Newlyweds, married couples, and senior lovebirds love to visit the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Who can resist the city’s picturesque seaside hotels, beaches, and irresistible charm? Visitors and tourists alike enjoy Santa Barbara’s sandy beaches and crystal blue water as well as its wineries, gourmet restaurants, and famous mission. As to where visitors like to enjoy their stay, Santa Barbara has a number of large beachside hotels, but we are especially impressed by their bed and breakfast hotels. We looked for the most charming bed and breakfast hotels and inns for visitors who are taking a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara. Here are our top choices.
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Relax in a backdrop of tropical palm trees and romantic Spanish-style suites at the Inn by the Harbor, which is just a short walk from Santa Barbara’s sandy beaches. The Inn not only provides guests with free breakfast, but also an afternoon wine and cheese, and evening cookies. Accommodations include free parking, free wi-fi, data port, a heated swimming pool, guest laundry, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, a DVD player with movie rentals, complimentary HBO, and a full kitchen (for suites).
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Located just two short blocks from the beach and a 10-minute walk from downtown Santa Barbara is the Eagle Inn, which provides guests with a luxurious stay. The Eagle Inn offers free breakfast every morning as well as afternoon cookies, along with complimentary bicycle use for guests, free wi-fi and a computer work station, fireplace (in suites), free parking, and more.
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The Bath Inn is hidden away within a quaint residential neighborhood where guests can feel at away from home. The Inn serves a gourmet breakfast each morning which includes coffee, juice, fresh fruit, homemade granola, and freshly made baked goods and hearty dishes such as raspberry pancakes, peach french toast, eggs florentine, blueberry muffins, and more.
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With 23 accommodations, the Lavender Inn By The Sea is more than able to meet your expectations for a warm and cozy coastal retreat in Santa Barbara. Guests will enjoy the pleasant and calming aroma of lavender all around the inn as well as in their rooms. The Inn provides guests with wi-fi, lavender-scented bath soap and shampoo, complimentary breakfast and evening milk and cookies, a large heated swimming pool, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, and more.
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To those looking for a sleek and tastefully-designed contemporary getaway, look to the Hideaway Santa Barbara, located just a short stroll away from the beach. Guests will find modern upgrades to their rooms which include chic furniture pieces, backsplash tile, cozy nooks, and more. Hideaway is truly a place to get away and find a peaceful retreat from the bustling business of everyday life.
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Dog-lovers won’t need to leave their beloved pets in a kennel on their weekend away in Santa Barbara. Beach House Inn is happy to accomodate guests and their dogs, welcoming dog-owners to enjoy their beach time and have a relaxing weekend with their favorite canine. Each dog-friendly room provides free wi-fi, a flat screen TV, a gas fireplace, a fully equipped
kitchen, and more.
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With over 30 years of experience, the Dunstan family has run Santa Barbara’s Cheshire Cat Inn, where guests can enjoy their stays in quaint cottages set to an Alice in Wonderland theme. Amenities at the Inn include a delicious breakfast, evening cookies and apples, free wi-fi, luxurious bathrobes, fresh flowers, access to coffee 24/7, a wheelchair lift, in-room jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and more.
About Santa Barbara
Often referred to as the “American Riviera”, Santa Barbara is one of the larger coastal cities in the state of California. The city is well-known for its Mediterranean climate as well as its beauty and lies near the Santa Ynez Mountains. Santa Barbara’s attractions include its beaches, the Mission Santa Barbara, the Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Reagan Ranch Center, and more. Santa Barbara is also known for its numerous outstanding restaurants such as Cold Spring Tavern, which was first established as a stagecoach stop in 1865. Local wineries such as Jamie Slone Wines, also provide visitors with informative and guided wine tastings on a beautiful estate.