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Hotel Santa Barbara

Downtown hotel on State Street in Santa Barbara near beaches & walking distance to Stearns Wharf, shopping, restaurants and night life.
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19 Feb

Wherever Family Features Hotel Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara Family Travel Guide

Wherever Family journalist Rina Nehdar recently featured Hotel Santa Barbara in her family travel guide “Santa Barbara for Adventurous Family Travel”.

The Nehdar family spent a weekend in Santa Barbara exploring the best family friendly activities, sites and dining while staying in the heart of downtown at Hotel Santa Barbara.

Rina found Hotel Santa Barbara to be a great place to stay with kids:

“Over a school holiday, we went to Santa Barbara with our two boys, ages 9 and 11. We stayed at the Hotel Santa Barbara — perfect for those seeking a graceful setting. Traveling with kids demands access to various types of efficiency and the Hotel Santa Barbara offers it with its location. Smack dab in the middle of downtown within walking distance of restaurants, shops and activities, there was no need for us to use our car if we didn’t want to go far and there’s plenty to do right outside the front door.”

mother and kids on deck of sailboat

Photo courtesy of Rina Nehdar

Rina and her family also enjoyed the elegance and history of old Hollywood glamour at Hotel Santa Barbara.

“Inside the hotel, the kids loved the old-fashioned elevator with a manual door, including a sliding gate. Our double queen-sized room was cream colored, like most of the hotel, and felt like an elegant throwback, a theme started in the elevator. Our family wasn’t the only one charmed by the glamour of Hotel Santa Barbara. In its infancy, back when elevator operators did transport guests, Hollywood celebrities such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard rode them to their rooms. Today, the Hotel Santa Barbara hosts movie stars and filmmakers during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.”

During their family vacation in Santa Barbara, the Nehdar’s took advantage of the great selection of family friendly experiences around town including:

For more insights on how to have an adventurous family-friendly weekend in Santa Barbara, read the full Wherever Family article “Santa Barbara for Adventurous Family Travel”.

Need recommendations for kid-friendly activities tailored to your family? Ask our 24/7 concierge staff by calling 1 (800) 549-9869.

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