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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

4200 Via Real, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (322 reviews)
Best place to bring my dogs It's nice to stay out of place where there is no carpet so my dogs can comfortably be in a room wit … - 

£59

£59
Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn

114 E Highway 246, Buellton
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (87 reviews)
Only one night but very nice stay love the firepits and new renovations - 

£56

£56
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (609 reviews)
Vacation with our JRT Dog friendly and very close to restaurants and shops - 

£85

£85
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (271 reviews)
Basic but nice and convenient I like Motel 6 because it's budget-friendly AND pet-friendly. This one has a pleasant location, clo … - 

£56

£56
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (457 reviews)
Wine Tasting Trip The hotel was clean, quiet. The pool area was very nice although we only used it for the hot tub in … - 

£101

£101
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,023 reviews)
Average hotel but great location I'd say this is a slightly overpriced hotel even for Santa Barbara. The room was small but nice eno … - 

£161

£161
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (795 reviews)
Great location!!! Great location for wine tasting in the SY Valley. Easy walk to all the great shops, restaurants and … - 

£98

£98
Motel 6 Lompoc

Motel 6 Lompoc

1521 North H Street, Lompoc
2.0 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (186 reviews)
Nice hotel close to what's happening We had a nice, quiet stay at Lompoc Motel 6. Many restaurants within walking distance. The Mission … - 

£42

£42
Sandpiper Lodge

Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (594 reviews)
Older small hotel close to restaurants and mall It's old small hotel need more cleaning and update. Staff are nice. Breakfast is okay and this time … - 

£96

£96
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

5897 Calle Real, Goleta
2.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (195 reviews)
Nice hotel close to event Stayed here the night prior to a triathlon. Better than previous pre-race hotels I have stayed at. - 

£74

£74
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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.