Founded by Conrad Hilton in Texas in 1919, Hilton Worldwide now has thousands of hotels across the globe, including several in Santa Barbara, California. The Hilton portfolio includes brands from the two- and three-star Hampton Inns and Embassy Suites, the mid-range DoubleTree by Hilton, right up to Hilton Grand Vacations and the luxury Waldorf Astoria properties, and caters to both the family markets, leisure travellers and corporate guests.
Stay in a Hilton Hotel in Santa Barbara
There are several Hilton properties in Santa Barbara, including the three-star Embassy Suites and four-star DoubleTree by Hilton. Choose a room in one of the more affordable hotels and you'll find all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay, including free WiFi, premium cable TV and in-room coffeemakers. Some mid-range Hiltons also offer complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, for additional comfort during your stay.
Family Attractions in Santa Barbara
Book a room in Santa Barbara’s four-star DoubleTree by Hilton, which is housed in a typical mission-style resort, and you'll have access to the best family attractions in the city.
Moments from the palm-lined East Beach - where you can grab a surfboard or book lessons from one of the surf schools - DoubleTree by Hilton is also a short walk from the giraffes, lions and penguins in Santa Barbara Zoo, one of America's best small zoos.
Walk ten minutes west along the prom to Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier home to many seafood restaurants, waterfront bars and quirky gift shops, as well as the resident sea lions and pelicans, who sunbathe on the rocks.
Santa Barbara After Dark
After a day at the zoo or the beach, head back to your Santa Barbara Hilton hotel for a drink on the terrace, or head out to the surrounding streets and sample some famous SoCal nightlife.
Visit the Funk Zone, just south of State Street between downtown and the ocean, a vibrant arts community with cafes, bars and art galleries, plus a number of stylish wine-tasting rooms.