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

Overview of Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

5.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

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
  • Social distancing
Map
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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)16 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Hotel Californian is located in Santa Barbara Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Earl Warren Showgrounds or UC SB Events Center. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, and mountain climbing nearby.

What's nearby

  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 2 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 3 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Loquita - 3 min walk
  • Union Ale - 3 min walk
  • The Lark - 4 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company - 4 min walk
  • Lucky Penny - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Californian

5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
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.
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.

Guests can surf the web using the 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.

Languages

English, Spanish

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 cleaning and disinfection practices 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 on site (USD 39.00 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

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/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Wine tasting room

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms

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

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 (select rooms)
  • 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 (select rooms)
  • 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

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

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

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • 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
  • Soundproofing
  • 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 - 21

Check-out

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

Special check-in instructions

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

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
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming 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 are available on request at the property

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
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 542 out of 721 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 108 out of 721 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 38 out of 721 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 22 out of 721 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 721 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, very clean. A little loud.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Superb; Stunning( Excellent Service;Everything was 1st class and this is the hotel to stay in when in Santa Barbara.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
great rooftop pool with views of ocean and mountains
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Never got a room. Showed up at 11:30. No room by 3:40 so we left for the Ritz Carlton. No bar or restaurant in the actual hotel. Only positive was the Valet staff…they are excellent. Not impressed at all
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel and staff were excellent. Our only issue was the bathroom. The shower was in a slippery tub, hard to get in and out of. It also had no safety rail to hold on to.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022