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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Californian

5-star5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

5-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free WiFi
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From 375 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • 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 5, 2019

Hotel Californian

from £328
  • 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 (Tagerinn)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Villa, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Villa, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Suite, Accessible

What’s around Hotel Californian


  • In Santa Barbara Beach
  • Presidio Santa Barbara (18-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (20-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse (23-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (32-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (6-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara City College (19-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (40-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 15-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 39-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 4-min walk
  • Carpinteria Station 15-min drive
  • Goleta Station 16-min drive

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 *

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
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
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
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

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

Also known as

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

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 9.6 From 427 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, gbFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel and great service.
What a great hotel. Superb location and service excellent. Will visit again.
Andrew, gbRomance 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, gbFamily trip

Hotel Californian

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