Santa Barbara Inn Hotel in California

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The Santa Barbara Inn has a great location in addition to the beautiful view - right on the waterfront! Come read our post and learn a little more about this hotel and the city.

Santa Barbara it was our last destination on the trip to California. The city has a very pleasant energy, with beautiful coconut trees and an orange sunset in the mountains. Plus, the place has a youthful spirit, right in the Californian vibe. It is normal to come across there with families enjoying the day on a bike or walking with their dogs on roller skates.

In our four days in Saint Barbara, two of them stayed at Santa Barbara Inn. The other two stayed at the Cheshire Cat Inn. Take a look at our post.

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East Beach – beach right in front of the hotel. Our last sunset in Caliph

Where to stay – Santa Barbara Inn

O Santa Barbara Inn it is a newly renovated boutique accommodation, which has a very typical architecture of the city. The hotel's facade is like all downtown Santa Barbara homes, with terra cotta roofs. However, it is finished off by a beautiful dome of handcrafted colorful tiles. Its decoration is carefully designed with a Spanish and Mediterranean touch.

The highlight of the hotel is the sea ​​view –  just cross the street and you will be on East Beach! You can enjoy another sunset worth remembering. A simple and classic luxury with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

Santa Barbara Inn location

The hotel is located on a quiet corner, as I said, right in front of the sea. It's for sure the best view among the hotels we stayed at in California. The hotel is a 20-minute walk from Stearn Wharf Pier. The walk may seem long but you can enjoy the beautiful view along the edge of the city.

Accommodations at the Santa Barbara Inn

The hotel has 70 recently renovated rooms with a private balcony and some even have a view of the sea. Rooms are spacious with pastel decor and wood and bamboo accents. All equipped with air conditioning, blackout drapes (which I love!), LED TV with complimentary movie channels, minibar, bathtub, bathrobe, double sinks and heated bathroom floor. The hotel also offers, free of charge included in the rate, breakfast and wi-fi.

We stayed in a standard room, with a super comfortable king bed and a balcony overlooking the sea. Upon arrival at the room, we were greeted with a white wine from the city. Excellent!

The hotel also has the suites – which are much larger rooms with a living room. Suites are ideal for honeymooners.


Continental-style breakfast is included in the rate – for two people per room. The breakfast variety is not the best, but everything is well served. The service and atmosphere are great. We were welcomed by Mr. José, a friendly Mexican fan of Brazilian football.

Convivo Restaurant

All meals are served in the Convivo Restaurant and Bar. The atmosphere is super romantic. At night, the dim lighting is done with candles. A charm!

Again we were very well attended, especially when they realized that we were Brazilians. At the time of the World Cup – the subject was always our football. The friendly waiter showed us the Summer Peach Pizza ($19,00 – individual), the flavor was surprising – peach, jamon, caramelized onions and rosemary – which gave the dish a special taste. And to finish off another rosé wine from the region by the hotel's fireplace in a super intimate atmosphere.

The restaurant also offers a great wine list with a wide variety from Californians (of course!), Spanish, Italian and French. The menu is Italian-inspired, pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven, seafood, meat and homemade pasta are some of the options.

Tip: For dinner you need to make a reservation. Keep an eye out for the restaurant's opening hours which close at 22pm – super early, like everything else in California.

Restaurant hours: 
Daily: 7:00 am to 22:00 pm.
Brunch on weekends: 11:00 am to 14:30 pm
Happy Hour every day: 15:00 pm to 18:00 pm.

Learn more:  
Instagram: @convivo-sb
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  • Heated outdoor pool – year round 
  • Outdoor bathtub/jacuzzi 
  • Academia
  • Ideal location for a wedding – the day we arrived there was a
  • Valet parking (not included in the rate)

Write it down:

  • Address: 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA., 93103, USA
  • Phone: + 1 (800) 231-0431
  • Facebook: santabarbarainnsb

*** Travel Tips hosted at the invitation of Visit Santa Barbara  

Already know where to stay in Santa Barbara and now want to know what to do during your stay?

Some worthwhile recommendations.

  • Of course, the first recommendation is to know the Stearns Wharf  – registered trademark of Santa Barbara. The place has several restaurants, ice cream parlors and a very cool city vibe. In addition to the beautiful view of East Beach and West Beach
  • Right next to Stearns Wharf you can have a beer and stroll through the many shops and restaurants in State Street
  • walk through shore of Est Beach and enjoy the late afternoon on the immense lawn. Also bring some food and drinks for a picnic.

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