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Hotel Californian

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Exterior
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian

5.0 star property
Beach hotel in Santa Barbara with spa and outdoor pool

9.2/10 Superb

734 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $846
Price available on 12/21/2022
Map
36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Barbara Beach
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 8 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 8 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 16 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 18 min drive
  • UC Santa Barbara Station - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Loquita - 3 min walk
  • Union Ale - 3 min walk
  • The Lark - 4 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company - 4 min walk
  • Lucky Penny - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian is a great choice for your beach stay in Santa Barbara. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Dining choices include 3 restaurants and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink. A rooftop terrace, a poolside bar, and a fitness center are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travelers love the comfortable beds and location.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 121 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 39.00 per night)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 39 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Private winery tours
  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Wine tasting room

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Shuttle service
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per night

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay

Parking

  • Self parking costs USD 39.00 per night
  • Valet parking costs USD 39 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Californian Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian Hotel
Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Californian Hotel
Hotel Californian Santa Barbara
Californian Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Californian offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Californian does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Californian?
As of 8 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Californian on 21 Dec 2022 start from CA $846, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Californian?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Californian?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Californian?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Californian?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 39.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 39 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Californian?
You can check in from 4 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Hotel Californian and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, mountain biking, and mountain climbing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Hotel Californian also has a fitness center and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Californian?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Union Ale (3-min walk), The Lark (4-min walk), and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Californian like?
Hotel Californian is in Santa Barbara Beach, a short 4-minute walk from Santa Barbara Station and 6 minutes' walk from Stearns Wharf. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for families.

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.2/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

9.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Kathryn, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Anniversary
Very nice!
Phil, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clifton, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff is fantastic. We had a few issues with the rooms: A/C didn’t work after a few attempts to correct, transfer to a smaller room due to th A/C issue; TV had issues in the second room; and a few missing basic services, you would expect for the level of hotel. However, first and foremost, great staff and location.
Tom, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Had a wonderful experience with Hotel Californian! Looking forward to staying there again.
Eric, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Darshna, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, very clean. A little loud.
Tyler, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Superb; Stunning( Excellent Service;Everything was 1st class and this is the hotel to stay in when in Santa Barbara.
Nahda, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ray, 3-night trip
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