10 Gorgeous Luxury Hotels in Santa Barbara, California

Everyone needs a little "me" time. Enjoy yours by spoiling yourself silly at some of the most posh luxury hotels that Santa Barbara has to offer. Indulge in ritzy meals at on-premises, upscale restaurants or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs at luxury hotels like the San Ysidro Ranch Hotel Santa Barbara and the Bacara Resort and Spa.

Unable to travel without your loving family? We understand. Treat the whole clan to a stay they won't soon forget at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. You'll get access to one of the most exclusive swimming and sports clubs in town, and there's a white sand beach just across the way. An organic juice and smoothie bar has treats for the kids, while a much more elegant bar serves adult beverages with an ocean view. And did we mention that pets are welcome too?

If you like to travel extravagantly (and who doesn't?), Santa Barbara luxury hotels are the only way to fly. Whether you prefer to stay in town, on the quiet outskirts or somewhere in between, this list will point you in the direction of your dream hotel.

So start packing - and don't forget to bring a fabulous pair of shades!



Located in the quaint and charming town of Los Olivos just north of Santa Barbara, the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa provides the perfect refuge from your daily routine. With elegance and an unsurpassed attention to detail, the luxurious...  Read More

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The Inn of the Spanish Garden is a luxury boutique hotel just three blocks from busy State St. Sophisticated Spanish and Mediterranean themes inform the design of this enchanting hotel, making it the perfect place for an exotic escape from daily...  Read More



Kimpton's Santa Barbara boutique hotel is stylish, pet friendly and well situated. Located in Goleta, not far from the Santa Barbara airport and a 10-minute drive from downtown, The Goodland has all the perks of a big hotel, paired with all the...  Read More



For a little beachside pampering, book your stay at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, a luxury hotel directly across from the beach and just half a mile from downtown Santa Barbara. All rooms include a private balcony or patio, making it the...  Read More



This Southern California resort and spa located in the heart of beautiful Ojai offers guests a place to get away from it all. Resort services include complimentary guest room Internet access, golf practice facilities and free use of tennis...  Read More



The Canary Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that's truly in the heart of the action. Less than a block off State St. in the middle of Santa Barbara's downtown district, The Canary features five floors of beautiful decor (handpainted tiles!...  Read More

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Book a room at the El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas to experience one of Santa Barbara's most legendary properties. Perfectly situated in a secluded, quiet part of town, the El Encanto is famous for its legendary views and luxury standards....  Read More



When you're ready to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, look no further than the Bacara Resort and Spa. Located on 78 acres acres of pristine coastline on Santa Barbara's northern shore, The Bacara offers you, your family and even your...  Read More



If your hotel checklist looks something like this - beachfront, luxe amenities, possible celebrity sightings, ridiculous levels of hospitality - then Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is where you want to stay. One of the most...  Read More

San Ysidro Ranch
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Considered one of the top hotels in the world, San Ysidro Ranch has been a treasured romantic destination - among stars and us regular folk - for over a century. John F. Kennedy and Jackie honeymooned here. Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh...  Read More


Meet Geneva Ives

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...  More About Geneva