Comfortable La Quinta Hotels
La Quinta is a well-known mid-range hotel chain operating La Quinta Inns and Suites, and La Quinta Inns across the United States, and LQ Hotels in Latin America. The company, which launched in Texas in 1968, owns and operates hundreds of places to stay in Canada, Mexico and Honduras, and across 48 states in America, including in Santa Barbara, California.
What to Expect at La Quinta Hotels
La Quinta Inns and Suites are renowned for offering comfortable mid-range accommodation with many additional benefits, including complimentary WiFi, breakfast and in-room coffeemakers. Many hotels also have gyms, swimming pools and laundry facilities, while kids under 18 and pets always stay free.
Hotels near Santa Barbara's Main Attractions
Book at room in La Quinta's accommodation downtown, and you'll be within easy reach of many of Santa Barbara's attractions. Visit the iconic Mission Santa Barbara, a stunning pink-and-white church north of State Street, built by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s.
From here, it's a short walk to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, then a quick zip down State Street to the Spanish Colonial Santa Barbara County Courthouse, where you can climb the 85-foot watch tower for sweeping views down to the ocean.
Hop on a bus to the waterfront and Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier lined with seafood restaurants and quirky gift shops. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Sea Center, where you can get up-close-and-personal with a variety of sea life.
Santa Barbara's Shopping and Nightlife
Head out from your La Quinta hotel and make your way to Santa Barbara’s upmarket shopping. Check out the Historic State Street Plaza, an open-air mall famous for its many designer brands. Or go a few blocks south to Paseo Nuevo for more wallet-friendly high-street names.
After a busy day sightseeing or shopping in Santa Barbara, head back to your downtown La Quinta hotel for a swim in the pool, before venturing out to lower State Street and its many SoCal restaurants and craft beer bars.