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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 (648 reviews)
Anniversary stay at Ojai Valley Inn and ResortWe enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. The hotel property is spectacular — huge and well manicured with a golf course, two large pools and lots of other facilities (including fire pits for guests gatherings). We loved the apiary tour (on property) with the hotel’s beekeepers! The only ...
  16 Jan 2018

£254

£254
Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (248 reviews)
Great getaway Beautiful location, good food, not far from downtown Santa Barbara and the beach. Pricey but outstanding
  12 Feb 2018

£299

£299
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (796 reviews)
Close to the beach We went to go celebrate late Valentines Day, everything we ordered was delivered before the promised time. Drinks were awesome and so was the food. Staff was top notch, very friendly and welcoming, I would recommend this place for anyone that wants to have a weekend get away it is a very nice place ...
  19 Feb 2018

£199

£199
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (514 reviews)
Amazing get away. People both hotel and restaurant staff were excellent and amazing.
  16 Nov 2017
Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning

Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning

489 Hot Springs Rd, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (48 reviews)
Service, service, service Was here over 30 years ago and don't remember it being this beautiful! Grounds are immaculate and constantly being groomed. Peace and absolute quiet. Understated elegance, (rustic), quiet, absolutely professional staff all around---from the front gatehouse to the car valet. Friendly staff always ...
  17 Nov 2017
Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (327 reviews)
Nice hotel close to Solvang for shoppingTop scale restaurant and service. A little pricey but the food was delicious and served beautiful .
  18 Feb 2018

£94

£94
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,643 reviews)
The place to stay in Solvang, CaliforniaIf you haven't had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Solvang, you are truly missing out on a wonderful experience. To start, the Hotel Corque is quaint though very modern and extremely comfortable with a very friendly and helpful staff. The room was well decorated, very clean and very ...
  16 Feb 2018

£85

£85
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn

Pea Soup Andersen's Inn

51 East Hwy. 246, Buellton
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1,545 reviews)
Clean Room with an Old Motel Vibe Room was clean, bed was kind of old, not the most comfortable thing but adequate. I definitely think at $115/night this is good deal. If you have $150+ to spend, go elsewhere but this is not a bad place.
  17 Feb 2018

£56

£56

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Pocket Guide: Luxury Hotels Hotels in Santa Barbara

Known as the American Riviera thanks to its temperate climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year, Santa Barbara has become the playground of the rich and famous. With its wide sandy beaches, top-notch fine-dining restaurants and an abundance of designer shopping malls, Santa Barbara is a luxurious place to stay.

Santa Barbara's Luxury Hotels

Santa Barbara has many four- and five-star hotels, from chic design-led accommodation in historic mansions to sprawling luxury beach resorts with sweeping ocean views. Head to the upmarket suburb of Montecito for Hollywood-style hotels or to the foothills of San Ysidro for stylish mountain ranches.

Many luxury places to stay in Santa Barbara offer fine-dining restaurants, infinity pools and deluxe spa facilities. For spa and golf resorts, head out to the eastern fringes of the Los Padres National Forest to the boho town of Ojai, less than an hour's drive from Santa Barbara.

Luxury Stays near Santa Barbara's Best Beaches

Book a five-star luxury resort in Montecito – four miles east of downtown - and you'll have easy access to the sands and swaying palm trees of Butterfly Beach, one of Santa Barbara's best beaches. Book a room here and you'll be within walking distance of the suburb's excellent fine-dining restaurants, small-batch coffee shops and stylish neighbourhood bars.

Hotels near Santa Barbara's Designer Shops

There are several four- and five-star luxury hotels within walking distance of Santa Barbara's vibrant downtown, and close to the city's designer shopping malls. The Historic State Street Plaza hosts all the big-label designers, as well as quirky home stores and unique gift shops.

For something a little different, visit the Funk Zone, just south of State Street. This colourful and hip arts district has boutiques by up-and-coming designers, plus a collection of small-scale wineries and tasting rooms.

From swanky five-star beach resorts with spas and fine dining to exclusive ranch-style inns in the foothills, Santa Barbara has it all. Use Expedia to find the best deals on luxury hotels for your next stay in Santa Barbara.