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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 (998 reviews)
Reasonably priced ocean-front boutique hotelI 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

£195

£195
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 (490 reviews)
Great hotel in a perfect locationStaff was always pleasant and accommodating. Our room was perfect and we loved the private patio. I would definitely stay here again.
  7 Jun 2017

£164

£164
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 (460 reviews)
great location for a hotel, really nice hotel with friendly staff. Great big rooms
  30 May 2017

£211

£211
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 (625 reviews)
Very Pleased.The Fess Parker was a very good choice for my wife and me. Our room was clean, spacious and quiet, the property overall is lovely, and it was in an ideal location (an easy walk to downtown, and literally across the street from East Beach). Regarding reviews that suggest that the hotel is "dated," ...
  20 Jun 2017

£228

£228
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 (466 reviews)
Nice HolidayEverything was OK, nice clean bedroom, nice vacation.
  30 May 2017

£124

£124
Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (571 reviews)
Great stay, staff was amazing!!We had an amazing stay! we will stay here again. Great sized room and comfortable bed. We didn't take advantage of breakfast, the gym or pool. Right in the center of many things to do, but felt a world away!
  8 Jun 2017

£165

£165
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 (411 reviews)
Great location, near freeway, restaurants. Very nice. Room was clean and a decent free breakfast.
  4 Jun 2017

£163

£163
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (420 reviews)
Small hotel, but great location.Banquet room was perfect, but courtesy room was much too small for the attending club members.
  24 Jun 2017

£93

£93
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 (833 reviews)
Nice hotel in CarpinteriaThis is the second time my husband and I have stayed here with our son. My son sleeps in a crib and they've always had one available for us. We asked to be on the third floor because the last time we were on the bottom floor and the guests above us were loud. It was clean and quiet. A very pleasant ...
  18 Jun 2017

£105

£105
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 (342 reviews)
Great hotelWe were not allowed into our rooms until 415, the front desk was not really concerned. We had 6 little ones and had driven a long way. We even asked for early check-in. Having said this, the rest of the trip was very nice, Kids had a blast in the very nice pool, breakfast was great, nice staff. Rooms ...
  24 Jun 2017

£127

£127
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Pocket Guide: Family Friendly Hotels 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.