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Hotel Californian

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The American Riviera


Featuring Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern Moorish themed interior décor from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront.

Incorporating the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, this 121 room seaside destination features a rooftop pool and event deck providing panoramic views of the coastline and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Located steps from the beach, one block from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and in the middle of Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone, the Hotel Californian includes a luxurious Turkish-inspired spa, fashion boutique and fresh and distinctive dining options, together with a best-in-class ballroom, event lawns and decks, and unique meeting spaces for weddings and group events.

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.

Sunset Sessions

Sunday, September 29th 

Join us on the Mirador rooftop for a special sunset performance and DJ set by Allie Teilz as well as DJ sets by Myles Hendrik and Wade Crescent. Sip specialty cocktails and gaze into the sunset with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. 

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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. 

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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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Sestina Guestroom with Ocean View

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

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Blackbird Restaurant

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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Alhambra Ballroom

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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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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U.S. News & World Report 2019

#1 Hotel in Santa Barbara

#13 Hotel in California

#65 Hotel in USA


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