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Great stay. Amazing rooftops and near everthing!!

The only problem was check in. Rooms were not ready until early evening.

great walking location to funk zone, beach and restaurants, scenic rooftop pool and lots of lounge areas. lovely hotel but it can be noisy from street activities, restaurants and train and hotel was under some construction noise

Everything was great!

This hotel is GORGEOUS! You can tell that they invested in this property with all the tiny details, this hotel is definitely 5 stars. There's even a rooftop pool and a lounge area on the room that has 360 views of the mountains and the ocean, so gorgeous and dreamy. Staff there was EXCELLENT! So accommodating and all so nice, from housekeeping and engineering to the front staff. We will definitely be staying here again! Also it's right across from the pier, and it's along State street.. which is like the Main Street of popular cities.

The property was stunning! The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Our only issue was the restaurant downstairs, the noise level was a lot.

The hotel was very good, staff was good and very convenient location but was overpriced for the value it provided . The parking fees as well as the resort fees were too high for the value it provided

The rooms were spacious and the interior design of the building was beautiful. Customer service was top-notch. Everybody was so gracious and accommodating.

Beautiful hotel and wonderful staff. They were so accommodating in all the ways they could be in this wild time.

The property is beautiful and perfectly located to everything you need to do in Santa Barbara. No need for a car, every place you need to go (beach, food, downtown) is walking distance.

Clean, great location, great service. Will be back again

Awesome!!!!!!!! Great hotel!!! Great and friendly staff!!!

Hotel staff were excellent. Very attentive. Room large and tasteful. Gorgeous rooftop pool area. Beautiful new building. Fitness center a little small and the goat tree restaurant was disappointing service with good food.

Great hotel to stay in, staff was nice. Just watch out for all of the extra fees that are not included in the hotel purchase.- "resort fees" and extra $30 per day. Sure the perks are great, but would have been nice to know actual costs up front. I wrote them to complain and explained that it was false representation of actual cost of the hotel. No response.

What a gem! We were thrilled to stay at this hotel and will recommend to so many others!

It's brilliant at The Californian. What you might not realize at first is that the Hotel actually spreads across the whole block on all four sides of the street, and it's gorgeous. Totally worth the expense.

Excellent staff room and services They have everything you need.

State Street Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Californian places you in Santa Barbara Beach, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor. This 121-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Rooms

Hotel Californian's 121 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer designer toiletries and slippers, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Laptop-compatible safes, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Built in 2017, the brand new Hotel Californian features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Cordova)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sevilla)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed (Sevilla)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Almeria)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Californian

Everyone (12) Couples (4) Family (6)
4
Everyone

Great stay. Amazing rooftops and near everthing!!

By on Jun 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 21, 2021

Hello, Reviews like yours are just what we hope to find, and we hope the treasured experience soon has you planning another stunning get-away. Until then. All the best, Courtney Rankin Director of Guest Reception

4
Family

The only problem was check in. Rooms were not ready until early evening.

By on Jun 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2021

Hello, The American Riviera is the perfect vacation retreat, and we thank you for allowing us to serve as your Santa Barbara host. We apologize again for the delays in having you settled, though we thank you again for your understanding as our Housekeeping team works to ensure each room is perfectly detailed. Seeing you again would be a delight and we invite you to hurry back just as soon as you can. All the best, Courtney Rankin Director of Guest Reception

5
Everyone

By on Jun 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2021

Hello, Your perfect scores leave us smiling from ear to ear and we hope your visit allowed you the chance to enjoy some time on the beach. We would be elated to one day host you again and we trust you are looking forward to your return just as much as we are. All the best, Courtney Rankin Director of Guest Reception

4
Partner Couples

great walking location to funk zone, beach and restaurants, scenic rooftop pool and lots of lounge areas. lovely hotel but it can be noisy from street activities, restaurants and train and hotel was under some construction noise

By on Apr 30, 2021

Review comment responded on May 7, 2021

Hello, As your comments note, Hotel Californian sits at the front door to the Funk Zone and just steps to Stearns Wharf. We are thrilled to find that our central address served you well for exploring all that awaits beyond our front doors. We appreciate your added feedback, and we apologize for any outside noises that seeped into your room. We look forward to your next experience being even more enchanting and we trust you look forward to your return just as much as we do. All the best, Courtney Rankin Director of Guest Reception

5
Family with small children

Everything was great!

By on Apr 22, 2021

Review comment responded on May 27, 2021

Hello, What more could we hope to find within a guest review? We thank you for letting us know that your Hotel Californian visit was a grand success, and we invite you to hurry back just as soon as you can. All the best, Courtney Rankin Director of Guest Reception

5
Family with small children Friends

This hotel is GORGEOUS! You can tell that they invested in this property with all the tiny details, this hotel is definitely 5 stars. There's even a rooftop pool and a lounge area on the room that has 360 views of the mountains and the ocean, so gorgeous and dreamy. Staff there was EXCELLENT! So accommodating and all so nice, from housekeeping and engineering to the front staff. We will definitely be staying here again! Also it's right across from the pier, and it's along State street.. which is like the Main Street of popular cities.

By on Mar 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

5
Family Partner Couples

The property was stunning! The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Our only issue was the restaurant downstairs, the noise level was a lot.

By on Oct 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2020

Hello Erin, Our Talent was beaming with pride when they learned of the kind words shared within your review and we thank you for taking the time to praise their genuine hospitality. On behalf of our entire team, the pleasure was fully ours and we look forward to you visiting again in the months and years to come. All the best, Hotel Californian

4
Family

The hotel was very good, staff was good and very convenient location but was overpriced for the value it provided . The parking fees as well as the resort fees were too high for the value it provided

By on Oct 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2020

Hello, On behalf of all of us at Hotel Californian, we appreciate the kind words noting the genuine hospitality provided by our talent and we are thrilled that you found our location just as impressive. We apologize if our published fees were at all a surprise, though the feedback is certainly appreciated. We hope your treasured memories will soon have you planning your return and we look forward to fully impressing the next time we host you. All the best, Hotel Californian

5
Partner Couples

The rooms were spacious and the interior design of the building was beautiful. Customer service was top-notch. Everybody was so gracious and accommodating.

By , from Los Angeles on Sep 8, 2020

5
Family Family

Beautiful hotel and wonderful staff. They were so accommodating in all the ways they could be in this wild time.

By on Jul 17, 2020

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