Hotels

 

SANTA BARBARA AREA HOTELS

MONTECITO 

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore

World-renowned among Santa Barbara area hotels for its blend of Old World sophistication and modern amenities, the Four Seasons Biltmore offers classic hotel and resort luxury at pristine Butterfly Beach in prestigious Montecito. Gorgeous suites and private bungalows, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness facility, gourmet restaurants, guest privileges at the legendary Coral Casino Beach Club and much more are embellished with internationally acclaimed Four Seasons service and amenities.  (805) 569-2742

Montecito Inn

Built in 1928 as a retreat for cinema legend Charlie Chaplin and his friends, the inn currently hosts guests from around the world. Relaxed sophistication is the order of the day here, and rightfully so since the facility rests just around the corner from the beach, hosts the casual Montecito Café, and is mere steps from the discriminating shops and restaurants of Montecito’s popular Coast Village Road.  (800) 843-2017

San Ysidro Ranch

A popular choice as a romantic Santa Barbara retreat for more than 100 years, “The Ranch” gained fame as the wedding location for Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier, and the honeymoon spot for John and Jackie Kennedy. Recently restored to its original casual chic, it features 41 uniquely decorated cottages and suites resting along a creek and tree-lined walking paths. Each accommodation offers individually selected antique furnishings and fine linens, and many provide outdoor hot tubs and rain showers on private patios, and stone fireplaces. There is a pool, fitness center and in-room personalized spa services as well as two world-class restaurants.    (805) 565-1700

 

SANTA BARBARA

Canary Hotel

The Canary is the only full-service luxury hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. It offers a unique rooftop pool, Jacuzzi and lounge; a comfortable restaurant & bar; in-room spas and and adjacent fitness facility. The portal to many of Santa Barbara’s shopping, galleries, restaurants and cafes is just a block away on State Street. (805) 884-0300

El Encanto

A 1918 newspaper article said about this iconic hotel, “It is claimed for El Encanto that it is the most beautifully situated hotel in California . . ..” With its location in an area of Santa Barbara known as “The Riviera,” and with a dramatic backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and overlooking the town, Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands, the newly renovated facility might just live up to that description. Now owned by Belmond, formerly Orient-Express, Ltd., El Encanto has been re-birthed subsequent to a multi-million-dollar restoration. The term “romantic” to describe its ambiance is almost an understatement. Its 92 suites and rooms, and several charming private bungalows are served by a boutique spa, gorgeous pool and world-class gourmet restaurant. All this on 7 acres of verdant gardens just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and its beautiful beaches. (805) 687-5000

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

This sprawling 24-acre beachfront resort hotel is just one-half mile from downtown Santa Barbara and Montecito’s Coast Village Road. It offers accommodations and amenities appropriate for an intimate getaway, family vacation, corporate retreat or convention.      (800) 879-2929

Harbor View Inn

A luxury boutique beachfront resort hotel near Stearn’s Wharf and the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Harbor View Inn features an ocean view pool with full food and beverage service, an adjacent fitness center, a full-service spa, and Eladio’s Restaurant.          (800) 755-0222

Hotel Oceana

This charming, small beachfront retreat offers lush garden courtyards, two pools with private poolside cabanas and in-room spa service. Its is very convenient to the Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf and beachfront restaurants, and is just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara.       (805) 965-4577

Inn of the Spanish Garden

An intimate luxury boutique hotel located just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara in the city’s historic Presidio District, it features gardens with fountains, in-room fireplaces and luxurious linens and baths. (805) 564-4700 

Santa Barbara Hotel Group

A one-stop shop for 5 charming inns.

Simpson House Inn

This acclaimed retreat is North America’s only AAA 5-Diamond-rated bed & breakfast inn. Built as a private estate in 1874, it rests on an acre just a couple of blocks from downtown Santa Barbara and offers 15 rooms, suites and cottages set among English gardens. Amenities include fireplaces, personalized in-room spa services, guest privileges at Santa Barbara Athletic Club, gourmet breakfasts, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, afternoon tea and dessert buffet.  (800) 676-1280 

Upham Hotel & Country House

Built in 1971, the Upham is a 58-room historic landmark. It combines many amenities of a luxury hotel with the intimacy of a bed & breakfast inn. A much-loved gourmet restaurant, Louie’s, is on-site, and the retreat is just a couple of minutes walk or ride to the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.. (800) 727-0876

Villa Rosa Inn

A great example of Spanish-Colonial Revival architecture, the inn was built in 1931 and has been totally restored to its original splendor. It is recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s finest retreats. Eighteen unique guest rooms – some with fireplaces — each provide lovely views the ocean, harbor, mountains or courtyard.  (805) 966-0851 

 

SUMMERLAND   

Inn On Summer Hill

An integral part of Lillie Avenue, along with Summerland’s antique shops, boutiques, restaurants and Summerland Winery tasting room, this Craftsman style inn has served as an intimate retreat for over nearly three decades. It is within an easy walk or car ride to the beach, a mere 5 minutes by car from the upscale amenities of adjacent Montecito and 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. It provides ocean views from every room, a spa and more.  (800) 845-5566 

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GOLETA

Bacara Resort & Spa

Resting on approximately 80 beachfront acres, luxurious Bacara is a frequent retreat of celebrities and the international jet set. A Mediterranean village-style hotel, it is 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Over 300 rooms, close to 50 suites, multiple pools and restaurants, a world-class spa, tennis courts and the well-known Sandpiper golf course are just a partial list of all this world-class facility has to offer. (877) 422-4245