Santa Barbara has dozens of hotels, ranging from convenient motels to lavish resorts. There are cozy bed and breakfasts, beachfront campsites and intimate inns. Pick any area of Santa Barbara you want to visit - Downtown, Summerland, Montecito, anywhere - and you're certain to find accommodations that suit your needs. Hotels tend to book up quickly, especially during weekends and holidays, so make reservations well in advance for the best selection. Some hotel rates go up during the summer months, but September and October are also great, warm-weather months to schedule a visit. Don't hesitate to stay at an oceanfront hotel during the winter; temperatures are usually mild, perfect for a romantic beach stroll or two.
Geneva Ives moved to Santa Barbara in 2000 on a whim (ok, and to go to college) and never looked back. She loves Santa Barbara because it’s really one of America’s greatest small towns - it just happens to have glorious beaches and celebrity residents, too!
Geneva spent a decade managing an adorable, locally owned boutique in downtown Santa Barbara and... Read More