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San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
Wonderful, relaxing experience. Feeling of luxury and tranquility at virtually all times at all locations on the property. Definite thumbs up; looking forward to our next stay at San Ysidro Ranch!
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This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Casa Del Herrero and Lotusland. Our …More
The Upham Hotel & Country House - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

The Upham Hotel & Country House

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Lovely Old Hotel/B&B"
We stayed in a nice room on the back of the property as requested. Peaceful, comfortable.
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Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Arlington Theater and Santa Barbara Museum of Art …More
The Ballard Inn & Restaurant - Ballard Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

The Ballard Inn & Restaurant

2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard - Map
 
 
Situated in Ballard, this romantic bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincourt Vineyards and Buttonwood Farm Winery & …More
Su Nido, All-Suites Boutique Inn - Ojai Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
£253
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Su Nido, All-Suites Boutique Inn

301 N Montgomery St, Ojai - Map
 
 
Lovely place and reasonably priced. Check in was easy and a little court yard was available for relaxing in the southern California weather. Our room had a living room, refrigerator, microwave and sink, so was more like a small apartment than a hotel room.
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Situated in the historical district, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Ojai Art Center, galerie102, and Ojai Valley …More
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
£281
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Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"Christmas refuge"
What a lovely place. We were greeted as we pulled in to our parking spot. Found our room (the garden) to be well-located across from the dining area. Very nice large gardens with small bubbling fountains. Each room was quite private and apart from others. Ours was well appointed, with a vaulted ceiling and vintage wood floors. Pleasant pale-yellow with white trim. Super-fluffy pillows. Our only very-slight concern was that it was a bit tight, the bath being very small. An ideal spot to walk over to State Street where restaurants and shops abound. We enjoyed the daily paper and read it over coffee before breakfast began at 8:30. A nice menu which has a daily special dish. Can't overstate how well we were treated by the servers and everyone else. Superb! Worth every dollar. You'd better get there. Rob V. Conifer Co.
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Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Conference & …More
Ojai Valley Inn And Spa - Ojai Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

905 Country Club Rd, Ojai - Map
 
 
Wonderful place to stay!!! Fabulous.
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Tucked into a secluded valley 35 miles south of Santa Barbara on the Gold Coast, this golf and spa resort is surrounded by …More
Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel - Santa Ynez Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
£369
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Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel

3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez - Map
 
 
Pro staff, beautiful room and next to great food and wine ..need I say more
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Situated near the airport, this romantic bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and …More
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn - Los Olivos Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos - Map
 
 
"Beautiful hotel"
We were impressed with the hotel and accommodations but disappointed that the on site restaurant had relocated the day we arrived. Expedia did not mention this.
Traveller from California
Just off the Santa Ynez Valley vineyard-loop highway, the hotel is on Los Olivos' tranquil main street: six picturesque …More
Cheshire Cat Inn - Santa Barbara Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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Cheshire Cat Inn

36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara - Map
 
 
"The right place in the right location"
When I go back to Santa Barbara, this is where I will stay. The layout: large comfortable rooms in a well-maintained home with outdoor garden and uncrowded parking area. The location: Perfect! Near the Mission & parks with residential surroundings for evening walks, but close to downtown and restaurants and walking distance to the harbor. The staff: friendly, helpful, and serving a great varied breakfast and happy hour snacks.
Traveller from Colorado
Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Barbara Conference & Visitor's …More
The Ojai Retreat - Ojai Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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The Ojai Retreat

160 Besant Rd, Ojai - Map
 
 
"A unique, peaceful hilltop retreat. "
The Ojai Retreat has comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast. Its hilltop setting has beautiful reviews of the valley. This is a great place to get away, relax without distractions of TV or noisy activities.
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Situated in Ojai, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art, galerie102, and Ojai …More

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    Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Santa Barbara

    Thanks to 300 days of sunshine a year, a temperate Mediterranean climate and beautiful terracotta-roofed Spanish architecture, the chic palm-lined city of Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera.

    There is a number of independent hotels in and around Santa Barbara, from low-key hotels and quirky B&Bs in hacienda-style villas, to upmarket ranches, inns in Victorian mansions and chic boutique hotels overlooking the beach.

    Stay in an Independent Hotel in Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara's independent hotels offer a whole host of amenities and services, from indoor or outdoor pools, lavish restaurants and bars, to free bike hire and 24-hour room service. Book a room in an independent guesthouse, hotel or inn in Santa Barbara and you could also enjoy complimentary full breakfast, wine and cheese socials and WiFi.

    Stay near Santa Barbara's Main Attractions

    Book a room in an independent hotel off State Street downtown and you'll be a 15-minute walk from the iconic Mission Santa Barbara, a charming pink-and-white church built by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s.

    Or wander next door and see the Californian native wildlife exhibits in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, before heading south to Anacapa Street and climbing the 85-foot tower in the Spanish Colonial-style Santa Barbara County Courthouse for the best views of the city.

    Santa Barbara's Wine Country

    Explore Santa Barbara County further by booking an independent hotel or inn in the Santa Ynez Valley, a 30-mile drive northwest of downtown or a short ride on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. Made up of five small towns, it's called Santa Barbara Wine Country thanks to the many vineyards and wineries you’ll see when you visit.

    Santa Barbara After Dark

    Home to five colleges and universities, Santa Barbara has a large student population, and with it a vibrant bar scene, mostly set around State Street. For a different type of night, head south to the Funk Zone, a vibrant arts community crammed with cool pop-up bars, stylish diners and independent wine-tasting rooms.

    Wherever you choose to stay in Santa Barbara, use Expedia to find the best deals on independent hotels for your next Californian trip.

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