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Hotel Description

5-star beach hotel near Stearns Wharf

Close to the beach

A stay at this Santa Barbara Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Stearns Wharf and 2 miles (3 km) of Presidio Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the fitness center and unwind at the poolside bar and bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 121 guestrooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes. 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed (Almeria)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
C$425* Per night/room 8 Jan. - 9 Jan.

Villa, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sestina)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Californian ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Californian

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
I liked the decor. My son especially liked the towels in the bathroom and the shower. The convenience of the restaurant next door (Finney's) was nice. They had very good food. You have friendly staff which I appreciate. This hotel was not my first choice. However, it will be my 1st choice next time.

Posted by on 29 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Dec. 2019 by Hotel Californian

Hello. It was our pleasure to welcome you so warmly to Santa Barbara! We're pleased to note that you and your son so enjoyed our ambiance and unique atmosphere, and we are gratified knowing we've elevated to your first choice of hotel. We'll see you again soon. All the best, Hotel Californian

5 out of 5
Great staff....beautiful decor.....great location!

Posted by on 10 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Nov. 2019 by Hotel Californian

Hello. We are thrilled to know we hit the mark! We hope you enjoyed our 360 degree views from our deck, and that you enjoyed our coastal climate. Until next time. All the best, Hotel Californian

5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Sep. 2019 by Libby Basham Guest Reception Manager

Thank you for this amazing feedback. We are excited you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jul. 2019 by Libby Basham Guest Reception Manager

Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2019

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25 Jul. 2019 by Libby Basham Guest Reception Manager

Thank you for taking the time to provide this amazing feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Best,

5 out of 5
The proximity of the hotel to the beach and good restaurants was perfect. The room was a good size - plenty of room for a crib as we had our toddler with us. The service was excellent - from valets to doormen to the front desk, everyone we felt with was friendly and professional.

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 May 2019 by Libby Basham Guest Reception Manager

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!

3 out of 5

Nice hotel but not worth the money.

The hotel is very nice but definitely not worth the money.

Posted by on 28 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Sep. 2018 by Libby Basham Guest Reception Manager

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize your stay was not what you hoped it to be. We would love for you to return so we can make that up to you. Please feel free to reach out directly so we can make sure you are taken care of.

Property Features

Hotel Californian offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library are also featured at the luxury Hotel Californian. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 2017
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (17.8 km / 11.1 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Californian offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Hotel Californian has 3 restaurants on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 150.0 per stay

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, USD 5 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 150.0 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.