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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Guest reviews

4.7/5 Exceptional
507 reviews
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

Map

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, 2 Queen Beds (Almeria)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Almeria)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Almeria)

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 640 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (Cordova)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Cordova)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 640 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Granada)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Granada)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite (Magellan)

    Room amenities

    • 1280 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sestina)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Sestina)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed (Sestina)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sevilla)

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 490 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Tagerinn)

    Room amenities

    • 670 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Almeria)

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 1280 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is in the city centre 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. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, mountain biking and mountain climbing nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stearns Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 13 min walk
  • Lobero Theater - 17 min walk
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 19 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 17 min drive

Restaurants

  • Fishouse - 3 min walk
  • The Lark - 4 min walk
  • Lucky Penny - 4 min walk
  • Enterprise Fish Company - 5 min walk
  • Sambo's - 7 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 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes.
Hotel Californian offers 121 forms of air-conditioned accommodation 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-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths 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 bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

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 or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • 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/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bike hire
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

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  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Films for purchase
  • 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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM and 6:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late 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 aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150, per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay
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 cots (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 the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, and 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 150.0 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 150 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 advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service
The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines

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 this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay and a fee of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay.
How much is parking at this hotel?
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 to 6:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Hotel Californian?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this property 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 mile (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is only a 4-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Hotel Californian

4.7
Exceptional
5 - Excellent
411
4 - Good
63
3 - Okay
20
2 - Mediocre
8
1 - Poor
5
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
4.6
Amenities
4.9
Property condition

2/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Room was $450 a night. No glasses in room in bathroom to brush teeth or for drinks. Called front desk and no answer. No robes, no mini bar. COVID the apparent excuse. No food after 8pm. Just stayed in Sanctuary in Phoenix. They managed everything. Hotel should just close if they can’t manage. Unfair to charge those prices.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Hotel was beautiful. Location was perfect. Room was spacious and well appointed. Room service was always timely and food was really good, which was surprising during COVID that everything seemed to be running so smoothly. The only bad thing was our room was right above Finney’s restaurant so there was really loud noise from the street and the restaurant patrons. Our A/C wasn’t working so we had to leave windows open most of the time which caused noises to be louder. We barely got any sleep. Engineering came to fix the air but it still didn’t work. Was quite warm with our thermostat set to 60 degrees.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Felt very safe, very relaxing for us at this strange time during Covid. A few steps to the beach and restaurants. Had fun on the courtesy bikes.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great hotel, perfectly located near boardwalk, beach, restaurants and shops. Fabulous design and decor, great service even with limited amenities during pandemic. Pool was open, with room service and room cleaning at request. Would definitely be coming back!

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful facility. Due to Call the pandemic, they downsize the staff, the Valet car service is sporadic and not well coordinated with the front desk. Other than that, they tried their best to bring all in room service eg. Towel, coffee maker, as requested to the room due to the pandemic. Good location, walking to downtown Santa Barbara Downtown in the Wharf. When I booked Expedia, I wasn’t aware of the resort $35 fee daily.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020