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Top Santa Barbara Neighborhoods for Beach Hotels

West Beach
17 hotels
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£155

East Beach
9 hotels
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£167

Carpinteria
4 hotels
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£92

Featured Santa Barbara Beach Hotels

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Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (477 reviews)
Great StayMy girlfriend and I stayed here for one night. One of the major highlights of our stay is the staff. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, all of the staff we encountered was very attentive to our stay and accommodating. The front desk staff changed our room from the first floor to the ...
  23 Aug 2017

£167

£167
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (636 reviews)
GeorgeousNice but a bit expensive. Close to the beach Amazing pool
  22 Aug 2017

£217

£217
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (518 reviews)
Nice hotel close to the beachSmall but cozy place to stay. Very close to the beach and main tourist area. We stayed for one night and enjoyed the stay. The room is clean with a big bathroom. Nice decor. A short walk to local restaurant. Just one thing, we were guided by the GPS but there were some road construction and some ...
  23 Aug 2017

£124

£124
The Eagle Inn

The Eagle Inn

232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (165 reviews)
A gem of a hotelWhat a fantastic hotel and a great find. In a great and quiet location with easy access to town and the beach and harbour. Great staff, lovely breakfast - we were lucky to get the table outside on one of the mornings - and easy parking. The detail and features of the hotel are amazing. Would recommend ...
  18 Aug 2017

£165

£165
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (159 reviews)
I liked, for this time to Santa Barbara, that it was away from the beach front. It was nice to change things up considering it was summertime & hotels are always booked up.
  25 Jul 2017

£122

£122
The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (303 reviews)
Close to beach, walking distance and pierNo air conditioner and the WIFI was poor. But the rooms were clean and the staff friendly and efficient. The breakfast selection was poor. Close to beach, walking distance and pier and activities. This was a real plus. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
  24 Aug 2017

£107

£107
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (855 reviews)
The Hotel need some updating but the courtyard is beautiful. The Pool is very small and the jacuzzi is limited to 3 people. The staff was excellent and very helpful with restaurant suggestions in downtown Carpinteria. There is a restaurant on the third floor and they do have a good happy hour. I ...
  23 Aug 2017

£92

£92
Best Western Beachside Inn

Best Western Beachside Inn

336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (168 reviews)
Very nice hotel! Great staff and management! Love the cookies! Great staff and managers! Best view of harbor yet!
  23 Aug 2017

£123

£123
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,014 reviews)
Charming hotelThis hotel was convenient to everything. Centrally located. Close to the pier and beach. Great for walks. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. A nice continental breakfast served each morning with breads, fruits, eggs, oatmeal, etc. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Overall a great place ...
  22 Aug 2017

£155

£155
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (395 reviews)
Nice hotel close to beachNice clean room with all facilities including free parking, wifi and breakfast Would stay again
  23 Aug 2017

£184

£184
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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.