Hotels & Inns

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San Ysidro Ranch (
Perhaps the most romantic retreat on California’s Central Coast, “The Ranch” has been a destination for the well-known and well-heeled for over a century. It was the site of the wedding of Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier, and was the honeymoon hideaway for John and Jackie Kennedy. Nestled serenely in the Montecito hills, 41 private cottages and suites rest along a creek and meandering, tree-lined paths. Amenities and accoutrements include outdoor hot tubs and rain showers on private patios, stone fireplaces, hand-selected antique furnishings and fine linens. Guests are pampered in the pool and fitness center as well as with in-room personalized spa services. The Ranch also hosts 2 world-class restaurants.(805) 565-1700

Four Seasons Resort & Spa: The Biltmore (
This internationally acclaimed haven of celebrities and corporate elite is a classic luxury resort hotel overlooking beautiful Butterfly Beach in Montecito. A world-class fitness facility, 11-room spa, tennis courts and two gourmet restaurants are just a few of the luxury amenities available to guests at this prestigious oasis, where Old World charm meets world-renowned Four Seasons style and service. Guests also enjoy privileges at the adjacent Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club. (805) 569-2742

Montecito Inn (
Located on Coast Village Road in Montecito, where discriminating shopping and dining are plentiful, this celebrated inn was built by cinema legend Charlie Chaplin and his associates in 1928 as a retreat for friends. Known for its ambiance of relaxed sophistication, and a mere 2 blocks for beautiful Butterfly beach, it is a favorite of guests from around the world. The inn is also home to the popular Montecito Café. (800) 843-2017


Canary Hotel (
Downtown Santa Barbara’s only full-service luxury hotel, this oasis features a rooftop pool, Jacuzzi and lounge, a comfortable restaurant and bar, in-room spas and an adjacent fitness facility, and is within walking distance to shopping, dining and all downtown amenities. (805) 884-0300

Upham Hotel & Country House (
Built in 1871 and superbly renovated and maintained, this historic 51-room hotel offers the ambiance of a bed & breakfast inn with the amenities of a fine hotel.

One of Santa Barbara’s best and most respected restaurants, Louie’s, is on-site and downtown is just a short walk or ride away. (800) 727-0876

Hotel Oceana (
This small, charming beachfront hotel offers lush garden courtyards, a pair of pools with private poolside cabanas, in-room spa service, and convenience to the Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearn’s Wharf and beachfront restaurants. Overlooking West Beach, the Oceana is just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara.
(805) 965-4577

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort (
Twenty-four acres of impeccable landscaping and lush lawns serve as a stage for the luxury rooms, suites, expansive meeting rooms and much more that comprise this large resort complex near downtown Santa Barbara. The sprawling namesake of actor Fess Parker, its accommodations and amenities are appropriate for an
intimate getaway, family vacation, corporate retreat or convention. (800) 879- 2929

Inn of the Spanish Garden (
Santa Barbara’s historic Presidio District is one of the city’s loveliest areas just a few blocks from the heart of downtown. This intimate luxury boutique hotel shares the district and is one of its best kept secrets. Lush gardens with fountains, in-room fireplaces and luxurious linens and baths are among the inn’s tempting amenities. (805) 564-4700

Simpson House Inn (
Built as a private estate in 1874, the inn rests on an acre of English gardens just blocks from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. North America’s only AAA Five Diamond-rated bed & breakfast inn, it features just 15 rooms, suites and cottages. Its fortunate guests enjoy fireplaces, personalized in-room spa services; guest privileges at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club, gourmet breakfasts, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, afternoon tea and a dessert buffet.
(800) 676-1280

Villa Rosa Inn (
Eighteen guest rooms – each one offering views of the ocean, harbor, mountains and courtyard – have been tastefully renovated in this Spanish-Colonial Revival jewel built in 1931. One block from popular West Beach. (805) 966-0851

Harbor View Inn (
This beachfront boutique resort hotel is also home to popular Eladio’s restaurant and is near both Stearn’s Wharf and the Santa Barbara Harbor. It’s amenities include an ocean view pool with full food and beverage service, a full-service spa and an adjacent fitness center. (800) 755-0222

Santa Barbara Hotel Group (
A one-stop shop for 5 charming inns.


Inn On Summer Hill (
This Craftsman-style bed & breakfast has been pleasing guests for over two decades. Within minutes of Montecito and Santa Barbara, blocks from Summerland’s delightful beach and nestled on Summerland’s historic Lillie Avenue, the inn is convenient to charmming antique shops, a winery tasting room and an eclectic mix of small dining establishments – from a classic California beach town burger stand, to a chic French patisserie and café. There’s a relaxing spa and ocean views from every cozy room. (800) 845-5566


Bacara Resort & Spa (
Popular as a celebrity escape and honeymooners’ hideaway as well as a perfect spot for corporate retreats, this luxury Mediterranean-style resort rests on nearly 80 beachfront acres 15-20 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Pampered guests have their choice of 49 suites, 311 rooms, multiple pools and restaurants, a world-
class spa, tennis and the renowned Sandpiper golf course. (877) 422-4245

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