That was my only issue with this hotel - even our log cabin in Yosemite had a roomsafe - we had to use safety deposit boxes at the front desk (FOC) but they are only big enough for passports & money - nowhere secure to leave DSLR's iPads etc when out of the hotel.
Other than that this is a very very nice hotel, very comfortable rooms, free parking, nice pool area, good gardens and good (free) breakfast.
Very efficient friendly & helpful staff including a hardworking receptionist who seems to live behind the reception desk...there at lunchtime, there when I went to bed, and there when I got up early in the morning.
It's not in Santa Barbara itself more on the outskirts, but maybe I should have checked on a map first.
Would I return? absolutely, would I recommend it to others? Yes.