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Santa Barbara Inn

901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/05/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/05/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
Travellers' Choice
Welcome to Santa Barbara Inn, your Santa Barbara “home away from home.” Santa Barbara Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Our spacious guest rooms are all at least 300 square feet; all have a marble entrance, a balcony for relaxing, a high-definition television, and a five-fixture bathroom with heated tile flooring. All rooms include air conditioning, a high-definition television, and complimentary wireless & hardwire internet. The Front Desk is available 24 hours a day, as well as concierge to recommend all the best activities and dining that Santa Barbara has to offer. Other amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, and valet parking. We have an award-winning and wonderfully popular restaurant onsite called Convivo and it is one of few restaurants in Santa Barbara that has an ocean view. They offer a unique "nomad Italian" cuisine, which draws influence from cultures from around the world. Our 70-room boutique hotel is located across the street from East Beach and centrally located near State Street, the downtown area of Santa Barbara. The Funk Zone, the contemporary arts & "foodie" district near downtown, is popular with guests of ours and offers several art galleries, eclectic restaurants, and wine tasting rooms. Stearns Wharf is also accessible by a mile-long walk along Cabrillo Boulevard, which runs parallel to the ocean. For families, the Santa Barbara Zoo and Moxi Museum are also under 2 miles away from the hotel. Some guest-favorite restaurants are just a short distance away, including fresh seafood at Brohpy Bros., Bluewater Grill, and Santa Barbara FisHouse, as well as other classics like The Lark, Toma, and Flor de Maiz. Santa Barbara Inn puts the best of Santa Barbara at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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LMills2704 wrote a review Yesterday
San Diego, California1 contribution
The location is so close to the water and only a short walk to the bustle of State St. rooms are really big and beautifully appointed and housekeeping was great! We also enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast and a dinner. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
VeronaFan1 wrote a review 25 Jul
Royal Oak, Maryland78 contributions53 helpful votes
Very good service, small hotel, very good restaurant, good location near the water. Not cheap, but a pleasant stay. This seems to be a big venue for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. Big outdoor seating for dining makes that a good choice. On the down side, parking is very limited. Our room was very pleasant. A minibar in the room would be nice, but in Covid times, maybe they can't do that. Staff at check-in were super helpful. Restaurant staff were very helpful as well. I would have liked to have more breakfast choices, but not a big deal. The $25 credit for booking on the website was appreciated, but given the prices, it is hard to eat breakfast for two for $25.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: upper levels are better for the view, as quieter. But being such a small hotel, you get what you...
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AB A wrote a review 12 Jul
1 contribution
I really noticed how the service was superior. The staff worked as a team. When the bar or restaurant got a little hectic for a busy weekend the managers came in and really helped. A manager asked me what I needed and found the coffee and creamer to refill my coffee. A staff person reached out by text message and told me if anything was needed in our room to please text them and they would have the request brought up to the room. Some of the housekeepers asked if we needed help with our luggage and helped me to the elevator with the luggage. Very impressed with the staff and management! Also the restaurant, Convino was very impressive and innovative.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
lindadaly761 wrote a review 12 Jul
Grover Beach, California4 contributions
Everyone was wonderful! We loved the room and the restaurant. It never disappoints! We eat here every time we come to Santa Barbara . I highly recommend the rooms . We had our wedding reception here 34 years ago and will continue to come. Love it!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Deb B wrote a review 09 Jul
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My husband and I spent our 2nd anniversary at the Santa Barbara Inn and enjoyed every minute of it. The staff were friendly and helpful, answering all of our questions and providing any services needed quickly. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The property is well maintained and you can’t beat the proximity to the beach. Our only complaint is that the restaurant on site didn’t have more plant-based options. Other than that we would happily book another stay there.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$263 - US$543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Barbara Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Barbara Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo (0.4 km), The Cabrillo Ball Park (0.2 km), and Santa Barbara Rustys lighthouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Barbara Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Barbara Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Barbara Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Barbara Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Barbara Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Convivo Restaurant and Bar, and Habit.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Barbara Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Santa Barbara Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Barbara Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Santa Barbara Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (2.8 km), Casa del Herrero (3.9 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (4.4 km).
Does Santa Barbara Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.