Santa Barbara, California
American Riviera Redefined
What we think
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Featuring Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern Moorish themed interior décor from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront. Incorporating the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, this 121 room seaside destination features a rooftop pool and event deck providing panoramic views of the coastline and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Occupying a prime location steps from the beach, one block from the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and in the middle of Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone - the Hotel Californian includes a luxurious Turkish-inspired spa, a fashion boutique and distinctive dining options.
Restaraunts & Bars
Blackbird - Mediterranean-influenced, locally sourced cuisine
Goat Tree - Gourmet café with al fresco seating offering fresh, local fare
Blackbird Bar - Upscale cocktails and exclusive local wines
Djinn - Cocktails with a Moroccan twist