with a margarita or two in one of the city's cool beach bars.

From basic roadside inns, hip beach hostels to swanky ocean-facing resorts, Santa Barbara has hotels for all budgets. Use Expedia's search tools to find the best hotel deals for your next Californian holiday.

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