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Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

+1 805 882 0100

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based on 298 reviews

About Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara

Value for money

Situated under a 20-minute walk from Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station, Hotel Californian provides guests with a convenient base while in Santa Barbara. It is also found just moments from Andalucia Building. There are a variety of amenities on offer to those staying at the hotel, such as free Wi-Fi, valet parking and an outdoor pool. Staff are available 24/7 and can help with booking tours and tickets. Hotel Californian has 117 rooms that are filled with all the necessities to ensure an enjoyable stay. After settling in to their room, guests can discover the area with use of Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, which is minutes from the hotel. Hotel Californian is ideally situated for discovering the city, with Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Brooks Institute a short stroll away. Stearns Wharf is only a two-minute stroll from the hotel.

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Deluxe Rooms - Panoramic view


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Standard Rooms - Harbor view


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Superior Rooms - Skyline view


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Luxury Rooms - Harbor view


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Double Rooms - Sea view


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King Rooms - Sea view


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Queen Rooms - Courtyard view


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Other Rooms - Water view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Cleaning products


  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • VIP room facilities


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wine glasses
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon
  • Windsurfing
  • Hiking

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Streaming service
  • Library
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Children's television networks


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Hotel Californian

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Hotel Californian location: 36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Restaurants and Cafés

Blackbird0.0 mi
Goat Tree Restaurant0.0 mi
Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen - Santa Barbara0.0 mi
Bay Cafe0.1 mi

Hotel Californian Reviews

GreatBased on 298 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Beautiful property with a great location. (in 46 reviews)
  • Gorgeous hotel in excellent location. (in 24 reviews)
  • Loved the service and location! (in 16 reviews)
Cons -
  • "I informed  the front desk,to no avail." (in 5 reviews)
  • But I was charged a pet fee? (in 3 reviews)
  • A bathtub would have been good in a five star hotel room. (in 2 reviews)

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Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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Frequently asked questions

  • In Santa Barbara, 5 star hotels have average nightly rates of $1,146. Hotel Californian is $596 cheaper than the city average at just $550/night.

  • Yes, dogs and pets are welcome at Hotel Californian.

  • Hotel Californian does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Hotel Californian at +1 805 882 0100. One of the easiest dining options for Santa Barbara guests staying in Hotel Californian is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Yes, Hotel Californian has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • 0.9 mi separate the front steps of Hotel Californian and the city center of Santa Barbara where you can keep busy with restaurants, shopping and of course Lobero Theater, a very popular landmark in Santa Barbara.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Hotel Californian, call +1 805 882 0100.

  • Yes, Hotel Californian has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a hotel gym accessible to guests staying at Hotel Californian. Most hotel gyms are not 24-hours, so be sure to ask the front desk for gym hours and availability.

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