“[The] hotel’s stylish, design-forward interiors balance against the original hotel façade from the 1920s, perfectly embodying what’s both old and new in Santa Barbara.”

– Lauren Mowery,

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Spa & Beauty Today, 2024 Tone Up + Wine Down Wellness Weekend (Hotel Californian)

“Relax and recharge with specialized classes, samples, wellness tips and more and finish each class with  a beverage station, featuring wine from Foley Family Wines portfolio.”

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Resident Magazine, 2024 The Hotel Californian's Luxurious Legacy

“The Hotel Californian isn't just a place to stay; it's an experience; a perfect blend of history, culture, and modern luxury.”

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Condé Nast Traveler, 2023 Top 20 Hotels in Southern California

"Even for just one night, this felt like a taste of Europe—or at least a slower pace than L.A., with an abundance of delicious food both at the hotel and nearby. I wanted to bring everyone from L.A. who felt like a fresh air, laid back, walkable weekend escape..."

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805 Living The Restaurant Issue, 2023 Wine and Dine in Santa Barbara

"Watson enjoys pairing ingredients like these in monthly winemaker dinners at the hotel's Blackbird restaurant"

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DuJour, 2023 Where To Stay + Where To Drink

"The Society: State & Mason pulls together bottles from area producers and pairs mini-lessons with sharable snacks."

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Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, 2023 Hotel Review: Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, California In The USA

"The revival of Santa Barbara since 2017 has centred around the Funk Zone and at the heart of this district is the world-class, Hotel Californian."

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Taste & Travel International, 2023 WELCOME TO HOTEL CALIFORNIAN!

"The Hotel Californian is effectively the cornerstone of this food and wine-forward enclave, especially as the historic hotel now occupies three city corners at the intersection of State and Mason Streets."

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The Hidden Hills, 2023 Living it Up at Hotel Californian

"It's an area where the sporty, the beachy, the artistic, and an Old Money/Old Hollywood past co-exist."

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Santa Barbara Life & Style, 2023 Hotel Californian’s Blackbird Wows With Bold Cuisine and Showstopping Cocktails

"Blackbird is iconoclastic: iconic by pairing unexpected things in a new exciting way."

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Tasting Table., 2023 15 Best Wine Tasting Rooms In Santa Barbara

"The Society: State & Mason has become a go-to tasting room for locals and visitors alike. Patrons are able to enjoy more than 70 different wines, all of which come from the many wineries within the Foley Family portfolio."

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Observer, 2023 Welcome to the Hotel Californian, Where Wellness Meets Indulgence

"It’s easy to traverse the hotel’s restaurants and spas, as well as wander through the coastal California town’s 'Funk Zone' neighborhood, making Hotel Californian the ideal destination for a long weekend getaway, and especially for the ultimate wellness retreat."

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Haute Living San Francisco, 2022 Funk Zone Flair: Santa Barbara’s Hotel Californian

“With its Moorish design, unconventional décor, and imaginative programming, Hotel Californian is an iconoclastic Funk Zone enclave.”

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LA Times Online, 2020 Kayaking and Cat Therapy on a Santa Barbara Getaway by Train

“I loved the hotel interiors that blended Moroccan decor with 1920s Hollywood glamour. My room, called Sestina King, was spacious, with a king bed and partial ocean view from the balcony. After months of being stuck at home, it was nice to feel spoiled.”

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Elite Traveler, 2020 Hotel Californian Launches ‘Iconoclasts…Indulge’ Package

"Situated just moments from Santa Barbara's West Beach, Hotel Californian effortlessly blends the laidback Californian way of life with glitzy Hollywood hospitality."

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Conde Nast Traveler, 2020 9 West Coast Road Trips to Take This Year

“In Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian is a refreshing hideaway right on the coast, with ocean views, a great on-site restaurant (Blackbird), and a Moroccan spa.”

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VERANDA, 2020 15 Historic U.S. Cities That Feel Like Europe

“A stay at the Martyn Lawrence Bullard-designed Hotel Californian is a fabulous respite at the end of a busy day that also offers a can't-miss Mediterranean-style brunch.”

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Travel + Leisure, 2020 3 of the Best Places to Stay in Santa Barbara Right Now

“Sophisticated, classic, and totally refined are all the right adjectives to use to describe the Hotel Californian. With its superb location near the town’s train station, it makes for an easy getaway from Los Angeles.”

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C Magazine, 2019 Why Santa Barbara Keeps Getting Better

"Santa Barbara's revived Hotel Californian is every bit bold and beautiful." "And the Funk Zone's Hotel Californian recently unveiled Djinn, its Moroccan-inspired library bar and hideaway lounge serving up craft cocktails and evening entertainment."

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Sunset Magazine, 2018 International Design

"Forgo the beach for a swim in the rooftop pool - that is, if you can pull yourself away from the countless photo ops. There is not a bad angle in this place."

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Architectural Digest, 2018 Hotel Californian Celebrates Its Opening in Santa Barbara with a Little Help from John Mayer, Michael Keaton, and Bo Derek

"With its Spanish Mission architecture and Moorish- and Moroccan-inspired interiors by AD100 designer Martyn Lawerence Bullard, the Hotel Californian strikes a decidedly upscale note - goosing traditional Santa Barbara style with a shot of Bullardian glamour and élan."

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ELLE Decor, 2018 Martyn Lawrence Bullard Gives The Hotel Californian a Dose of Funk

"Whereas other beach hotels might feature a swell of rattan pieces, sea-blue art, and white linens, Hotel Californian favors graphic wallpapers, gold snake sconces, and emerald green club chairs."

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