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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 (96 reviews)
Lovely Experience Spent a few nights this week at the hotel.  Lovely staff, wonderful grounds, great room, and excellent service from the hotel, spa, and restaurant staff.   I travel to Santa Barbara regularly and will stay here again without a doubt.
  22 Sep 2017

£301

£301
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 (205 reviews)
My Family of Seven Had an Amazing Weekend!We had the Jungle Junior Suite w/a pool view (Rm448). Great room location to the self parking and tennis courts. Also, simple walk to the Olympic pool/club & beach across the street. We felt like we were in Maui. These huge estate was so lush and green. The Ty Lounge was a cool place to eat/drink ...
  25 Aug 2017

£413

£413
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (270 reviews)
Beautiful Hotel on the BeachLuxurious hotel near Santa Barbara beach, attention to every detail great hospitality from the staff
  5 Oct 2017

£358

£358
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 (265 reviews)
Great spaOjai was one of the nicest experiences I’ve had at a spa and the adjoining town was great. Room was beautiful overlooking the golf course, room was spacious, facilities were great
  13 Oct 2017

£249

£249
Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning

Balinese Inspired Beauty by RedAwning

489 Hot Springs Rd, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
Private Tuscan Villa

Private Tuscan Villa

188 San Marcos Pass, Santa Barbara
4.5 out of 5.0
San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (21 reviews)
A prime example of how to run the perfect 5 star hotel. Definitely an oasis in today’s mediocre hotel world.
  18 Oct 2017

£545

£545
Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque

400 Alisal Rd., Solvang
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (461 reviews)
Great hotel in an excellent locationVery nice hotel regretted only having one night travelling for this wonderful property. Minor irritation was at check in we were one hour early and staff person said they would call when room available and they never called. Room was clean, quiet and well appointed. I would stay at this property ...
  22 Oct 2017

£91

£91
Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (217 reviews)
Beautiful hotel in excellent location, worth the high cost. Rooftop deck is very relaxing.
  14 Oct 2017

£209

£209
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.7 out of 5 (1,036 reviews)
Lovely hotel right in the beach front Lovely hotel right in the beach front - room was ready early, staff all very nice and gave us some useful information on local area. Room was lovely as was pool area.
  22 Oct 2017

£121

£121
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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.