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Hotel Santa Barbara

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Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Junior Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Hotel Santa Barbara

Hotel Santa Barbara

3-star property
City centre hotel within walking distance of Cabrillo Bikeway

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,009 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • 24/7 front desk
533 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 8 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 16 min drive
  • UC Santa Barbara Station - 16 min drive


  • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Press Room - 3 min walk
  • Wildcat Lounge - 3 min walk
  • Pascucci - 3 min walk
  • McConnell's Fine Ice Creams - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Santa Barbara

Located near a train station, Hotel Santa Barbara is a great choice for a stay in Santa Barbara. The helpful staff and beach get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 75 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 6:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered on-site valet parking (USD 30 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop
  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1926
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 150 per stay


  • Uncovered valet parking costs USD 30 per day with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Santa Barbara offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Santa Barbara does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Santa Barbara?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Santa Barbara?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 30 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Santa Barbara?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Hotel Santa Barbara and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Paseo Nuevo Mall (2-min walk) and Cabrillo Bikeway (3-min walk), along with Casa de la Guerra (5-min walk) and Lobero Theater (7-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Press Room (3-min walk), Wildcat Lounge (3-min walk) and Pascucci (3-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Santa Barbara like?
Hotel Santa Barbara is in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara, a short 8-minute walk from Santa Barbara Station and 13 minutes' walk from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Travellers say that the area is central and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lucia, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathryn, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jelka, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very quiet and close to everything
Michael, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Small room shower flooding water stayed in the bottom on my feet Rediculas a clean shower running properly a problem
Paul, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Shame on this hotel for the condition of the rooms. Hopefully this review will give them a wake up call.
robin, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Debbie, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, small room.
The room was small, the TV was small the parking was small but the place is in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara.
Robert, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location was perfect!
Markus, 1-night romance trip
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