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.
Pack Your Bags
and Start Your Engines
There is no better time than now to jump in the car and head for the American Riviera. Take advantage our Get Out & Play package and reap the benefits of complimentary valet parking and breakfast for two. And as a show of our love for our fellow Californians, we're also offering an additional 10% discount to in-state residents who book this offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All day, al fresco café
Fresh, local fare with Mediterranean influence. Goat Tree offers outdoor seating at the heart of State Street, and provides curbside pickup and local delivery from 7am to 8pm daily. Click to explore Goat Tree below.
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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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