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Hotel Californian

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36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3528
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#8 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Featuring Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern Moorish themed interior décor from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront. Located in the heart of the Funk Zone, the Hotel Californian features paseos, gardens, fountains, open plazas and a unique rooftop pool and event deck.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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24-hour front desk
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Minibar
Refrigerator
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brookenkenz wrote a review Oct 26
Ventura, California1 contribution
Our stay was amazing as always! Rooms are beautiful and pool area is great with amazing views! The pool staff is great. Close walk to the beach, dining and the Funk zone. Lots of great things to do close to the hotel.
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ScottandRandi wrote a review Oct 23
Bellaire, Texas7 contributions2 helpful votes
Can't beat the location of this hotel. All amenities on site from pool to restaurants. Bikes to use. We had fabulous room w/ ocean view. Not right on ocean but that's OK - still gorgeous. Couple of issues w/ housekeeping but 99% because of COVID issues. Would definitely stay again.
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tiffgo88 wrote a review Oct 16
Santa Maria, California1 contribution
We were recently engaged and gifted a nice size gift card to Hotel Californian. The staff went above and beyond to help use utilize and maximize the gift card we were given. We hit a couple of barriers, but the staff was able to make it work. We had lunch, dinner, stayed the night and picked up coffee and pastries in the morning for the road back home!
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Michelle G wrote a review Oct 15
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What an amazing time we had at the Hotel Californian! The property is so pretty and well maintained. We didn’t know what to expect during Covid, and the staff is all wearing masks and social distancing, as well as the guests. The lobby is beautiful and so are the rooms. It’s so well appointed and very pretty. Loved the bathroom and the comfy bed. We had a great balcony that looked out onto the Main street. We spent some time at the rooftop pool which was really great, too. The views out to the ocean and down the coastline are awesome. All of the staff are so friendly and professional. I strongly recommend this 5 star property. It’s great for couples and families!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ed M wrote a review Oct 14
San Francisco, California4 contributions
I would highly recommend this hotel for your next stay in Santa Barbara. A beautiful property, nicely appointed rooms and great "talent" as they like to refer to their staff as such. Great location as well. We will be back.
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$442 - $742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Californian
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Californian?
Nearby attractions include Reagan Ranch Center (0.2 miles), Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.2 miles), and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Californian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Californian?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Californian?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Californian?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Californian?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mony's Mexican Food, Finney's, and Santo Mezcal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Californian?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Californian have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Californian offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Californian located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Californian?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Californian?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.