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El Capitan Canyon

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11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Redondo Beach, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here June 2014 and had a wonderful time. This specific trip was with a group of 25. We go on group trips every year and look for places that are self contained, and where we can spend time together but also time on our own. These are always camping/glamping trips. This is definitely GLAMPING. It's expensive for camping,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a cabin and had the best time. Camping with a nice tub is amazing. This is my kind of vacation! Cooking out every night and then going inside to sit by the fire in a snuggly bed is such a luxury. Best thing to do during the day is explore and take out the bikes. We rode... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, there's a "butt". Myself and 11 others reserved three Safari tents, two in my name and my friend reserved the other. We were told we couldn't request all of our tents together and that it's pretty much a first come, first serve situation as to which tents will be where. My friend and his camp arrived about 2 hours... More 

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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location, location, location...What a wonderful place to spend time. We stayed in one of the safari tents. It was clean and attractive. We did get cold at night...another blanket on the bed would have been welcome. The management does not mention some things such as there is no bathroom attached to the tent or that there is a charge for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a weekend winter yoga retreat and did really enjoy the experience! The bed was very comfortable, however the heater didn't work properly and I hadn't been informed by staff that there were extra blankets stored in the tent's trunk. The second evening I slept beautifully with that extra layer of warmth. I felt the grounds were maintained extremely... More 

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We came up for my Big Birthday weekend. I wanted time with family and the beauty of the SB coast which means so much to me.As always a great time hiking, walking talking around the campfire,sharing delicious wine.Best breakfast burrito at the cafe market. Great family memories made.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was our third time going to El Capitan and it was definitely the best. When you have at least three nights and you pack plenty of food to barbecue over an open fire, you will be very happy. The pool is moderately warm and the beach you cannot beat. It's great for boogie boarding and you should definitely bring... More 

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New York City, New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
32 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Spent one night in cute cabin, hiked to top of mountain behind cabin, terrific views. Ate at mkt, food was perfectly fine give you are captive audience. Friendly staff. Only issue with pace is that they have 300+ cabins...we parked and then had to drive over a mile to parking lot way down hill then back up hill...which was only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1,610 reviews 1,610 reviews
166 hotel reviews
1,665 helpful votes 1,665 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The joys of nature are not always joyous for everyone, especially for travellers with an aversion to tiny tents, lumpy sleeping bags, outhouses and the absence of hot & cold running water. I am referring, of-course to a time spent long ago, but this place is a dream come true especially for this camper whose love for nature includes linen... More 

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Woodland Hills,CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have to admit I am not a camper, so when friends invited us to join them for a night at El Capitan I was a bit concerned. We had a one bedroom cabin. In the living room area it had a pull out sofa. It was small but comphy and cute. We were there in November, so it got... More 

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