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10 Best Hotels in Santa Barbara

Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$181
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,552 reviews)

"The personal service, free valet parking, the nice attendant that helped us find our room explained how the key worked in the elevator and our room, offered to get ice and more bottled water for us. Very impressed!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
Hotel Corque
4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
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AU$163
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,945 reviews)

"Everyone was very nice, room was clean, water and coffee stations were perfect. Easy registration on arrival."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Hotel Corque
Sideways Inn
3 out of 5
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
AU$142
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,798 reviews)

"I like the breakfast to my door and the cleanliness of my room."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Sideways Inn
Hadsten House
3.5 out of 5
1450 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
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AU$145
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,070 reviews)

"This is the second time I have stayed at the hotel on business. I will continue to stay when I am on business in Solvang"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Hadsten House
Montecito Inn
4 out of 5
1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
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AU$225
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.2/5Excellent! (1,663 reviews)

"Excelled in every way!!! Would stay there again.yes"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Montecito Inn
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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AU$310
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4/5Very Good! (2,046 reviews)

"There was a bus stop in front of the hotel, and $0.50 took you into and through the downtown area ($0.25 if you are a senior)."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
3 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
AU$243
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4/5Very Good! (42 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly everything was clean and it has all of the amenities"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Wine Valley Inn
3 out of 5
1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
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AU$163
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4/5Very Good! (2,163 reviews)

"Loft look and distance to everything. TV and decor are modern."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020

Wine Valley Inn
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$234
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.8/5Good! (2,231 reviews)

"Great location, friendly service, spacious room. Couldn’t be happier!!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec. 2019

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Vacations Inn Solvang
2.5 out of 5
1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
AU$181
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4/5Very Good! (1,709 reviews)

"Thans for the service good service. And we have nise experience whit may family."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020

Vacations Inn Solvang
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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

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