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Shopping in Downtown Santa Barbara

Shop and stroll through pedestrian friendly Downtown Santa Barbara with a diverse collection of locally-owned boutiques and your favorite national brands. Tuck into tiny outdoor paseos, hidden courtyards and unique blocks of full of Santa Barbara style speciality shops, all within walking distance from the hotel. Not only that, but Hotel Santa Barbara is home to 5 unique shops, all situated on State Street, right outside our doors.

Paseo Nuevo — One block up State Street from Hotel Santa Barbara you’ll discover a lively picturesque outdoor mall filled with Spanish-style courtyards, winding paseos, gently flowing fountains and lush tropical flowers. Paseo Nuevo is anchored by Nordstrom and Macy’s, with more than 50 specialty shops as well as a unique selection of fine restaurants, art galleries, and theaters.

El Paseo – 812 State Street Historic El Paseo, located in the vibrant Presidio Neighborhood, California’s first shopping center, was built in the 1920s and features a variety of unique gift shops, jewelry stores, galleries and restaurants nestled amid romantic gardens and Spanish courtyards.

La Arcada – 1114 State Street A little further up State Street is La Arcada Court, a Spanish paseo and courtyard with exotic plants, trees, tiled fountains and a unique collection of life-like bronze statues. La Arcada has a variety of interesting shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.

The Hub – 101 State, Gutierrez, Chapala, Parker and Motor A small block of locally-owned businesses, boutiques and bites. A bustling, one-stop spot with everything from hand-crafted chocolates to home decor to yoga. A short two block walk from the hotel and a fun place to explore.

Shops at Hotel Santa Barbara

Be sure to inquire at the front desk for current special offers available to Hotel Santa Barbara guests such as:

  • Winery and Wine Tasting Room Maps
  • Discount coupons for various merchants