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Cheap Hotels in Santa Barbara

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What is Santa Barbara Like for Cheap Hotels?

There are countless ways to appreciate the seaside city of Santa Barbara without breaking the bank. For example, you might want to put on your walking shoes, grab a free map, and wander around to a side of this destination where money doesn't do all the talking. Travelers to Santa Barbara absolutely love the shopping and restaurants. Take a picture at Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Granada Theatre for some great memories without a hefty price tag. Our selection of cheap hotels makes Santa Barbara popular among budget-conscious travelers searching for a vacation to remember. has 6 cheap Santa Barbara hotels, the right one is just a click away!

What Are Some of the Best Cheap Hotels in Santa Barbara?

Here are our travelers' best-rated Santa Barbara budget-friendly hotels:

    The Presidio

    2-star motel
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • Terrace • Walkable location

    Rose Garden Inn

    Santa Barbara motel in city center
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • Garden • 24-hour front desk • Walkable location

    Palmoro House

    3-star hotel
    • Free WiFi • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • Attentive staff

What Are the Best Things to See and Do in Santa Barbara?

You'll find a variety of things to see and do in Santa Barbara while staying within budget. Glance at this list of attractions in the city, some of which you can appreciate without spending a penny.

  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Cabrillo Pavillion
  • Lotusland

  • Beaches
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • East Beach

  • Sights & Landmarks
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Granada Theatre
  • Arlington Theater

How to find the best cheap hotels in Santa Barbara


✅  There are lots of cheap hotels available in Santa Barbara in 2023. What's more, our rewards program makes Santa Barbara hotels an even better choice for travelers on a budget. 

✅  Whether you're looking for a hostel, apart-hotel or Bed & Breakfast, there's something for every type of traveler in Santa Barbara on – use the helpful search filters to find some of the cheapest hotels in Santa Barbara for your budget-friendly stay. 

✅  You'll find lots of cheap hotels in Santa Barbara – with With so many choices, we recommend you use the search filter for price limits to narrow down your options. 

✅  The best time of year for an affordable vacation to Santa Barbara is during low season. This is when fewer people visit and there is a wider range of cheap Santa Barbara hotels available.  

✅  There are plenty of things to see and do in Santa Barbara on a budget! From exploring the city's iconic landmarks and museums to enjoying the great outdoors and local parks, there is something for everyone in Santa Barbara. 

✅  If you're looking to travel to Santa Barbara on a budget, there are plenty of ways to save. One option is to consider booking your travel during off-peak times when prices for flights, hotels, and attractions may be lower. Another option is budget-friendly transportation, such as local public transportation like buses or trains. 

✅  To find the great budget hotels in Santa Barbara for families, use our "Family friendly" filter under the "Travel experience" header. This will filter for family-friendly accommodation essentials.  

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Frequently asked questions

What cheap motels can I find in Santa Barbara?
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara, The Inn at East Beach and Sandpiper Lodge are among the best-rated motels by fellow travelers for a budget-friendly stay. Additionally, you’ll find 14 motels to consider on our site.
What accommodations do other tourists recommend for an inexpensive trip to Santa Barbara?
Guests love these budget-friendly options on their visit to the area: Franciscan Inn & Suites and Castillo Inn at the Beach.
Can I book a vacation rental for my trip to Santa Barbara?
You can take a look through 661 vacation home choices on our site. Additionally, you’ll find 108 apartments and 77 condos.

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