Hotels in Santa Barbara near Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)

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Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) Hotels

Set between the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains and the glittering Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) serves the affluent city of the same name. Flanked by the Goleta Slough wetland area, the hub provides links to a handful of major US cities, alongside general aviation services. Onsite cafés and a restaurant provide a last-minute bite or caffeine boost, whilst a news and gift store sells everything from bestselling books to travel essentials.

Hotels in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)

The city of Goleta offers a variety of hotels near Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, ranging from luxury coastal retreats, to modern chain hotels and budget-friendly motels. Santa Barbara features its fair share of brand name digs too, along with flowery guesthouses, Mediterranean-style inns, and sun-kissed coastal resorts boasting every amenity under the sun.

Where to stay

Adorned with Mediterranean architecture, palm trees, and fragrant floral finery, Downtown Santa Barbara is the city’s serene heart. Brimming with pretty boutiques, chic bars, and gourmet restaurants, it’s also home to several attractions, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the picturesque Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Nearby, gently bustling Steams Wharf is home to oceanfront dining and idyllic views.

How to get to Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)

All year long, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport provides non-stop scheduled connections to Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle, with additional charter services available too. Situated just 7 miles from Santa Barbara’s downtown core, getting into the city once you land is a piece of cake. Car rental companies, shuttle services, and taxis all operate from the airport, whilst public buses provide a cheaper way to travel. The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Bus Route 11 connects the airport to downtown Santa Barbara in just a few minutes.

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