The American Riviera
Hotel Californian continues to redefine luxury in the celebrated American Riviera. The 121-room hotel is a magnet for the Hollywood elite, international visitors and locals alike. Featuring dazzling spaces from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the iconoclastic enclave - part history, part imagination and all Californian - continues to drive the revitalization of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone while upending conventional expectations. Hotel Californian is Santa Barbara's premier urban destination.
Hotel Californian welcomes guests of all abilities. Our property descriptions aim to allow any visitor to make an informed decision on whether the hotel is an appropriate choice for their needs. For more information, please see our Accessibility Statement.
Newly Recommended by Michelin
In Santa Barbara’s first year of inclusion into the Michelin Guide, Blackbird has been recommended with L’Assiette Michelin (The Michelin Plate). To celebrate, we are offering a few of our signature menu pairings all summer long at $20.19 each. Join us for Hamachi Crudo with an Eastside Cocktail, West Coast Oysters paired with a glass of Margerum Rosé and our Wagyu Burger. Get lost in an exhilarating experience at Blackbird. We have also put our own little twist on Après Ski with our new Après Sea menu. Experience our Après Sea menu featuring select Blackbird dishes paired with Djinn cocktails after lounging at the beach, surfing or exploring the Funk Zone. Taste local West Coast Oysters paired with a selection of electic Dijnn cocktails.
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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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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