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Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (583 reviews)
Good hotel to stay while dropping kid of to SBCCWe have stayed at the Sandpiper twice now. This hotel is great for families. Twice now we have been down to visit Santa Barbara to drop our son off at Santa Barbara City College. The location is perfect as it's in between SBCC and the dorms at UCSB. Keep in mind this is a lodge - not 4* hotel. The ...
  21 Aug 2017

£119

£119
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 (473 reviews)
HotelExpedia did not inform hotel about handy cap request. Room was small for four and two twin beds. Room was very warm. Air conditioner was very noisy. Did not get a handicap accessible room. Expedia really really dropped the ball. Did not inform and ensure handicap request.
  19 Aug 2017

£117

£117
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 (846 reviews)
Carpinteria Best Western. Great location and HotelRecently spent 2 nights at Carpinteria Inn as part of California road trip. Location is great - straight off Highway 101 and within 10 minutes walk of the beautiful Carpinteria State Beach. Rooms large, clean and well equipped, Hotel is nicely presented and staff helpful. We checked in quite late ...
  13 Aug 2017

£92

£92
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 (475 reviews)
Great hotel with a great locationStayed here for just one night while passing through but could have stayed much longer. Spent the afternoon at the pool. The staff was friendly and served up delicious cocktails and food. Could have used a few more kid friendly options on the pool snack menu but we made do. The rooms are clean and ...
  15 Aug 2017

£167

£167
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (445 reviews)
Comfort after winery hoppingThis comfortable hotel is steps away from the restaurants and shops in Solvang. Friendly staff help you navigate the hotel, city and wineries around town. Excellent getaway pick for couples and families exploring the area.
  20 Aug 2017

£117

£117
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

5606 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (353 reviews)
Close to beach restaurants and Highway.We were very surprised at the room and one of the best breakfasts anyplace we've steyed'
  4 Aug 2017

£118

£118
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 (427 reviews)
SBA 8/16 & 17Convenient access, excellent reception process, good breakfast, restful and clean room....will return!
  18 Aug 2017

£115

£115
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 (635 reviews)
Loved the view as well as the room and the total experience.
  14 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 (513 reviews)
The inn was perfect in every way! We enjoyed our stay and would come back and stay.
  18 Aug 2017

£128

£128
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 (1,013 reviews)
Nice hotel close to beach. Lovely pool area. A bit noisy in ground floor rooms by the pool, but it was very convenient to be so close to a pool & the beach. Close to boardwalk, piers, & restaurants. Room cost was reasonable for location, but extra fees & taxes were a bit excessive.(occupancy taxes, resort fees, parking, other taxes too, which ...
  14 Aug 2017

£155

£155
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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.