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Things to do in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Bowl
Old Mission Santa Barbara
West Beach

What is the average price of a hotel near Santa Barbara Bowl?

momondo users have recommended 12 hotels to users looking to stay near Santa Barbara Bowl. Hotels in this area have an average price of $269 per night. These prices may change based on several factors, such as time of year. Hotels near Santa Barbara Bowl are typically 10% more expensive than the average hotel in Santa Barbara, which is $240.

Hotels near Santa Barbara Bowl
Cozy Studio in the Heart of Santa Barbara's Historic District
Best value
Cozy Studio in the Heart of Santa Barbara's Historic District
10.0
$106
Belmond El Encanto
#1 Most popular
Belmond El Encanto
9.2
$450
Spanish Garden Inn
#2 Most popular
Spanish Garden Inn
9.0
$339
SB Home Away From Home
#3 Most popular
SB Home Away From Home
9.6
Downtown Magic - A Vacation to Remember
#4 Most popular
Downtown Magic - A Vacation to Remember
9.3
Newly Listed Historic & Elegant In The Heart Of Santa Barbara's Laguna District
#5 Most popular
Newly Listed Historic & Elegant In The Heart Of Santa Barbara's Laguna District
9.8
$146
Relaxing Quality Get-Away Unit. Elegantly Appointed. Great Location
Relaxing Quality Get-Away Unit. Elegantly Appointed. Great Location
9.7
$133
Sweeping Ocean & City Views: Three Mins to Beach or Downtown
Sweeping Ocean & City Views: Three Mins to Beach or Downtown
9.8
$392
The Santa Barbara Grand With Spectacular Ocean And City Views
The Santa Barbara Grand With Spectacular Ocean And City Views
$125
Villa Riviera - Luxury & Views on Santa Barbara's Lower Riviera
Villa Riviera - Luxury & Views on Santa Barbara's Lower Riviera
10.0
$621
Riviera Canyon - Views and Romance on the Upper Riviera
Riviera Canyon - Views and Romance on the Upper Riviera
9.8
$669
Chiquita Road - Lower Riviera pad with ocean/city views
Chiquita Road - Lower Riviera pad with ocean/city views
9.6
$238

What is the average price of a hotel near Old Mission Santa Barbara?

If you’re planning on staying at any of momondo’s recommended hotels in the area of Santa Barbara nearest to Old Mission Santa Barbara, you should expect to pay around $163/night. This price fluctuates based on time of year. In general, a rate under $163/night is a good deal for momondo users staying near Old Mission Santa Barbara. Hotels near Old Mission Santa Barbara are typically 32% less expensive than the average hotel in Santa Barbara, which is $240.

Hotels near Old Mission Santa Barbara
Town and Country Inn
Best value
Town and Country Inn
6.7
$83
Lemon Tree Inn
#1 Most popular
Lemon Tree Inn
7.8
$118
Autocamp Santa Barbara
#2 Most popular
Autocamp Santa Barbara
$214
The Presidio
#3 Most popular
The Presidio
8.4
$121
Orange Tree Inn
#4 Most popular
Orange Tree Inn
7.4
$93
Belmond El Encanto
#5 Most popular
Belmond El Encanto
9.2
$450
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
8.1
$163
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn
9.3
$350
SB Home Away From Home
SB Home Away From Home
9.6
Craftsman Apartment with lots of sunny decks and patios
Craftsman Apartment with lots of sunny decks and patios
9.9
$251
Fiesta Inn and Suites
Fiesta Inn and Suites
Paradise Garden Studio Apartment
Paradise Garden Studio Apartment
$104

What is the average price of a hotel near West Beach?

The average price for hotels near West Beach is $194 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 12 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 19% less expensive than the average hotel in Santa Barbara, which is $240.

Hotels near West Beach
Beachside Inn
Best value
Beachside Inn
8.2
$137
Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
#1 Most popular
Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
9.0
$210
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
#2 Most popular
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
7.9
$160
Inn By The Harbor
#3 Most popular
Inn By The Harbor
8.5
$170
Casa Del Mar Inn
#4 Most popular
Casa Del Mar Inn
8.7
$142
Hotel Californian
#5 Most popular
Hotel Californian
9.0
$413
Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Inn
8.9
$246
Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara
8.7
$169
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
8.0
$174
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
8.9
$173
The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer
8.6
$140
The Eagle Inn
The Eagle Inn
9.2
$188

When to book a hotel in Santa Barbara

Check out the information below to find the best deal on a Santa Barbara hotel room
Low Season
January
High Season
June

cheapest month to stay

22%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

24%

expected price increase

Price
$276 - $457
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Monday

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

$287

av. price over the last two weeks

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$357

av. price over the last two weeks

Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in Santa Barbara is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 4-5 star, on the same day that your stay begins.
1-2 star
$183 - $203
3 star
$237 - $250
4-5 star
$398 - $452

Santa Barbara travel tips

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Best time to visit Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara experiences mild temperatures of approximately 60 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit year round, so any time is a good time to visit. March – May and September – November are less crowded, and hotel rates tend to be more affordable. June – August is peak tourist season when most of the city’s annual events take place. If you are visiting from December – February, remember to bring an umbrella. No matter when you visit, dress in layers since mornings and late evenings tend to be much cooler than daytime.

Getting around Santa Barbara

Most of the popular attractions, shopping, and dining areas in Santa Barbara are located within a 3-mile radius in the downtown core. It is easy to get around on foot. The city prides itself on its eco-friendly programs such as car-free zones and green transportation options such as biking paths and pedicabs. Prices for pedicabs depend on the number of passengers and distance covered. MTD operates several bus routes in the city, and also offers a Downtown-Waterfront electric shuttle. Standard one-way fare for the buses and shuttle is $1.75 USD, while a Day Pass costs $6.00 USD. For a fun and scenic way to explore the city, book a trolley tour with the Santa Barbara Trolley Company. An Adult Pass costs $22.00 USD and allows one child under 12 years to ride for free. The trolley makes stops at all major sites and attractions, and once you buy a pass, you have the option to hop-on and hop-off the trolley any number of times during the day.


How much does a hotel in Santa Barbara cost per night?

Use the information below to find quality Santa Barbara hotel rooms for low prices
2 stars and below
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real
#1 most popular
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real
6.9
$118
Sandpiper Lodge
#2 most popular
Sandpiper Lodge
7.9
$83
Sunset Motel
Best value
Sunset Motel
7.5
$76
3 stars
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
#1 most popular
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
7.9
$160
The Wayfarer
#2 most popular
The Wayfarer
8.6
$140
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
Best value
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Barbara Downtown
7.9
$117
4 stars and above
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
#1 most popular
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
7.9
$240
Hotel Californian
#2 most popular
Hotel Californian
9.0
$413
Montecito Inn
Best value
Montecito Inn
8.4
$146

Cheap hotels in Santa Barbara

These hotels and hostels are the cheapest accommodations available in Santa Barbara
Sunset Motel
Sunset Motel
7.5
$76
Town and Country Inn
Town and Country Inn
6.7
$83
Motel 6 Santa Barbara State Street
Motel 6 Santa Barbara State Street
7.0
$80
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
7.3
$87
Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge
7.9
$83
Oasis Inn and Suites
Oasis Inn and Suites
7.5
$87

Get the best value hotel in Santa Barbara

These hotels have the best prices for their ratings
Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn
8.4
$146
Hotel Californian
Hotel Californian
9.0
$413
Harbor House Inn
Harbor House Inn
9.6
$149
The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer
8.6
$140
Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
9.0
$98
Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge
7.9
$83

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.


What to do in Santa Barbara

The gorgeous city of Santa Barbara offers a scenic experience and a relaxed lifestyle that includes wineries, gardens, street festivals, music and dance. Your itinerary promises to be packed with sandy beaches, hiking trails, art galleries, museums, wine tours and plenty of shopping and entertainment. Here are a few suggestions that you may want to include in your see-and-do list.

  • Enjoy the tranquil East Beach, the colorful West Beach, and the Leadbetter Beach which has a harbor front.
  • Stroll along State Street, Santa Barbara’s most famous avenue that runs from downtown to the waterfront, lined with scores of shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and museums.
  • Gaze at the intricate tile mosaics, lush gardens, and jaw-dropping views of the city and ocean from the 1929-built Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
  • Appreciate the permanent collections of American, European, and Asian art, including sculptures, paintings, prints and ceramics at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
  • Enjoy nature trails and picnic lunches in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
  • Learn about the city’s history and early origins at the Old Mission Santa Barbara.
  • Meet anteaters, leopards, gorillas, penguins, native California condors, and snow leopards at the small but jam-packed Santa Barbara Zoo.
  • Take an Art Walk to admire prominent pieces of art and art installations along more than ½ a mile of the beachfront on Cabrillo Boulevard. On Sundays, admire local artwork, chat with aspiring artists and take home a memorable souvenir from the Arts and Crafts Show.
  • Sample fresh local produce and meats, including wild boar, heirloom tomatoes, escargots and pepper-crusted venison at the Bouchon bakery.
  • Book a wine tour with one of the local vineyards such as Claiborne & Churchill Winery, Edna Valley Vineyard, or Rancho Sisquoc.

Santa Barbara travel information

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 $198 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 22% 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 hostel in Santa Barbara cost?

$118 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 $80 when compared to the average price of a hotel in Santa Barbara.


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