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Hotel Californian

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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rooftop pool”(23 reviews)
“state street”(10 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
Spa
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
Dry Cleaning
5 Star Hotel
Combining California Spanish Colonial architecture and Moorish inspired interior designs from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian features paseos, gardens, fountains, open plazas and a unique rooftop pool and event deck.
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Location and contact
36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3528
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13.9 km to Santa Barbara Airport
52 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
1.6 km from Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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31 Jul1 Aug
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to stay in Santa Barbara. On the water in the middle of town. If you like to be in the middle of it all, this is the place. Walk everywhere. Just a great hotel Ian in reservations is the man- Made out stay...More

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Response from bculbreth, Manager at Hotel CalifornianResponded yesterday

Thank you ATLHotelSnob! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at the property and also with Ian! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar none experience at hotel Californian. from the champagne and strawberries for our special occasion, to the attentiveness and knowledge of the driver, to the rooftop pool. Both quiet yet accessible, and right in the heart of the Funk Zone and steps from main shopping...More

Thank Angel N
Response from bculbreth, Manager at Hotel CalifornianResponded yesterday

Thank you Angel N for telling us about your stay! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the property, location and staff! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel all around, definitely 5 stars. The rooms themselves are beautiful and perfectly clean, they are large rooms with high ceilings so it is gives it a nice feel different than a regular hotel room. Balconies that overlook State street and and nice rooftop...More

Thank TD19_NJ
Response from bculbreth, Manager at Hotel CalifornianResponded yesterday

Thank you TD19_NJ for sharing your feedback on the hotel and staff! We appreciate the great recommendation. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely stay in March. The hotel is spotless, has beautiful rooms and friendly helpful staff. It’s situated in a fabulous location - short walk to the pier, shops and a host of lovely wine bars, cafes and restaurants. Would...More

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Response from bculbreth, Manager at Hotel CalifornianResponded yesterday

Thank you Aussie113 for sharing your feedback on the hotel and staff! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This weekend was my friend’s bachelorette party at an Airbnb house in the Goleta Hills. On Friday night we smelled smoke and saw fire. We had to flee the house that night and were a part of the mandatory evacuation. We had no place to...More

Thank Elise O
Response from bculbreth, Manager at Hotel CalifornianResponded yesterday

Thank you Elise O! We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience at Hotel Californian. We are so happy that we were able to help you continue your celebrations for the weekend. We hope to see you all again soon!

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Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$512 - US$908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$512 - US$908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (55)
Dining (11)
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Shannon R
24 June 2018|
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Response from Crashbpm2 | Reviewed this property |
It isn't on the beach. One or two blocks away. Towel and chairs avail at pool of course.
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Chi-Lan L
4 October 2017|
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Response from bculbreth | Property representative |
Hotel Californian is pet friendly. There is a $150 pet fee per stay.
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Room Tips
"stay in the main building where spa and pool are located."
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"spring for one of the suites, well worth it."
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"try to stay in the original building ... carry your own belongings to room"
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"Have them bring you ice as soon as you arrive. Just trust me, ok?"
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