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Top Santa Barbara Neighborhoods for Historic Hotel

Cheshire Cat Inn

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King Frederik Inn

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Carpinteria
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Featured Santa Barbara Historic Hotel

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Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (60 reviews)
Quiet and quaintMy wife and I came here on recommendation by my brother for our baby moon. They mistakenly put us in a smaller room but quickly placed us in our proper room. The staff was very kind and the grounds itself exuded a very relaxing old world aura and charm. It felt like stepping into 1874, with all the ...
  15 May 2017

£281

£281
King Frederik Inn

King Frederik Inn

1617 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang
2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (236 reviews)
In the heart of Solvang! Walking distance to restaurants, shopping and lots of tasting rooms!
  24 May 2017

£75

£75
Chantico Inn

Chantico Inn

406 W Ojai Ave, Ojai
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (77 reviews)
Nice and 2 blocks from town.Very nice and quiet motel even though it's right on Ojai Ave.
  28 Mar 2017

£106

£106
Cheshire Cat Inn

Cheshire Cat Inn

36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (102 reviews)
Very nice bed and breakfast in Santa BarbaraThis Alice in Wonderland themed bed and breakfast is an excellent choice for a place to stay in Santa Barbara. We stayed in the White Rabbit room which has it's own balcony and has a small stained glass window depicting the rabbit. The room was charming, comfortable, and interesting. The breakfast ...
  11 Jun 2017

£184

£184
Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (205 reviews)
Beautiful hotel in the perfect location. I was upgraded to a king balcony suite which added to the elegance of the room. I was also able to check-in before noon which was totally unexpected. Staff were super friendly too. I will definitely
  22 May 2017

£257

£257
Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant

Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant

409 First Street, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (68 reviews)
Absolutely lovely and perfectly located!I honestly don't think you could make a better choice for a visit to Solvang. We actually ended up at The Mirabelle because the hotel we'd stayed in the previous year was fully booked for a wedding. I'm SO grateful that pushed us here as we will absolutely be back for our annual visits. The staff ...
  21 May 2017

£146

£146
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 (78 reviews)
We stayed one night midweek. everything was perfect. Breakfast was amazing. Be sure to get turndown service so you can try the peanut brittle!
  18 May 2017

£298

£298
Montecito Inn

Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (387 reviews)
Old world charmGreat character located in a quaint upscale town. Many fine restaurants and shops.
  4 Jun 2017

£178

£178
Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (90 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

£437

£437
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 (257 reviews)
Beautiful property but issue with room never fixedThere was a constant and continuous banging noise coming from the AC unit and every 8-10 minutes it sounded as if someone was trying to kick my door in. This continued around the clock 24/7. I reported it to maintenance and there was no fix. No offer to move me to another room. So had 3 very expensive ...
  14 Jun 2017

£368

£368
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotel 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.