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    Hotel Californian

    1.31 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 31 reviewsTripAdvisor (31)
    Free WiFi

    According to recent visitors, a stay at the Hotel Californian is worth the high room rates, the $30 daily resort fee and the $38 valet parking fee. Adjacent to the Santa Barbara, California, waterfront in the city's Funk Zone area, this Preferred LVX outpost delivers Spanish colonial-style architecture and modern Moorish decor. Guests will find large flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee makers, custom Hotel Californian bath products, stocked cocktail carts, Martyn Lawrence Bullard furnishings, light fixtures and wallcoverings inside all of the stylish accommodations. What's more, the property features a Moroccan-inspired spa, multiple meeting rooms (including a rooftop deck and a ballroom) and two restaurants – Goat Tree and Blackbird. Goat Tree offers casual breakfast fare and picnic baskets with seasonal items, while Blackbird features Mediterranean-influence cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. No additional facilities are available on-site; however, members of the iPrefer program can earn or redeem points while staying here.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 31 reviewsTripAdvisor (31)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

    1.49 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2320 reviewsTripAdvisor (2320)
    Free WiFi

    With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from its shorefront perch east of downtown Santa Barbara, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is consistently lauded by guests for its friendly staff and stunning decor. The Spanish Colonial Revival structure houses 207 spacious guest rooms and suites that feel bright and airy and feature large windows and views of the 22-acre property, and visitors say that the down bedding adds an extra dose of luxury. Recent guests also praised the in-house spa for its extensive list of treatments, but should you desire some rest and relaxation without the additional cost, a day spent by the outdoor pool should do just fine. If you're traveling with kids, let the resort's certified staff provide them with a host of supervised activities while you enjoy a romantic meal at Tydes (if you like seafood) or Bella Vista (if you prefer your Californian cuisine infused with some Italian flair).

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2320 reviewsTripAdvisor (2320)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

    0.53 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    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
    Great Critic Rating
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    Santa Barbara Inn

    0.27 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    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
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Harbor View Inn

    1.36 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1475 reviewsTripAdvisor (1475)
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests said the Harbor View Inn's location is its main selling point. Located at the entry to Stearns Wharf, the property sits across from the beach and just a short walk from downtown Santa Barbara, California. Some travelers note that room rates here are fairly steep, especially when compared to larger properties nearby. However, guests are quick to praise the employees particularly the concierge  for their eagerness to help you enjoy your time in Santa Barbara. Staff members are efficient when it comes to arranging dinner plans and suggesting things to do in the area. Meanwhile, every room has a patio or balcony to allow guests to breathe in the sea air. And outside their quarters, guests can be found lounging poolside, enjoying massages in Spa Beaumontia or enjoying dinner and the view at Eladio's Restaurant & Bar.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1475 reviewsTripAdvisor (1475)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Montecito Inn

    1.58 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1310 reviewsTripAdvisor (1310)
    Free WiFi

    The Montecito Inn embodies the coastal elegance that's often associated with Santa Barbara, California. Rooms are decorated in chic shades of cream and gray and come outfitted with sleek furnishings including glass-top tables and chrome light fixtures. Amenities include flat-screen TVs with DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi access and minifridges, though guests say the comfy beds were by far the most memorable perk. While decor is decidedly modern in the rooms, the rest of the property remains rooted in its past, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired style that hasn't altered much since the hotel opened in 1928. If you can believe it, Charlie Chaplin is one of the people responsible for the construction of the Montecito Inn. You'll see remnants of the entertainer throughout the property (including the hotel's Charlie Chaplin DVD library) on top of standard facilities, including a business center, a fitness center and an outdoor pool (a guest favorite). Overall, travelers found the inn to be charming and enjoyed its convenient location: From the front doors of the Montecito, the beach less sits than a mile south, and the adjacent Coast Village Road is flush with shopping and dining options. 

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1310 reviewsTripAdvisor (1310)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

    1.49 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    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

    0.19 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    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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    West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

    1.59 miles away

    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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    The Inn at East Beach

    0.16 miles away

    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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    Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara

    1.32 miles away

    Santa Barbara, CA
    2-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    Free WiFi

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    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    2.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

    0.2 miles away

    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