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Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,509 reviews)
Quiet location Very relaxing and quiet location off the main streets but still close to everything. - 

£91

£91
Hadsten House

Hadsten House

1450 Mission Dr, Solvang
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,087 reviews)
Very clean and friendly staff Fun atmosphere , the staff is friendly and the town is gorgeous. There is lot to do nearby. Plus th … - 

£87

£87
Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn

114 E Highway 246, Buellton
2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (286 reviews)
Nice place to stay. Feel good. Will come next tim I like this motel. Clean room. Not far to all places for sight seeing. Guiite good for vacation. - 

£48

£48
Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,526 reviews)
Great location walking distance to restaurants and bars - 

£76

£76
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (3,334 reviews)
Awesome place! Definitely recommend. Great location and ambience! We've loved every part of our sta … - 

£108

£108
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

4200 Via Real, Carpinteria
2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (1,070 reviews)
Pleasant stay Nice and clean room, good job renovating. Staff was very nice and helpful. Downside was bed was not … - 

£50

£50
Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,819 reviews)
Cute hotel, friendly staff. Easy check-in, friendly staff, cute hotel. The front side does not have a lot of parking but they d … - 

£75

£75
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,461 reviews)
Staff was pleasant and helpful. The rooms were clean but they could use an update. Overall positive … - 

£121

£121
Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Best Hotel Stayed here for my anniversary and it couldn’t have been better. Brand new hotel, the location is p … - 

£244

£244
Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (268 reviews)
Perfect! Beautiful, quiet, with great amenities.Close to Solvang, where you can shop, eat and go wine tastin … - 

£99

£99
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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.