Santa Barbara is popular year-round as a tourist and resort destination, renowned for its fair weather, downtown beaches, and Spanish architecture with embedded culture around every corner. They are also known for being a booming hub for the silver screen since the city is the home of California’s first major movie studio and for amazing and colorful Fiestas all year round. Check out the following list of romantic hotels for a getaway to remember.
The Simpson House Inn is a Victorian bed and breakfast that offers rooms individually styled with uniqueness. Each room has a flat-screen cable TV and a DVD player, coffee maker and a work desk and the bathrooms have the complete amenities needed.
The house is picturesque and quaint, it features gourmet breakfast and evening wine tastings. Guests have an option to enjoy their breakfast in their rooms or out in the garden. All rooms are unique and offer WiFi and guests have the option to choose from this variety - Mary Simpson Room (detached private bath), Katherine McCormick Room, Parlor Room, Margaret Simpson Room, Sun Room, The Garden Room, Tack Room, Robert and Julia Simpson Room, Abbeywood Cottage, Plumstead Cottage, Weathervane, Hayloft, and Pendle Cottage.
Simpson House Inn
Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 322.15 USD
Harbor House Inn is a 2 minute walk from the beach and 1 block from West Beach. The property offers complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and beach towels for the guests’ convenience.
Each unique room includes amenities like TV with premium cable film channels and a Netflix account, air-conditioning as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There are selected rooms that include a kitchen but all rooms have WiFi ready. Couples rated this property 9.7 because of the location and good value for money and of course the convenience they experience.
Harbor House Inn
Address: 104 Bath Street, West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 175 USD
Spanish Garden Inn has one of the best-rated locations since it is near to the Santa Barbara Golf Club. Couples rated this place 9.5 out of 10. They have a private balcony or garden patio, flat screen HD cable TV, and a seating area with fireplace is included in each air-conditioned room, plus an over-sized soaking tub and a refrigerator. Guests have the option to choose from a Deluxe King Room, Superior King Room, Junior Suite, and Deluxe Double Queen Room.
The place has a heated outdoor pool that every guest can enjoy. They have underground parking and WiFi is also provided, and a free deluxe continental breakfast is served. A fitness center and in-room spa treatments can be arranged also.
Spanish Garden Inn
Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 329 USD
Looking for real privacy and the celebrity treatment with world-class service? Then choose Belmont El Canto. This romantic boutique hotel is 5 minutes away from Central Santa Barbara and tourist attractions. This romantic hotel offers a 24-hour reception, a business centre, an outdoor pool, spa and wellness centre, an on-site bar and restaurant and sweeping Pacific Ocean views.
Guests have an option to choose from these different bungalows: Superior Bungalow, Deluxe Bungalow, Premier Bungalow, Superior Suite, Deluxe Premier Bungalow, and Deluxe Suite. All rooms have flat-screen cable satellite TV, a minibar, a fireplace and a seating area. All rooms offer garden views and include free WiFi.
Belmond El Canto
Address: 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA (see map)
Price: from 425 USD
This romantic bed and breakfast caters 15 uniquely furnished and cozy rooms that have amenities that suit your needs like a flat-screen cable TV in each guest room, and a bath robe with free toiletries available in each private bathroom. Some rooms feature views of the English-style gardens and flower filled patios from private balconies and free WiFi. Couples rated this property 9.2 for the location and good value for money.
Cheshire Cat Inn
Address: 36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 205 USD
The Kimpton Canary Hotel was rated 9.4 by couples for its location and price value. It features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, rooftop lounge, free WiFi and a same-day drying cleaning service. And the good news - pets are welcome on this property without any extra cost.
They have a variety of rooms to choose from, from a King Suite to Deluxe King room with amenities included like a flat-screen cable TV and en suite bathrooms and make-up mirrors. They serve fresh farmer’s market vegetables, fresh seafood and central coast wines. They also offer gourmet treats in each room. The place is just walking distance (about 5-minutes) from the shopping area Paseo Nuevo.
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Address: 31 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 355 USD
Bath Street Inn is a Victorian B&B where you can have a home-away-from-home. The rooms provide cable TV and en suite bathrooms with toiletries. Bath Street Inn provides a full hot gourmet breakfast, daily wine and cheese social hour, and evening desserts. They have a 3-course gourmet breakfast that includes home-made granola, fresh fruit, yogurt and a hot entree that varies daily, such as eggs Florentine or cottage cheese pancakes. Organic free trade coffee, a large selection of choice teas and juice are also included.
Bath Street Inn
Address: 1720 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 165 USD
Looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara near the beach? This place suits you - it is only a minute away from the beach and less than a 5 minute walk from Stearn’s Wharf. Santa Barbara Mission and Arroyo Burro Beach County Park are both a 10 minute drive away.
This place has a swimming pool, Spa Beaumontia, a sauna, a business centre, and some shops for your needs and souvenirs. There are also several on-site dining options available, like the poolside bar and grill and State Street Coffee. Eladios Restaurant and Bar, offering intimate and comfortable dining, features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Harbor View Inn
Address: 28 West Cabrillo Boulevard, West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA (see map)
Price: from 275 USD
This property is another getaway since it is just a 10 minute walk from the beach. Bacara Resort & Spa offers beautiful ocean views, an outdoor pool and on-site dining. All rooms have complete amenities that include a private patio with a view.
The property has an on-site fitness centre, a tennis court and hiking trails on-site and they host one of the largest spas on the west coast with added features like an adults-only pool and a rooftop terrace. They also have a meeting area for your business needs.
Bacara Resort & Spa
Address: 8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA (see map)
Price: from 450 USD
This boutique resort is considered one of the top rated romantic hotels in Santa Barbara. It gives you a beautiful experience since it has an outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre. They also have 2 on-site restaurants.
At San Ysidro Ranch all rooms are air-conditioned and offer polished oak floors, antique furnishings and sea or garden views. They have free Wi-Fi, an Old World masonry fireplace, a flat-screen cable TV with a DVD player and a coffee maker. San Ysidro Ranch is around a 15-17 minute drive from Santa Barbara Golf Club and the Historic Mausoleum at Old Mission Santa Barbara.
San Ysidro Ranch
Address: 900 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA (see map)
Price: from 795 USD
A place embedded with colorful culture
Truly, this city is highly recommended for everyone to visit and explore. A place where history, architecture and modernity combine - you will be amazed by its colorful culture.
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