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
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.
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.
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.
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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