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Santa Barbara Hotels from HK$773

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$2,010 per night
2.29 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Despite the numbers of guests at the hotel, it is always very quiet. The beds are really comfortable too."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
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 HK$4,876 per night
20.33 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Very clean , wonderful customer service 😄 Friendly staffs"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Inn By The Harbor
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,318 per night
1.1 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Rodrigo, Aidan and Micky were extremely helpful and polite. check-in was super fast. It was nice we had a kitchen in our room. the pool was very refreshing. we especially liked the easy access to the free bikes! Great hotel!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

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Wine Valley Inn
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,000 per night
45.08 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,403 reviews)

"The loft room set up was very nice and was updated with some nice amenities. The property is close to great shopping and restaurants. Olsen’s Danish bakery was just 3 min walk away. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast & coffee provided in the morning made this place an even greater value. ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2020

Wine Valley Inn
Sideways Inn
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$773 per night
49.88 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,018 reviews)

"Welcoming environment clean room. Good size pool. Front desk is pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

Sideways Inn
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 HK$1,821 per night
1.08 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,010 reviews)

"I liked the very courteous staff and also the cleanliness of the room. The property in itself is not very impressive"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2020

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$845 per night
41.32 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,581 reviews)

"The Hotel is modern and beautiful. Can’t wait to go back"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
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 HK$6,940 per night
6.59 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (126 reviews)

"Wish more amenities were open. Great hospitality!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$982 per night
11.41 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (854 reviews)

"Stayed 2 nights. Coffee was horrible, towels were dirty and smelled like dirt and poop. Oh and the younger girl at the front desk with long dark brown hair was very weird and rude. Breakfast was an orange and granola bar. Other than that room was clean and beds were very comfortable. Super quiet. ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
Hotel Corque
4 out of 5
400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$837 per night
44.68 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (3,234 reviews)

"Lovely property. Very clean and COVID aware (took our temperature before entering the hotel). Comfortable beds and impeccable bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Hotel Corque
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,667 per night
1.28 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Fantastic staff & service. Gorgeous location, right near the beach with fire pits available for guests at night. Love the vibe and location near State Street. The rooms are a bit average but good for the price and location. All around a great experience and will definitely come again! Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,179 per night
6.01 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (86 reviews)

"Great experience for sure we’ll go back here !! Very clean and beautiful hotel 🏨"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
3.5 out of 5
4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,048 per night
16.04 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,174 reviews)

"Good! Nice property. Comfortable, clean. Responsive staff."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$997 per night
1.19 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)

"Hotel is a bit dated and no maid service during this time. But the location is excellent. 10 min walk to downtown, 5 min walk to the beach and marina."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Pacifica Suites
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,214 per night
10.81 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Seemed covid- safe. Room was next to freeway and was noisy"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020

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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 County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.

  • There are 356 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

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 and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Lotusland, and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park.

In Santa Barbara, there are 356 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:

  • Spanish Garden Inn - This 4-star hotel in Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.
  • Simpson House Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and central location at this B&B. This 5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Caravan Outpost - Amenities in this 2-star accommodation include a kitchenette and free WiFi. Expedia customers love its dining options and quiet location.

Other top sights in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Zoo. 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

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Santa Barbara?
La Playa Inn is a favourite with Expedia customers. This hotel is a short 10-minute walk from Santa Barbara City College, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend Simpson House Inn and Spanish Garden Inn 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, Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara and Inn at Highway 1.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Santa Barbara?
Royal Copenhagen Inn is a property with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your stay with the children include Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara. Also, attractions such as Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Santa Barbara?
Hotel Corque is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features bathrobes and LCD TVs. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Mirabelle Inn and Restaurant and Kimpton Canary Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara?
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an arcade/games room and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria and Motel 6 Buellton, CA - Solvang Area.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Barbara?
La Playa Inn is a top 3.5-star beach hotel with 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Mason Beach Inn and Lavender Inn by the Sea. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Goleta Beach or Carpinteria State 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. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and San Ysidro Ranch are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Santa Barbara?
The Inn at East Beach is a favourite property with Expedia travellers looking for a stylish stay, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Hadsten House and Inn By The Harbor are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Santa Barbara?
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn is a top 3.5-star hotel that has an adjacent golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include The Capri Hotel and Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta. You can tee off at Sandpiper Golf Club, Santa Barbara Golf Club or Rancho San Marcos Golf Course while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Santa Barbara to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Chantico Inn is a top hotel on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Kimpton Canary Hotel and King Frederik Inn. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Presidio Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara.

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