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The Hamlet Inn
This remodeled motel is to wine-country lodging what IKEA is to interior design: a budget-friendly, trendy alternative. Crisp, modern rooms have bright Danish flag bedspreads and iPod docking stations...
The Eagle Inn
You can just imagine early-20th-century Santa Barbara socialites strolling underneath the colorful Spanish, tile-lined archway into this white, two-story inn...
Hotel Santa Barbara
Old-fashioned yet unpretentious, the 1925 Hotel Santa Barbara has rooms done up with rattan and blond-wood furnishings and sunny Mediterranean colors – Provence meets the beach. Best of all, you can walk everywhere...
Harbor House Inn
Down by the harbor, this converted motel offers brightly lit studios with hardwood floors and a beachy design scheme. A few have full kitchens and fireplaces, but there's no air-con...
Downtown, this clean-lined hotel is a relief from all things Danish. Overpriced rooms may look anonymous, but they’re quite spacious...
The Monterey Hotel
Right downtown, this quaint 1904 edifice harbors small, somewhat noisy but freshly renovated rooms sporting reproduction Victorian furniture. No elevator. Parking $17.
Marina Beach Motel
Family-owned since 1942, this flower-festooned, one-story motor lodge that wraps around a grassy courtyard is worth a stay just for the location. Right by the beach, tidy remodeled rooms are comfy enough, and some have kitchenettes...
While it’s still just a motel at heart, this boutique-on-a-budget property’s ‘Mexican pop meets modern’ motif livens things up with a color palette from a Frieda Kahlo painting...
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Coastal state-park lodge has buildings designed by architect Julia Morgan, of Hearst Castle fame. Historic rooms are small and thin-walled, but charming nonetheless. The lodge's fireside rec room has ping-pong and pool tables. Bicycle rentals available.
Peach Tree Inn
San Luis Obispo
Folksy, nothing-fancy motel rooms are relaxing, especially those set creekside or with rocking chairs overlooking a rose garden. Hearty breakfasts include homemade breads.
Inn At Morro Bay
The park's Inn at Morro Bay is a tranquil, two-story waterfront lodge, where most rooms have feather beds and gas fireplaces to ward off coastal fog.
Pacific Blue Inn
Downtown courtyard B&B is truly ecoconscious, with water-saving fixtures and renewable and recycled building materials. Clean-lined rooms have pillow-top beds, fireplaces and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Free loaner bikes.
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Formerly the Hotel Virginia, this early-20th-century hotel has heaps of character, starting from the tile-filled lobby with a fountain. Upgraded rooms are serviceable, but its location just off downtown's State St merits a stay. Parking $12.
San Luis Obispo
The fantastically campy Madonna Inn is a garish confection visible from Hwy 101...
Simpson House Inn
Whether you book an elegant suite with a clawfoot bathtub or a sweet cottage with a wood-burning fireplace, you'll be pampered at this Victorian-era estate ensconced by English gardens...
The Babbling Brook Inn
Built around a running stream with meandering gardens, the inn has cozy rooms in small buildings, decorated in French-provincial style. Most have gas fireplaces, some have Jacuzzis; all have featherbeds and downy-soft pillows...
Sea & Sand Inn
The spiffiest motel in town overlooks Main Beach and has grassy lawns at the cliff’s edge – fall asleep to braying sea lions...
This revamped motel has luxuriously updated just about everything, except for its routine exterior. Inside, rooms are surprisingly plush, with flat-screen TVs, comfy duvets and high-end bath products. Spa suites come with jetted tubs...
Lemon Tree Inn
Featuring a one acre tropical courtyard and an outdoor pool, this Santa Barbara hotel offers rooms with flat-screen cable TV. It is one mile from the Museum of Natural History. Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms at the Lemon Tree Inn...
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara Formerly Hotel Oceana
This oceanfront hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is 4 minutes' walk from Stearns Wharf. It offers 2 heated outdoor pools, a modern fitness centre and in-room spa services. A flat-screen cable TV and free WiFi are provided in the colorful, modern rooms...
The Fess Parker – A Doubletree By Hilton Resort
Boasting a dramatic coastline location, nestled on 24 acres only seconds from pristine beaches and the city centre, this resort offers unrivalled amenities and facilities, including on-site spa services...
La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Located 2 miles from Sterns Wharf, this Santa Barbara hotel features an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi in rooms is offered to all guests. Free parking is also offered...