Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches, celebrated wineries and year-round sunny weather make it a popular travel destination for work and play. No wonder it was dubbed the American Riviera! As a guest of one of our Holiday Inn Express® Santa Barbara hotels, you’ll enjoy the charm of the Mediterranean with a laid-back atmosphere that’s undeniably California cool.
Our hotels in Santa Barbara make an excellent base to explore the city. If culture’s what you crave, tour the beautiful grounds of the Santa Barbara Mission or head to the Museum of Natural History to see a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits, including a rare blue whale skeleton. There’s innovative new works at the Contemporary Arts Forum and European classics at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The city is known for its excellent theaters and music venues. Enjoy an evening of classics with the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra or rock out at the Santa Barbara Bowl amphitheatre. Ask your friendly Santa Barbara hotel staff for tips on the biggest and best acts in town.
If business meetings and conferences have you feeling cooped up, head outdoors and enjoy the variety of active pursuits Santa Barbara offers. Walk the pristine white sands of East Beach or kayak around Channel Islands National Park. Plan a day trip to the celebrated wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley or time your stay in our Santa Barbara hotels to experience the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, an elaborate event held every August to celebrate the city’s rich culture and history.
Whatever brings you to our Santa Barbara hotels, you’ll find there’s plenty to do and see in this charming West Coast city.
Can't beat the location, walking distance to downtown the outside fire pit on the boardwalk is amazing. The staff is very accommodating and pleasant. We had dinner reservations to get to and needed[More]
to check in later I called the front desk and Matt said he would have our parking passes at the front desk and we could go on to dinner and check in later . Perfect he couldn't of made anything easier I was organizing a party of 12 all staying at the hotel. I have stayed at the Venture Crowne for various reason over the last few years and each visit has been wonderful. It's the staff and location. Morning walk on the beach, anyone? [Less]
I love the location of Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. The staff is incredibly helpful. I felt like I was in Europe, not only because of the modern design, but the facility is pet friendly[More]
too. The room was clean and efficient. The train station nearby didn't bother me and I'm a light sleeper. There were ear plugs in the room. The outside lounges are a great place to sit and meet people. Everything is in walking distance, (e.g., wineries, restaurants, and the beach), so you can park your car while you're in Santa Barbara and forget it. Enjoy! [Less]