Why we like it
- Family friendly hotel – located steps from the beach
- Enjoy a real taste of Santa Barbara cuisine in signature restaurant, Blackbird
- Relax in the Moroccan-inspired spa, Majorelle, named after the soothing blue found on Marrakech doorways
- The perfect urban retreat after a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway
About Hotel Californian
Stay on the American Riviera at family-friendly Hotel Californian, conveniently located in the centre of the Santa Barbara waterfront and only steps away from the beach.
The 121-room luxury beachside hotel features a rooftop pool where you can enjoy panoramic views of the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains.
Hotel Californian, with its prime seaside location, Moroccan-inspired spa and top-class restaurants is the perfect destination to recharge after your road trip on the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway.
Incorporating the façade of the original 1925, the hotel rooms mix classic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with Moroccan influences and furnishings from designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. You can choose a suite with private balcony and views over the sea or the city’s vibrant Funk Zone.
Classic meets contemporary at Hotel Californian’s signature restaurant, Blackbird featuring Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and ocean vista. You can also dine at the more casual all-day Goat Tree and enjoy picnics on the beach and celebratory dinners.
From the comfort of this urban seaside resort you can explore the beautiful botanical gardens at Ganna Walska Lotusland, go wine-tasting in the mountains and surf Rincon, one of California’s most famous waves.