Hotels and Motels

Santa Barbara hotels and motels range from large, inclusive properties to smaller, recently revamped motels, name-brand lodges, and everything in between. The Spanish Colonial style of architecture that defines the city is also apparent in many establishments, while others embody a more contemporary European look and feel. Some have the retro beach vibe that has drawn visitors in for decades.

The area’s earliest architects knew one thing for sure — this was going to be a place people would always want to visit. Then and now, the city encourages travelers to become a part of the Santa Barbara experience, not just a viewer of it.

Whatever you’re looking for, we invite you to find your Santa Barbara South Coast side in one of these fantastic properties.

Hotels & Motels in Santa Barbara


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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota coast lies a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless…


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Inn by the Harbor

Click here to Book Now! A classic Mediterranean design with lush gardens beckon visitors to the Inn by the Harbor, a 100% non-smoking haven located just three blocks away from Santa Barbara’s picturesque waterfront. With interiors decorated…


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Rosewood Miramar Beach

Rosewood Miramar Beach is the only five-star resort on the beach in Southern California, situated less than an hour north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara’s affluent Montecito community. The resort sits on the site of the former Miramar By The…


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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

With magnificent views, traditional Spanish-style architecture, and a beautiful courtyard with outdoor pools and gardens, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara truly reflects Santa Barbara’s rich colonial history and affords guests access to the best of…


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Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Click here to Book Now! With a variety of guest room accommodations, which include one and two bedrooms suites featuring fully stocked kitchens, and the convenience of its mid-town Santa Barbara locale, the Best Western Plus Encina Inn &…


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The Upham Hotel

A Victorian treasure in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Upham Hotel is the most historical continuously operating hotel in Santa Barbara, Southern California. Constructed of redwood with sweeping verandas, the 50-room 1871 landmark is…


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Brisas del Mar, Inn by the Beach

Click here to Book Now! Intimate and elegant, the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is a romantic Mediterranean-style villa just two blocks from Santa Barbara’s glistening palm-lined beaches and scenic yacht harbor. Brisas del Mar welcomes…


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