My favorite hotel in Santa Barbara.....rooms colorful.......staff excellent....view of beach across the street and the mountains....Europeans tend to stay here...usually younger crowd....old Spanish design....
Photo courtesy Hotel Oceana
Time Out says
Across the street from the beach and a short walking distance from downtown Santa Barbara’s restaurant and bar scene, Hotel Oceana’s location cannot be beat. While its colorful rooms are a bit faded, Oceana is a good fit for visitors who prefer to spend their stay with constant access to the beach and to booze on State Street without worrying about the drive back. This quaint hotel is complete with lush tropical greenery, two pools and a jacuzzi often dominated by a young crowd. Complimentary treats include a full continental breakfast and free 2-hour beach cruiser rentals, which almost makes up for their steep $18 nightly parking fee.
Hotel Oceana 202 W Cabrillo Blvd