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Hotel Californian

Santa Barbara, CA

“Hotel Californian has become a destination for sophisticated sojourners and Santa Barbara locals who relish the property’s world-class services and amenities housed in L.A.-based design deity Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Moroccan-inspired jewel box.”

– Rebekah Bell, Modern Luxury Interiors California

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Court of Fatima
Mason Building Exterior

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.

(805) 882-0100

36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Ditch the Car and

Take the Train

Take advantage of our Take the Train package to receive 20% off the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner on your route to Santa Barbara. The train drop-off is just 1 block from the hotel, leaving the headache of driving behind and immediately immersing you in all there is to do in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. Not to mention, the views from the train are outstanding.

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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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Hotel Californian Guestroom

From exquisite, contemporary Santa Barbara dining to picnics at the beach, and plenty of local wine and craft cocktails, Hotel Californian offers four distinctive dining and imbibing venues, and is right in the middle of the food & beverage centric Funk Zone.

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Blackbird Dinner

Set next to the Pacific Ocean in the shadows of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and in the bustling downtown center of Santa Barbara, Hotel Californian is the pinnacle event venue of the American Riviera.

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Hotel Californian

Unexpected, meaningful and customized to the uniqueness of you, we invite you to discover an authentic and highly personalized expression of impeccable service— an essential luxury along the path to wellness.

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Majorelle Spa
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Newly Recommended by Michelin

In California’s first year of inclusion in the Michelin Guide, Blackbird has been recommended with L’Assiette Michelin (The Michelin Plate). Join us for Hamachi Crudo with an Eastside Cocktail, West Coast Oysters paired with a glass of Margerum Rosé and our Wagyu Burger. Please call (805) 882-0135 for reservation inquiries.

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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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