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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Californian

5-star5 stars
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free WiFi
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  • Absolutely faultlessApr 11, 2019
  • What a great hotel. Superb location and service excellent. Will visit again. Mar 25, 2019
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Hotel Californian

from £420
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What’s around Hotel Californian


  • In Santa Barbara Beach
  • Stearns Wharf (6-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara City College (19-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (31-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (44-minute walk)
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (2-minute walk)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (3-minute walk)
  • Reagan Ranch Center (4-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 15-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 38-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 4-min walk
  • Carpinteria Station 12-min drive
  • Goleta Station 16-min drive
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • 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
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free 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)

Hotel Californian’s small print

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)
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 38.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.00 per night

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 278 reviews

Hotel Californian
Very Good8.0
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, gbFamily trip
Hotel Californian
A wonderful experience
Fantastically luxurious in an understated and casual way - we loved our stay and recommend it highly.
JULIA, gbRomance trip
Hotel Californian
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
Hotel Californian
True 5* hotel
Excellent hotel and great location near beach.
, gbFamily trip
Hotel Californian
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

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