What is Santa Barbara Like for Beach Hotels?
When you can't wait to get to the beach, a trip to Santa Barbara might be just the ticket. Whether you want to hunt for sand dollars or smell the fresh air, this dynamic city is perfect for travelers looking for hotels close to the water. While staying close to the water is a major draw, Santa Barbara has lots more to offer— major shopping centers, biking and top-notch restaurants. You can experience everything the area has to offer with a visit to Santa Barbara Bowl or a stop at Santa Barbara County Courthouse. When you browse for top hotels in Santa Barbara on Hotels.com, it's easy to locate something within your price range. If you're looking for an upscale hotel or a comfortable condo, Santa Barbara has 29 beach accommodations to choose from, so you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for.
What Are Some of the Best Beach Hotels in Santa Barbara?
We offer you a selection of hotels that guests appreciate for their nearness to the beach, so you'll have your pick of the area's top places to stay. Here are our travelers' favorite beach accommodations:
- Free WiFi • Free kid's activities • 3 restaurants • 2 outdoor pools • Central location
- Free parking • Free WiFi • Outdoor pool • Comfy beds
- Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Walkable location
- Free pool cabanas • Free WiFi • Spa tub • Fitness center • Central location
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa BarbaraUpscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Butterfly Beach
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara3-star hotel within walking distance of Santa Barbara Zoo
Hideaway Santa Barbara, A Kirkwood Collection PropertyUpscale B&B within walking distance of Santa Barbara City College
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara3.5-star beach hotel with pool bar, near Stearns Wharf
What Are the Best Things to See and Do in Santa Barbara?
If you'd like to take in the sights and attractions or explore the area's natural features, here are some ideas for what to see and do in Santa Barbara:
- Butterfly Beach
- Goleta Beach
- Leadbetter Beach
- Santa Barbara Bowl
- Santa Barbara County Courthouse
- Stearns Wharf
- Los Padres National Forest
- Chase Palm Park
- Shoreline Park
Sights & Landmarks