A standout among luxury Santa Barbara hotels and an ultimate romantic hideaway for over a century, “The Ranch” hosted the wedding of Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier, and was the honeymoon retreat for John and Jackie Kennedy. There are 41 individually decorated private cottages and suites nestled along a creek and tree-lined paths. Among the amenities are outdoor hot tubs and rain showers on private patios, stone fireplaces, hand-selected antique furnishings and fine linens, pool, fitness center and in-room personalized spa services. The Ranch also hosts 2 world-class restaurants.1-805-565-1700
A Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort, and recipient of numerous additional prestigious awards, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the reimagined and newly-constructed incarnation of Montecito’s much-loved “Miramar by the Sea.” Ultra-luxury guestrooms, specialty and beachfront suites, and multi-bedroom bungalows, as well as formal and informal dining, and a selection of wellness facilities comprise the hotel and resort.1-805-900-8388
Fondly referred to by locals and guests simply as “The Biltmore” since its opening in 1927, the pinnacle of classic hotel & resort luxury at beautiful Butterfly Beach in prestigious Montecito is currently closed until further notice. It is known for its sophisticated blend of Old World charm and world-renowned Four Seasons service and amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness facility, 11 room spa, tennis courts, 2 gourmet restaurants and guest privileges at the adjacent legendary Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club. [Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore is closed until further notice.] 1-805-569-2742
Built by cinema legend Charlie Chaplin in 1928 as a retreat for his friends, today the inn welcomes guests from around the world who enjoy its relaxed sophistication. Located mere steps from the discriminating shops and restaurants of Montecito’s popular Coast Village Road and just two blocks from breathtaking Butterfly Beach, the inn is also home to the popular Montecito Café. 1-800-843-2017
The only full-service luxury lodging among downtown Santa Barbara hotels. Rooftop pool, Jacuzzi and lounge; gourmet yet comfortable restaurant & bar; in-room spas and adjacent fitness facility; walk to shopping, dining and all downtown amenities.1-805-884-0300
A 58-room historic landmark, built in 1871, combining the intimacy of a bed & breakfast inn with the amenities of fine Santa Barbara hotesl. Renowned Louie’s Restaurant on-site; a short walk or ride to all that downtown Santa Barbara has to offer. 1-800-727-0876
A small, charming standout among beachfront Santa Barbara hotels, offering expansive, lush garden courtyards; 2 pools with private poolside cabanas; in-room spa service; convenience to the Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearn’s Wharf and numerous beachfront restaurants. Just a few blocks to downtown Santa Barbara. 1-805-965-4577
A sprawling 24-acre beachfront resort hotel just ½ mile from downtown Santa Barbara and Montecito. Accommodations and amenities appropriate for an intimate getaway, family vacation, corporate retreat or convention. 1-805-564-4333
Intimate luxury boutique hotel located just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara in the city’s historic Presidio District. Lush gardens with fountains, in-room fireplaces and luxurious linens and baths. 1-805-564-4700
North America’s only AAA Five Diamond-rated bed & breakfast inn. Nestled on an acre of English gardens and built as a private estate in 1874, the inn is just blocks from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Featuring 15 rooms, suites and cottages; fireplaces; personalized in-room spa services; guest privileges at Santa Barbara Athletic Club; gourmet breakfasts, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, afternoon tea and dessert buffet. 1-800-676-1280
Built in 1931, this Spanish-Colonial Revival gem has been completely and tastefully renovated as one of Santa Barbara’s finest inns. Its 18 individually unique guest rooms – some featuring fireplaces — each offer a lovely view of the ocean, harbor, mountains or courtyard. 1-805-966-0851
A luxury beachfront boutique resort hotel near Stearn’s Wharf and the Santa Barbara Harbor. Among the amenities are an ocean view pool with full food and beverage service and an adjacent fitness center, a full-service spa, and Eladio’s Restaurant. 1-800-755-0222
A one-stop shop for 5 charming inns.
An intimate retreat for over two decades, this cozy Craftsman style bed & breakfast shares historic Summerland’s Lillie Avenue with charming antique shops, home furnishings boutiques, a winery tasting room and an eclectic mix of small dining establishments – from a classic California beach town burger stand, to a chic French patisserie and café. Within walking distance to the beach, just 5 minutes from the sophisticated amenities of adjacent Montecito and 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, the inn features ocean views from every cozy room, a relaxing spa and more. 1-800-845-5566
For additional lodging suggestions, rates and reservations, please click here.
Frequently a celebrity hideaway and resting on nearly 80 beachfront acres, this luxury Mediterranean village-style resort hotel is 15-20 minutes north of Santa Barbara. It offers 311 rooms, 49 suites, multiple pools and restaurants, a world-class spa, tennis and the well-known Sandpiper golf course. 1-805-968-0100