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Santa Barbara Inn

901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#2 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
Travellers' Choice
Welcome to Santa Barbara Inn, your Santa Barbara “home away from home.” Santa Barbara Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Our spacious guest rooms are all at least 300 square feet; all have a marble entrance, a balcony for relaxing, a high-definition television, and a five-fixture bathroom with heated tile flooring. All rooms include air conditioning, a high-definition television, and complimentary wireless & hardwire internet. The Front Desk is available 24 hours a day, as well as concierge to recommend all the best activities and dining that Santa Barbara has to offer. Other amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, and valet parking. We have an award-winning and wonderfully popular restaurant onsite called Convivo and it is one of few restaurants in Santa Barbara that has an ocean view. They offer a unique "nomad Italian" cuisine, which draws influence from cultures from around the world. Our 70-room boutique hotel is located across the street from East Beach and centrally located near State Street, the downtown area of Santa Barbara. The Funk Zone, the contemporary arts & "foodie" district near downtown, is popular with guests of ours and offers several art galleries, eclectic restaurants, and wine tasting rooms. Stearns Wharf is also accessible by a mile-long walk along Cabrillo Boulevard, which runs parallel to the ocean. For families, the Santa Barbara Zoo and Moxi Museum are also under 2 miles away from the hotel. Some guest-favorite restaurants are just a short distance away, including fresh seafood at Brohpy Bros., Bluewater Grill, and Santa Barbara FisHouse, as well as other classics like The Lark, Toma, and Flor de Maiz. Santa Barbara Inn puts the best of Santa Barbara at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Joette I wrote a review 1 Jan
Manasquan, New Jersey54 contributions111 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this hotel. Just came back from a four day stay over Christmas at this gem of a hotel. Located across the street from the beach, walking distance to State Street and the pier this hotel is beautiful with a Spanish influenced exterior that includes outside sitting areas and a heated pool. The interior of the hotel is beautifully decorated in the common areas and guest room hallways as well as the guest rooms themselves. We stayed in a standard King guest room but there was nothing standard about this large and very comfortable room. Extremely comfortable bed, lovely linens and huge bathroom with double sink and stocked with everything you need. The shining star of the Santa Barbara Inn is the service! From the parking valets to the front desk to the restaurant staff to the housekeepers, everyone does the best job and with a smile and a kind word. We don't see enough of that these days. Although the room rates may be a little pricey, this hotel is absolutely worth it. You will feel pampered during your stay. Booking hint: If you have AAA, ask for 10% discount at check in.
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Date of stay: December 2021
YunzerJake wrote a review Dec 2021
Denver, Colorado45 contributions63 helpful votes
Very good hotel in an excellent location across the street from the beach and a 15 minute walk from town. The reason I say not quite great is that the common areas are very small and unimpressive. The exterior architecture is beautiful and the service was also very good. Rooms are also very good - but not great - the soft goods are a little bit tired. The restaurant in this property - Convivo - is excellent, and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wonderful Italian flair. All in all a very good property which I would recommend if you're travelling to Santa Barbara.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Ankur P wrote a review Dec 2021
9 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel faces the beach and has a ton of dining options close by. The hotel decor is fantastic. Rooms are very spacious and even the bathrooms are large. Rooms have a private patio. The hotel restaurant is reallly good too. Overall, the hotel definitely surpassed my expectations and i would stay there again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Samantha P wrote a review Dec 2021
West Covina, California2 contributions
Comfy room, and the restaurant is gourmet delish! The pizza with persimmon, wow. We rented the electric bikes across the street and toured the whole beach and visited the Santa Barbara Inn. We will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Cle wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great little hotel! Beautiful and clean and with the nicest staff! We only stayed one night but was very impressed with the whole place. It feels very cozy… the bathroom floors are heated! Would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$263 - US$543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Barbara Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Barbara Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo (0.4 km), The Cabrillo Ball Park (0.2 km), and Santa Barbara Rustys lighthouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Barbara Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Barbara Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Barbara Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Barbara Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Barbara Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Convivo Restaurant and Bar, and Habit.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Barbara Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Santa Barbara Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Barbara Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Santa Barbara Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (2.8 km), Casa del Herrero (3.9 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (4.4 km).
Does Santa Barbara Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.