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14 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara, CA (2024 Guide)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you plan to visit Southern California, Santa Barbara should definitely be on your list! With Mediterranean-style buildings, access to the beach, and plenty of restaurants, it is a fantastic holiday destination. But you do not want to be without your pet while checking out this area.

We are here to help! We have listed 14 pet-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara that welcome pets. Read on to learn the details.

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The 14 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara, CA

1. El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel

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🗺️ Address: 📍 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $150 for one pet per stay, $220 for two pets per stay
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Gorgeous hotel and grounds, iconic views
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Treats, bed, bowls, and even pet tea provided
  • Rooms with private terraces are available
  • Canine menu available in restaurants and for room service

2. Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian In Santa Barbara CA
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🗺️ Address: 📍 36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: 2 dogs under 20 pounds for $150 per pet per day. No cats. $200 pet cleaning fee
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Beachfront, lovely views of the ocean and the mountains
  • Dog-friendly wine bars and patios to hang out with your dog
  • Treats, bed, and bowls provided
  • Canine menu available in restaurants and for room service

3. Kimpton Canary Hotel

Kimpton Canary Hotel
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🗺️ Address: 📍 31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: None
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None, but there are grassy areas nearby
  • Spanish-style, luxury linens, loaner bikes, evening wine hour
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Treats, bed, and bowls provided
  • Well-behaved pets can be left in rooms unattended
  • Pet-sitting and dog-walking services offered

4. Riviera Beach House

Riviera Beach House
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🗺️ Address: 📍 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $75 per stay
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Bustling area of the city
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Treats, bed, and bowls provided
  • Pet-friendly restaurant patio
  • Well-behaved pets may be left in rooms
  • Grassy pet relief area at the back of the property

5. Hotel Milo, Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
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🗺️ Address: 📍 202 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $35 per night and a $50 security deposit per night
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Spanish-style beachfront hotel
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Treats are available at the front desk
  • Grassy pet relief areas on the property

6. Motel 6 Santa Barbara, Beach

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🗺️ Address: 📍 443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: None
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Basic but stylish
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Pets allowed on all grassy areas

7. Casa Del Mar Inn

Casa Del Mar Inn
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🗺️ Address: 📍 18 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $20 per pet per night
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Quaint Spanish-style hotel
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Pets may not be left in rooms unattended
  • Dogs may be walked all over the property

8. Blue Sands Inn

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🗺️ Address: 📍 421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: 2 dogs of any size for $30 per pet per night
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Relaxed, casual, and has a cozy style
  • No cats are allowed at this hotel
  • Play beachside and poolside
  • Next door to a large, grassy park

9. Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront
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🗺️ Address: 📍 633 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: Up to 2 dogs for $75 per stay
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Mission-style, all rooms have terraces or balconies
  • Heated pool, tennis courts, across from beach popular for volleyball and sunsets
  • No cats are allowed
  • Treats and info packet provided at check-in
  • Grassy pet relief areas and waste stations around the property

10. Rancho Oso RV and Camping Resort

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🗺️ Address: 📍 3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $10 per pet per night
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None but lots of land for hikes and exploring
  • Cabins, cottages, lots for tents and RVs available
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gorgeous, rustic scenery

11. Extended Stay America Santa Barbara Calle Real

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🗺️ Address: 📍 4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: 2 pets for $25 per pet per night first six nights, $10 after that
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • All suites
  • Both dogs and cats are allowed
  • Grassy areas for pets to use
  • Larger dogs considered with manager approval

12. Hotel Santa Barbara

Hotel Santa Barbara
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🗺️ Address: 📍 533 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: None
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Downtown Santa Barbara institution featuring vintage photography and custom-made carpets
  • No cats are allowed
  • Beds and bowls are provided for an additional fee
  • Well-behaved pets may be left unattended

13. Marina Beach Motel

Marina Beach Motel
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🗺️ Address: 📍 21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $20 per pet per night
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None
  • Dogs and cats are allowed
  • Courtyard available for pets to be walked
  • Pets may not be left unattended

14. Mar Monte Hotel Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Mar Monte Hotel
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🗺️ Address: 📍 1111 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
⭐ Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🕐 Open Times: 24/7 front desk
💲 Cost: $75 per stay
🐕 Off-Leash Area: None

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Conclusion

Going on a vacation is fun, but going with your pet is priceless! We hope that this list has given you some options for pet-friendly hotels in Santa Barbara. However, since things do change, we recommend calling the hotel to check to make sure their pet policies are up-to-date.

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