The Best Family Hotels in Santa Barbara

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Updated: November 4, 2022
By Santorini Dave

The 6 Best Hotels for Families in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara beach hotel for families.

The wonderful Hotel Milo. Great location near the beach and lively State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

1. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore (luxury)

Amazing grounds and architecture. Great full-day kids’ club for ages 5 to 12. A large saltwater pool and a children’s pool are on the beach (and a smaller pool in another location). Yoga, aqua aerobics, pilates, and a top-notch fitness center for the adults.

2. Hotel Milo (moderate)

Great location at the beach and close to Stearns Wharf, downtown, and the train station (walking distance to all). Fun, friendly atmosphere. Family Suites sleep families of 5 or 6.

3. Castillo Inn at the Beach (moderate)

One block from West Beach and an easy walk to the pier and State Street. The Castillo Suite has two bedrooms and a kitchen. Free parking available.

4. Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta (moderate)

Good value hotel with nice outdoor pool and king suites that sleep families of 4 and 5. Located a short drive outside of downtown Santa Barbara.

5. Harbor House Inn Santa Barbara (moderate)

King rooms are great for a family of 3 or 4. Full kitchens, free parking, and free wi-fi. Loaner bikes available. A block from the beach.

6. Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn (moderate)

Great pool and jacuzzi. Walking distance to a mall but you’ll be driving to the beach or downtown. Good sized rooms for family of four. This is a budget hotel by Santa Barbara standards.

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