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433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3601
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/27/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/27/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
Pacific Crest Hotel in Santa Barbara is a 1950's beach hotel with 20 comfortable newly refurbished rooms. We strive to give you the best Santa Barbara experience available. Whether you are visiting to relax on the beach, take in the foodie events and wineries or the history of Santa Barbara, we are here to make your stay memorable. Come stay with us and enjoy true Santa Barbara hospitality! **Our morning coffee and cakes are very light and complimentary. We are not able to accommodate specific diets (gluten free, vegan). **Super Clean and Comfortable! Newly Refurbished Rooms, Morning Continental Breakfast, Santa Barbara Roasting Company Coffee provided, Air Conditioning, Approved TESLA & Electric Car Charging Stations Available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Car hire
24-hour security
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Constanze W wrote a review Sep 2022
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Fantastic location, super clean rooms and property, very tasteful decor, warm pool. Owner was so nice and friendly, made us feel very welcome. He gave us lots of information what to do and very good restaurant recommendation. We only stayed for one night and we definetely will come back to stay longer.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Vielen Dank :) It was a real pleasure having you and yourmother and daughters all here. We truly look forward to your return to Santa Barbara next year for a bit longer stay. Thank you for choosing the Pacific Crest Hotel for your Santa Barbara stay,
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NannyLola wrote a review Aug 2022
San Miguel, California1 contribution
Perfect location for going to the Santa Barbara Bowl to see Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. One block to the beach and Reunion Restaurant (a must). Loved that the hotel has been in the family since the mid seventies. I LOVE supporting family business! The owners were super friendly and helpful with all our needs. The owners have pride of ownership. The hotel is super clean and updated. A hidden gem. We liked our stay so much - we booked a room for threes nights for next August to go to the Santa Barbara Fiesta 🪅
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded Aug 21, 2022
Thank you so much. We really loved WINE talking with you guys. Looking forward to seeing for FIESTA 23 :)
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Bruce G wrote a review Aug 2022
Montrose, New York568 contributions118 helpful votes
Great people, great location, great room, just a terrific place to stay. Right near the beach and a great restaurant (Reunion) on the beach in walking distance, nice pool, covered parking. Room was large and well appointed. Owners were very friendly and gave good advice on where and where not to go.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Stay during the week.
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Thank you so much Bruce. We really enjoyed having you stay with us here at the Pacific Crest Hotel. Really enjoyed our coffee "chats" Hope to see you again next year :)
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Jay M wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
Terrific location, lovely, spacious rooms, a beautiful pool and sunbathing area, and warm, attentive service (Thank you, Greg!). Of all the spots up and down the California coast, this one was our favorite. We loved our stay at Pacific Crest and we will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded Aug 2, 2022
Thank you both as well :) It was nice having you stay with us. Look forward to your next trip out to the beach of Santa Barbara.
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Kathy P wrote a review Jul 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I was so impressed with our room. We only had one night to stay and the room was so lovely. Best of all the bed was so comfortable and perfect! There was a special story told about our room and you will have to stay a night to find out about the story. Thank you Greg for providing a wonderful cup of coffee! You made our one night special for my friend and I especially after having a small accident before we got there in my truck. Hope to come back sometime in the future!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded Aug 2, 2022
Thank you Kathy. Yes... our beds are so comfortable! Thank you for that comment. The special story about your room is that it was used in the 1990 Aerosmith video "CRAZY" :)
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elarbolita wrote a review Jul 2022
Glendale, California14 contributions11 helpful votes
I liked this place because we stayed upstairs in a pretty room with a view of the water. The decor is beachy in a tasteful way. Yeah, the room and bathroom were on the small side, but there is a roomy walk-in closet. Plus the price is right. I especially appreciated the comfy mattress. Our host was informative and told us about a nearby restaurant called Reunion. We went there because my husband didn't want to drive anywhere after our long trip from Santa Cruz via Carmel. My husband loved what he got for dinner. Because of my diet restrictions, there was only one option for me on the menu. Kind of blah and predictable. The pool looked really pretty and we were going to swim in the morning. But we decided to hurry home and see our cats and swim in our own pool. I think the best thing about this place is the price, the service, and the bed.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Upstairs with the big balcony
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded Aug 2, 2022
Thank you Susie :) Was a pleasure having you two here. Hope to see you both again.
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Neil Watkins wrote a review Jul 2022
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The Pacific Crest Hotel is an amazing place to stay in SB. It is very reasonably priced and only two blocks from the beach (East Beach). The owners are friendly and helpful; the whole hotel is super clean and quiet.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Greg and Jennifer Mishkin, Owner at Pacific Crest Hotel
Responded Jul 21, 2022
Thank you both for the great review and for staying with us again. It is always nice to see our returning guests :)
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Wes D wrote a review Jul 2022
8 contributions8 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. Great location from which to explore Santa Barbara as well as Los Olivos and wine country. The owners are very friendly and happily offered recommendations for restaurants. The accommodations were comfortable and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 6, 2022
Thank you so much Wes. It was so nice having you guys stay with us. So glad you had a nice time and we certainly do look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again for choosing the Pacific Crest Hotel for your Santa Barbara vacation stay.
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Gerald H wrote a review Jun 2022
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I will never understand why a motel or hotel would not have a microwave, at least one in the lobby, this is the first for us! Make sure to read everything or he will throw that at you! Bottom line is EVERYTHING, $150.00 FOR A MICROWAVE, WE COULD CUT YOU A LOAN!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ClareCK wrote a review Jun 2022
Providence16 contributions8 helpful votes
My daughter lives in Santa Barbara and I've stayed in many hotels over the years. For some unknown reason I hadn't stayed at Pacific Crest until this June. I spent 12 nights here and can say that this hotel has a lot going for it. Great owners who are attentive but not intrusive. Nicely remodeled rooms, with excellent beds. Little touches like excellent ground coffee in a jar instead of the one cup at a time wasteful coffee pods. I had a lovely upstairs room. Nice to be able to sit outside on the balcony with my morning coffee. I could see the water, and it was just a block and half to the beach. East Beach is quieter than West Beach, and great for a stroll any time of day. Excellent small grocery store is a five minute walk. Make sure you go to East Beach Tacos too - and watch the batting cages at the same time. You can even walk to the zoo. This hotel is situated on a pretty side street, is very comfortable, locally owned and a great value for Santa Barbara. I will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 17, 2022
Thank you very much Clare. I sure was nice having you stay with us here at the Pacific Crest Hotel. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to visit your daughter here in SB. Thank you again for choosing us for your visit.
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PRICE RANGE
$266 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pacific crest inn by the sea hotel santa barbara, pacific crest santa barbara
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pacific Crest Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pacific Crest Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo (0.2 miles), The Cabrillo Ball Park (0.2 miles), and Santa Barbara Rustys lighthouse (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pacific Crest Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pacific Crest Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Pacific Crest Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Pacific Crest Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pacific Crest Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Convivo Restaurant and Bar, and Habit.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pacific Crest Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Pacific Crest Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.8 miles), Casa del Herrero (2.3 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.8 miles).
Does Pacific Crest Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.