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Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara 93108

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,026 reviews)

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

£110
avg/night
Miramar Dolphin Den by RedAwning
Miramar Dolphin Den by RedAwning

1558 Miramar Beach, Santa Barbara 93108

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Soma Get Fit and within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and …

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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 (1,030 reviews)

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

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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
4.2 out of 5 (1,049 reviews)

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

£129
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Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara 93105

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,210 reviews)

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

£123
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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 (607 reviews)

Situated in Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lost Valley Trail, Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond, and La Cumbr …

£91
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Best Western Beachside Inn
Best Western Beachside Inn

336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (702 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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Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara 93105

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,315 reviews)

Located in the Upper State Street District of Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 blocks of La Cumbre Plaza shops and Santa …

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Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara 93103

5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (208 reviews)

This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara …

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Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State St, Santa Barbara 93101

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (410 reviews)

This hotel is approximately one-half mile from Stearn's Wharf and the waterfront, the Lobero Theater, Presidio Santa Barbara, …

£150
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Pocket Guide: Santa Barbara Montecito Hotels

Regularly ranked as one of the wealthiest communities in the US, the stylish suburb of Montecito has a chic village vibe. Just five miles east of downtown Santa Barbara, take a wander along Montecito’s quiet palm-lined streets to see gated estates – mostly home to the rich or famous – designer boutiques, chichi coffee shops and upscale SoCal restaurants.

Where to Stay in Montecito

For luxury accommodation, Montecito is definitely the place to stay. While the legendary Montecito Inn, opened by Charlie Chaplin in 1928, might not be on the cards, you could book an equally lavish room or suite in a luxury beachfront resort or a stylish ranch in the mountains.

Stay near Montecito's Attractions

Book a hotel off Montecito's main street to be within walking distance of Casa del Herrero, a grand 1930s estate built for the Steedman family and one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the US.

From here head west to Lotusland, the diverse botanical gardens in the 37-acre estate of the eccentric Polish opera singer, Madame Ganna Walska. A pre-booked guided tour is a must.

Time your visit to Montecito right and you could catch a classical concert at the annual summer music festival, held at the Music Academy of the West, a block from the beach.

Beachfront Hotels in Montecito

Montecito has a number of beach-front hotels, all of which are walking distance from the area's best beaches. Backed by swaying palms, Butterfly Beach is quiet and serene, and one of Santa Barbara's few west-facing shores. Miramar Beach is popular for celebrity spotting, or you could join the surfers at Hammond's Point.

Stylish Dining in Montecito

Montecito famously has some of Santa Barbara's most celebrated restaurants. After a day at the beach, shopping or sightseeing, head back to your Montecito hotel for a cocktail on the terrace, before heading out to hobnob with the Santa Barbara elite in one of suburb's chic neighbourhood restaurants.

From hip boutique hotels to hacienda-style guesthouses, wherever you choose to stay in Montecito, use Expedia's search tools to find the best deals on your next Santa Barbara getaway.

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