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San Ysidro Ranch
5 out of 5
900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
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4.8/5Exceptional! (49 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 ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2017

San Ysidro Ranch
Ojai Valley Inn
5 out of 5
905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA
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The price is £429 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (951 reviews)

"Beautiful view of the Ojai Mountains. Could have captured the uniqueness of the Ojai culture more. Lacked personality."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Ojai Valley Inn
Belmond El Encanto
5 out of 5
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £599 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (364 reviews)

"The hotel is one of the best 5 stars I have stayed in."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Belmond El Encanto
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
3 out of 5
433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £135 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (553 reviews)

"My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and Pacific Crest Hotel was the perfect getaway. Jennifer and Greg were the perfect hosts. They were welcoming, informative about things to do in the area, and super nice. Our room was clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable. Thank you Jennifer ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Corque
4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
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The price is £94 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,019 reviews)

"Beautiful room plus also view. Little noises by the pool though towards evening. But we understood your redoing a lot on other side. Looking awesome so far . Can’t wait to stay again. Loved the great price we stayed in though."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Hotel Corque
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA
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4.6/5Exceptional! (658 reviews)

"Hospitality and experience you expect from a Four Seasons property. Beautiful room. Friendly and helpful staff. The Sunday buffet is not to be missed! Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £83 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,356 reviews)

"Loved the room, clean cozy and beautiful. Love that all bedding is white. Parking is right in front of the rooms, walking distance to everything."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Sideways Inn
3 out of 5
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
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The price is £103 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,029 reviews)

"Bathroom lock did not work. But overall satisfied."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Sideways Inn
Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
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The price is £95 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,586 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at Chumash Casino Resort, very nice and clean casino."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
Royal Copenhagen Inn
2.5 out of 5
1579 Mission drive, Solvang, CA
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The price is £81 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"My husband and I loved our stay, we had a nice clean room that included a mini fridge. We parked our car right in front of our room. It was nice and quiet. We needed some extra pillows and they brought the right away. Their customer service is excellent and the locatipn is perfect. We will be ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Royal Copenhagen Inn
Santa Barbara Inn
4 out of 5
901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £278 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"The location of the hotel was beautiful. The food at their restaurant was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Santa Barbara Inn
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
2 out of 5
51 East Hwy. 246, Buellton, CA
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The price is £78 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,025 reviews)

"Quie ,clean and close to everything . Front desk very helpfull ."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
Quality Inn Buellton - Solvang
2.5 out of 5
630 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA
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The price is £66 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"Great location, and very clean room at a great price"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Quality Inn Buellton - Solvang
Casa Ojai Inn
2.5 out of 5
1302 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
The price is £121 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Enjoyed our stay. We spent a lot of time at the pool. Refreshing!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Casa Ojai Inn
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
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The price is £421 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"Beautiful property with wonderful pool amenities even during the social distancing guide lines."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Lodge
2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £95 per night
4/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"Rooms are clean comfortable and easy access. I enjoyed the pool the water was perfect temperature and towels provided."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Sandpiper Lodge
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
2 out of 5
6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
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The price is £86 per night
3.6/5Good! (988 reviews)

"The rooms were quite nice and it was awesome to have the pool safely open."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning
4.5 out of 5
489 Hot Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
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Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Are you looking for a luxury hotel for your stay in Santa Barbara?
Arrange a flight into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) Airport or Oxnard, CA (OXR) Airport, and then treat yourself to a stay at one of 124 luxurious hotels. Known for its wineries and beaches, Santa Barbara also has some interesting things to see and do including Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.
What's the best luxury hotel in Santa Barbara?
Belmond El Encanto is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. San Ysidro Ranch and Santa Barbara Inn are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the seasonal weather in Santa Barbara?
The hottest months are usually August and September, with an average temperature of 18°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 12°C. Average annual rainfall for Santa Barbara is 439 mm.
What's there to see and do in Santa Barbara?
Enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer when you visit Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl. If you have some spare time during your trip, you might want to check out Santa Barbara Zoo and Upper State Street.

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