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Popular Hotels in Santa Barbara

If you're a first time visitor to Santa Barbara, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller hotel could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about hotels in Santa Barbara.

What are some good hotels in Santa Barbara?

Here are some of the most recommended hotels in Santa Barbara.

Isla Vista
Isla Vista, CA
El Encanto Hotel
1900 Lasuen Rd Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 687-5000
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 969-2261
Canary Hotel
31 W Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA
Hyatt Santa Barbara
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 882-1234
Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Pl Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 845-5800
Hotel Milo
202 W Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 965-4577
Hotel Mar Monte
1111 E Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA
Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
306 W Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA
The Sandman Inn
3714 State St Santa Barbara, CA
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
202 W Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA
Best Western Beachside Inn
336 W Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA
Best Western Encina Lodge Suites
2220 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
128 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA


Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Rather than repeat everyone else's excellent suggestions, I'm going to show some love to San Gregorio State Beach and Isla Vista, which are both worth a look."  See More

"I'd recommend the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Bacara Resort & Spa, or El Encanto Hotel, which is my favorite."  See More

"There is also a Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara (closer to Montecito) that I can also recommend."  See More

"If you happen to spend the night, go for the boutique Canary Hotel."  See More

"If you have a little more money you can stay Hyatt Santa Barbara to be right across from the beach."  See More

"walk through the Farmers Market (Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning) take a walk in the Public Market try the macaroons at Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro in front of the Arlington Theater take a look at Casa de la Guerra try the coffee at Handlebar Coffee Roasters walk down to Stearns Wharf and try to guess where North is before getting to the end of the pier (there is a compass) have a great lungh/dinner at Santo Mezcal walk around the boats at the Santa Barbara Harbor go to Shoreline Park and watch the sunset from the beach have lunch with your feet in the sand at Shoreline Beach Cafe go play some beachvolley at East Beach walk on the sand to Butterfly Beach go get a drink at sunset at Belmond El Encanto go for drinks with friends somewhere in the The Funk Zone There is a lot more to do (paddle boarding, hiking, zoo, etc), but if you only have one day, this should be plenty."  See More

"I like Hotel Milo as it has a European feel, superb location and is reasonably priced."  See More

Where can I find out more about Santa Barbara?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Santa Barbara locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Santa Barbara.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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