Places to Stay in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has plenty of accommodation options to suite visitors of every budget (except for the most budget backpackers — it is still Santa Barbara after all).

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Recommended Hotels/Inns in Santa barbara


Best Western Beachside Inn — from $105
“Centrally located near a park, and across from the beach. High speed internet, free breakfast, and a swimming pool.” more pics

Montecito Inn — $71
“Cozy rooms with wireless Internet. Free continental breakfast. Rental bikes and heated pool.” more pics

Sandpiper Lodge — from $64
“Close to all major attractions, including the Santa Barbara Golf Club and of course, Santa Barbara’s famed beaches. Onsite gym, Continental breakfast, and spa.”
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Inn By The Harbour — from $137
“Situated among tropical gardens near the beaches and yacht harbor, each guest room comes with cable TV, DVD players, and free movie rentals. Free deluxe breakfast, as well as wine, cheese, and milk throughout the day.”
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Hotel Oceana — from $111
“Located between the wharf and the harbor, the hotel offers views of the mountains and the ocean. Each room offers luxury linens, Ipod docks, and more.”
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Santa Barbara Inn — from $139
“Centrally located. Close to the zoo, botanical garden, and the wharf. Free breakfast. Private patios or balconies.”
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Cheshire Cat Inn — $142
“Close to beaches and galleries. Free breakfast, high speed internet, and some rooms with balconies and jacuzzi tubs.”
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Bacara Resort & Spa — $289
“A scenic, two-mile stretch of sand which features surf boards and body boards and numerous other water sports. Three heated, zero-edge swimming pools with Jacuzzis. The Ranch at Bacara provides 1,000 additional acres of picturesque terrain for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and picnicking.”
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Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort — from $185
“Located along the coastline, and easy access to the wharf, beach, and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Down comforter in all room. Pet friendly. Onsite restaurants, tennis courts, a putting green, and more.”
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Simpson House Inn — $352
“Centrally located, the beaches, harbor and the wharf are all nearby. All rooms at Simpson House are designed for luxury. The hotel offers a full vegetarian breakfast as well as evening hors d’ouvres and wine tasting.”
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