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Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £736 per night
4.09 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)

"Wish more amenities were open. Great hospitality!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5
22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night
0.81 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,352 reviews)

"The manager, Dan, was very friendly and helpful. He keeps a watchful eye on the property. The room was very clean and fresh. I will definitely stay there again. Truly a great Santa Barbara experience."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Lemon Tree Inn
3.5 out of 5
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £120 per night
1.96 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (499 reviews)

"Everything was perfect, staff and super clean!! Unfortunately the pool was closed but for covid reasons, but also the restaurant is a plus!! Delicious food as well."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Lemon Tree Inn
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
4770 Calle Real, Hwy 101 and Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £111 per night
5.34 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (971 reviews)

"it was a very good stay - my room was clean - though they didn't take a sweatshirt out from the previous person. the only other "complaint" was that they do not allow smoking and there were a lot of people smoking cigarettes and weed. i don't care either way, but the smoke did come into my room - ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
3 out of 5
306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £135 per night
0.83 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)

"Getting a harbor view is the way to go if you can. The hotel is on Cabrillo across the street from the marina and walking distance from the pier."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
La Playa Inn
116 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night
0.78 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)

"This business has only been open for a few months. Very clean, friendly staff, close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

La Playa Inn
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
3 out of 5
3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £118 per night
3.16 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Nice balcony facing pool and courtyard.room was clean"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Beachside Inn
2.5 out of 5
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £161 per night
0.82 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (136 reviews)

"Great location. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Beachside Inn
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
3 out of 5
223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £175 per night
0.67 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (964 reviews)

"Clean rooms comfortable bed. Had to get staff to help us enter rooms every time until the key slide was finally cleaned, which was very frustrating. Bagged breakfast was made available and was a nice touch since no food service due to Covid-19, and a complementary bottle of champagne waited us in ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £175 per night
0.79 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"N/a"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £119 per night
0.74 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (118 reviews)

"Very clean, quiet overall a very nice place to enjoy with family."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian
5 out of 5
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £361 per night
0.71 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (508 reviews)

"Felt very safe, very relaxing for us at this strange time during Covid. A few steps to the beach and restaurants. Had fun on the courtesy bikes."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Hotel Californian
The Wayfarer
3.5 out of 5
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £131 per night
0.5 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (584 reviews)

"Nice boutique hotel , great location near lots of stuff to do in Santa Barbara . Room was cute but kinda small and the layout of the bathroom is odd and small."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

The Wayfarer
Santa Barbara Inn
4 out of 5
901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £280 per night
1.56 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"The hotel is perfectly located on East Beach with fantastic views. It makes for a great walk to State Street for shopping and dining. The hotel was super clean and everyone was very pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Santa Barbara Inn
Inn By The Harbor
2.5 out of 5
433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £141 per night
0.68 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (966 reviews)

"Good location-close to beach. Very nice courtyard. Really enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. Bikes are available for all day use at no cost. That was a nice perk."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Inn By The Harbor
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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

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Santa Barbara?
La Playa Inn is a favourite with Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 10-minute walk from Santa Barbara City College, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend Simpson House Inn and Spanish Garden Inn as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Barbara, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Santa Barbara.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Barbara?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Sandpiper Lodge and Inn at Highway 1.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Santa Barbara?
Hotel Corque is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the children include Sandpiper Lodge and Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites. Also, attractions such as Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Santa Barbara?
Hadsten House is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and LCD TVs. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Hotel Corque and Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara?
Kimpton Canary Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Beach House Inn and Kimpton Goodland.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Barbara?
Castillo Inn at the Beach is a top beach hotel with free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Hotel Milo Santa Barbara and The Inn at East Beach. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Goleta Beach or Carpinteria State Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in Santa Barbara?
Ojai Valley Inn is a 5-star resort with 4 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Belmond El Encanto and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Santa Barbara?
Montecito Inn is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spanish Garden Inn are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Santa Barbara?
Ojai Valley Inn is a top 5-star resort that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta and Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn. You can tee off at Sandpiper Golf Club, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course or Santa Barbara Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Santa Barbara to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Montecito Inn is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other choices near historic sites include Simpson House Inn and Ojai Valley Inn. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Presidio Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Barbara?
Hotel Corque is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Hadsten House and Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn.

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