Hotel Oceana - Santa Barbara  3 stars

202 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101  show mapSave
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The traditional Hotel Oceana - Santa Barbara is situated in the center of Santa Barbara right next to such attractions as The Granada Theatre, Karpeles Manuscript Library and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Operating in Santa Barbara since 1950, this hotel features colonial architecture as well as a picnic area, a patio and an outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel is perfectly placed minutes away from Santa Barbara Amtrak train station. Santa Barbara Visitor Center, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Carriage & Western Art Museum are 5 minutes away.

The hotel offers perfect location close to mountains, palm trees.

15km to the Municipal airport.


Guests are offered 120 en-suite rooms featuring a minibar, a safe and iPod dock. Some rooms offer wonderful views over the the Pacific Ocean. Guestrooms offer modern-style interior and wooden floor.


The dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served in the dining room. The Bistro restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean dishes. At the renowned beach bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


Guests can take advantage of newspapers, internet access and a meeting room as well as dry cleaning, laundry and concierge service provided on-site.


The property features child care, babysitting for children. The hotel offers fitness classes, bicycles and a gym available in the fitness center.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 18 per day.

Number of rooms   122.

City Center Santa Barbara - 4300 ft
Airports Municipal (SBA) - 8.6 mi, Cunnamulla (CMA) - 36.7 mi
Train Stations Amtrack Station Santa Barbara - 1400 ft, Santa Barbara Amtrak - 1400 ft
Restaurants Sambo's Restaurant (Cuisine: American) - 300 ft, Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn (Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian) - 700 ft
Beaches Thousand Steps Beach - 1.5 mi
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Table tennis
  • Cycling
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa bed
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • iPod docking station



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Size: 345 sq. feet
    View: Ocean view, Garden view
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      Hotel Oceana - Santa Barbara LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Santa Barbara Harbor and Breakwater
        1400 ft
      • Martini Madness Lounge
        2000 ft
      • Joe's Cafe
        2000 ft
      • The James Joyce
        2300 ft
      • 3000 ft
      Train stations
      • Historic Carousels
        2000 ft
      Historical sites
      • Fernald Mansion
        1400 ft
      • Trussell-Winchester Adobe
        1400 ft
      • La Playa Stadium
        2300 ft
      • Sea Center
        400 ft
      • Santa Barbara Carriage Museum
        1000 ft
      • Old Spanish Days Carriage Museum
        1000 ft
      • Community Arts Music Assn
        1700 ft
      • Arts Fund
        2000 ft
      • Art From Scrap
        3700 ft
      • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
        4300 ft
      • Santa Barbara Performing Arts
        4300 ft
      • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet
        4600 ft
      • Veterans Memorial Building
        400 ft
      • Fraternal Order of Eagles
        4300 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Lobero Theatre
        4300 ft
      • Lobero Theatre Foundation
        4300 ft
      • Thomas Casino Systems
        4600 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Ty Warner Sea Center
        1.0 mi
        211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
      • Shoreline Park
        1.1 mi
        Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
        1.1 mi
        1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
        1.1 mi
        1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
      • Karpeles Manuscript Library
        1.1 mi
        21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

      Near the hotel

      • Stearns Wharf
        800 ft
        Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
      • Reagan Ranch Center
        1500 ft
        217 State Street, Santa Barbara
      • Carriage & Western Art Museum
        1800 ft
        129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
        2400 ft
        113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190, Santa Barbara
      • Chase Palm Park
        3100 ft
        323 E Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
        3700 ft
        653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
        4400 ft
        136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Sambo's Restaurant

        61% likes this, based on 244 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 5 - USD 14

        300 ft
        216 W Cabrillo Blvd

        Phone: 805-965-3269

      • Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn

        65% likes this, based on 32 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian

        700 ft
        28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
      • Toma Restaurant and Bar

        84% likes this, based on 137 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Californian

        900 ft
        324 W. Cabrillo Blvd
      • Eladios

        61% likes this, based on 105 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 20 - USD 50

        1000 ft
        1 State St

        Phone: +1 805-963-4466

      • Scarlett Begonia

        70% likes this, based on 67 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

        1100 ft
        11 West Victoria Street #10

        Phone: (805) 770-2143

      Hotel Oceana - Santa Barbara Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Oceana - Santa Barbara

      Average guest rating

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      Very good
      Based on 262 reviews

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      • Older travelers

        Loved the uplifted design and the bungalow like village atmosphere. The pool and the gardens were lovely and such a great location to beach and shopping.

        The rooms were small but the design made up for it.

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      • Group of friends

        staff was extremely helpful, courteous, friendly and always smiling. Rooms were great--roomy, decoreated nicely and great location--the inclusion of breakfast was a bonus.

        breakfast staff were not helpful and unfriendly...10 minutes after 10 we were told we had to leave the guest ran out (eggs/rolls) around 9:45.

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      • Single

        good location good breakfast

        no noise protection from neighbours

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The location is fantastic and we had a lovely room right by the larger of the pools. Lindsay (?) at Reception was extremely helpful and recommended some very good restaurants to us. All in all it was a perfect 2 days and we hope to go back there in the future.

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      • Couple

        Nice clean and chic hotel, close to beach and amenities

        No room service.

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      • Single

        The staff was pleasant and helpful. The hotel is in a great location, and the room was clean and comfortable.

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      • Couple

        The hotel is a collection of 3 or 4 older, smaller buildings they have bought & remodeled quite nicely; the gardens between the different buildings are very relaxing to sit in - chairs & tables everywhere allow to sit outside with a book/drink & look at the sea; great location right next to the beach (note: not a hotel beach; public beach opposite the road in front of the hotel, right next to the harbor)

        Given the small bedrooms & tiny (really tiny!) bathroom I didn't find the price tag (usd 290 plus usd 10 parking plus tax) appropriate; the hotel staff was ok, but not excessively courteous/helpful; the choice at the breakfast buffet was very limited & the room too small for full occupancy of the hotel - you had to fight to get a table & some food; note: the beach/water wasn't very clean, we just used the beach for walks - nothing to do with the hotel, but maybe good to know to manage expectations

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The staff changed frequently so you had the opportunity to meet and gather information that you needed. Everyone of them were different, one offered advice on activities and gave complimentary coupons to seafood restaurants that I intended to visit. They had a complimentary breakfast each morning and on weekends they made omelets. Maid service was quick and sufficient. We were always supplied with everything. I needed to use a microwave in the evenings and they opened the dining hall to accommodate me.

        I didn't bring a computer, was informed that there was one for guests to use but that didn't happen. The hotel itself is huge. My room was at the end and to reach the office, I walked down the street, past a restaurant, about 3 blocks. Brochures for things to do were hidden and only the staff could hand them out. Ice machine was not available, but you could call and a staff member would bring ice to you room. They charged daily for parking which is new for me.

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      • Older travelers

        The location was perfect, walking to everything we wanted to do while in Santa Barbara.

        Parking should have been complimentary though for $390/night.....another $10 for parking is just annoying.

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      • Older travelers

        Location, grounds, staff

        Noise....felt like you were in the room with any neighbors no air conditioning bathroom needed serious updates

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Service staff and location were perfect

        The bathrooms need to be renovated. They were old and rusty, although the rooms were spotless.

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      • Older travelers

        Perfect location close to he beach in a nice setting, very friendly personell. Walking distans to all restaurants.

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      • Older travelers

        The staff was incredible. Very nice, we loved the free bikes for two hours and the breakfast spread was fantastic.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        We loved the feel of the hotel.The pools were great,lots of shade,the grounds were beautiful.Our hotel room was right on the front,with an ocean view. The room was spacious and very comfortable.We had a great experience.

        Our only complaint is paying to park and paying for inroom coffee.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        It's location (but not the location of my room). New decore was nice and bright.

        Location of my room was at grease cleanout and garbage pick up! Very disturbing at 6:30am on both mornings we were there. Our two person room was next door to a 5 person room! Very noisy! Old buildings that need insulation. Didn't like the mildew in the shower either. Had to buy coffee in the room!

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