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Best Hotels in Santa Barbara

We've ranked the top hotels in Santa Barbara based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Out of seven luxury hotels, two made the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Santa Barbara. Of these, two scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

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  • Reputation: Excellent
  • User Rating: (133 reviews)
  • Named one of the U.S. News Best Hotels in the USA for 2014

At a place where dogs receive in-room massages (we're talking more than just the ordinary belly rub), you know their owners will be equally ... Reviews & More »

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  • Reputation: Excellent
  • User Rating: (571 reviews)
  • Named one of the U.S. News Best Hotels in the USA for 2014

With stunning views of the Pacific from its shorefront perch east of downtown Santa Barbara, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is consistently ... Reviews & More »

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  • Reputation: Good
  • User Rating: (170 reviews)

Although it doesn't quite hug the Santa Barbara coast — you'll find this resort on the northern fringes of the city — El Encanto earns ... Reviews & More »

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  • Reputation: Good
  • User Rating: (120 reviews)

In the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Canary has the entire city at its front door. Though they say the ideal location is a definite ... Reviews & More »

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  • Reputation: Good
  • User Rating: (727 reviews)

The Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, Calif., has all the essentials of a luxury, seaside resort a spa, the two golf courses, two infinity pools ... Reviews & More »

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  • Reputation: Moderate
  • User Rating: (556 reviews)

Recent guests say the Harbor View Inn's location is its main selling point. Located at the entry to Stearn's Wharf, the property sits ... Reviews & More »

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  • Reputation: Moderate
  • User Rating: (822 reviews)

The Fess Parker sits along the Pacific within walking distance of Santa Barbara's shops, restaurants and shoreline, but many guests feel that they never ... Reviews & More »

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  • User Rating: (156 reviews)

5-Diamond property in North America Luxurious accommodations in a historic area of beautiful Santa Barbara. Lovely English garden escape close to restaurants- museums- beaches and ... Reviews & More »

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  • User Rating: (236 reviews)

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 ... Reviews & More »

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  • User Rating: (487 reviews)

The Inn of the Spanish Garden is Santa Barbaras only luxury botique hotel conveniently located Downtown. The hotel has a European feel and offers a ... Reviews & More »

*Any unranked hotels have been sorted by hotel class and then alphabetically. More information can be found on our methodology page.