Santa Barbara's prime central location on the California coast makes it an ideal destination for conferences and corporate getaways. With its temperate climate and over 300 days of sunshine each year, not to mention an abundance of quality accommodation, there's good reason why more and more companies are hosting their annual conferences in the Santa Barbara.
Conference Hotels in Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara offers a wide range of accommodation, from modest roadside motels, family-run inns and B&Bs in State Street, right up to international branded hotels and five-star luxury resorts in the beachfront suburbs of Goleta and Montecito.
Many of Santa Barbara’s hotels have conference facilities, meeting rooms and business centres, while some also benefit from stylish restaurants, leisure facilities and spas for after the work is done.
Located 30 miles west of Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara's wine country – is also a popular choice for conferences and corporate away days. Book your next conference hotel or inn in one of Santa Ynez Valley's five main towns including Solvang, Buellton or Los Olivos, for a conference or company retreat with a difference.
Conference Hotels near Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Barbara Airport is seven miles west of downtown in the small town of Goleta. It's a mile from the University of California's Santa Barbara campus, which offers conference and meeting facilities during the summer months.
Dining out in Santa Barbara
Book a conference hotel near downtown Santa Barbara and your delegates will be within easy walking distance of the city's SoCal dining scene around State Street. For great seafood, make a booking at the fish restaurants on Stearns Wharf, an old wooden pier-turned-entertainment hub between East and West Beaches.
After a busy day at the conference, head back to your Santa Barbara hotel for a relaxing drink in the bar, or head out and explore Santa Barbara’s chic wine bars, cocktail lounges and craft beer pubs nearby.
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