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Top 10 Hotels in Santa Barbara

Image for Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$158
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.3/5Excellent! (1,768 reviews)

"It was a great place to stay, far exceeded our expectations, centrally located, loved the pool."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
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2 out of 5
4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA
Free Cancellation
$66
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.2/5 (1,571 reviews)

"The room was smaller than what the picture presented. There lacked a board and iron. The A/C wasn’t the best really old school. But , what could I except it is a motel 6."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North
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2 out of 5
5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
Free Cancellation
$66
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
3.4/5 (1,403 reviews)

"I liked the wooden floors. Did not like the AC and lack of control of temp."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South
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5 out of 5
905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$369
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.7/5Exceptional! (855 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel in a beautiful area. It was really hard to leave!! Golf course was well maintained and challenging. The spa was peaceful and had everything you want. The family friendly pool was fun for everyone!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Ojai Valley Inn
Image for Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
3.5 out of 5
4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
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$110
per night
Oct 14 - Oct 15
4/5Very Good! (1,983 reviews)

"Beautiful place to stay. We were on the first floor. I would not do that again, as the people staying in the room above us were up for quite awhile at 3 AM. The floor was very squeaky, so much that woke us up for quite some time. Same thing at 6AM. Also we would have appreciated a complementary breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Image for Wine Valley Inn
3 out of 5
1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4/5Very Good! (2,128 reviews)

"The room was huge and the beds were very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Wine Valley Inn
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3 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
$161
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"parking was great, location was great. Went to the Mission close to the Hotel. Also did a Wedding venue at the Beach , all very close by."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
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3 out of 5
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
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$99
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,509 reviews)

"This hotel is very clean! Beds are very comfortable. Continental breakfast was at our door by 7:30am. Staff was helpful. We stayed in room #128 for one night, it was great! Thanks Sideways Inn!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Sideways Inn
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4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,246 reviews)

"I wosh the pool wasnt just for 21 and over. I had ny kids with and the couldnt enjoy thd pool"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Chumash Casino Resort
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3.5 out of 5
1450 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$87
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (2,007 reviews)

"My room was aesthetic and very comfortable. The staff kept my room in like-new condition during my entire stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

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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 shopping. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and cafés. Top sights in the city include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

  • There are 423 hotels and other accommodations in Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 25 mi (40.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Barbara

Cultural venues in the city include Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, and Santa Barbara Bowl. Attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo and OstrichLand USA are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.

In Santa Barbara, there are 423 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • ForFriends Inn Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Simpson House Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this B&B. This 5-star bed & breakfast in Upper East features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Hideaway Santa Barbara - This 4-star bed & breakfast in Santa Barbara Beach features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Other favorite sights in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Lotusland, and Los Padres National Forest. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Mission San Buenaventura, located 24.8 mi (40 km) from the city center, and Ventura Pier, which is 25.3 mi/40.8 km away.

Getting Around Santa Barbara

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station, or Carpinteria Station. Santa Barbara might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Santa Barbara

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 46°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 54°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 40°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Barbara is 17.09 inches
  • Usually September and August are the hottest months with an average of 74°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 41°F

How much is a hotel in Santa Barbara?

2 stars to 4 stars hotels in Santa Barbara

Average price based on 2018 bookings on Expedia.com for 1 night / 2 adults.

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