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Rating System Explained

Our GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

See an explanation of GAYOT's stars here.

Santa Barbara

Bacara Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Belmond El Encanto
Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn & Spa
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at the State House
San Ysidro Ranch

Bath Street Inn
Canary Hotel
The Casitas of Arroyo Grande
Chumash Casino Resort Hotel & Spa
The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
The Goodland, A Kimpton Hotel
Hadsten House Inn & Spa
Harbor View Inn
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
Hyatt Santa Barbara
Inn on Summer Hill
Montecito Inn
Santa Ynez Inn
Simpson House Inn
Spanish Garden Inn
The Upham Hotel & Country House
The Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos
Villa Rosa Inn

Wine Valley Inn & Cottages

The 1880 Union Hotel
Agave Inn
Avania Inn
The Ballard Inn
Best Western Beachside Inn
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
Casa Del Mar Inn
Castillo Inn at the Beach
Cheshire Cat Inn
Tiffany Country House
Days Inn Windmill Buellton
The Eagle Inn
El Capitan Canyon
The Franciscan Inn
Harbor House Inn
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Virginia
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara Goleta Hotel
Hotel Corque
Hotel Santa Barbara
The Inn at East Beach
Inn By The Harbor
Kronborg Inn

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