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Santa Barbara Hotels Review Guide

A guest room at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, one of GAYOT's top-rated hotels in Santa Barbara, California

Where to Stay
Whether you want to relax at the most luxurious hotel or simply find an affordable but well-rated property, GAYOT's list of Santa Barbara hotel ratings can guide you to your ideal stay.

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Top 10 Hotels
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Bacara Resort & Spa
Belmond El Encanto
Canary, A Kimpton Hotel
Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn & Spa
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
The Goodland, A Kimpton Hotel
The Landsby
San Ysidro Ranch
The Upham Hotel

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The beachfront Bacara Resort & Spa boasts a beautiful white stucco exterior and is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Santa Barbara, California

List of Top-Ranked Hotels in Santa Barbara
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