Best Hotels in Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Santa Barbara Beach based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3738 reviewsTripAdvisor (3738)

    The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort sits along the Pacific Ocean within walking distance of Santa Barbara's shops, restaurants and shoreline, but many guests feel that they never have to leave the premises. Visitors can spend time at the resort's pool, tennis court and fitness center, or can use the complimentary bicycles to explore the area. The property also houses the Spa Del Mar, which offers a long list of massages and skin treatments. Come mealtime, you'll have your pick of four on-site eateries. As for accommodations, visitors describe the guest rooms as spacious, equipped with amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars and balconies or patios. Here, Hilton Honors loyalty club members can earn or use points here.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3738 reviewsTripAdvisor (3738)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Santa Barbara Inn
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    Free WiFi

    The quaint Santa Barbara Inn sits across from the beach and Cabrillo Ballpark in Santa Barbara, California. Renovated in 2016, the hotel’s striking, red terra cotta roof and Spanish Mediterranean-style decor provides a European getaway feel in the heart of this Southern California city. Each of the 70 guest rooms includes complimentary Wi-Fi access, a private balcony with an ocean or a mountain view, and a flat-screen TV. Plus, visitors have access to the inn’s heated outdoor pool, fitness center, oceanfront terrace and on-site restaurant, which offers both indoor and outdoor ocean view seating. Recent guests love that this property’s location is close to everything they could want to do but still tucked away from the noise of downtown. This boutique hotel is small though, so travelers looking for a large resort might want to check elsewhere.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    Free WiFi

    Situated a block from the beach and within walking distance of Stearns Wharf, the Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers guests a cozy stay with ocean views. If you’re looking to soak up the atmosphere, the hotel features two outdoor pools with cabanas, as well as a Jacuzzi and a courtyard. When it’s time to eat and relax, the property hosts a complimentary continental breakfast, as well as a daily evening wine tasting. There is also an on-site market. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary bicycle rentals and a Bocce ball court. Guest rooms with Spanish colonial touches feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Some rooms have ocean and poolside views. Pet-friendly accommodations are also available. A nightly amenity fee is applied. Recent guests applaud the hotel’s location and atmosphere, but a few of them have noted that nearby traffic can be noisy.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #4 in Best Hotels in Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1757 reviewsTripAdvisor (1757)
    Free WiFi

    According to recent guests, this Hyatt's location can't be beat. The hotel is situated on Cabrillo Boulevard, just a short stroll from Santa Barbara's popular East Beach. Prefer to lounge by the pool instead of the sand? The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara boasts an outdoor heated pool with cabanas and a fire pit. Recent lodgers raved about the relaxing outdoor space and the happy hour specials at Mar Vista, the pool's indoor-outdoor lounge. If you're looking for a more formal meal setting, head to the Marbella, the on-site Spanish tapas restaurant. Or, heed the advice of reviewers and tap the front desk staff for neighborhood recommendations. Though visitors were generally pleased with the staff, travelers offered more mixed reviews of the rooms: Some loved the ocean views and the Spanish Colonial architecture, but others were less impressed with the small size of the accommodations (standard rooms start at 200 square feet). Previous guests also recommended splurging on a balcony room to fully enjoy the hotel's oceanfront location. No matter which accommodation style you choose, your room will be outfitted with a Hyatt Grand Bed, a Keurig coffee maker, an iHome radio and free Wi-Fi, among other amenities. What's more, those who participate in Hyatt's rewards program can earn or use points at this property.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1757 reviewsTripAdvisor (1757)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
    Santa Barbara, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 837 reviewsTripAdvisor (837)
    Free WiFi

    The Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is a small boutique property located about two blocks north of the beaches and within walking distance of downtown Santa Barbara, California. All guest rooms include microwaves, coffee makers, bathrobes, safes, free HBO and movie rentals, a welcome bottle of champagne and complimentary W-Fi access. Some rooms also have kitchenettes with full-size appliances and balconies or patios. Guests won't find an on-site restaurant; however, a complimentary hot breakfast is served daily and there are also free snacks and cookies offered throughout the day. Recent guests loved the free champagne and cookies, the friendly staff and the clean, comfortable rooms. Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a garden area and sun terrace, a fitness center and free self-parking. The hotel is also situated within walking distance of Stearns Wharf, where you'll find numerous shops and restaurants.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 837 reviewsTripAdvisor (837)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
    Santa Barbara, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    Free WiFi

    Situated directly across the street from the Santa Barbara beaches, the West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel is also within walking distance of downtown, where you'll find numerous shops and restaurants. The boutique inn's guest rooms include Turkish cotton bathrobes, flat-screen TVs with HBO access, free Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses, minifridges and coffee makers. Premium rooms also have balconies or patios. Although there's no on-site restaurant, a hot complimentary breakfast is served daily, as well as a free evening wine and cheese reception. Recent guests enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, the free wine and cheese, the attentive staff and the spotless rooms. Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a complimentary hour-long stand-up paddleboard session, a coupon for bike rentals coupon and free parking.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Inn By The Harbor
    Santa Barbara, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 836 reviewsTripAdvisor (836)
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 836 reviewsTripAdvisor (836)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Lavender Inn by the Sea
    Santa Barbara, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Best Western Beachside Inn
    Santa Barbara, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1112 reviewsTripAdvisor (1112)
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1112 reviewsTripAdvisor (1112)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn at East Beach
    Santa Barbara, CA
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 942 reviewsTripAdvisor (942)
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 942 reviewsTripAdvisor (942)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
    Santa Barbara, CA
    2-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 413 reviewsTripAdvisor (413)
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    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 413 reviewsTripAdvisor (413)
    2.0-star Hotel Class

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