Lodging in Santa Barbara, California (V)
Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California, located in Southern California. If you’ve planned a tour of the Central California Coast, then Santa Barbara is definitely the best overnight destination. This articles series will reveal everything you need to know about lodging in Santa Barbara, California:
Lodging in Santa Barbara, California: Hotel Corque – Classy wine country inn
In 2007 the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians bought the aging Royal Scandinavian Inn. They subsequently gave it a multimillion $ head-to-toe makeover and a new name that reflects its classy, yet casual wine country theme.
All 132 rooms and suites have beds with comfy custom mattresses and a slew of upscale amenities, including Wi-Fi. Ask for a room with a private terrace or balcony with views of mountains and vineyards.
The hotel sits at the edge of downtown Solvang, so you can easily walk to restaurants, shops and tasting rooms. The Chumash also own the equally sleek and stylish restaurant next door, Root 246 — head there for cocktails, regional wines and farm-fresh seasonal dishes, or order room service in your private quarters.
Lodging in Santa Barbara, California: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara – Hip, artsy, eco-friendly lodgings
European-style Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara is a good choice if you're into style and culture and want to ditch the car and walk around the Funk Zone, Lower State Street, and the waterfront area.
It's a block from the beach and Stearns Wharf and steps from the Amtrak station, and the electric shuttles and buses stop at the front door. Contemporary art adorns public spaces, which include a plant-filled living wall and an art library. Hotel Indigo is also an alternative art exhibition space for the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.
Some of the 41 eco-friendly rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. All have Euro-style wet bathrooms. For meals, pop down to the hotel's on-site restaurant, Anchor Woodfire Pizza and Bar, or order room service.
Lodging in Santa Barbara, California: Hyatt Santa Barbara – Rooms with a view
Historic Hyatt Santa Barbara (formerly Hotel Mar Monte), built in lavish Spanish Colonial Revival style in 1931, occupies three acres at one of the city's most enviable spots: right across Cabrillo Boulevard just steps from East Beach.
Today's hotel complex includes four buildings, a restaurant, a spa (book a massage or facial) and outdoor pool. The 173 rooms reflect a range of amenities and rates. Pay the most for second floor deluxe ocean view rooms with balconies, and less for those with mountain views or smaller rooms in the historic (i.e., older) sections. Dogs are welcome in some rooms for a fee.