Each of our luxurious guestrooms is drawn outside the lines, providing a unique experience within. The intricate details blend the iconic with the unorthodox to redefine the ultimate Santa Barbara experience. The rooms intertwine classic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with Moroccan influences and rare custom furnishings from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard - exhibiting the glamour of modern nostalgia. Each individual guestroom is distinctly unique in its design, providing a different, captivating experience during each stay. What new experiences will each visit to Hotel Californian bring? Stay curious in your exploration of the unknown.
Please note that our rooms and suites are ADA compliant under the Department of Justice ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36, 1991. ADA rooms are available. We also invite you to view our Accessibility Statement.Explore Our Special Offers
This one-bedroom suite with a fireplace, views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and a sitting room adorned with custom furnishings encourage comfortable relaxation or socializing with friends – your choice.
Hotel Californian’s “presidential suite” is the only guestroom in the State Building – providing the ultimate Santa Barbara retreat set amongst the city’s vibrant Funk Zone. Spacious seating and dining areas offer the option to entertain or settle in for a long stay. A corner mirador niche provides a romantic vantage point from which to enjoy stunning ocean views and sunsets.
Classic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture blended with Moroccan influences and unexpected custom furnishings from Martyn Lawrence Bullard encourage you to enjoy a contemporary take on classic Santa Barbara.
Embrace the coastal California lifestyle and relish Juliet balcony views of picturesque courtyards of the city from the comfort of your room. Each Sevilla guestroom features either a bathtub or a shower.
Spread out and enjoy seating areas and/or balconies with views of Santa Barbara and Hotel Californian’s European-inspired paseos. Each Granada guestroom features either a bath tub or a shower.
Ocean views invite you to share a cocktail or Santa Barbara wine al fresco on your private balcony.
Enjoy sea breezes and ocean views from your oversized verandas and balconies, inspiring unhurried relaxation.
Our largest accommodations feature fireplaces and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, State Street, or the Pacific, offering a residential feel steps from the Funk Zone and a stone’s throw from the beach.
Hotel Californian brings the Funk Zone bar scene into your guestroom. Generously-sized bottles of local spirits and small-batch mixers will energize your evening, or help you recover from the night before. Local partners ensure only the finest spirits, while tonics & snacks mixed especially for recovery means you won’t miss a beat of vacation time.
Named after the Moorish Troubadours of medieval Spain, our Room & Suite names honor the original iconoclasts of the Mediterranean.
Almeria, Sevilla, Granada, and Cordova honor the royal cities of Moorish-controlled Medieval Spain, while Sestina pays homage to the song style of these illustrious bards. Tangerinn—a beat poet expat enclave—memorializes the famous bar in Tangier where authors Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac found inspiration from these epic poets, and William Burroughs wrote his famous novel Naked Lunch in the infamous Room #9.
As you return to the hotel each night, you may notice a special offering left behind--short poems or experiences from legendary ex-pats, mysterious and inspiring quotations, or recommendations from local iconoclasts will keep each evening unpredictable.Inspired by William Burroughs, who's original manuscript to "Naked Lunch" was scribbled on yellow pieces of paper strewn around his room. You can choose to take these nightly messages with you, or, like Burroughs, toss them wherever you like.