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Top Santa Barbara Neighborhoods for Historic Hotels

Cheshire Cat Inn

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Featured Santa Barbara Historic Hotels

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Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant

Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant

409 First Street, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (70 reviews)
The hotel was centrally located in town This was our first visit to solvang we were celebrating our 45 wedding anniversary and I thought it would be nice to stay at a bed and breakfast hotel which we had never done I must say we were very pleasantly surprised the room we loved it was very nicely done and gave the feel of home. We will ...
  9 Aug 2017

£138

£138
Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (211 reviews)
Nice hotel close to downtownVery nice hotel in great location near many stores and restaurants in the downtown area.
  21 Aug 2017

£254

£254
Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (64 reviews)
Wonderful Weekend GetawaySimpson House is a wonderful place to stay. The staff is courteous and helpful. The Inn is very comfortably appointed. The location is mostly quiet yet within walking distance of State Street shopping and restaurants. We treated ourselves to a lovely morning walk to the Mission and the Bowl is ~1 ...
  15 Aug 2017

£240

£240
Cheshire Cat Inn

Cheshire Cat Inn

36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (106 reviews)
State street was close byRoom we stayed was little small for 2, but It was quiet.
  19 Aug 2017

£188

£188
Chantico Inn

Chantico Inn

406 W Ojai Ave, Ojai
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (81 reviews)
Quaint hotel steps away from down town OjaiWe enjoyed our stay in Ojai at this small hotel, lots of character. The room was clean and comfortable for our 2 night stay. The pool and hot tub also clean and private. My only complaint was the slippery tile thru out the hotel , mostly the patio area when walking back into our room from the pool, ...
  10 Aug 2017

£97

£97
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (82 reviews)
Perfevt RoomWe had an excellent stay. Best hotel stay of our 8 night trip through California. We loved everything about the Hotel. Will definitely recommend.
  17 Aug 2017

£206

£206
King Frederik Inn

King Frederik Inn

1617 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang
2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (242 reviews)
Close to Theater We spent 2 nights at location and it was very pleasant.
  2 Aug 2017

£76

£76
Montecito Inn

Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (396 reviews)
Charming restored hotel.The rooms are so small and non-functional that a stay of over 2 nights might be a push. Also, the elevator, which dates back to the 1920s when the hotel was built, finally gave up the ghost and we were told that it would take upwards of a year to rebuild. In the interim, guests will need to climb ...
  22 Aug 2017

£134

£134
Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

905 Country Club Rd, Ojai
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (262 reviews)
This would be the place if you're looking to relax. Drinks are a little pricey here. The golf course is beautiful!
  17 Aug 2017
Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (91 reviews)
Had an excellent time. A completely relaxing environment. The valet go out of their way to help you out. The staff in general aim to impress you with their service.
  30 May 2017

£310

£310
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a long and fascinating European history which dates back to the 1600s when the first Spanish missionaries arrived in California. Thanks to this Mediterranean influence, Santa Barbara has many iconic terracotta-red tiled and whitewashed buildings, a warm, year-round climate and a Spanish colonial appeal.

Historic Hotels in Santa Barbara

A hundred miles up the coast from LA and sandwiched between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is a popular weekend destination for the LA crowd who come to stay in its chic historic hotels.

Head to the stylish suburb of Montecito or for trendy Spanish-style inns, or to downtown Santa Barbara for sprawling 19th-century villas and upmarket B&Bs in Spanish Colonial Revival-style homes.

Stay near Santa Barbara's Historic Attractions

First stop on your history visit to Santa Barbara has to be the Mission Santa Barbara, just north of downtown. Known as the Queen of the Missions, this beautiful pink-and-white church has a fascinating museum depicting missionary life in the 18th century, and stacks of Chumash artwork from the earlier settlers.

From the Mission, it's a short hop to El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park. Built by the Spanish in 1782, the four presidios played a vital role in Spain's occupation of Alta California. Learn more about Santa Barbara's early years in the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, which is tucked away in a stunning cloistered courtyard downtown.

Shopping and Dining in Santa Barbara

Renowned for its wealth of rich and famous residents, Santa Barbara has a fantastic shopping scene. Head to the Historic State Street Plaza, a pedestrianised open-air mall where designer stores line up next to hip surf labels and high-street shops.

After a day of sightseeing or shopping, retire to your Santa Barbara historic hotel for a drink in the bar, before heading out to explore downtown's many SoCal or Mexicana restaurants, chic cocktail lounges and wine bars around Lower State Street.

From 19th-century hacienda-style guesthouses to plush hotels built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, use Expedia to find the best deals on historic hotels for your next stay in Santa Barbara.