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Santa Barbara, CA
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Average Length of Stay

2 days
The cheapest price for a room in Santa Barbara found in the last 7 days is $74/night. This rate is available with Ith Santa Barbara Beach Hostel, a 1-star hotel.
Travel with comfort when booking a room with The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, the most popular 5-star hotel in Santa Barbara (7.9/10 rating - based on 187 reviews).
There are 9,207 hotels in Santa Barbara close to Los Angeles. 2br Furn Home - Safe/Quiet/Clean So Bay Nr Bch/Lax is the nearest with a distance of 0.8 mi from this airport.
On average, people stay for 2 days when lodging at hotels in Santa Barbara. The average accommodation price for 2 days in Santa Barbara in the past week is $935.

When to book a hotel in Santa Barbara

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$339 - $565

Cheapest day of weekMondayis the cheapest day of the week to book
Highest day of weekSaturdayis the most expensive day of the week to book
$381is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
$563is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
Cheapest time to bookThe cheapest time to book hotels in Santa Barbara is: 1-2 star, 85 days before. 3 star, 83 days before. 4-5 star, 72 days before.

1-2 star

$151 - $359

3 star

$236 - $571

4-5 star

$264 - $1,292

Information about staying in Santa Barbara

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How long do people stay in Santa Barbara?

On average, people stay in Santa Barbara for a total of 2 nights.

How much does a hotel cost in Santa Barbara?

A hotel room in Santa Barbara will generally set you back around $445 per night. This figure is an average and prices will vary according to the facilities, location and room availability at your desired hotel.

When is the best time to book a hotel in Santa Barbara?

The cheapest month to book a hotel in Santa Barbara is January. The cost of your room could be as much as 26% cheaper than peak months.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Santa Barbara?

Room prices for hotels in Santa Barbara will be at their lowest on Sunday and peak on Friday.

How much does a luxury hotel in Santa Barbara cost?

Luxury hotels in Santa Barbara are priced around $619 a night for each person. Opting for a luxury hotel could add 27%% on top of the price of an average hotel in Santa Barbara, which stands at $445 a night for each person.

How much does a hostel in Santa Barbara cost?

$151 is how much a hostel (and up to 2 star hotels) in Santa Barbara could cost you each night. Booking a hostel could save you $300 when compared to the average price of a hotel in Santa Barbara.

Based on the weather in Santa Barbara, what attractions are popular during June?

With generally low rainfall expected (0″) and an average temperature of 60.8 °F, those staying at a hotel in Santa Barbara may want to take some time during their visit to go see popular landmarks in the area. Considering the weather during June, attractions worth visiting near Santa Barbara are Presidio of Santa Barbara, Faith Mission, and Gaslamp Quarter.

Does Santa Barbara have vacation rentals?

Yes, Santa Barbara has 861 vacation rentals available. If you’re interested in a vacation rental in Santa Barbara, Charming Montecito Orchard Cottage is the most popular in the city. Compare deals on vacation rentals in Santa Barbara.

Does Santa Barbara have hostels?

Yes, Santa Barbara hostels are available if you aren’t interested in staying at a traditional hotel. Ith Santa Barbara Beach Hostel is the most popular out of the 2 hostels in Santa Barbara. Search for deals on hostels in Santa Barbara.

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What is the average price of a hotel near Stearns Wharf?

Below are the 11 user recommended hotels in the area of Santa Barbara that is closest to Stearns Wharf. The average price near Stearns Wharf is $299/night, with prices varying based on several factors including time of year. Hotels near Stearns Wharf are typically 13% more expensive than the average hotel in Santa Barbara, which is $260.

What is the average price of a hotel near The Arlington Theatre?

Below are the 11 user recommended hotels in the area of Santa Barbara that is closest to The Arlington Theatre. The average price near The Arlington Theatre is $355/night, with prices varying based on several factors including time of year. Hotels near The Arlington Theatre are typically 26% more expensive than the average hotel in Santa Barbara, which is $260.

How much are hotels near West Beach?

The average price for hotels near West Beach is $299 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 11 hotels below for those looking to stay in the area. Since West Beach is more popular at some times of year than others, prices may vary depending on when you plan your trip. Hotels near West Beach are typically 13% more expensive than the average hotel in Santa Barbara, which is $260.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Best places to stay in Santa Barbara

With lush green and golden hillsides cascading into sparkling waters and red-tile roofs creating a brilliant contrast with clear blue skies, Santa Barbara county rightfully earns its moniker of ‘The American Riviera’. There are several neighborhoods and small towns within Santa Barbara, and each offers a unique experience and lifestyle. Choose where to stay based on the kind of experience you want to take home.

Downtown Santa Barbara – Cosmopolitan

Downtown Santa Barbara is a pedestrian-friendly area that vividly displays its Spanish heritage. The cool cafés, shops, restaurants, and Spanish Revival architecture featuring classic red rooftops, white-washed walls and colorful tiles, all come together to create a charming package. In the heart of downtown, stay in luxurious rooms at the Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara, a Spanish-style hotel with an indulgent rooftop pool and several complimentary amenities. Check out The Upham Hotel, an 1871-dated historic landmark, and the oldest operating hotel in Southern California. This small boutique property is located amid the buzz of downtown shopping and dining. It features comfortable rooms and suites with sweeping redwood verandas.

Santa Barbara Waterfront – Adventure

The Santa Barbara Waterfront area is picture perfect with views of its famed coastline, palm tree-lined shores, pristine beaches, and the Santa Ynez mountains in the background. Biking and walking paths run parallel to the beaches, making it easy to soak in the sun and enjoy the scenery at the same time. Enjoy unobstructed views of the scenic coastline and mountains from your hotel room at the Santa Barbara Inn, an upscale hotel on East Beach, just a 9-minute walk from the Santa Barbara Zoo. Check out the plush, Spanish Colonial-style rooms featuring wrought-iron balconies overlooking the ocean at The Ritz-Carlton Barcara, Santa Barbara. This luxurious hotel is the only property in the area with direct access to the beach.

The Funk Zone – Fresh and Funky

The area between the ocean and Highway 101 has emerged into a contemporary neighborhood with an artistic flair. The streets are filled with boutique tasting rooms, trendy cafés and art galleries. You’ll also find several shops housed in converted warehouses decorated with graffiti murals, selling vintage and modern goods. Budding chefs, brewers and wine-makers practice their craft in this part of the city. In the heart of Funk Zone, you have Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara that features well-appointed guest rooms, sunny patios, and an on-site art library and museum that takes inspiration from its creative surroundings.

Presidio – History

Presidio is where you can experience Santa Barbara’s unique history. This area is home to museums, historic homes, shops and eateries that blend coastal appeal with a European setting. Check out Simpson House Inn, an 1874-dated Victorian mansion converted into a refined B&B that offers country-style suites and bright, airy cottages. You can also consider the individually decorated rooms and suites in Cheshire Cat Inn, a family-run B&B set in 2 Victorian Queen Anne–style homes and Craftsman-style cottages.

Goleta – The Good Land

Nicknamed ‘The Good Land’, Goleta is a delightful locality that features surf-friendly beaches, farm-fresh food, local craft breweries and wineries. This area is also home to a flourishing tech industry, several golfing venues, and the University of California in Santa Barbara. Within ½ a mile from the university, enjoy contemporary rooms, modern comforts and the Mediterranean-style décor of the Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta. Check out the traditional and spacious 1-bedroom accommodation in Pacifica Suites, a classic all-suites hotel, just 2-miles from Goleta Beach.

Montecito – Luxury meets Leisure

Montecito, meaning ‘little mountain’, is flush with celebrity-owned estates and manors, luxurious resorts, and a wide selection of high-end shops and restaurants. The area exudes an effortless chic vibe, and the unspoken rule is that no one makes a fuss on spotting a famous face anywhere in the neighborhood. Enjoy country-chic cottages and suites decorated with Persian rugs and crystal chandeliers at the San Ysidro Ranch, an 1893-dated luxury resort set on a 500-acre ranch at the foot of the Santa Ynez mountain range.

Cheap hotels in Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara, it’s not difficult to find cheap accommodation in the downtown area or along the waterfront. Several quaint inns and family run B&Bs offer budget-friendly accommodation with excellent amenities. Consider the colorful retro-style rooms in Agave Inn in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. Check out the tastefully decorated rooms at A White Jasmine Inn, a quaint B&B located on a quiet residential street in the theater district. In the West Beach neighborhood, just a 3-minute walk from the beach, you have The Eagle Inn, a comfortable boutique hotel with individually decorated rooms. A 12-minute walk from Stearns Wharf, stay in sleek rooms and suites at the Casa Del Mar Inn, a Spanish-style hotel surrounded by excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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