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Hotel Californian

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luxury bedroom with navy blue head board
room door with striped wall paint

The American Riviera


Featuring Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern Moorish themed interior décor from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront.

Incorporating the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, this 121 room seaside destination features a rooftop pool and event deck providing panoramic views of the coastline and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Located steps from the beach, one block from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and in the middle of Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone, the Hotel Californian includes a luxurious Turkish-inspired spa, fashion boutique and fresh and distinctive dining options, together with a best-in-class ballroom, event lawns and decks, and unique meeting spaces for weddings and group events.

Flash Sale

Stay three or more nights from now until June 23, 2019 and receive 35% off our Best Available Rate. Book by May 23, 2019 to secure this deal. For further information, please call 805-882-0100.


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A group of stars creating unforgettable experiences 

Indulge the senses with handcrafted cocktails by Mixologist Devon Espinosa, six tantalizing courses paired with a selection of wines from Margerum Wine Company, and a DJ set by Mayer Hawthorne. Join us on June 1, 2019. 

Tickets include 20% off guestroom rates from May 30 to June 3, 2019.

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Urban Seaside Rooms

Rooms mix classic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with Moroccan influences and unexpected custom furnishings from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard – making for a modern take on seaside Santa Barbara.

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Sestina Guestroom with Ocean View

From exquisite, contemporary Santa Barbara dining to picnics at the beach, and plenty of local wine and craft cocktails, Hotel Californian offers three distinctive dining and imbibing venues, and is right in the middle of the food & beverage centric Funk Zone.

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Blackbird Restaurant

Set next to the Pacific Ocean in the shadows of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and in the bustling downtown center of Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is the pinnacle event venue of the American Riviera.

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Alhambra Ballroom

Unexpected, meaningful and customized to the uniqueness of you, we invite you to discover an authentic and highly personalized expression of impeccable service— an essential luxury along the path to wellness.

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Majorelle Spa

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get lost in paradise

Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in the heart of California’s most vibrant and picturesque landscape, Santa Barbara has earned the moniker of the American Riviera. The region’s Mediterranean climate, with its fertile valleys and deep historical roots, combined with the growing food & beverage scene of the Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail, make Santa Barbara the quintessential California destination.

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U.S. News & World Report 2019

#1 Hotel in Santa Barbara

#13 Hotel in California

#65 Hotel in USA


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