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Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £95 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
0.81 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,301 reviews)
"Great location near the harbor, easy walk to downtown."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2021

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £1,491 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
4.09 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)
"Great hotel True 5 star treatment. Food was amazing. Facilities are amazing. Will definitely recommend and stay again."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Lemon Tree Inn
3.5 out of 5
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £179 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
1.96 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (634 reviews)
"I love this place! The staff was amazing and so nice. The place is also never comfy and the pool area was great. Will stay again."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

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Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Fully refundable
The price is £187 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
3.73 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (389 reviews)
"Clean rooms"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £125 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
1.42 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
"This hotel was great for a family trip. The room was spacious enough for the kids to play and the kitchen was perfect for dinner prep so there was no need to eat out."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £437 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
0.19 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"The staff made it very enjoyable"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2021

Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £170 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
3.16 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"No complaints about the property. I did not get a receipt for my one night stay. How do I get the receipt?"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2021

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Ala Mar by the Sea
2 out of 5
102 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £248 per night from 12 Aug to 12 Aug
0.78 mi from city centre
2.9/5 (569 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

Ala Mar by the Sea
Oasis Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
3344 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £89 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
2.53 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (814 reviews)
"Nice bathroom"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

Oasis Inn & Suites
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
3 out of 5
306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £217 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
0.83 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Liked the grounds, a nice combination of feeling of space and intimacy. It was clean and well appointed. Could work a little on the breakfast, but they made concessions to covid, understandable."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
Hotel Californian
5 out of 5
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £565 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
0.71 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (632 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff made our trip wonderful. I was disappointed that their nice restaurant was still close. I really did enjoyed my time there"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Hotel Californian
Extended Stay America Suites Santa Barbara Calle Real
2.5 out of 5
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £144 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
5.48 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (978 reviews)
"The location was close to the freeway as well as right across from in n out if you ever got hungry. One of my complains about the room I stayed in was that the fan to help circulate the air in the restroom didn't work. So when it was hot, it would have a certain scent."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Extended Stay America Suites Santa Barbara Calle Real
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4 out of 5
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA
Fully refundable
The price is £266 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
1.68 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (135 reviews)
"Overall a good stay but no self parking, only valet for $36/ day. Thank goodness there is some street parking available which become sparse in the evening."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Mason Beach Inn
3 out of 5
324 W. Mason Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is £267 per night from 19 Aug to 19 Aug
0.77 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (165 reviews)
"It's a lovey hotel within walking distance of beach and dining. I never understand why the pool doesn't open for early morning swims."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Mason Beach Inn
The Upham Hotel
4 out of 5
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £199 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
0.62 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (638 reviews)
"Nice property with beautiful garden areas with many seating options. Bottle of wine at check-in was a nice touch. On-site restaurant is very good for dinner. Rooms are tastefully decorated. Parking is a challenge, with small spaces, accessed via a narrow alley, especially for big trucks (which should ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2021

The Upham Hotel
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
3 out of 5
223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £227 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
0.67 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (969 reviews)
"Rooms were perfect for a family of 4. Great location! We loved the complimentary bikes"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Lavender Inn by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £196 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
0.7 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)
"We booked the stay for our elderly parents and this is what they had to say: When we arrived the room was not ready, however we did arrive early and did count on this to happen. Once check-in time came around, the room was ready. As we are Expedia VIP members, we were upgraded to a much larger room ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Lavender Inn by the Sea
Beachside Inn
3 out of 5
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £228 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
0.82 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (392 reviews)
"Perfect place for my stay in Santa Barbara. Quick walk to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. I booked with VIP access and received my free bottle of wine upon arrival, it was a red wine and i typically don’t like reds and staff let me exchange as soon as i asked if i could. The bed was so comfy ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2021

Beachside Inn
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
4770 Calle Real, Hwy 101 and Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £173 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
5.34 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
"Cute pool area & staff very friendly and informative."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara
3 out of 5
533 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is £212 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
0.22 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (967 reviews)
"They were very good about COVID safety protocols and the rooms were very clean. I think this hotel might be a surprise some people!"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Find the best Santa Barbara areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Santa Barbara

Visiting Santa Barbara

History buffs will enjoy exploring Santa Barbara, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, array of wineries and shopping. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and cafes. Top sights in the city include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

  • There are 423 hotels and other accommodation options in Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 25 mi (40.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Barbara

Cultural venues in the city include Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Bowl. Attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo and OstrichLand USA are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.

In Goleta, there are 423 accommodation choices and hotels so you can easily organise your holiday retreat at an affordable rate. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • ForFriends Inn Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Simpson House Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this B&B. This 5-star bed & breakfast in Upper East features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.
  • Hideaway Santa Barbara - This 4-star bed & breakfast in Santa Barbara Beach features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Other favourite sights in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Lotusland and Los Padres National Forest. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Mission San Buenaventura, located 24.8 mi (40 km) from the city centre, and Ventura Pier, which is 25.3 mi/40.8 km away.

Getting around Santa Barbara

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station or Carpinteria Station. Santa Barbara might not have as many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Santa Barbara

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 19°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 22°C, whilst the average at night is 8°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 24°C with night-time averages of 12°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 23°C and night-time averages of 4°C
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Barbara is 434 millimetres
  • Usually September and August are the hottest months with an average of 23°C, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 5°C

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