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Featured Santa Barbara Luxury Hotels

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Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (243 reviews)
"The El Encanto" enchantmentFor those who know Santa Barbara, "The El Encanto" which is now the Belmond El Encanto has been known for decades as the enchanting hotel on the hill overlooking Santa Barbara. My spouse had this on the bucket list as a place we needed to stay in so when celebrating his retirement, we booked a long ...
  9 Dec 2017

£269

£269
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 (508 reviews)
Amazing get away. People both hotel and restaurant staff were excellent and amazing.
  16 Nov 2017

£371

£371
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 (786 reviews)
5 StarsThere are places you should visit at least once in your life. THIS is one of them. hands down it is money well spent. I will never forget how beautiful everything was, and how well we were treated. we enjoyed the pool, hot tub, gardens and spa, not to mention dinner and the terrace. it was ...
  4 Dec 2017

£300

£300
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 (643 reviews)
Very friendly and helpful staffWe requested a change of room and we were obliged with no questions asked and even provided an upgrade.
  3 Dec 2017

£269

£269
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 (47 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

£564

£564
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,534 reviews)
A+ Experience at Corque HotelThis hotel was modern and comfortable. Beginning with entering the front door being opened for us by a genuine smile and greeting to the pleasant registration at a desk sitting in chairs we knew this was a special hotel. Our room was immaculate and well appointed with modern furnishings. The bathroom ...
  8 Dec 2017

£89

£89
Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (915 reviews)
Beautiful hotel Staff is kind and attentive. They did not make me feel demanding or difficult when I asked to move from the freshly painted room with its fumes or when I called to figure out why you cannnot shut off the air conditioner.
  29 Nov 2017

£205

£205
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,179 reviews)
LovelyClean, comfortable room. I liked that there was a mini bar. Nice pool and hot tub. Close to beach :)
  4 Dec 2017

£108

£108
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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.