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Overview of Hotel Californian

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Hotel Californian

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College19 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)16 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is in the city centre and near the beach. Santa Barbara Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking, hiking/biking trails and mountain climbing nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 2 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 3 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 17 min drive


  • The Lark - 4 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company - 4 min walk
  • Lucky Penny - 4 min walk
  • Enterprise Fish Company - 5 min walk
  • The Harbor Restaurant - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Californian

Beach spa retreat, walking distance from Stearns Wharf
Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Hotel Californian's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 121 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes.
Hotel Californian offers 121 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Majorelle has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Californian and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Californian offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Californian cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Californian?
As of 5 May 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Californian on 19 May 2021 start from £496, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hotel Californian have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Hotel Californian pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay and a fee of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Hotel Californian?
Self-parking is available for USD 39.00 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night.
What time is check-in at Hotel Californian?
Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Hotel Californian?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Hotel Californian located?
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 1 mile (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is only a 4-minute walk.