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The Landsby
The Landsby
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (58 reviews)
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Cute hotel, but walls are thin! I booked this hotel because it had good reviews and because I really liked the decor and style a lot. The staff was friendly, and my room was nice, but at 4am, I was woken up by a baby crying. I thought the noise was coming from outside, but I quickly discovered it was coming from the room right ...
  19 Apr 2017

£201

£201
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (212 reviews)
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Convenient quiet low key Nice pool & bikes to take out & cruise! Close to food & shopping & beach
  23 May 2017

£102

£102
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 (997 reviews)
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Reasonably priced ocean-front boutique hotel I lived in Santa Barbara for a number of years and made my journey back to enjoy the beautiful place again. The staff at the Milo were generally knowledgeable on the local activities, but I felt that the young staff can definitely learn more about what Santa Barbara can offer besides wine-tasting. ...
  22 May 2017

£169

£169
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (78 reviews)
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We stayed one night midweek. everything was perfect. Breakfast was amazing. Be sure to get turndown service so you can try the peanut brittle!
  18 May 2017

£332

£332
Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn
1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (385 reviews)
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Great Hotel, Clean, Updated, Near Beach We stayed here for my birthday trip to SB, and absolutely loved the hotel. It is older (but well renovated) and smaller than most downtown SB hotels. Thats what we loved about it. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, and the rooms were so clean. The bed was really comfortable, and the linens ...
  26 May 2017

£145

£145
Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn
915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (12 reviews)
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Nice Hotel Close to Santa Barbara Downtown Really cute hotel with a helpful staff. Loved the courtyard and all of the special touches in the room. Also appreciated that the room didn't have a hotel room feel to it. It was cozy, comfortable, and had a fireplace. The breakfast was good and the kitchen staff was very kind. I was there with my ...
  23 May 2017

£266

£266
Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (89 reviews)
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Enchanting El Encanto The first question we've been asked about our stay at the El Encanto is whether it was worthy of the price. My answer is an emphatic YES! And then some. We felt the special enchantment of El Encanto the moment we stepped from our car. Though the El Encanto is definitively an exclusive hotel, we felt ...
  15 Apr 2017

£409

£409
Hotel Corque
Hotel Corque
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (418 reviews)
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The bed was the best and so soft. I would say it was one of the cleanest hotel rooms.
  26 May 2017

£136

£136
Kimpton Goodland
Kimpton Goodland
5650 Calle Real, Goleta
4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (117 reviews)
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Nice, unique and clean hotel. Cute, eclectic, clean and well put together! We enjoyed our stay!
  2 May 2017

£133

£133
San Ysidro Ranch
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (19 reviews)
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Wonderful, relaxing experience. Feeling of luxury and tranquility at virtually all times at all locations on the property. Definite thumbs up; looking forward to our next stay at San Ysidro Ranch!
  19 Sep 2016

£708

£708
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Pocket Guide: Design Hotel Hotels in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has been a honeypot for the rich and famous for decades. Drawn by the warm, Mediterranean climate, 300 days of sunshine each year, and beautiful, palm-lined beaches, it's one of the most stylish cities on the California coast.

Santa Barbara offers a number of chic boutique hotels downtown, near the beaches and in the outlying suburbs and towns, including Goleta, Carpinteria and the Santa Ynez Valley.

Boutique Hotels in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has plenty of attractions, from old Spanish missions, historic museums and modern art galleries to designer shopping malls and a modern dining scene. Most boutique accommodation in Santa Barbara offers WiFi, minibars and room service as standard, while many also feature infinity pools, luxury spas and ocean-facing terraces.

Highlights of a Boutique Stay in Santa Barbara

First stop is a visit to the legendary Mission Santa Barbara. A mile north of downtown, this landmark pink-and-cream church dates back to the 18th century and houses a fascinating mission museum, a sacred garden and Chumash art gallery.

From here, it's a ten-minute stroll to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, while the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, off State Street downtown, is well worth an hour or two of your time.

Boutique Hotels in Montecito

Ranked as one of the wealthiest communities in America, and home to many celebrity faces, the Santa Barbara suburb of Montecito has a chic, small-town vibe. Head to the main street for designer boutiques, stylish coffee shops and upscale SoCal restaurants. But also take time to visit the weird and wonderful Lotusland, a 37-acre botanical garden once belonging to eccentric Polish opera singer, Madame Ganna Walska.

Stay in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Book a boutique hotel in the Santa Ynez Valley, some 30 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, and you'll be within easy reach of some of Southern California's best wineries. The area is made up of five small towns – Solvang, Buellton and Los Olivos – and there are over 100 wineries and vineyards in the lush hills, most of which offer guided tours and tastings.