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.
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.
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara (moderate)
You’re paying more for the location right on the beach but worth it. Free breakfast and wi-fi. Courtyard feel and friendly staff.
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. This is budget by Santa Barbara standards.