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Top Hotels Close to Stearns Wharf

Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 out of 5
0.9 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $112
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,656 reviews)

"We like that it’s small and not like a corporate hotel. Super easy check in and check out. We go to Santa Barbara a lot as we have a kid at UCSB. We like the beach and it’s a quick walk down the main strip."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020

Castillo Inn at the Beach
Beachside Inn
2.5 out of 5
0.9 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $219
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5
4.2/5Excellent! (51 reviews)

"Wonderful location, very helpful and courteous staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Beachside Inn
Ala Mar by the Sea
2 out of 5
0.4 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $323
per night
May 1 - May 2
2.9/5 (458 reviews)

"Each room was slightly different than the other rooms."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 5, 2020

Ala Mar by the Sea
Franciscan Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
0.8 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $212
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.4/5Excellent! (440 reviews)

"The particular room where we stayed was facing the street and you could hear a lot noise. You could also hear next room TV noise. The room could also need a new carpet."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020

Franciscan Inn & Suites
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5
0.5 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $203
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
3.8/5Good! (2,312 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff and good nutritional breakfast. My only complaint would be the location of the ice machine's. I would recommend staying here."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian
5 out of 5
0.4 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $572
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (474 reviews)

"Staff greeted us promptly and got us to our room with a minimum of time."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Hotel Californian
Mason Beach Inn
3 out of 5
0.8 km from Stearns Wharf
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4.1/5Very Good! (812 reviews)

"The service, especially from Kelly was great. We had to trade rooms a couple times, but everyone on the staff was accommodating. The electronic locks on all rooms were not working, so we had no key the whole weekend. Staff had to run up and down to let people into their rooms. Rooms are pretty good ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Mason Beach Inn
The Wayfarer
3.5 out of 5
0.8 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $250
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.3/5Excellent! (552 reviews)

"The location was perfect, right in the middle of the funk zone. We didn’t have to drive anywhere and plenty of parking. Great wine and beer at the hotel and everyone was friendly and helpful. The pool was great to take a midday dip in and the beds were very comfy. We will be back!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

The Wayfarer
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
1 km from Stearns Wharf
CA $154
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)

"Convenient, clean, friendly staff, free parking. Staff was helpful when room type reserved wasn’t available and made a nice service recovery."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
1.5 km from Stearns Wharf
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $239
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14
4/5Very Good! (2,120 reviews)

"Great location, nice rooms, good food, bikes were available"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

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Stearns Wharf is located in a walkable area of Santa Barbara known for its beautiful beaches and picturesque gardens. The neighborhood is home to 31 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that works for your stay.

Staying Near Stearns Wharf

You can choose from 54 hotels and accommodations within a mile of Stearns Wharf, including these options:

  • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort: This 4-star hotel features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool. Our customers like its dining options and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • Hotel Milo Santa Barbara: This 3.5-star hotel features 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and helpful staff.
  • Hotel Californian: With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 3 restaurants and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its beach locale and helpful staff.

Things to See and Do Near Stearns Wharf

While you're in town visiting Stearns Wharf, you can explore everything there is to see and do within just a few miles of the area.

You'll want to browse the collections at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Ty Warner Sea Center, and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. De la Guerra Plaza, Casa de la Guerra, and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park are monuments to see when you're exploring the area around Stearns Wharf. You can check out the local talent at Santa Barbara Bowl, Lobero Theater, and Granada Theatre.

Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara Zoo are some sights worth a visit in the area. University of California-Santa Barbara is also located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from Stearns Wharf, and Upper State Street is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away.

Traveling around Stearns Wharf

With so many choices for transportation, seeing the area around Stearns Wharf is easy. If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Santa Barbara Station. You can learn about water transportation options at the port.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Stearns Wharf?
Stearns Wharf is located in a walkable area of Santa Barbara known for its beautiful beaches and array of dining options. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 79 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best place to stay near Stearns Wharf?
Adjacent to Stearns Wharf, Hotel Californian is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. Other good choices within a short distance include Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort and Hotel Milo Santa Barbara.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Stearns Wharf, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available near Stearns Wharf.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near Stearns Wharf?
For more information about updating your stay near Stearns Wharf or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What can I see and do near Stearns Wharf?
Study the collections at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, or Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Mission Santa Barbara, and Presidio Santa Barbara are well-known local landmarks worth a visit. You can watch performances at Santa Barbara Bowl, Lobero Theater, and Arlington Theater if you’re interested in local theater.
How can I get to Stearns Wharf?
With so many transportation options, seeing all of the area near Stearns Wharf is simple. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Santa Barbara Station. You can explore your options for water transportation at the local port.

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