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Hotel Californian

Hotel Californian continues to redefine luxury in the celebrated American Riviera. The 121-room hotel is a magnet for the Hollywood elite, international visitors, and locals alike. Featuring dazzling spaces from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the iconoclastic enclave - part history, part imagination, and all Californian - continues to drive the revitalization of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone while upending conventional expectations. Hotel Californian is Santa Barbara's premier urban destination. Hotel Californian welcomes guests of all abilities. There is no better time than now to jump in the car and head for the American Riviera.

Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in the heart of California’s most vibrant and picturesque landscape, Santa Barbara has earned the American Riviera moniker. With its fertile valleys and deep historical roots, the region's Mediterranean climate, combined with the growing food & beverage scene of the Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail, make Santa Barbara the quintessential California destination.

Rooms & Suites - Each luxurious guestrooms are drawn outside the lines, providing a unique experience within. The intricate details blend the iconic with the unorthodox to redefine the ultimate Santa Barbara experience. The rooms intertwine classic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with Moroccan influences and rare custom furnishings from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard - exhibiting the glamour of modern nostalgia. Each guestroom is distinctly unique in its design, providing a different, captivating experience during each stay. What new experiences will each visit to the Hotel Californian bring? Stay curious in your exploration of the unknown. The fever-dream of celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Hotel Californian’s rooms honor the iconic Spanish Colonial Revival and Moroccan influences of Santa Barbara, with a modern take on comfort and luxury. Featuring custom and comfortable bedding and amenities, along with the option of Juliet balconies with picturesque views of courtyards, paseos, and the iconic oceanfront, Hotel Californian embraces this city’s rich history yet is unafraid to challenge the status quo.

Suites - Hotel Californian’s suites offer additional space and are situated perfectly to capture the breathtaking waterfront and towering Santa Ynez mountains. The suites bring opulence to the wharf and blend the iconic with the unorthodox to create the ultimate destination, unafraid to challenge and exceed traditional expectations.

Dining - ''Blackbird Restaurant'' - Classic meets contemporary at the signature Bar and Restaurant, featuring inventive cocktails and local wines paired with exquisite Mediterranean-influenced, locally sourced, and hyper-seasonal cuisine. In Santa Barbara's first year of inclusion into the Michelin Guide, Blackbird has been recommended with L'Assiette Michelin. With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, Blackbird Restaurant offers a sleek yet approachable atmosphere with a pulse on contemporary Santa Barbara.

''Goat Tree - Casual All Day Dining'' - A gourmet café with alfresco seating offering fresh, local fare, including superb pastries and baked goods, cold-pressed juices and coffee, seasonally curated picnic baskets, and a full breakfast menu, all with a hint of Mediterranean culinary influence. Goat Tree Santa Barbara cafe is the ultimate gathering ground; whether you stop in for a fresh, gourmet pastry and morning pick-me-up on your way to the office, meet up with a friend or colleague for a meal, or you crave a little something sweet.

''Djinn Library Bar'' - In the simplest terms, djinn are genies. However, to reduce them down to a cartoon image would merely scratch the surface of their role in Moroccan lore. Djinn are mischievous spirits - not necessarily good, not necessarily bad. Some are confined to a bottle due to reprehensible acts, though the word’s similarity to a bottle of mischievous alcohol that causes one to commit reprehensible acts is merely a coincidence . . . or is it? Taste the one-of-a-kind cocktails and learn for yourself what happens next at this Santa Barbara bar.

''Tan Tan Poolside Dining'' - With captivating views of the Pacific Ocean, Tan-Tan is the perfect rooftop pool to relax, unwind and escape the everyday. Indulge in refreshing handcrafted cocktails, snacks, and appetizers while lounging poolside. If you're craving something a little sweeter, allow us to provide you with McConnell's ice cream while you bask in the sun.

Majorelle Spa - Majorelle, a distinctly Moroccan blue found in Marrakesh's traditional tiles, windows, and doorways, evokes a sense of active tranquility. Its deep hue soothes and enlivens, while the rich indigo pigment inspires intense revitalization. Majorelle invites you to discover the sublimity of one-of-a-kind spa treatments tailored to your personalized expression - an essential luxury along the path to wellness. Featuring consultations from the Spa experts, aromatherapy, treatments, and oils inspired by Moroccan opulence, Majorelle offers signature experiences unique to this one-of-a-kind oasis. With 4 individual treatment rooms, men & women's steam rooms, salt massages, baths, face & full-body treatments, and custom experiences, Majorelle is the premier Santa Barbara spa, all under the embrace of hypnotizing Moroccan Majorelle blue tiles and aromas that will begin to relax you from the moment you walk through the door.

Couples Treatments - Azure is the Couples Suite featuring beautiful Moroccan designs with hand-painted ceramic tiles, a private shower, and a deep soaking bathtub. To enhance your couples massage, the Bath Butler service is available. An intimate magnesium soak with sweet birch to soothe sore muscles and stiff joints. ''Spa & Salon'' - Majorelle offers a salon perfect for a Style or Blowout for any special occasion. If you’re looking to freshen up your look or get ready for a special night, look no further than your own hotel. You can trust the expert hairstylists to provide you with a salon experience tailored to your individual needs. Majorelle offers an intimate beauty salon facing the Court of Fatima, where you can receive luxurious hand and foot treatments featuring high-quality products from Margaret Dabbs London. The skilled nail technicians provide you with a truly unique beauty regime for your hands and feet!

Yoga Series - Every third and fourth Saturday, Majorelle invites local and visiting yogis of all skill levels to participate in one-of-a-kind yoga classes, including Goat Yoga, yes, yoga with goats, in partnership with YoGoat LA and Silent Disco Yoga, a yoga-inspired dance experience, in partnership with local Santa Barbara studio Yoga Dance Magic.

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Rooms and Suites at Hotel Californian

From 1,207 USD

Magellan Suite ( 1280ft2 )

This one bedroom suite with a fireplace, views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and a sitting room adorned with custom furnishings encourages comfortable...

From 4,081 USD

Alcazar Suite ( 1705ft2 )

Hotel Californian’s “presidential suite” is the only guestroom in the State Building – providing the ultimate Santa Barbara retreat set amongst the ci...

From 505 USD

Almeria Room ( 450ft2 )

Classic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture blended with Moroccan influences and unexpected custom furnishings from Martyn Lawrence Bullard encourag...

From 874 USD

Tangerinn Room ( 670ft2 )

The largest accommodations feature fireplaces and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains from Juliet balconies or verandas, offering a residential feel ste...

From 692 USD

Cordova Room ( 640ft2 )

Enjoy sea breezes and ocean views from your oversized verandas and balconies, inspiring unhurried relaxation. Room Amenities: Air conditioning, Coffee...

From 536 USD

Sevilla Room ( 490ft2 )

Embrace the coastal California lifestyle and relish Juliet balcony views of picturesque courtyards or the city from the comfort of your room. Room Ame...

From 632 USD

Sestina Room ( 490ft2 )

Ocean views invite you to share a cocktail or Santa Barbara wine al fresco on your private balcony. Room Amenities: Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea make...

From 551 USD

Granada Room ( 550ft2 )

Spread out and enjoy seating areas and/or balconies with views of Santa Barbara and Hotel Californian’s European-inspired paseos. Room Amenities: Air...

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