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Hotel Californian

Santa Barbara , United States

86 Excellent 211 Reviews
Centrally located hotel close to attractions and the ocean with a Moroccan themed design, full service spa, dining and a rooftop pool.
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  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Hotel Credit
  • Gift
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  • WiFi
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Hotel Californian

Summary of 202 verified reviews


Excellent hotel. Awesome vibe. Great location.

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. The Hotel Californian includes a luxurious Turkish-inspired spa, fashion boutique and fresh and distinctive dining options, together with a ballroom, event lawns and decks and unique meeting spaces for weddings and group events.

Guestrooms feature signature Moroccan-inspired tile wainscoting, bronze oil-rubbed bath fixtures, mashrabiya patterned bathroom vanities and closet doors, as well as premium cocktail carts and gourmet snacks.

Exclusive Perks at Hotel Californian

Gift, $100, Breakfast and More in Santa Barbara

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Quintessential California Spanish Colonial architecture has been combined with interiors from celebrity “A list” designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to create a bespoke coastal retreat in the heart of Santa Barbara. Meticulously crafted on the site of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, the “new” 121-room Hotel Californian features paseos, gardens, fountains, open plazas and unparalleled venues, including a rooftop pool and event deck, ballroom

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Hotel Credit
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." A full breakfast for two is provided daily in Goat Tree. A $100 hotel credit is included, once per room, per stay. Valid in all outlets excluding the boutique (not applicable to resort fee or parking fee). Also included is a welcome water and fruit amenity. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Hotel Californian
  • 36 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • United States

Location Summary
Located steps from the beach, one block from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and adjacent to Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone.
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Meeting Space
2,850 square foot ballroom, together with an adjacent 4,500 square foot plaza, a 3,670 square foot rooftop event deck and 5 flexible meeting rooms with private patios, perfect for corporate meetings and exclusive retreats.
Fine Dining On Site
Classic meets contemporary at Hotel Californian's signature restaurant, Blackbird, featuring exquisite Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with an emphasis on Santa Barbara-sourced, hyper-seasonal ingredients. Casual, all-day dining is available at Goat Tree, a gourmet café with al fresco seating offering fresh, local fare, including superb pastries and baked goods, cold-pressed juices and coffee, seasonally curated picnic baskets, and a full breakfast menu, all with a hint of Mediterranean culinary influence.
Fitness Center
Fitness center with trainers and state-of-the-art equipment, Yoga and Pilates.
Pool Outdoor
Rooftop Pool.
Spa Facility
Majorelle invites you to discover the sublimity of one-of-a-kind spa treatments .
One block from the Funk Zone, one of Santa Barbara’s most captivating districts. Situated between the ocean and Highway 101, converted warehouses and buildings are now home to a bevy of artistic and creative shops, restaurants, galleries, and studios.
Recommended Rooms
Tangerinn guest rooms are the largest accommodations and feature fireplaces and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains from Juliet balconies or verandas, offering a residential feel steps from the Funk Zone and a stone's throw from the Pacific.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Winery Tours