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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Californian

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

5-star beach hotel with spa, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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  • The Californian was amazing and we were so well looked after by all of the team. The…Oct 31, 2019
  • Very relaxing. Wonderful pool and great location Oct 6, 2019

Hotel Californian

from £463
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Almeria)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Almeria)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Almeria)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Cordova)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Cordova)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Granada)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Granada)
  • Suite (Magellan)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sestina)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Tagerinn)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Almeria)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sevilla)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Granada)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Cordova)
  • Suite, Accessible (Magellan)

What’s around Hotel Californian


  • In Santa Barbara Beach
  • Stearns Wharf - 6-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 19-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 23-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 32-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 40-minute walk
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 2-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 3-minute walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 17-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 47-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 4-min walk
  • Carpinteria Station 16-min drive
  • Goleta Station 17-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 121 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-6:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built – 2017
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Braille signage
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Majorelle has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Hotel Californian’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Californian Hotel
  • Hotel Californian Hotel
  • Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
  • Californian Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Californian Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Californian Hotel
  • Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Californian Hotel Santa Barbara


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Pet deposit: USD 150.0 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 39.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 39 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Californian

  • Is there a pool at Hotel Californian?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Californian?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Californian?
    Yes. Self-parking costs USD 39.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 39 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Californian?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 6:00 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Californian?
    Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include State Street Cafe (1-min walk), Loquita (3-min walk) and Fishouse (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 505 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Chilled out stay in Santa Barbara
Great stay, fabulous location. Expensive but you get what you pay for.
Gary, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic rooms, extremely comfortable with all the little extras. Probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Hotel throughout is perfectly stylish. Pool area is great with plenty of squashy loungers and pool staff very attentive. Ian at the front door very helpful with restaurant recommendations and secured us a great table for dinner at the boat House. Avoid the very expensive sister restaurant the Goat Tree where we unfortunately went for breakfast on the first morning. Poor service and $10 for an orange juice! Take a 20 minute walk along the harbour to the shoreline...again recommended by Ian. He knows his stuff! Thank you Ian! Fantastic location. Highly recommend this hotel 5* plus all the way 😊
hayley, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely faultless
Richard, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel and great service.
What a great hotel. Superb location and service excellent. Will visit again.
Andrew, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
The hotel is gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and the beds are really comfortable. The pool is small and a bit cold but there were plenty of loungers to choose from. We didn’t eat at the hotel because there were plenty of options very close to the hotel. Parking is pricey at $38 and there’s a $30 resort fee too (though water in the rooms is provided, there’s a hotel car which can take you within 2 miles of the hotel and you can use their bikes). We’d definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family.
Susan, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A wonderful experience
Fantastically luxurious in an understated and casual way - we loved our stay and recommend it highly.
JULIA, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Jewel of Santa Barbara
Amazing customer service, staff friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Free hotel car lifts within 2 miles was really useful. WiFi was brilliant and reached to everywhere even outside the hotel. Rooms spotless and has everything you needed and the bed was really comfortable, probably the best I’ve ever slept in. Out and about- beautiful city with a chilled out cafe culture feel about it. Clean and everyone friendly. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone. Not cheap but fantastic value for money.
Mark, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
True 5* hotel
Excellent hotel and great location near beach.
gb4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great spot
A great hotel in a great location.Very close to the beach and great places to eat. Our room was very nice and service great too.
Paul, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Luxury in Santa Barbara
Great location, beautiful property, very friendly helpful staff. Would happily stay at this hotel again
gb1 night trip with friends

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