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Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara 93101

2.5 out of 5.0

Located in West Beach, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …

£80
per night
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real, Goleta 93117

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond, Lookout County Park, and Center …

£101
per night
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara 93101

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Conference & …

£181
per night
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara 93105

3.0 out of 5.0

Set on 5 landscaped acres, this Best Western Plus hotel is across from upscale La Cumbre Plaza shopping, 1.5 miles from Santa …

£121
per night
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara 93103

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cabrillo Bike Path and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara …

£132
per night
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101

3.5 out of 5.0

Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Whar …

£116
per night
Ramada Santa Barbara
Ramada Santa Barbara

4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara 93110

2.5 out of 5.0

Just off US-101, this Ramada hotel is 4.5 miles from Santa Barbara Municipal airport, Goleta Beach, and UC Santa Barbara.

£94
per night
Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara 93103

5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara …

£289
per night
Santa Barbara Inn
Santa Barbara Inn

901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93103

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara an …

£163
per night
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara 93101

4.0 out of 5.0

Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shoppin …

£214
per night
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Pocket Guide: Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Municipal Hotels

Where is Santa Barbara Airport?

Santa Barbara Airport is in Goleta, a small beachfront town seven miles west of downtown Santa Barbara. The airport is just 15 feet above sea level and bordered by wetlands known as the Goleta Slough.

Centrally located, Santa Barbara Airport lies less than a mile from the blonde sands of Goleta Beach Park, and within walking distance of the University of California’s Santa Barbara campus.

Flying to Santa Barbara Airport from the UK

There are no direct flights from the UK to Santa Barbara Airport, so if you’re flying from Europe, you’ll take an internal flight from an entry port such as LA or San Francisco. Santa Barbara Airport has over 40 daily flights with well-known carriers, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, as well as Frontier Airlines and US Airways.

You can get domestic flights to Santa Barbara Airport from Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Dallas. Or if you’re lucky enough, fly in on the private jet of one of the wealthy Santa Barbara residents.

Facilities at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

Inspired by Spanish architecture, the original Santa Barbara Airport terminal was opened in 1942. In 2011, an extension was added, also built in the Spanish style, with a terracotta-red roof and iconic whitewashed facade.

The terminal has a public art gallery showcasing some of the Santa Barbara’s best artists. So grab a drink from one of the coffee shops and cafes and peruse the gallery or airport gift shop. If you have longer to wait, have a meal at a restaurant and tapas bar, and get on with some work using the free WiFi and charging points.

Getting to and from Santa Barbara Airport

You can easily get to and from Santa Barbara Airport using public transport. There is a bus stop on Moffatt Road, just across the street from the terminal, and buses take around an hour to reach downtown Santa Barbara.

There are several airport shuttle services which are slightly quicker and run between the city and the airport, including the Santa Barbara Airbus, which offers 16 services a day between Santa Barbara Airport and LAX airport in Los Angeles.

You can easily get a taxi cabs from outside the terminal. But if you want to explore the Southern Californian coast and the Santa Barbara County wine regions, it's worth hiring a car. There is a number of internationally known car-hire companies with service desks at Santa Barbara Airport.

Hotels near Santa Barbara Airport

There are no airport hotels based at Santa Barbara Airport, but you have a good selection of hotels nearby. Use Expedia to book a modest roadside inn or budget-friendly B&B, or splash out on a major chain hotel with onsite bar, restaurant and outdoor pool.

Your flight into Santa Barbara Airport is the start of a great stay in California, whether you’re on the beach or further inland. And you’ll be able to see it all as you fly into land.

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