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Top Santa Barbara Neighborhoods for Family-Friendly Hotels

Sandpiper Lodge

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East Beach
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£135

Montecito
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Montecito Inn

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Featured Santa Barbara Family-Friendly Hotels

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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (879 reviews)
I can tell you everything was nice at this hotel Everything was good at this hotel room included nice room and staff I would recommend this hotel to family and friends
  16 Oct 2017

£78

£78
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (460 reviews)
Great location We really enjoyed staying at Hotel Corque. Very comfortable, close to amenities, and well priced.
  18 Oct 2017

£91

£91
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 (1,035 reviews)
Great location Nice small hotel with a great location. Room was very small which was ok but would not want to share with another person. No AC which shouldn’t be a problem for most of the year, I hit it on a very hot day. Clean room. Overall nice stay.
  18 Oct 2017

£121

£121
Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (600 reviews)
Nice hotelWe use this hotel when we visit Santa Barbara. It’s clean, in a nice area, walking distance to shopping areas & restaurants. The staff is excellent; continental breakfast offers delicious omelets aside from the usual continental menu. Has pool & jacuzzi. AND it’s reasonably priced.
  14 Oct 2017

£82

£82
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 (541 reviews)
Room was huge and very updated and clean. Across the street from the beach. Parking available.
  19 Oct 2017

£90

£90
Lemon Tree Inn

Lemon Tree Inn

2819 State Street, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5 (30 reviews)
Girls WeekendWent for a girls weekend with my mom. Room was nice, some rust & grime on shower door, but nothing too bad. Didnt have the "do not disturb" sign on the door & the maid just walks in, no knock on the door, or "hello maid service" or anything. & it was before checkout time....so make sure to have your ...
  18 Mar 2015
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 (486 reviews)
Nice area, close to the beachThe hotel was nice, staff was helpful when necessary. Great location without being on top of everything near State St.
  3 Oct 2017

£135

£135
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real, Goleta
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (443 reviews)
Breakfast We were disappointed in the breakfast. We were hoping for more healthy options. I would suggest home cooked oatmeal, instead of sugary packets. Whole wheat or whole grain bread, soy milk, and yoghurt, more fresh fruit (organic if possible). Vegetarian options in the hot food - potatoes, stewed tomatoes, ...
  8 Oct 2017

£108

£108
The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (640 reviews)
Great stay at a very nice hotel in an excellent location!
  3 Sep 2017

£149

£149
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (489 reviews)
It was perfectand we enjoed the convenience and the pool.
  16 Oct 2017

£114

£114
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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.