Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Pros

  • Hotel is right across the street from the beach
  • Two pools, though they take on a lot of shade
  • Clean and simple rooms with colorful accents
  • Bright fitness center overlooks the beach
  • Free bike rentals are great to get to the beach
  • iPod docks, LCD flat-screen TVs, and nicely stocked minibars
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Property is older and needs some updating
  • Bathrooms lack personality
  • Some rooms by the pools might experience noise
  • Some rooms are tiny, while other are dingy

Bottom Line

Located directly across the street from the ocean, Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara is a cute beachside property ideally located minutes from downtown. The Spanish-style exterior is right at home among the area's palm trees and beach, while the rooms are more simple and modern (though some are extremely tiny or a bit dingy). Each guest room features wood flooring and bright white walls with green-paisley and pink-stripe accents. With iPod docks and LCD flat-screen TVs, the rooms are up-to-date, though the basic bathrooms lack personality. The hotel has two mid-sized pools with private cabanas, but they tend to take on a lot of shade throughout the day. Ultimately, with a great locale near the beach, wharf, pier, and downtown Santa Barbara, Hotel Oceana is a nice choice for tourists and families wanting a quiet place close to the city's action.

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 Location

A short drive from the airport, just off the beach near the harbor and wharf

Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara is located along the city's popular downtown ocean-front district, just a quick walk to the beach, harbor, and pier. It's only a few minutes to downtown shops and restaurants.

Santa Barbara is an affluent community in Santa Barbara County, home to five colleges and universities, as well as a large yachting population. Swaddled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, this charming town is known for its Spanish-inspired architecture, surfing, and the nightlife dotting State Street.

  • 15-minute drive from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
  • 4-minute walk the restaurants and shops at Stearn's Wharf
  • 6-minute walk to Santa Barbara Sailing Center
  • 10-minute walk to Amtrak station
  • 10-minute walk or 7-minute drive to State Street
  • 3-minute drive to Ledbetter Beach and Park
  • 4-minute drive to Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • 9-minute drive to municipal golf course

 Bottom Line

Located directly across the street from the ocean, Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara is a cute beachside property ideally located minutes from downtown. The Spanish-style exterior is right at home among the area's palm trees and beach, while the rooms are more simple and modern (though some are extremely tiny or a bit dingy). Each guest room features wood flooring and bright white walls with green-paisley and pink-stripe accents. With iPod docks and LCD flat-screen TVs, the rooms are up-to-date, though the basic bathrooms lack personality. The hotel has two mid-sized pools with private cabanas, but they tend to take on a lot of shade throughout the day. Ultimately, with a great locale near the beach, wharf, pier, and downtown Santa Barbara, Hotel Oceana is a nice choice for tourists and families wanting a quiet place close to the city's action.

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Address

  • 202 West Cabrillo Boulevard

Room Types

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe King Room
  • Deluxe King Room W/ Sofabed
  • Ocean View King Room
  • Partial Ocean View King Room
  • Santa Barbara King Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 122
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Address: 202 West Cabrillo Boulevard
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