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Santa Barbara
27 May — 28 May2
Santa Barbara
Fri 27/5
Sat 28/5

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Low season

May

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

£217

Average price (weekend night)

£287
Cheapest month to stay with an average 32% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 116% rise in price.
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Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

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Top tips for finding 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 May and March.
  • 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 Wednesday. The opposite is true for, Sunday, 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 £204, while the most expensive was £275.
  • 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.

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Kimpton Canary Hotel7.7/10 ratingout of 32 reviews · £429 avg price/ night
This hotel was under construction and that was not disclosed at booking or prior to our arrival. Hearing jackhanering all day was not fun.
Anonymous (23 Mar 2022)
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara8/10 ratingout of 205 reviews · £134 avg price/ night
I am submitting this review to complain about the refund and cancellation policy. My car broke down hours away from the hotel on the day I was to check in, so I could not get to the hotel. Ramada would not cancel the reservation or give me a refund. It is true they disclosed this policy when I made the reservation, but I feel they should give a refund in a situation like mine. Also, on the phone, they gave me the run around as to who can authorize the refund. I go to Santa Barbara every few months and will not do business with Ramada again but will instead look for a hotel with a refund policy that takes unexpected events like a car break-down into account. I am angry they took my money even though I did not stay there.
Anonymous (3 Mar 2022)