Santa Barbara: Timeless, Elegant & Romantic

Santa Barbara - Timeless, Elegant & Romantic 1State Street downtown Santa Barbara – Photo Courtesy: Terry & LuAnn, full-time RVers & trvelers

For the perfect couple getaway, consider visiting Santa Barbara, a slice of Californian heaven. Its year-round warm climate and fresh ocean air is reason enough to visit here for your next vacation. Dubbed ‘The American Riviera,’ Santa Barbara’s romantic sandy beaches will surely sweep your loved one off their feet.

Although it is temping to spend your entire trip at the beach, don’t forget about Santa Barbara’s lively downtown! Its bustling streets are filled with quaint art galleries, stylish boutiques and delicious open cafes. Sip your cappuccino while basking in the California sunshine or hit up Santa Barbara’s many bars for a taste of beachside nightlife. Whether you prefer Santa Barbara’s exciting downtown or its serene Oceanside, these hotels will accommodate your every need. Come to California and experience Santa Barbara in the height of its glamour.


Bacara Resort & Spa


Spend your Oceanside vacation at Bacara Resort & Spa for a truly luxurious experience with your significant other. Bacara’s spacious signature suite offers panoramic garden and ocean views. It includes a king size bed, a living area, plush chairs & sofa, and a wet bar for entertaining guests. The suite also comes with a parlor room that connects to the grand bedroom and two deluxe bathrooms, each with separate soaking bathtubs and marble counters.


Santa Barbara - Timeless, Elegant & Romantic 2Photo Courtesy: Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Imagine sleeping in with your loved one, as your morning coffee, newspaper and breakfast are delivered to you. Watch the sunrise or do yoga on your own patio or balcony while enjoying the Santa Barbara ocean breeze. At the Bacara, select suites are equipped with a gas-burning fireplace for cozying up in the evenings with a glass of wine from the neighboring Satna Ynez Mountains. Visit Bacara for your ultimate relaxation experience.


Canary Hotel


At the Canary Hotel, luxury is boundless. Let your worries melt away at the hotel’s prized Presidential Suite. Its beautiful ocean scenery is sure to leave you dazzled and rejuvenated. The Canary’s Presidential Suite is complete with one king size bed, a spacious living room, and a private wrap-around balcony where you and your partner can enjoy stunning views of majestic sunsets every evening. It is also equipped with a dining table to accommodate up to eight guests, bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and glass showers, plush terrycloth bathrobes and a gourmet honor bar.


Santa Barbara - Timeless, Elegant & Romantic 3Rooftop Fireplace – Photo Courtesy: Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, California, USA

As the Canary Hotel is a boutique hotel, it is also the perfect location to experience Santa Barbara’s charming downtown atmosphere. Alternatively, stay in and let the staff pamper you and your partner with a couples massage. Either way, you and your loved one will surely always remember your romantic getaway at the Canary.


Four Seasons, The Biltmore Hotel


Experience an unforgettable romantic dinner at Santa Barbara’s grand Biltmore Hotel. At this luxury resort location, the dedicated staff members will customize your evening and meet every need you may have over the course of your trip. They will serve as planners, servers, sommeliers and personal concierges in order to accommodate your wishes and provide for a seamless stay. Imagine relaxing all day in one of the Biltmore’s suites, lounging in a soft bed or receiving an in-room massage.


Santa Barbara - Timeless, Elegant & Romantic 4Photo Courtesy: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA

For the evening, your concierge will meet you and your loved one at your door, and lead you to the hotel’s most romantic setting with an ocean view and blooming garden. At sunset, you will be introduced to your personal chef and culinary team who will serve you a candlelit four-course meal catered to your taste exactly. After an unforgettable evening, romantic amenities await you in your suite. Head to the Biltmore for your next romantic getaway.


Spanish Garden Inn


Santa Barbara - Timeless, Elegant & Romantic 5Courtyard – Photo Courtesy: Spanish Garden Inn, Santa Barbara, California, USA

For the chicest hotel, stay at the Spanish Garden Inn, a boutique hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. Admire the beautiful works of art within the hotel, all hand-painted by its owners! Stay in the Majestic Suite, complete with luxury bedding and full amenities, two private balconies overlooking Santa Barbara’s gorgeous downtown area, fireplace, plush bathrobes, and deep soaking tubs. For a slice of heaven, try the Spanish Garden’s spa, where a guest host will arrange a collection of spa services tailored to you and your loved one’s preference. Sit back, relax and rejuvenate at the Spanish Garden Inn.


Whether lounging seaside or receiving an in-room massage, these hotels are well equipped to provide the most luxurious stay. Head for Santa Barbara for an unforgettably romantic experience.


Angie Picardo is a staff writer, financial analyst, and content manager at, a site dedicated to empowering consumers to save money and make smarter decisions about their personal finances, travel plans, or higher education.

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