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Best Hotels in Santa Barbara

A cozy guest room at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in Santa Barbara

Find the Top Hotels in Santa Barbara

GAYOT's top 10 hotel lists for Santa Barbara will help you find the ideal overnight destination for your travel needs. Reserve a room at a great price at one of the best hotels in the city. Search overall or by a particular category, such as top value hotels in Santa Barbara.


An inviting swimming pool at Bacara Resort & Spa, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Spa Hotels in Santa Barbara

Search for Hotels in Santa Barbara
View GAYOT's hotel search tool and picks for the Top 10 Hotels in Santa Barbara, as well as ratings, photos and booking information for each.

Santa Barbara Hotel Ratings
Check out GAYOT's hotel ratings for Santa Barbara, and find the properties that offer the basics and those that provide luxurious accommodations.

Boutique Hotels
For those interested in more personalized service, GAYOT has compiled a list of hotels that fits your style.

Business Hotels
Business-minded travelers will be interested in this list of the most convenient properties that cater to those on the go.

Family Hotels
Don't stress about your next family vacation. Bring the whole crew to one of GAYOT's top family hotels in Santa Barbara.

Romantic Hotels
Want to take a romantic getaway with a loved one? Here are GAYOT's choices for the best options to spend some quality time with the person you adore.

Sexy Hotels
Whether it's the powerful architecture, sensual interior design or a reference to a sexy past, GAYOT has you covered with these picks.

Spa Hotels
These top spa hotels have the best options for taking care of what's important — and you don't even have to leave the property.

Value Hotels
Plan an affordable vacation to one of GAYOT's favorite budget hotels in Santa Barbara. We've spent the time and crunched the numbers to come up with the places that offer you the most bang for your buck.


A gorgeous sunset over the grounds of The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

Read GAYOT's reviews of the best hotels in the Santa Barbara area, which cover everything a traveler needs to know about locations, policies and amenities, including in-hotel dining, services and other important details that can make or break your stay. If something strikes your fancy, take advantage of GAYOT's easy reservation system.

A guest room at Bacara Resort & Spa Bacara Resort & Spa

A relaxed and luxurious escape at a white stucco sanctuary...

8301 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

The Country Suite at Bath Street Inn Bath Street Inn

The aromas of freshly baked cookies are more welcoming than any hotel's front desk...

1720 Bath St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A guest room at Canary, A Kimpton Hotel Canary, A Kimpton Hotel

Canary revels in the role of Santa Barbara's most stylish property...

31 W. Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A guest room at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

To stay at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore is to experience Santa Barbara at its finest...

1260 Channel Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108



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