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Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,717 reviews)
Very near to Downtown, super clean,quiet.Great deal,clean excellent service. I love to stayed At the hotel.
  6 Dec 2017

£89

£89
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,345 reviews)
Such a friendly and accommodating staff. Great room and little extras that made my stay enjoyable and comfortable.
  27 Nov 2017

£107

£107
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,540 reviews)
Beautiful hotel and the beds were very comfortable
  17 Dec 2017

£89

£89
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
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
O'cairns Inn & Suites

O'cairns Inn & Suites

940 E Ocean Avenue, Lompoc
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (287 reviews)
Central Location Close to BuelltonQuiet motel with great location. Enjoyed 2 free drinks at happy hour and free made to order breakfast which was very good. All staff personnel were very friendly. Would recommend staying to anyone. Very comfortable bed too! :)
  4 Dec 2017

£97

£97
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real, Goleta
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,503 reviews)
Updated and reasonably priced hotel Updated rooms, pool area and lobby were enjoyable and a surprise. Staff was pleasant and helpful.
  10 Dec 2017

£95

£95
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,767 reviews)
Nice hotel close to townIt was great! Loved the room. It was very clean and cozy.
  3 Dec 2017

£79

£79
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 (3,094 reviews)
Lovely stay!Comfortable after a long night out! Came for a wedding and it was the perfect location.
  17 Dec 2017

£77

£77
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

5606 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,225 reviews)
Big room but bad breakfast Big room but bad breakfast Close the highway so a little noisy
  25 Nov 2017

£95

£95
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Pocket Guide: Family-Friendly Hotelss in Santa Barbara

Tucked away between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is less than a two-hour drive from the theme parks of LA and perfect for a laid-back family beach stay.

Stay in palm-lined Santa Barbara for miles of white sand beaches, a hip surf scene and great city parks – all suitable for kids.

Family-Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara offers a variety of B&Bs, inns and international chain hotels, all catering for a family crowd. For family-friendly hotels with swimming pools, gyms and restaurants, head to hotels around Stearns Wharf or the stylish suburb of Montecito, where some hotels offer kids' clubs, bike hire and babysitting services. <.p>

For family-friendly hotels near Santa Barbara's many beaches, head out to the quieter coastal towns of Goleta and Carpinteria, home to Carpinteria State Beach, regarded as one of the safest in the US.

Santa Barbara's Family Attractions

Maybe spend the morning hanging out on East Beach, then a ten-minute stroll east is the Santa Barbara Zoo, regarded as one of the best small zoos in the country. Or head to Shoreline Park in the Mesa District. A perfect spot between the ocean and the city, it has a kids' playground, a Japanese garden and a whale-watching area with a telescope.

Santa Barbara was first inhabited by Spanish Missionaries back in the 1600s. Get the kids learning about California's missionary history with a visit to the iconic Mission Santa Barbara. Perched on a hill a mile from downtown, this beautiful pink-and-cream church has a fascinating mission-era museum and a Chumash art gallery.

Family Dining in Santa Barbara

After a day on the beach or feeding the giraffes at the zoo, head back to your family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel for a rest, before heading for dinner at Stearns Wharf, the city's famous wooden pier-turned-dining and entertainment hub. While you’re there, say hi to the resident sea lions and brown pelicans.

From quaint beachfront inns to swanky five-star resorts, use Expedia to find the best deals on family-friendly hotels for your next stay in Santa Barbara.