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Hotels in The Santa Barbara Area

From luxury resorts to small design hotels and cozy inns, there are an infinite number of great places to stay in the world, including hotels in The Santa Barbara Area. Browse our travel guide and get Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best The Santa Barbara Area hotels—all-inclusive resorts, design hotels, remote lodges, vacation rentals, and more. Our international team of editors and writers handpicks the top The Santa Barbara Area hotels, helping travelers discover the most popular places to stay in The Santa Barbara Area, and the most memorable.

Whether a boutique hotel with luxury amenities, a wilderness lodge, a cool rental home, or a country inn fit for your budget, Travel + Leisure highlights the best of the best. From affordable beach resorts and cozy inns to high-tech hotels and kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts, these The Santa Barbara Area hotel listings will help you find just the right place to spend the night during your visit. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top spots for where to stay in The Santa Barbara Area.

  • 1880 Union Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Check into this quaint, historic, and slightly funky 13-room hotel. More
  • Bacara Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Mediterranean-style oceanfront villas sprawled over 78 lush acres between the Pacific and the Santa Ynez Mountains, offering a laundry list of acti... More
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    Canary Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The sun is setting and you’ve got a front-row seat on the 1,800-square-foot terrace—plus a pool, two fireplaces, a quietly trickling fountain, and ... More
  • Capri Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Back on the mainland, treat yourself to a stylish night (and a hot shower) at Ojai’s mid-century-mod Capri Hotel. A recently renovated century-mod ... More
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    Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Many private homes don't have the wiggle room provided by the villas at this contemporary-Mediterranean resort on a bluff above a beautiful central... More
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    El Capitan Canyon

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    These comfortable cedar cabins—outfitted with Wi-Fi and other 21st-century amenities—are near El Capitan State Beach, a 17-mile drive from Santa Ba... More
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    El Encanto (Orient-Express)

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Seven years and $134 million in the making, Orient Express Hotels’ takeover of the storied El Encanto (the brand’s first West Coast resort) is rein... More
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    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A 207-room property on Butterfly Beach with the area’s signature 1920’s-style tiles and gardens.  More
  • Hadsten House Inn & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The property offers heated indoor pool and complimentary breakfasts; guest rooms all have their own fireplaces. More
  • Hotel Andalucía

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • La Mer Bed & Breakfast

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Madonna Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Madonna Inn California has 110 themed rooms, ranging from the Caveman Room (think animal prints) to the Yahoo Room (cowboy, not Internet). It’s... More
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    Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, situated in a mountain valley that aptly portrayed Shangri-la in the 1937 film Lost Horizon, has long been know... More
  • Presidio Motel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This hip and trendy boutique in downtown Santa Barbara uses colorful customized vinyl decals of peacocks, chandeliers, grandfather clocks, giraffes... More
  • Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Despite the name, which references a "bear" (oso) in Spanish, it’s all about horses at Rancho Oso. Join a guided trail ride in the nearby Santa Yne... More

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