Top 12 Pet-Friendly Hotels In Santa Barbara, California - Updated 2024

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Nadine 
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Can’t go on a vacation without your fur friend? No worries. With an increasing number of pet lovers just like you, hotels are now looking beyond just accommodation. Facilities and pet-friendly add-ons are to watch for when looking for a great hotel. These accommodations are also finding ways on how to offer better hospitality for you and your pet a perfect vacation. Discover the white beaches, piers, parks, and local restaurants in Santa Barbara! Fortunately, because of the strategic location of these places, guests and their furry friends can easily take a stroll or a short ride from these fantastic hotels. Let us explore the top pet-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

1. Riviera Beach House (from USD 176)

Hotel Indigo is a pet-friendly hotel conveniently located just a short walk away from Stearns Wharf and the beachfront. It provides guests with free Wi-Fi and tastefully decorated rooms complete with European-style bathrooms and cozy plush bathrobes. The rooms are equipped with a platform bed, a flat-screen cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a work desk.

The hotel also boasts a business center, a fitness center, and a library that guests can take advantage of during their stay. Additionally, the hotel’s location just a few minutes away from the Amtrak Station and Santa Barbara Zoo makes it an excellent starting point for those looking to explore the city with their pets. It’s important to keep in mind that there might be additional charges for your pets.

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Riviera Beach House

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 121 State Street
2.35 km (1.5 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara (from USD 169)

A great choice for travelers, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is just a four-minute walk from Stearns Wharf. It has colorful and modern ocean-view rooms, each with an iPod dock, a patio dining area with a tropical garden, and two heated outdoor pools. Their European continental breakfast will give you a gastronomic delight. The afternoon wine-tasting will surely add pleasure to your stay. And lastly, with a reasonable fee, your family and your pet will enjoy comfortable accommodation. Take a walk on the seaside of West Beach while waiting for the Pacific sunset with your furry friend!

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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 202 West Cabrillo Boulevard
2.54 km (1.6 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

3. Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara (from USD 262)

Whether for family vacations or business conferences, this historic beachfront hotel which is just 15 minutes from Santa Barbara Airport is worth your stay. Have a splash in their outdoor pool that offers ocean views. Have a glamorous stay in one of their modern rooms or better yet in their Spanish-inspired decor suites. Explore and have a relaxing walk with your pet in nearby places of interest such as Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, or the East Beach.

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Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
445 meters (0.3 ft) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

4. Extended Stay America - Santa Barbara - Calle Real (from USD 129)

Need to be accommodated for a longer period? Extended Stay America - Santa Barbara - Calle Real, which is only 5 minutes from Santa Barbara Airport, has rooms with a fully equipped kitchenette. For guests who are staying for eight or more night stays, one “full service” housekeeping is provided each week. A maximum of two pets is allowed in each suite which should not be longer and taller than 36 inches. Larger or more than two pets require the property manager’s approval. Rates apply. Right after a free grab-and-go breakfast, guests may visit the University of California Santa Barbara, Stern’s Wharf, or Santa Barbara Mission which are just in close proximity.

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Extended Stay America Suites - Santa Barbara - Calle Real

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 4870 Calle Real
11.68 km (7.3 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking

5. Haley Hotel (from USD 228)

Discover the coastal charm of California at Haley Hotel. It is only a 15-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport. Relax in one of the comfortable rooms with nautical design and big beds as you prepare for the activities ahead. Guests may visit Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara Wine Collective, and Les Marchands from here. Aside from the indoor activities, Haley Hotel offers hiking and biking tours. Enjoy the sunset while strolling either along West Beach or East Beach with your furry pal. Rates per pet apply at the hotel.

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Haley Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 26 East Haley Street
2.53 km (1.6 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Express check-in/check-out Darts Hiking

6. Belmond El Encanto (from USD 785)

How about having your vacation in this century-old property that offers sweeping Pacific Ocean views? Just a five-minute drive from Central Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto boasts an outdoor pool, a spa, wellness center, and an on-site bar and restaurant. Head to their business center should you have pending negotiations with your clients. Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, and Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. Someone should always be with your pet/s (maximum of two) at all times. Pets can enjoy pet beds and food bowls. Take note that charges apply.

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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 800 Alvarado Place
3.99 km (2.5 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

7. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara (from USD 909)

Enjoy feeling like a celebrity while staying in this hotel and resort with five-star amenities that boasts beautiful ocean views, an outdoor pool, and rooms with private patio styled in Mediterranean décor. Savor Californian dishes in a casual environment offered in their Bistro, signature cocktails at Bacara Bar, or scrumptious, modern steak-and-seafood cuisine at Angel Oak. A meeting area is also provided for business people. Upon check-in, a pet agreement shall be available should you bring a well-mannered leashed four-legged friend under 50 lbs (22.6 kg). Equivalent charges apply. They are allowed to dine on Bistro’s outdoor patio, O Bar + Kitchen outdoor terrace, and Blend terrace only.

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 8301 Holllister Avenue
23.29 km (14.5 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

8. Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara (from USD 177)

Leisure and business travelers alike will enjoy this historic boutique hotel with contemporary décor. Located in the heart of downtown, the inn provides a convenient distance from Old Mission Santa Barbara and many more local attractions. The nearby off-site pool and 24-hour fitness center are available for guests with complimentary access. Only dogs and cats with a maximum weight of fifty pounds are allowed. Don’t forget to bring some extra money because some charges apply.

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Hotel Virginia Santa Barbara, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 17 West Haley Street
2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

9. Marina Beach Motel (from USD 212)

Experience the quaint and cozy feel of the non-smoking family-owned Marina Beach Motel. It is just a 15-minute drive from the University of California Santa Barbara. Ideal for couples, this is also frequented by families and even business travelers. Take note that only dogs and cats are allowed and should never be left unattended. Don’t forget to bring a kennel for your furry friends. Charges apply. Stroll with your family and pets along the nearby beach, marina, and wharf.

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Marina Beach Motel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 21 Bath Street
2.72 km (1.7 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

10. Hotel Californian (from USD 879)

Dubbed as Santa Barbara’s urban destination, Hotel Californian is just a 15-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport and is located next to Funk Zone. Pets are allowed at this hotel but charges may apply. Enjoy casual dining at Goat Tree or try their Mediterranean-influenced cuisine at Blackbird. Families may enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, canoeing, windsurfing to name a few. Walk with your loveable pet around Kunin Wines, Santa Barbara Wine, or have a stroll along the fabulous West Beach.

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Hotel Californian

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 36 State Street
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

11. Pacifica Suites (from USD 229)

Take a five-minute drive from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to arrive at this hotel situated in a lush grove of trees off Highway 101. Get up in the morning to try Garden Café’s freshly brewed coffee and healthy breakfast. Go on shopping, dining, and sightseeing opportunities in Central Santa Barbara, Goleta Amtrak rail station, and Sandpiper Golf Course. Only dogs (maximum of 2) under 40 lbs (18.1 kg) for a fee per stay are allowed and should not always be left unattended. Dog-friendly parks, hiking trails, and restaurants are available to be shared with your four-legged friend.

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The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5490 Hollister Avenue
13.8 km (8.6 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden

Other pet-friendly accommodations

12. Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel (from USD 322)

The Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara is a high-end accommodation that is centrally located and features a rooftop lounge with a swimming pool and stunning views. The hotel is pet-friendly and does not charge extra fees for pets. Each guest room is stylishly designed and includes free Wi-Fi, plush white linens, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a yoga mat, and a private bathroom with luxury bath amenities.

The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Finch & Fork, serves farm-to-table cuisine, and fresh seafood, and offers an evening wine hour and morning coffee, tea, and snacks for you. Nearby attractions include Stearns Wharf Pier, the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Paseo Nuevo shopping and dining district.

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Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 31 West Carrillo Street
3.27 km (2.1 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

Have a fantastic family and pet getaway at Santa Barbara

Since pets are already part of our family, it is no surprise that we tag them along whenever we go on a vacation. As responsible pet owners, it is important to check on the pet policy of a chosen destination so you can enjoy your planned getaway without any hassle. Fortunately, these hotels in Santa Barbara, California ensure that our pets don’t get left behind.

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