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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
5 May — 6 May2
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Santa Barbara hotels

Good to know

Low season

AprilCheapest month to stay with an average 36% drop in price.

High season

AugustMost expensive month to stay with an average 32% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

£193Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

£260Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a Santa Barbara hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

2 stars and below

3 stars

4 stars and above

When to book cheap hotels in Santa Barbara?

Price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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Top tips for finding perfect Santa Barbara hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Santa Barbara, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Santa Barbara in April and May.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Santa Barbara if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Santa Barbara accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Santa Barbara found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £142, while the most expensive was £193.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Barbara for 4 days.
  • For those looking for hotels in Santa Barbara right near the beach, there are a few options. The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers a pool and direct beach access. West Beach Inn - a Coast Hotel is situated across the street from the beach, with an outdoor swimming pool.
  • To experience the history of Santa Barbara, try the Santa Barbara Hotel. The property was rebuilt in 1925 after it was damaged by an earthquake, but its unique architecture has an old-world charm that evokes the atmosphere of an earlier time. You can also check out the Simpson House Inn, a Victorian-style mansion built in 1874.
  • For shopping and dining, consider staying on State Street. Check out the Kimpton Canary Hotel as an upmarket option. For a cheap hotel that’s central to public transportation, you can try the Orange Tree Inn on State Street, which has a bus stop for two of the city’s downtown bus lines just across the road.
  • When you’re taking the children, stay within walking distance of the Santa Barbara Harbor, with boat trips, kayaking, the Maritime Museum and ice cream shops to enjoy. The Best Western Beachside Inn offers direct views of the harbor just a short walk away, with family rooms available.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Santa Barbara

  • Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Santa Barbara. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • If you are looking for a hotel close to West Beach, you should consider staying at Inn By The Harbor, Hotel Californian and Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, as they are the most recommended by KAYAK users.

  • The Belmond El Encanto has a range of dining options to choose from. The hotel’s dining room and terrace provide ocean views while you eat, and the restaurant sources fresh, seasonal ingredients locally. You could also try the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, home to the Bella Vista restaurant, with panoramic ocean views.

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a good high-end business option if you want extra amenities like free Wi-Fi or meeting rooms. If you’re looking for lodging located conveniently in the downtown area, then the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara Downtown is a good option, and some suites offer kitchens.

  • The Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers exceptional views of the ocean from its terrace or its outdoor pool, for those with a flexible budget. The Harbor View Inn has suites with views of the oceanfront and also offers a pool, fitness center and gift shop.

  • The Lower State area is a good choice for booking a hotel near downtown. There are plenty of opportunities for you to find a convenient location between the beach and the city action. Try the Hotel Californian if you’re looking for a boutique hotel. Alternatively, you can try the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara for a more budget-friendly option in the area.

  • KAYAK users found 3-star hotel rooms in Santa Barbara for this weekend from £162 and 4-star hotel rooms from £337. The cheapest room in Santa Barbara for the same date was £139 per night.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Santa Barbara districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Santa Barbara city centre

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Santa Barbara by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best Santa Barbara hotels

Most recommended Santa Barbara hotels

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Harbor House Inn - Santa Barbara - Outdoor view
Harbor House Inn - Santa Barbara - Outdoor view
Harbor House Inn
9.6 Excellent
£327+
£327+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara - Balcony
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara - Balcony
Simpson House Inn
9.4 Excellent
£416+
£416+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Beach House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Beach House Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Beach House Inn
9.4 Excellent
£365+
£365+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages - Santa Barbara - Building
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages - Santa Barbara - Building
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
9.3 Excellent
£378+
£378+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara - Outdoor view
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara - Outdoor view
Marina Beach Motel
9.2 Excellent
£285+
£285+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Eagle Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Eagle Inn
9.2 Excellent
£335+
£335+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Santa Barbara Inn
9.1 Excellent
£488+
£488+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Bath Street Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Bath Street Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Bath Street Inn
9.1 Excellent
£254+
£254+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Secret Garden Inn And Cottages - Santa Barbara - Dining room
Secret Garden Inn And Cottages - Santa Barbara - Dining room
£254+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Castillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Living room
Castillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Living room
Castillo Inn at the Beach
9 Excellent
£1,121+
£1,121+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
£328+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
£326+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Upham Hotel
8.9 Excellent
£282+
£282+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara - Living room
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara - Living room
Coast Village Inn
8.8 Excellent
£182+
£182+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning

Santa Barbara hotels near West Beach

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Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Hotel Californian
9 Excellent
£705+
£705+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
Inn By The Harbor
8.5 Excellent
£311+
£311+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
8 Excellent
£327+
£327+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning