Hotels in Santa Barbara, California

Add more rooms Cancel Done
Search Hotels

Where to Stay in Santa Barbara, California?

PLACES TO STAY

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

  • Sandyland Reef Inn

    4160 Via Real Road, Carpinteria

    NEARBY
    Nearby

    Sandyland Reef Inn

    • Airport (Oxnard Airport)
      37.732 km
    • Bus Station (Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District)
      14.595 km
    • Rail Station (Santa Barbara Station)
      14.595 km
  • Town And Country Inn

    2800 State Street, Upper State Street, Santa Barbara

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Town And Country Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      10.281 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      2.442 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      4.087 km
    Review

    Town And Country Inn

    6.9
    Good

    391 guest reviews

    • 10
      Location
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

    4200 Via Real, Carpinteria

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

    • Airport (Oxnard Airport)
      37.629 km
    • Bus Station (Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District)
      14.737 km
    • Rail Station (Santa Barbara Station)
      14.739 km
    Review

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

    6.7
    Good

    773 guest reviews

    • 6.2
      Room
    • 7.4
      Cleanliness
    • 6
      Location
    • 7.6
      Service
    • 4
      Value
    • 6.6
      Overall
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara-State

    3505 State Street, Upper State Street, Santa Barbara

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara-State

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      9.047 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      3.469 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      5.154 km
    Review

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara-State

    6.8
    Good

    522 guest reviews

    • 10
      Bed
    • 10
      Bedlinen
    • 3.3
      Room
    • 0
      Food & Drinks
    • 0
      Dirt
    • 0
      Beverages
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

    5550 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

    • Airport (Oxnard Airport)
      35.32 km
    • Bus Station (Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District)
      16.816 km
    • Rail Station (Santa Barbara Station)
      16.752 km
    Review

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

    6.5
    Good

    1k guest reviews

    • 6
      Room
    • 6.6
      Cleanliness
    • 6.6
      Location
    • 7.2
      Service
    • 4.5
      Value
    • 6.3
      Overall
  • Oasis Inn And Suites

    3344 State Street, Upper State Street, Santa Barbara

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Oasis Inn And Suites

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      9.303 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      3.304 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      4.985 km
    Review

    Oasis Inn And Suites

    7.4
    Very Good

    955 guest reviews

    • 7.2
      Room
    • 7.4
      Cleanliness
    • 7.3
      Location
    • 7.6
      Service
    • 7.5
      Value
    • 7.3
      Overall
  • Summerland Inn

    2161 Ortega Hill Road, Summerland

    NEARBY
    Nearby

    Summerland Inn

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      21.182 km
    • Bus Station (Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District)
      7.895 km
    • Rail Station (Santa Barbara Station)
      8.039 km
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

    5897 Calle Real, Goleta, Santa Barbara

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      2.155 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      11.198 km
    • Rail Station (Goleta Station)
      1.412 km
    Review

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

    6.6
    Good

    686 guest reviews

    • 5.7
      Room
    • 6.7
      Cleanliness
    • 7
      Location
    • 7
      Service
    • 6
      Value
    • 6.4
      Overall
See all Hotels in Santa Barbara

Locate the Best Accommodations in Santa Barbara

Enable Map

Top Rated Hotels in Santa Barbara

  • Orange Tree Inn

    1920 State Street, Santa Barbara Downtown, Santa Barbara

    NEARBY
    Nearby

    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
  • Sunset Motel

    3504 State Street, Upper State Street, Santa Barbara

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Sunset Motel

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      9.119 km
    • Bus Station (Classified Listings & Department Links, Ride Sharing)
      3.459 km
    • Rail Station (Amtrak)
      5.143 km
    Review

    Sunset Motel

    7.6
    Very Good

    442 guest reviews

    • 7.8
      Room
    • 8.2
      Cleanliness
    • 8
      Location
    • 7.8
      Service
    • 6
      Value
    • 7.5
      Overall
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

    443 Corona Del Mar, East Beach, Santa Barbara

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

    • Airport (Atlantic Aviation)
      15.088 km
    • Bus Station (Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District)
      1.87 km
    • Rail Station (Santa Barbara Station)
      1.941 km
    Review

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

    7
    Very Good

    924 guest reviews

    • 6.6
      Room
    • 7.3
      Cleanliness
    • 9
      Location
    • 7.6
      Service
    • 8
      Value
    • 6.9
      Overall
  • Quality Inn Santa Barbara

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

    REVIEWS|NEARBY
    Nearby

    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
      Room
    • 8.5
      Cleanliness
    • 7.5
      Location
    • 8.3
      Service
    • 7.4
      Value
    • 8
      Overall
Find More Rooms

Hotels Near Attractions in Santa Barbara

Hotels in and around Santa Barbara