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Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$175 per night from 29 Oct. to 30 Oct.
41.32 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,615 reviews)

"Room was very nice with a great view. Clean and very quiet."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$316 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.
2.29 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (906 reviews)

"Based on all the bad reviews I was skeptical about staying here. I loved the location, right next to the beach. The property was huge with plenty of parking. The room was very spacious with a sofa to sit. Given the timing of Covid the hotel was actually really clean. The only issue I did have but ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hotel Corque
4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$168 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
44.68 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,023 reviews)

"Hotel was practicing A good covid 19 System , temp checks and daily identification bracelets. We only stayed there one night but rooms were clean bright and roomy. Hotel was walking distance to all areas in Solvang."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Hotel Corque

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$561 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
20.33 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Beautiful properly with wonderful and attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$1,348 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
6.59 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (142 reviews)

"Gorgeous property!! We started our honeymoon here and it was the most perfect spot! Romantic, gorgeous and upscale."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Sideways Inn
3 out of 5
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
The price is AU$168 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
49.88 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,986 reviews)

"Very clean, staff very responsive. Room was large with comfortable furnishings. Very Covid safe; continental breakfast options delivered to your door daily. Small sitting area on patio was cozy. I would stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2020

Sideways Inn
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellation
The price is AU$217 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.
6.01 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (160 reviews)

"Great hotel in a great area. Very friendly and helpful staff!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Inn By The Harbor
2.5 out of 5
433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$217 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.
1.1 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (944 reviews)

"This property makes sure you DO HAVE BREAKFAST. They provide a brown bag filled with breakfast on the go goodies. They also give you a sheet filled with additional breakfast options. This property welcomes you with a nice chilled bottle of Brute or sparkling cider. There’s a little silver plague ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Inn By The Harbor
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.5 out of 5
5665 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$205 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
11.41 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (932 reviews)

"Nice hotel friendly receptionist. Clean and organized just parking at night it’s hard to find"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$260 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.
1.28 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Great location, very cute room, loved the bikes!!!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
3 out of 5
223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$258 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.
1.08 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"Everything was clean and updated. Comfy beds and pillows. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. They all had great suggestions of where to go in town. Not too many bells and whistles but everything was nice and clean. Perfect for a weekend stay. I will definitely return and I will recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Pacifica Suites
3.5 out of 5
5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$209 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.
10.81 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (950 reviews)

"pool back open, desk so welcoming, room great as ever! thanks a ton!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Pacifica Suites
Wine Valley Inn
3 out of 5
1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$191 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
45.08 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (1,376 reviews)

"Our room wasn’t ready until 5:30pm, and we arrived to the hotel at 4pm. However, the front desk agent did comp us a wine bottle to compensate for the delay in having our rooms ready. When we arrived to the room, there was a wet towel odor and unfortunately had to kill two spiders. Overall, I’d say ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Wine Valley Inn
Hadsten House
3.5 out of 5
1450 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$153 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
45.38 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,564 reviews)

"The bed and pillows were high quality and comfortable. The room and bath were very clean. Would absolutely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2020

Hadsten House
Vinland Hotel and Lounge
2.5 out of 5
1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
The price is AU$184 per night from 28 Oct. to 29 Oct.
45.35 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (98 reviews)

"The place was very clean and great location. The only thing I didn’t like was that we were hearing loud dog barking all night and couldn’t sleep. One of the people had dogs in their room down the hall."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Vinland Hotel and Lounge
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Visiting Santa Barbara

History buffs will enjoy exploring Santa Barbara, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, array of wineries, and top-notch restaurants. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its shopping and gardens. Top sights in the city include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.

  • There are 298 hotels and other accommodations in Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 12.6 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 40.3 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Barbara

The city's cultural venues include Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara. The beaches, sunsets, and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty, and Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Lotusland, and El Capitan Lake are worth a visit.

In Santa Barbara, you'll be able to select from 298 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Caravan Outpost - Amenities in this 2-star accommodation include a kitchen and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and location.
  • Spanish Garden Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and convenient parking at this hotel. This 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/Santa Ynez Valley - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other top sights in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Zoo. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Mission San Buenaventura, located 24.8 mi (40 from the city center, and Ventura Pier, which is 25.3 mi (40.8 away.

Getting Around Santa Barbara

If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station, or Carpinteria Station. Santa Barbara may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Santa Barbara

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 40°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 72°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September averages 73°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • Santa Barbara gets about 17.09 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 74°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 41°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Santa Barbara?
Simpson House Inn is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 10-minute walk from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Traveller reviews also recommend Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages and Rosewood Miramar Beach as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Barbara, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Santa Barbara.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Barbara?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Sandpiper Lodge and Inn at Highway 1.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Santa Barbara?
Hotel Corque is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the children include Sandpiper Lodge and Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites. Also, attractions such as Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Santa Barbara?
Hadsten House is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and LCD TVs. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Hotel Corque and Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara?
Kimpton Canary Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Beach House Inn and Kimpton Goodland.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Barbara?
Castillo Inn at the Beach is a top beach hotel offering free WiFi and free parking, located within a short 9-minute walk of Leadbetter Beach . Other good options for your stay near the beach include Hotel Milo Santa Barbara and The Inn at East Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in Santa Barbara?
Ojai Valley Inn is a 5-star resort with 4 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Belmond El Encanto and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Santa Barbara?
Montecito Inn is a favourite 4-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 60 guestrooms, 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spanish Garden Inn are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Santa Barbara?
Ojai Valley Inn is a top 5-star resort that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta and Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn. You can tee off at Sandpiper Golf Club, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course or Santa Barbara Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Santa Barbara to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Montecito Inn is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other choices near historic sites include Simpson House Inn and Ojai Valley Inn. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Presidio Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Santa Barbara?
Hotel Corque is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Hadsten House and Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn.

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