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Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,640 reviews)
The place to stay in Solvang, California If you haven't had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Solvang, you are truly missing out … - 

£85

£85
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,852 reviews)
Convenient location Really enjoyed our stay here. Just outside the business...a plus. - 

£84

£84
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,620 reviews)
Hotel staff very friendly & helpful...room were quaint...continental breakfast was delicious - 

£75

£75
Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn

114 E Highway 246, Buellton
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (417 reviews)
Great toom redo Cute rooms. Good value. They have done a good motel refurbish - 

£70

£70
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,782 reviews)
Quiet, off the main street, yet close to shops Unexpectedly given upgrade to a better suite with a fireplace. Very personable and friendly staff. … - 

£69

£69
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,163 reviews)
Good Location and Great Comfort The front desk clerk Rodrigo was very friendly and efficient at check in. He reminded us of the win … - 

£126

£126
The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,038 reviews)
Great location 2nd stay. Better than the 1st. Will stay again. Fireplace a nice touch. - 

£69

£69
Kronborg Inn

Kronborg Inn

1440 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,279 reviews)
A little old but still a pleasant stay. Kinda pricey. Maybe consider new bed linens. And new carpet … - 

£60

£60
Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (326 reviews)
Amazing! The room, staff, the pool, the spa was just AMAZING!! We will definitely be making a trip … - 

£94

£94
Lavender Inn by the Sea

Lavender Inn by the Sea

206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,304 reviews)
Quaint Inn just minutes from the beach My wife loved the way it looked when we pulled up. Check in was smooth and quick. The room was not … - 

£106

£106

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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.