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  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
    Ranked #1 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    9.6
    Wonderful!
    17 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryFoodiesHistory

    This is a lovely hacienda-style property. Service is excellent and the views of the ocean from the main restaurant, Bella Vista, are exceptional. My only recommendation would be that visitors ...

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  • Bacara Resort & Spa
    Ranked #2 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    9.9
    Wonderful!
    16 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryWellnessNightlife

    This is the view from a balcony at the Bacara. As you can see, it is amazing. I went to a banquet here and the venue was a huge hit. ...

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  • The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
    Ranked #3 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    7.6
    Pretty good
    11 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryFamiliesBusiness

    While the location of this resort is fantastic, the carpeting is dirty and dated, the staff seems overwhelmed, and the rooms are way too dark. Everything could use a good ...

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  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
    Ranked #4 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    8 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesBusinessWellness

    I recently stayed at the Hyatt Santa Barbara for a family reunion/wedding and was pleasantly surprised. I usually stay at another nearby Hotel in Santa Barbara, but I think this ...

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  • El Capitan Canyon
    Ranked #5 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    8.3
    Wonderful!
    8 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyGreen

    Can’t ask for a better place to take your family on vacation. A little pricey to get the cabins there but you get the convenience of a comfortable place to ...

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  • San Ysidro Ranch
    Ranked #6 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    6 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryFoodiesFamilies

    Best resort in the USA

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  • Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
    Ranked #7 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    7.1
    Pretty good
    11 reviews
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    A beautiful waterfront place, plants crawling all over the small buildings, with flower pop out from everywhere. Lovely hotel. They also provide breakfast, a good start for a day, with ...

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  • Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
    Ranked #8 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    7.7
    Pretty good
    6 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryHipstersBusiness

    Now part of the eco-conscious hotel chain Kipmton, this neo-boutique hotel right around the corner from State Street downtown isn't quite worth the high price tag they put on these ...

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  • Santa Barbara Inn
    Ranked #9 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    9.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryFoodiesOutdoorsy

    Really nice hotel. Great location right across from the beaches. Some rooms have ocean view. Older hotel but the rooms have been upgraded well. Small pool with a hot tub. ...

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  • Belmond El Encanto
    Ranked #10 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    9.0
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryArtsyHipsters

    The storied El Encanto, once a favorite of A-listers such as Clark Gable, reopened in March 2013 after extensive renovations as the first West Coast resort from Orient-Express Hotels. Its ...

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  • The Eagle Inn
    Ranked #11 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews

    Nice rooms near the beach. Be sure to take the free bikes out for a ride on the boardwalk!

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  • Spanish Garden Inn
    Ranked #12 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    3 reviews
    Popular withLuxuryBusinessHistory
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  • Simpson House Inn
    Ranked #13 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    3 reviews
    Popular withLuxury

    This is a gorgeous spot for a weekend. Private cottage has its own hammock. And the weather is always great in this part of town!

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  • Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
    Ranked #14 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    9.3
    Wonderful!
    3 reviews
    Popular withHipstersArtsy

    Open since February 14, 2012, this art-filled boutique hotel is just south of the Amtrak railway station in Santa Barbara, heading toward the beach (but also just a short walk ...

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  • The Wayfarer
    Ranked #15 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    10.0
    Exceptional!
    2 reviews
    Popular withArtsyAdventureFoodies
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  • Sage Hill Campground
    Ranked #16 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
    9.0
    Wonderful!
    2 reviews
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesBackpackers

    This is a nice campground for big groups. I had a lot of fun going camping this weekend with my organization! The campground host was super friendly. There were plenty ...

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    • Ramada Santa Barbara
      Ranked #17 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      6.5
      Pretty good
      4 reviews

      This is a good hotel only if you are traveling with a large group. Its an ideal place to stay if you are bringing a group to UCSB to compete ...

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    • Montecito Inn
      Ranked #18 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withHistory

      This Inn has a prime location at the end of Coast Village Drive in Montecito. Which means you can easily walk to all the shopping and dining in town. Also ...

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    • Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
      Ranked #19 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withBusiness

      Great location, super friendly staff...best deal in downtown

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    • Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
      Ranked #20 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withBusinessFamilies

      Free breakfast, free wifi, quiet and spacious rooms, and a reasonable prices. What more could you ask for?! They are also pet friendly and make the breakfast to your specific ...

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    • BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
      Ranked #21 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      6.7
      Pretty good
      3 reviews
      Popular withFamilies

      This hotel is an ideal location in Santa Barbara. Located on upper state street right across the street from a major shopping mall. The rooms are very nice and the ...

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    • Sandpiper Lodge
      Ranked #22 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      6.0
      Pretty good
      3 reviews
      Popular withFamilies

      Clean, well-priced and unassuming motel.

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    • Santa Barbara House
      Ranked #23 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      10.0
      Exceptional!
      1 review
      Popular withBudget

      This is truly a hidden gem in Santa Barbara (although I'm afraid to share it for fear it will start booking up!). The hotel is a little out of the ...

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    • The Sandman Inn
      Ranked #24 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      6.0
      Pretty good
      3 reviews

      One year I finally got smart and decided to stop paying $200 at the Ramada down the street because I simply couldn't justify facing the mean old lady again. I ...

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    • The Secret Garden Inn
      Ranked #25 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      6.0
      Pretty good
      2 reviews

      For me, this place was on the border between two and three stars. The gardens are pretty, some of the rooms have blocked off patio areas for privacy with hot ...

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    • Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
      Ranked #26 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      1 review
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    • The Inn at East Beach
      Ranked #27 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      1 review
      Popular withFamilies

      This isn't a luxurious hotel but it is comfortable and gets the job done. Our room had a great ceiling fan and windows on both sides which opened to a ...

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    • Villa Rosa Inn
      Ranked #28 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      1 review
      Popular withLuxury
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    • La Casa de Maria
      Ranked #31 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      1 review
      Popular withHistorySpiritual

      A retreat and conference center located where, in 1780, a small way station for missionaries traveling up and down the California coast was located. Following a series of secular owners ...

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      • A White Jasmine Inn
        Ranked #30 overall in Santa Barbara hotels
        8.0
        Wonderful!
        1 review
        Popular withGreenLuxuryFamilies

        I enjoyed my stay at this B&B in the summertime suite this past weekend. The breakfast was exceptional and I wished I could have gotten a hot breakfast on both ...

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      Santa Barbara Hotel Insider
      Santa Barbara is one of California’s overlooked gems, overshadowed by its sprawling megalopolis sisters San Francisco to the north and Los Angeles to the south. But the city has no shortage of attributes to offer visitors. Often referred to as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara has beautiful beaches, a colorful and eclectic culture, a thriving nightlife, and a renowned wine country that make it a premier resort destination. Hotels in Santa Barbara cater to this environment, offering everything from romantic getaways to luxurious retreats, extended stay business accommodations, and family-friendly vacations.

      Santa Barbara Hotels
      As with many prime California coastal cities, there is no shortage of luxury hotels in Santa Barbara. Set up home away from home at premiere establishments such as the Canary Hotel, where you can enjoy the city’s only rooftop pool deck; the Bacara Resort & Spa, just steps away from the beaches and bluffs; or the exquisite Simpson House Inn, the only five diamond rated bed and breakfast in North America. Each of these hotels is nestled among the heart of the city’s most popular attractions like historic downtown and the stunning seaside, and offers tours to the famous Santa Ynez Valley wine country. If you really want to schmooze with the rich and famous, drop the big bucks for San Ysidro Ranch, an exquisite resort of vine-covered cottages hidden away from the city hub.

      For those looking for a more unique and intimate hotel experience, there is a vast array of boutique hotels in Santa Barbara worth checking out. Stop in at Pacifica Suites, a popular dog friendly hotel that caters to both business and leisure guests. Or try Hotel Indigo, an artsy and eco-minded choice just steps away from the main downtown strip and the Amtrak station.

      For the budget-minded, there are plenty of so-called cheap hotels in Santa Barbara as well. Try the Sandpiper Lodge, West Beach Inn, or Harbor View Inn, all of which offer reasonable rates, yet the same class of service and standards you’d expect if you paid more.

      Attractions and Environs
      There is an endless variety of things to do in Santa Barbara. Besides the miles of surf and sand, you can tour the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara, visit animals from all over the world at Santa Barbara Zoo, or browse the art galleries and boutique shops along State Street. The Lemon Tree Inn and Presidio Motel are great choices to stay near these locations, both offering quaint, homey, and lovingly decorated rooms and a friendly atmosphere.

      Out on the coastline, don’t miss the Coronado Butterfly Preserve, a protected land trust in Santa Barbara with millions of monarch butterflies fluttering above scenic hiking trails. You can put up for the night in Courtyard Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, a comfortable brand hotel just a mere mile from the preserve. El Capitan State Beach makes for an easy day trip from the city, but if you want to stay overnight, the picturesque eco-friendly El Capitan Canyon resort is top notch.

      Be sure to visit the valley’s beautiful wine country, filled with rolling hills and sweeping vineyards. There, you can stay in a number of bed and breakfasts like the country-styled Cheshire Cat Inn, The Secret Garden Inn, or Santa Ynez Inn, a world-class, turn of the century hotel where you can sample local wines or while away the afternoon in their cozy library. It is also a convenient launching point for the quaint Danish village of Solvang.

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