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5.0 out of 5

"Great location, rooms and view are amazing. Loved it!! " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 06 Mar 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Santa Barbara awaits you at Hotel Californian. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara City College. Highlights at this beach hotel include 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 121 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, espresso makers, and free local calls. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service is also available. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Free bottled water, safes, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

A relaxing day at Majorelle can include deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. At the hotel's own poolside bar or lounge bar, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and pool loungers as well as access to bike rentals. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

This 5-star Santa Barbara Beach hotel is 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Santa Barbara County Courthouse and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo.

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Almeria)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$670* Per night/room 3 May - 4 May

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sevilla)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Sevilla)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Granada)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Sestina)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Sestina)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Californian ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

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Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Californian

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5 out of 5

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Feb. 2020 by Hotel Californian

Hello. What a treat to find your top score! Join us again on the American Riviera! All the best, Hotel Californian

5 out of 5
Great location, rooms and view are amazing. Loved it!!

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Mar. 2019 by Libby Basham Guest Reception Manager

Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Property Features

Hotel Californian offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Hotel Californian. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 2017
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Californian offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Hotel Californian has 3 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Detoxification wrap

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

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

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 22 for adults, USD 5 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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