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Santa Barbara House
Santa Barbara House

424 Por La Mar Drive, Santa Barbara 93103

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,046 reviews)

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

£129
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara 93103

2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (507 reviews)

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

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The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer

12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara 93101

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (243 reviews)

Located in West Beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara …

£103
Best Western Beachside Inn
Best Western Beachside Inn
0.5 mi from East Beach
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (726 reviews)

Located in West Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …

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Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn
0.9 mi from East Beach
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,043 reviews)

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

£116
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
1.9 mi from East Beach
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,205 reviews)

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is in downtown Santa Barbara, on a quaint street lined with century-old buildings. …

£122
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
3.7 mi from East Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,224 reviews)

Set on 5 landscaped acres, this Best Western Plus hotel is across from upscale La Cumbre Plaza shopping, 1.5 miles from Santa …

£116
Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
7.2 mi from East Beach
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (719 reviews)

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 …

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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South
8.5 mi from East Beach
2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (676 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, Tar Pits Park, and …

£53
Cliff House Inn
Cliff House Inn
13.1 mi from East Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (422 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Ventura inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Emma Wood State Beach, Rincon Beach Park, and Tar Pits Park. …

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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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