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What travelers to Santa Barbara are saying

We love Santa Barbara! We enjoyed your beaches and love shopping on State street. Had a fabulous time eating at the Palace Grill. The food was great. We will be back.
Marylou M. Jun 24, 2015
Had a great time Wine tasting and exploring all the restaurants and shops on State street and the Funk zone.
Stephanie C. Jul 21, 2015
Santa Barbara is the premier getaway spot for me.
Siavash T. Mar 23, 2015

Hotels in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara may seem relatively small when compared to the major cities of California, but it has plenty to offer its visitors. Stearns Wharf is the perfect place to see the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. You can travel back in time to see the early history of the area, by visiting Mission Santa Barbara, which was first constructed in 1786.

Key facts

Santa Barbara is made up of ten unique neighborhoods and districts. The Riviera is an extremely popular spot for visitors because the hotels overlook the beautiful hillside and Pacific Ocean. Visitors to the city will travel through Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is less than ten miles west of downtown. The Metropolitan Transit District operates buses throughout the city, but bicycles are also a popular means of transportation.

Hints and tips

The moderate climate in Santa Barbara makes it a great place to visit at any time of the year. Snow may cover the Santa Ynez Mountains, but the city rarely gets below 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Santa Barbara is a major destination for film buffs throughout the United States. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival takes place over 11 days in late January and early February. The festival was founded in 1986, and it hosts film screenings and panels with accomplished actors.

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Cheap Santa Barbara Hotels

From $161

1 Inn by the Harbor

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Tasty Treats!

The Inn by the Harbor is a charming accommodation located two blocks from the picturesque yacht harbor near sidewalk cafes and shops. Local attractions include the Santa Barbara Mission,...

More then just a place to sleep
So great with free bike rentals. Wine and cheese for free in the evenings. Kitchenette in the room. Wow! Would go back anytime.
Oct 24, 2015
Great Trip
Enjoyed our stay - room was dated but very clean and spacious. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The little things, i.e., wine and cheese in afternoon cookies and milk before bed were such a...
Apr 6, 2015
From $187

2 Hotel Santa Barbara

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Downtown Santa Barbara's favorite historic boutique hotel. Fine dining, world-class shopping, cultural venues, entertainment, great beaches, all within walking distance. Hotel Santa Barbara's...

From $141

3 Mason Beach Inn

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Mason Beach Inn provides complimentary parking to guests of the hotel and is one block to West Beach and the Marina/Stearns Wharf area. Also within walking distance to the oceanfront bike path,...

great weekend getaway
Our stay was very relaxing. love the atmosphere in Santa Barbara, and had a delightful dinner at Santa Barbara Fish House. I am so excited to go back to such a great place and relaxing hotel.
Jan 12, 2015
Good testing is perfect.price quality are in is is poor......bathroom Is and arround ard woundurfull.the reach to the hotel is very easy.all...
May 11, 2014
From $153

4 Montecito Inn

4 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Built in 1928 by screen legend Charlie Chaplin as a haven for tinsel town celebrities. Newly designed guest rooms are a reflection of our proud history and tradition. Bedrooms decorated with...

Great Inn, great stay
My wife and I really enjoyed our recent stay at the Montecito Inn. The staff was friendly and helpful. It can be a little noisy with the cars on the street outside, but overall no other complaints...
Jul 30, 2015
A great surprise!
We loved our stay at the Montecito Inn. It has a lot of character. There were 4 of us in a room and we were very comfortable. Our room had 2 bathrooms, which was great. We swam in their swimming...
Jun 25, 2015
From $194

5 Pacifica Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara's only all suites hotel. All suites have a separate living room with a sofa sleeper. All rooms have two TV's, a VCR, pay per view movies, stereo, microwave, refrigerator, coffee...

From $192

6 West Beach Inn

3 stars
4.5 / 5 12 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Complimentary breakfast, parking, wi-fi plus wine!

This newly renovated beachfront Inn located between the marina and Stern's Wharf is a quaint jewel across from the yacht harbor, the most popular destination in Santa Barbara. Recent enhancements...

Solid Hotel Experience
Great Location, nice grounds, smaller sized hotel, nice free breakfast, but you pay for it. Costly for what you get.
Nov 24, 2015
Great location
This was a great hotel with a fantastic location, close to the Funk Zone and State street. Staff was very friendly. Great happy hour with offering of wine and cheese. Would definitely stay here again!
Jul 22, 2015
From $139

7 Lavender Inn by the Sea

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Tasty Treats!

Surrounded by beautiful lavender gardens, the Lavender Inn by the Sea is just two blocks from picturesque beaches and the yacht harbor. Stearns Wharf, the oceanfront bike path, and downtown shops...

Anniversary Trip
Great location, staff was very courteous, room need to be updated, bed was too firm, hotel was in walking distance to the beach. Will recommend to others
Feb 24, 2015
From $261

8 The Upham Hotel

3 stars
4.6 / 5

Santa Barbara, California

Located in the heart of Santa Barbaras historic downtown the Upham Hotel and Country House is a garden oasis convenient to boutiques gourmet restaurants performing arts theatres and museums....

From $191

9 BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Our Santa Barbara property is situated in a quaint residential area and conveniently near all the area's popular attractions including miles of amazing coastline as well as the exciting downtown...

From $154

10 BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Save 15% On Your Stay

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, perfectly located just across the street and a few minutes walking distance from the harbor, pier and beaches of Santa Barbara. From our fantastic...

From $130

11 Inn at East Beach

2 stars
3.9 / 5 7 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

The Inn at East Beach is located just steps from Santa Barbaras most popular beach. The completely non smoking Inn features 33 guest rooms and suites with complimentary high speed wireless...

Visting for tour of college
Had been to Santa Barbara once before, but hotel we stayed stbegore was booked... Not to mention expensive! Found this hotel at much lower rate. Great customer service, location is good but a...
Apr 6, 2015
Liked it
Owner is simply a great host. It is a pleasent clean comfort place to have a family vacation or an over night good accommodation for a traveller like myself. I think it was a little over priced ( I...
Feb 10, 2015
From $208

12 Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

3 stars
4.8 / 5 8 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Tasty Treats!

Intimate and elegant, the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is a romantic Mediterranean-style villa within walking distance of beautiful West Beach and the oceanfront bike path, the Santa Barbara...

Absolutely Charming!
How I wish we would have had more time to stay here. Everything was wonderful! You are treated to champagne upon your arrival to your room. The bed was soooo comfortable. Free movie rental and...
Jun 26, 2015
Perfect for romantic getaway!
I was VERY impressed upon arrival. Room was perfect. Upon arrival, bottle of champagne & chocolates. Although the place is relatively small and a little old, it had everything you needed and was up...
Jun 13, 2015
From $173

13 Hotel Milo

3 stars
3.1 / 5 8 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Christmas Day 24-Hour Sale

Experience a charming beachfront hotel with endless ocean and mountain views. Each of our six Spanish-style buildings offer relaxing outdoor sitting areas or lush vibrant garden courtyards. ...

Awesome Stay
I loved the location. It is near the pier and close to the strip. Hotel staff were very courteous and helpful. I will definitely stay at Milo's again on my next trip to Santa Barbara.
Mar 26, 2015
From $122

14 Ramada Santa Barbara

3 stars
3.7 / 5 11 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Save 10% on your stay

Ramada Best of 2010 Hotel Award Winner A great location near the Santa Barbara Airport, University of California Santa Barbara and US Highway 101. We provide complimentary Deluxe Continental...

From $85

15 Sandpiper Lodge

2 stars
3.9 / 5 14 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Business Advantage Flex - Same Day Cancel

Located on upper State Street, you are poised to experience beaches, gardens, museums, historical sites, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Breakfast Included. A major credit card is required for...

Fine for sleeping
The front desk girls are extremely nice and accommodating and the location is right in the middle of UCSB and downtown SB. Sandpiper is fine enough for sleeping but very old and outdated. The...
Jul 17, 2015
Night Adventure
This hotel located in Santa Barbara was perfect! It was clean and nice.
Apr 27, 2015
From $276

16 Canary a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Save 40% on your stay

Spains Canary Islands provide the inspiration but Santa Barbara sets the tone. And whats not to love. Close to Santa Barbaras best beachside attractions the Canary Santa Barbara welcomes you with...

From $206

17 The Eagle Inn

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

The Eagle Inn is a family owned boutique hotel in Santa Barbara, CA. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Romance packages, massages, wine tours all available. Check our online reviews,...

first time trip to s/b
pre- 4th of july trip with wine tasting, fishing, good eating, and shopping. First time stay in that area.
Jul 25, 2015
From $216

18 The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

4 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

**Please note pool will be closed March 3rd through March 11th.** Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara is an exceptional, luxury beachfront resort facing the Pacific Ocean 90 miles...

From $103

19 Holiday Inn Express SANTA BARBARA

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Santa Barbara, California

Enjoy Santa Barbara Hotel's Historic Charm Classic touches of California Spanish Revival add to the historic feel of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Santa Barbara. The hotel's historic property,...

From $164

20 Hotel Indigo SANTA BARBARA

3 stars
4.3 / 5

Santa Barbara, California

The Hotel Indigo® Santa Barbara hotel combines our neighborhoods historic beauty with contemporary sophistication, and every detail is designed to inspire. From our welcoming service to our...