Hotels in Santa Barbara, California

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Budget accommodations in Santa Barbara

  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach, 443 Corona Del Mar, +1-805 564-1392. Basic simple hotel room with bed, private bath, small pool, and TV. Has air conditioning, but noisy in window units. Friendly staff. About 75 yards to the beach. $91.99-$164. This was the world's first Motel 6.
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta, 5897 Calle Real, Goleta, +1-805 964-3596. Located on US 101 at Fairview Ave in Goleta, which is to the west of Santa Barbara proper and closer to UCSB and the airport. $75.99-78.99.
  • Presidio Motel, 1620 State Street, "+1-805" 963-1355. This sweet motel is run by a charming young couple, with a foible for mid-century design. Free wireless internet and some books on design or art are likely to be part of the rooms set up, as much as TV and a coffee and muffin in the morning. $109+ for king-size bed.
  • Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel, 134 Chapala Street, +1-805 963-0154 - Amazingly, an inexpensive backpacker two blocks from the beach and one block from the State Street buzz. Basic breakfast and wifi internet in the lobby included.
  • Sandpiper Lodge - Budget hotel lodging accommodations for guests seeking golf, romantic or weekend coastal getaways near State Street attractions.

Mid-Range Santa Barbara Lodging

  • Avania Inn of Santa Barbara- Free HOT Breakfast, Free Parking, Free Internet. Heated Pool & Spa. Redwood Sauna. Located 1 block from the Beaches.
  • Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach- A Mediterranean-style villa located two blocks from the beaches and yacht harbour.
  • Best Western Encina Lodge & Suites, 2220 Bath Street - Offers lodging accommodations including suites and apartments with small luxury hotel amenities and bed and breakfast charm near local tourist attractions.
  • Coast Village Inn, 1188 Coast Village Road - Located in the tony Montecito area on the city's east side. Breakfast included.
  • Colonial Beach Inn, 206 Castillo Street – Great location - near the beach, Amtrak Station, golf and wineries. Offers lodging accommodations reminiscent of the romantic American South.
  • Country Inn by the Sea, 128 Castillo Street, +1-805-963-4471- Free breakfast and cookies and milk every evening. Heated Pool & Spa, his and hers Sauna.
  • Inn by the Harbor, 433 W. Montecito Street – A truly charming Spanish colonial hotel offering vacation packages from wine country to whale watching.
  • The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara bed and breakfast. King or queen sized bed, private bath, whirlpool tub, fireplace, balcony/patio, high speed Internet, etc. Free on-site parking, complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Hampton Inn Goleta, 5665 Hollister Ave.- Hampton Inn, located in the heart of Old Town Goleta less than 10 miles from Santa Barbara, offers king and queen hotel rooms.

Luxury hotels in Santa Barbara

  • Canary Hotel, 31 West Carrillo Street - A boutique hotel near State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. Amenities include function space for meetings and wedding receptions, spa service, and dog friendly accommodations.
  • Cheshire Cat Inn, 36 West Valerio St, Check in: 3:00PM; Check out: Noon. The Cheshire Cat Inn features three stately Queen Anne Victorians, an elegant Coach House, three cottages, all surrounded by lush flower-filled gardens and patios. $179-$400. 
  • El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas, 1900 Lasuen Road, +1-800 393-5117 - Good views and a favourite with the glitterati, like Diane Lane, Barbara Streisand, and Sharon Stone.
  • Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, +1-800 879-2929, - 24-acre ocean-side resort.
  • Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive, Tel +1-805 969-2261 - Spanish Colonial with red roof tiles and adobe on Butterfly Beach in exclusive Montecito.
  • Harbor View Inn, 28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.

PLACES TO EAT

There is no dearth of cafes, restaurants and bars in Santa Barbara. Latin-themed dishes are – logically – excellent in Santa Barbara and the Mexican food that can be had here measures up to any other town in California.

High profile chefs from all over the world frequent the town due to its cultural vibrancy and the array of local fare for visitors to try is quite the treat, and genuinely admirable for a town of no more than 90,000.

The top restaurants in Santa Barbara include:

  • La Super Rica Taqueria: Touted "Best Mexican Food in the Country" by the New York Times. Julia Child claimed this her favorite Mexican restaurant (or even all-time favorite place to eat, according to some accounts), saying, "Everything is incredibly fresh. The salsas are wonderful." $5-$15.
  • The Natural Cafe and juice bar
  • Woody's BBQ: Serving delicious BBQ in Santa Barbara for 19 years.
  • Super Cuca'sTaquería: Big burritos, vegetarian recommended even for those die-hard carnivores.
  • Rudy's Restaurant: Very good tamales, chimichangas and burritos. Charming family-owned business.
  • The Habit
  • Panino: Good variety of sandwiches.
  • Los Arroyos: Very good Mexican food.
  • The Palace Grill
  • Moby Dick's: On the warf with wonderful ocean views. Specalizes in sea food.
  • "Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach": Over looks arroyo burro beach. Good for seafood and brunch.
  • Tratorria Mollie: Amazing in house gelato.

Best Hotels Deals in Santa Barbara, United States

  • The Eagle Inn

    232 Natoma Avenue, West Beach, Santa Barbara

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    The Eagle Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      13.01 km
    • Bus Station (MTD - Line 5 - La Cumbre)
      0.489 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      0.381 km
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    The Eagle Inn

    9.2
    Outstanding

    1.1k guest reviews

    • 9.2
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    • 9.5
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    • 9.5
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    • 9.2
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    • 8.7
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    • 9.2
      Overall
  • Blue Sands Inn

    421 South Milpas Street, East Beach, Santa Barbara

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    Blue Sands Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      14.916 km
    • Bus Station (Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District)
      1.724 km
    • Rail Station (Santa Barbara Station)
      1.757 km
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    Blue Sands Inn

    9.3
    Outstanding

    190 guest reviews

    • 9
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    • 9.6
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    • 9.3
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    • 9.1
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    • 10
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    • 9.2
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  • The Upham Hotel

    1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara

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    The Upham Hotel

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      11.563 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      0.175 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      1.855 km
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    The Upham Hotel

    8.6
    Excellent

    247 guest reviews

    • 8.4
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    • 8.8
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    • 9.7
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    • 9
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    • 8.3
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    • 8.4
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  • Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

    6878 Hollister Avenue , Goleta, Santa Barbara

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    Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      3.193 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      14.772 km
    • Rail Station (Goleta Amtrak Station)
      2.484 km
  • Franciscan Inn & Suites

    109 Bath Street, West Beach, Santa Barbara

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    Franciscan Inn & Suites

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      13.004 km
    • Bus Station (MTD - Line 5 - La Cumbre)
      0.507 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      0.429 km
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    Franciscan Inn & Suites

    8.6
    Excellent

    942 guest reviews

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    • 10
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    • 10
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    • 10
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    • 10
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    • 10
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  • Courtyard By Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta

    401 Storke Road , Santa Barbara

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    Courtyard By Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      3.187 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      14.862 km
    • Rail Station (Goleta Amtrak Station)
      2.867 km
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    Courtyard By Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta

    8.8
    Excellent

    259 guest reviews

    • 8.7
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    • 9.1
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    • 8.3
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    • 8.8
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    • 6.7
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    • 8.8
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  • Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

    5620 Calle Real, Goleta, Santa Barbara

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    Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      2.545 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      10.479 km
    • Rail Station (Goleta Station)
      2.154 km
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    Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

    8.8
    Excellent

    796 guest reviews

    • 8.8
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    • 9.2
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    • 9.1
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    • 8.8
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    • 8.4
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    • 8.8
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  • Best Western Beachside Inn

    336 West Cabrillo Boulevard, West Beach, Santa Barbara

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    Best Western Beachside Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      13.072 km
    • Bus Station (MTD - Line 5 - La Cumbre)
      0.684 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      0.621 km
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    Best Western Beachside Inn

    8.1
    Excellent

    767 guest reviews

    • 8
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    • 8.4
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    • 9
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    • 8.6
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    • 7.5
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    • 8.1
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Top Rated Hotels in Santa Barbara

  • Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara

    3525 State Street, Upper State Street, Santa Barbara

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    Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      9.028 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      3.496 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      5.181 km
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    Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara

    8
    Excellent

    1.2k guest reviews

    • 7.9
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    • 8.1
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    • 7.8
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    • 8.1
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    • 8.5
      Value
    • 7.9
      Overall
  • Quality Inn Santa Barbara

    3055 De La Vina Street , Upper State Street, Santa Barbara

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    Quality Inn Santa Barbara

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      9.861 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      2.83 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      4.496 km
    Review

    Quality Inn Santa Barbara

    7.9
    Very Good

    378 guest reviews

    • 7.9
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    • 8.5
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    • 7.5
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    • 8.3
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    • 7.4
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    • 8
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  • Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara

    128 Castillo St, West Beach, Santa Barbara

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    Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      12.88 km
    • Bus Station (MTD - Line 5 - La Cumbre)
      0.456 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      0.537 km
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    Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara

    7.6
    Very Good

    1.3k guest reviews

    • 7.7
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    • 8
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    • 8.7
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    • 7.6
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    • 5.3
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    • 7.5
      Overall
  • Orange Tree Inn

    1920 State Street, Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara

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    Orange Tree Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      11.176 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      1.074 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      2.692 km
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