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Hotel Californian

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationStearns Wharf6 min walk
    Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor13 min walk
    Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College19 min walk
    AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)17 min drive
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Granada)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Granada)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Tagerinn)

    Room amenities

    • 670 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Tagerinn)
  • Suite, Accessible (Magellan)

    Room amenities

    • 1280 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, Accessible (Magellan)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Granada)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (Granada)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Cordova)

    Room amenities

    • 640 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Cordova)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Almeria)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (Almeria)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sestina)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Almeria)

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Almeria)
  • Suite (Magellan)

    Room amenities

    • 1280 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite (Magellan)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Almeria)

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Almeria)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Sevilla)

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sestina)

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Granada)

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Granada)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Almeria)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Almeria)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sevilla)

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Sestina)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sevilla)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sestina)

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sestina)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Sevilla)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Sevilla)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Cordova)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 640 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Cordova)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Cordova)

    Room amenities

    • 640 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (Cordova)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sevilla)

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (Sevilla)

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is in the city center and near the beach. Santa Barbara Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking, mountain climbing, and hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk
  • Leadbetter Beach - 18 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 19 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 17 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Lark — 4 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company — 4 min walk
  • Lucky Penny — 4 min walk
  • Mony's Mexican Food — 4 min walk
  • Enterprise Fish Company — 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Californian

Beach spa retreat walking distance from Stearns Wharf
Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Hotel Californian's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 121 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes.
Hotel Californian offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 39.00 per night
  • Valet parking: USD 39 per night
  • Electric car charging station

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 8-22 for adults and USD 5-18 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay
Dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, USD 5 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Californian and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Californian offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Californian cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Californian have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Hotel Californian pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay and a fee of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Hotel Californian?
Self parking is available for USD 39.00 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night.
What time is check-in at Hotel Californian?
Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Hotel Californian?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Hotel Californian located?
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 1 mi (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is only a 4-minute walk.
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Very clean and great sized rooms. Perfect location to walk around.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Amazing!!! Each and every single corner was extremely cozy... and the staff was great!!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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This is the first time we stayed here. It was our 30th anniversary. Upon entering our room we were greeted with champagne complements of the hotel!! We LOVED our stay and will be back!!
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Loved the location but did not love staying in a different building (from the check-in one). Did not like having to transfer baggage between building to across the street. Also did not like having car valet in a different building.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Nothing but great things to say about this hotel. Beautiful room. Central location. Will certainly be back next time we come to Santa Barbara.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

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