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Featured Santa Barbara Beach Hotels

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Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,553 reviews)
A surprise gemThis charming place is keen on details. Plantation shutters with rustic embellishments. I am so delighted. Check in was fast and the customer service a definite positive. I will definitely come back!!
  16 Dec 2017

£75

£75
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,183 reviews)
Friendly staffVery helpful staff getting us around the city!Room and food is okay.
  17 Dec 2017

£119

£119
The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,001 reviews)
Great licationThe hotel is located a mere one minute walk from the beach. The five star location makes up for your "basic" hotel room.
  27 Nov 2017

£71

£71
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,470 reviews)
Nice location, you can hear the waves if you open the windows, pretty cool view
  12 Dec 2017

£106

£106
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,422 reviews)
Impressive Friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. Really enjoyed the happy hour and breakfast
  13 Dec 2017

£112

£112
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (239 reviews)
Great LocationWhether the beach, pier attractions or town sightseeing, all are within a few miles of this very comfortable and friendly motel. Start with an excellent breakfast and stroll two blocks to the beach. There is something for everyone in Santa Barbara and environs.
  12 Dec 2017

£108

£108
Mason Beach Inn

Mason Beach Inn

324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (367 reviews)
Everything is ok except pillows. They are too soft to sleep.
  14 Dec 2017

£94

£94
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (635 reviews)
Close to the beachRoom is clean and beds are comfortable but room is kind of small for two full beds no too much space
  28 Nov 2017

£64

£64
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,127 reviews)
Nice location near pier and beachQuick one day stop on way to San Luis Obispo - complimentary bikes, went for a nice ride that afternoon. Close to SB Pier and great cioppino!
  14 Dec 2017

£127

£127
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (3,093 reviews)
Lovely stay!Comfortable after a long night out! Came for a wedding and it was the perfect location.
  17 Dec 2017

£77

£77
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Santa Barbara and neighbouring beachfront towns of Goleta and Carpinteria is known as the American Riviera, thanks to sweeping white sand beaches, a year-round Mediterranean climate and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Santa Barbara is great for a weekend or longer, or to use as a base for a tour of the Californian coast.

Beachfront Hotels in Santa Barbara

With some of America's best beaches, Santa Barbara has a wide variety of oceanfront hotels, from casual inns with swimming pools and diners, small, family-run hotels right up to sprawling luxury beach resorts.

There is a number of hotels and inns within moments of Santa Barbara's East and West beaches, and within easy walking distance of the shops, bars and restaurants downtown.

Stay near Santa Barbara's Surf Beaches

Californian coast is renowned for its world-class surf spots and Carpinteria's Rincon Beach is one of the state's top surf destinations. Give surfing a try with lessons from one of the town's many surf schools, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or windsurfing.

Or relax with the locals on Carpinteria State Beach, one of the world's safest beaches thanks to its flat, clean sands and shallow, reef-protected waters. Explore the rockpools, have a picnic or just lounge on the beach, listening to the shore birds and the waves.

Santa Barbara's Dining and Nightlife

After a day on the beach or catching some waves, head back to your Santa Barbara hotel for a shower and a relaxing drink in the bar, before venturing out to sample the city's vibrant nightlife.

Lower State Street downtown is brimming with hip pubs, craft breweries and cocktail bars, as well as trendy SoCal restaurants. It worth remembering that Thursday night is college night, when the city's students make their way to the many local bars to take advantage of their drink deals.

From oceanfront inns and chain hotels, to swanky beach resorts, use Expedia to find the best deals on Santa Barbara’s beach hotels.