Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
The Beach: wonderful (but cold) sand…. impressive sunsets – large breaking waves keeping as entertained all through the night (unless we here the train coming by) – dolphins swimming by – even we needed the sweaters – it’s like being on vacation.
The Campsite: I think its American – a long row of RV’s one bigger than the other, ...
Thommo picked up the hire car at a bit before 10am and we all met up at their hotel to be on the road as quickly as possible. We had got up and packed, checked out and into a cab and got there just after 10am as the guys were packing the bags into the car. Upon checking out I asked the hostel owner Carlos the talkative joker to call me a cab in which he said "you are a cab", then asked if I'd like him to use the phone to get a taxi for me, what a joker, ...
... in the world, Myla. Kelsey and Kyle who picked us up immediately heard all about our Mike Geyser experience which was still hot on our minds! They were a couple, our age from up in Washington, and like the majority of other young people we met in the area, they were trimmers and had spent the last month up in the mountains. They were on their way down to visit a friend in Santa Cruz and seeing as we had no plan again we decided to go with them. We stopped off at Point Reyes State ...
... which literally consisted of only a couple of streets (reminded me of Gilmore Girls), but again it was a very affluent town with gorgeous shops, restaurants and a lot of charm! We had our nicest meal of the trip so far at a fine dining restaurant (so cheap compared to at home).
The next morning we rose early to drive to San Simeon to go on a tour of Hearst Castle. Mr Hearst was a newspaper mogul, and he built a huge mansion up in the hills and filled it with ...
A few minutes down the road into Santa Barbara for today's fun. Sun is shining, sea is glistening, and the palm trees are huge. Gorgeous place. We have a stroll along the sea front and onto the wharf whilst Taya has a nap. Then the main activity for the morning is hiring a bike cart for us all to have a pedal along the glorious seafront. Dylan tries out all the different varieties whilst Rich pays.
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
5650 Calle Real, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $141
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $189
- Great beach front location, large room but a bit of a smell
- Radisson was Spectacular!
- Loved the Radisson!
3850 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $174
- Pepper Tree is nice
- Pepper Tree - Great
- Seems best bet on State Street
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $190
- Encina Lodge is great
- Lovely place to stay
- Just Okay
202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $198
- Ditto other reviews - bad motel experience, misleading website
- Do not stay here
- Perfect Location
28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $257
- Delighted with our room
- Not the Four Seasons....
3714 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $102
- Great pool and spa
- Like the Sandman, but gee...
- Very nice place!
31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $270
- Hope this was an anomaly
- Very good, but some kinks need to be worked out...
- This is not a Leading Hotel of the World
5490 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $221
- Good location for UCSB but no amenities
- Convenient to UCSB, but that's about it...
901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $186
- Great relief to long travellers
- Perfectly Fine
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $170
17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $180
- Pleasant Surprise
- Great Location. Leave the car at home.
- Great Location
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Quiet and homey
- Surprising find near the S.B. beaches
- Very charming hotel
533 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $180
- Quiet, central location, good deal
- Affordable elegance.
- We loved it, and the valet parking was only $5.00.
1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $173
- Traveler beware
- All that I expected.
- Stay away!
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $218
- I am pleased to report
- One of the best kept secrets in Santa Barbara
- Rate Problem
1900 Lasuen Road, Santa Barbara | 5 star hotelfrom $387
1816 State Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $123
3344 State St., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $72
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $120
- Just Love the Inn at East Beach
- Max Value
- Great rooms and very friendly service.
915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $314
- Amazing place!
- Santa Barbara Pace...
- Great Attention to Detail
109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $115
- Staff to be proud of!
- Great for beach and self-catering possible
- We will be back
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $115
324 West Mason Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $133
2500 Mount Calvary Rd., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $75