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Inn On Summerhill
Inn On Summerhill
8.9 Excellent
2520 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, CA, United States
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9.9 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 83 reviews
8.9

Inn On SummerHill offers 4-star accommodation in Summerland. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and massage services.

Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
8.5 Excellent
433 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 826 reviews
8.5

Boasting an outdoor pool, Inn by the Harbor is located in Santa Barbara and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
8.9 Excellent
306 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.7 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 677 reviews
8.9

Located in Santa Barbara, West Beach Inn a Coast Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and provides a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
7.8 Good
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 605 reviews
7.8

Located in Santa Barbara, the hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 885 reviews
8.0

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 286 reviews
9.0

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Santa Barbara Zoo. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and valet parking.

Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites
8.0 Excellent
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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10.6 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 707 reviews
8.0

Pacifica Suites is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Goleta Beach. It provides a day spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
8.9 Excellent
223 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 551 reviews
8.9

Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rental.

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
7.9 Good
4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA, United States
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16.3 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
GoodBased on 1,047 reviews
7.9

Located a short walk from Carpinteria Amtrak Station, the hotel is a convenient base while visiting Carpinteria. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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8.3 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 
ExcellentBased on 878 reviews
8.0

Situated in Santa Barbara, Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara offers comfortable accommodation and provides garden views. It features a spa, as well as a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Santa Barbara:$390/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$138/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Friday
$206 - $588
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$206 - $600
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Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.2 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Located in Santa Barbara, Coast Village Inn is within a 20-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and offers an outdoor heated pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

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Inn On Summerhill
Inn On Summerhill
8.9 Excellent
2520 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, CA, United States
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0.3 km from city centre, Summerland 

Inn On SummerHill offers 4-star accommodation in Summerland. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and massage services.

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Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
9.0 Excellent
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara and is close to Santa Barbara Zoo. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and valet parking.

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A White Jasmine Inn
A White Jasmine Inn
8.7 Excellent
1327 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.7 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Located within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, A White Jasmine Inn is a convenient base when visiting Santa Barbara. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

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Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn
9.4 Excellent
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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0.9 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Simpson House Inn provides a Victorian setting while in Santa Barbara. It also offers free bicycle rental, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

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Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
8.9 Excellent
223 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rental.

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Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
8.5 Excellent
433 West Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Boasting an outdoor pool, Inn by the Harbor is located in Santa Barbara and offers comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
8.3 Excellent
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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20.1 km from city centre, Santa Barbara 

Located in Goleta, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara is an easy drive from Mission Santa Barbara and offers private parking on site. It provides superior fitness facilities, including outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool.

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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
7.9 Good
4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA, United States
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Located a short walk from Carpinteria Amtrak Station, the hotel is a convenient base while visiting Carpinteria. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

$162
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
9.2 Excellent
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.5 km from city centre,  

Guests of this luxury hotel will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site spa and wellness centre, all located a short car ride from the centre of Montecito. It also features outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

$166
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Lemon Tree Inn
Lemon Tree Inn
7.8 Good
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre,  

Lemon Tree Inn Santa Barbara offers 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

$190
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
7.8 Good
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.8 km from city centre,  

Located in Santa Barbara, the hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$196
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Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
8.8 Excellent
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.2 km from city centre,  

Located in Santa Barbara, Coast Village Inn is within a 20-minute drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and offers an outdoor heated pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

$206
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Orange Tree Inn
Orange Tree Inn
7.4 Good
1920 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Situated close to Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, Orange Tree Inn provides guests with a convenient base when in Santa Barbara. It has a gym, as well as an outdoor pool, a sun deck and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$209
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Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn
8.3 Excellent
1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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5.6 km from city centre,  

Montecito Inn provides charming 3-star accommodation in Santa Barbara. It also offers a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor heated pool.

$224
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Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
8.0 Excellent
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre,  

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara and features a Jacuzzi, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The multiple facilities this unique hotel has to offer include an outdoor heated pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe.

$226
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Hotel prices in Santa Barbara

2 stars or below

$135 - $226

Orange Tree Inn

No. 1 most popular

$209
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

No. 2 most popular

$196
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Cambria Palms Motel

Best value

Cambria Palms Motel
8.0 Excellent
$135
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3 stars

$142 - $381

Palmoro House

No. 1 most popular

$329
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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

No. 2 most popular

$315
Avg. per night
Historic Santa Maria Inn

Best value

$142
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4 stars and up

$166 - $824

Mar Monte Hotel, In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt
$398
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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

No. 2 most popular

$824
Avg. per night
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
$166
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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

About Santa Barbara

Dotted with Spanish Revival buildings and historic pier, Santa Barbara is a picturesque place to soak up the Southern Californian sunshine. It’s perched on gentle hills that slope down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, which means you can explore the city’s historic attractions or cool off on a palm-fringed beach.

Things to do

With red-tiled roofs and whitewashed stucco walls, Santa Barbara’s architecture is a definite highlight. The 18th-century Mission Santa Barbara is one of the best examples of the Spanish Revival style, set in lush gardens with sweeping ocean views.

State Street serves as Santa Barbara’s main drag, lined with an appealing mix of cafes, bookshops, and boutiques. You’ll also find some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs clustered along the strip. Arigato Sushi serves up the best California Rolls in town, while M8RX Nightclub is famous for its all night DJ sets.

Need to cool off? Head to one of Santa Barbara’s golden beaches, such as the popular Arroyo Burro, a curving bay fringed by swaying palm trees. While you’re at the waterfront, don’t miss Stearns Wharf, a historic wooden pier with an upbeat atmosphere.

With a mini train and plenty of grassy picnic spots, Santa Barbara Zoo is a firm favourite with families. Just outside the city is Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where you’ll find an oasis of Japanese tea gardens, wildflower meadows, towering redwood groves and other picturesque settings.

Getting around

Downtown Santa Barbara is pedestrian-friendly and ideal for getting around on foot. Local buses and downtown shuttles can whisk you around the city, with most departing from State Street. If you want to cruise along the waterfront, you’ll find a handful of bike rental shops down by Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Airport is an easy 15-kilometers drive west of downtown. 

Santa Barbara travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Santa Barbara?

    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a very popular hotel in Santa Barbara, with a score of 8.3 from 447 reviews. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara (7.9 from 1,625 reviews) and Orange Tree Inn (7.4 from 3,153 reviews) are also highly rated Santa Barbara hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Santa Barbara County Courthouse?

    With a rating of 7.9/10 from 1,625 reviews, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is a hotel close to Santa Barbara County Courthouse that is highly recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara Bowl?

    Orange Tree Inn is the most recommended hotel near Santa Barbara Bowl on HotelsCombined (scoring 7.4 over 3,153 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Stearns Wharf?

    A good hotel near Stearns Wharf is Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, which has been rated 7.9/10 by 1,625 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Santa Barbara cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Santa Barbara have been around $566 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara?

    Over the last 3 days, Santa Barbara hotels have been found for as cheap as $102/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara tonight?

    A hotel in Santa Barbara tonight can start as low as $144 for the night, with an average cost of $457, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara tonight, prices start from $298.