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Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

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Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 9 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 9 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

3 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEast Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationCabrillo Pavillion4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Zoo9 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)15 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara's East Beach neighbourhood, Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara is near the airport and near the beach. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Santa Barbara Bowl, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Los Padres National Forest and Carpinteria State Beach. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain climbing and ecotours. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • East Beach - 3 min walk
  • Cabrillo Pavillion - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 9 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 2 min drive
  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 6 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 15 min drive


  • East Beach Grill - 4 min walk
  • Mony's Mexican Food - 3 min drive
  • The Shop - 3 min drive
  • Lucky Penny - 3 min drive
  • Arnoldi's Cafe - 3 min drive

About this property

Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

3-star Santa Barbara hotel in East Beach, walk to Santa Barbara Zoo
This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, concierge services and dry cleaning. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, express check-out, tour/ticket assistance and a vending machine are on-site. All 20 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding.
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara offers 20 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 35-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a hydromassage showerhead.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Fridges and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2016.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Children aged under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limited on-site parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge (on request)


  • No lifts
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property – January 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Pool access available from 9 AM to 9 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property
Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 468 out of 597 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed our stay here! Very clean & comfortable. Love the location. Beach is a 3 minute walk. Stearns Wharf & State street is a 10 - 15 minute drive. Great eating options close by too. The owners are friendly & nice! Will stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Close to beach. Peek a boo view of ocean from room. Nice pool. Friendly staff. Clean room. In room coffee so-so. Instant.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Out stay was wonderful. I was in town for back surgery and the owner not only thought ahead to offer me a downstairs room, but upgraded us to the King room so we could enjoy the extra room to sleep. He was very friendly and showed us to our room. I felt like we could have asked for anything we needed with no issue. The room was very clean and very large! The bed was comfortable. It had a stylish but minimalist feel which is calming to me. They offered all of the basic soap and hair care in eco friendly dispensers so no wasted plastic! No extra frills like lotions/cue tips/etc, which is fine with us and is good to cut out on waste(we may have been able to ask for these things but didn’t need them). Oh, and they have a heated pool! Overall if you want a clean and friendly place to stay that still feels like the classic mid-century fun hotel on the outside, but offers a roomy, clean and comfortable place to stay this is a great place. We would definitely stay again! The owner was kind and even offered me much luck and concern on my surgery.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location...near everything (beach one block, nice restaurants). May be add a little refrigerator in the room. Staff was great and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021