Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara, California
Set in beautiful Santa Barbara, with the sprawling Pacific on one side and downtown Santa Barbara’s bars, galleries, and boutiques on the other, Hotel Californian is the new center of Santa Barbara’s waterfront. The iconic hotel made its debut in 1925 before being destroyed by an earthquake. It has now been rebuilt, incorporating the façade of the original hotel and featuring Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern Moorish interior décor from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, whose aim is to ensure that no two rooms are alike. A part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, this stunning hotel is made up of three buildings; The Californian, The Mason, and The State building. Spacious guest rooms and suites enjoy luxurious finishes like tufted headboards, leather benches and custom cocktail bars.
Explore the city’s vibrant Funk Zone, hop around wine tasting rooms, or stroll along the beautiful beach just steps from your room. Santa Barbara is a coastal city and home to the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains. Visit Stearns Wharf, the 145-year-old iconic wooden pier that is a landmark in Santa Barbara. For some pampering and the ultimate relaxation, make sure to stop by the hotel’s spa for an invigorating paradise complete with four treatment rooms, a private courtyard, and a fitness center. After a long day of exploring, make sure to delight the palate at the onsite restaurant showcasing Mediterranean and contemporary American cuisine from Chef Alexander La Motte. Every dish emphasizes local ingredients and outdoor seating is available.
Location of Hotel Californian
Nearest Airport: LAX
Amenities for Hotel Californian
- On-Site Amenities
- Complimentary WiFi
Reviews for Hotel Californian
This newly opened resort hotel is exceptional on all levels. The hotel is beautifully well designed, decorated, and amazingly well situated as it offers easy access to both city interests and the beautiful, wide sandy beach. The private rooftop pool is nearly magical. We had 20 foot ceilings and a patio that allowed us to be outside, seeing up State Street and out to the beach. The staff introduced themselves, and offered us guidance and help and extras. We were celebrating our son's birthday and our own anniversary, and experiencing a memorable mini-reunion as a family including first cousins, one of whom traveled from the Olympic Pennisula.We hope to return, and encourage everyone to stay and experience this new marvel.
sbstraub - New York City, New York
As very early, in fact perhaps the first guests at the Californian, we experienced all the pleasures, comforts, and satisfactions of staying a superbly well run, in fact well-nigh impeccable hotel. Everyone in sight, drivers, clerks, maids, cleaners, other staff, executives, is truly personable and efficient and obviously wonderfully-trained. Professionalism is found right across the board, top to bottom, and maybe even more importantly, so is a real graciousness. A guest is always made to feel welcomed and valued. We have stayed in many first-class and luxury hotels, and none of the others is as nice, meaning as accommodating in the easiest, friendliest, and most crucial of ways, as The Californian. Here you are able to enjoy the pleasures of a great hotel that is always ready to go the extra measure on behalf of its guests. This beautiful place is a great addition to the small, lovely city of Santa Barbara. And our room was spectacular.
pstraub1 - Brooklyn, New York