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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Santa Barbara hotels

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Low season

JanuaryCheapest month to stay with an average 24% drop in price.

High season

JuneMost expensive month to stay with an average 23% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

R3 958Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

R5 554Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hotel in Santa Barbara

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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 January and November.
  • 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, 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.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Santa Barbara for 3 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.

  • Although the average price for a double room in Santa Barbara is R6 268, R1 311 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • 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.

  • Hotel room prices will vary depending on facilities and location. The cheapest double room in Santa Barbara for tonight found in the last 3 hours was R2 547. We also found 3-star hotels from R2 954 and 4-star hotels from R4 114.

  • The cheapest hotel room in Santa Barbara for the upcoming weekend found on KAYAK in the last 3 days was for R3 132 per night. For the same dates, 3-star hotel rooms have been found for as low as R5 171 per night and 4-star hotel rooms from R10 632 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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Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
Inn By The Harbor
8.4 Excellent
R312+
R312+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Kimpton Canary Hotel - Santa Barbara
Kimpton Canary Hotel - Santa Barbara
Kimpton Canary Hotel
8.3 Excellent
R699+
R699+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara - Living room
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara - Living room
Montecito Inn
8.3 Excellent
R344+
R344+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Beachside Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Beachside Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Beachside Inn
8 Excellent
R316+
R316+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Santa Barbara Inn
9.1 Excellent
R468+
R468+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hotel Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
Hotel Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Building
Hotel Santa Barbara
8.6 Excellent
R300+
R300+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Pacifica Suites - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Pacifica Suites - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Pacifica Suites
8 Excellent
R272+
R272+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Pool
Best Western Plus Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Pool
R231+
Parking
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
R346+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Patio
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Patio
R319+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning

Santa Barbara hotels near West Beach

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Lemon Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Lemon Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Lemon Tree Inn
7.8 Good
R266+
R266+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Living room
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Living room
R474+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Sandpiper Lodge
7.8 Good
R212+
R212+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning

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The Inn At East Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
The Inn At East Beach - Santa Barbara - Building
The Inn At East Beach
8 Excellent
R247+
R247+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Parking
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Palmoro House - Santa Barbara - Hotel entrance
Palmoro House - Santa Barbara - Hotel entrance
Palmoro House
6.5 Good
R334+
R334+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Santa Barbara Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Santa Barbara Inn
9.1 Excellent
R468+
R468+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Lemon Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Lemon Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Lemon Tree Inn
7.8 Good
R266+
R266+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
R346+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Mason Beach Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Mason Beach Inn - Santa Barbara - Building
Mason Beach Inn
8.2 Excellent
R397+
R397+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Living room
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Living room
R474+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Living room
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara - Living room
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
8.2 Excellent
R291+
R291+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Motel - Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Motel
9.2 Excellent
R262+
R262+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Pacifica Suites - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Pacifica Suites - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Pacifica Suites
8 Excellent
R272+
R272+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
Inn By The Harbor - Santa Barbara - Building
Inn By The Harbor
8.4 Excellent
R312+
R312+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara - Living room
Montecito Inn - Santa Barbara - Living room
Montecito Inn
8.3 Excellent
R344+
R344+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
The Upham Hotel
8.8 Excellent
R291+
R291+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Lavender Inn by the Sea - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Lavender Inn by the Sea - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Lavender Inn by the Sea
8.6 Excellent
R319+
R319+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara - Bedroom
Sandpiper Lodge
7.8 Good
R212+
R212+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Oasis Inn and Suites - Santa Barbara - Building
Oasis Inn and Suites - Santa Barbara - Building
R149+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning