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Featured Santa Barbara Independent Hotels

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The Ballard Inn & Restaurant

The Ballard Inn & Restaurant

2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (17 reviews)
Best B&B ever. I am not a fan of B&B's and booked this last minute traveling through town. This place was built to … - 

£164

£164
Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel

Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel

3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (86 reviews)
Santa Ynez Lovely Hotel in quite town. the staff was very accommodating and friendly - 

£181

£181
San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (19 reviews)
Wonderful, relaxing experience. Feeling of luxury and tranquility at virtually all times at all loc … - 

£816

£816
Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

Ojai Valley Inn And Spa

905 Country Club Rd, Ojai
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (261 reviews)
Fantastic hotel with great pool and bike trails My husband and I loved our time at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. We were surprised at the vastness of th … - 

£302

£302
Bacara Resort & Spa

Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (265 reviews)
very nice place to stay and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA … - 

£389

£389
Private Tuscan Villa

Private Tuscan Villa

188 San Marcos Pass, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (62 reviews)
Royal Treatment We had the most wonderful experience! Nothing was overlooked and we felt like we were the most impo … - 

£247

£247
The Upham Hotel & Country House

The Upham Hotel & Country House

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (88 reviews)
Close to State Street My husband and I stayed in one of the lesser priced rooms. I would recommend not doing this and go … - 

£197

£197
Su Nido, All-Suites Boutique Inn

Su Nido, All-Suites Boutique Inn

301 N Montgomery St, Ojai
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (53 reviews)
Adorable Adobe Style Suites next to the strip! Su Nudo Inn is a charming little boutique that is right next to the Ojai main strip. Close to a lot … - 

£192

£192
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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.