This classic 1926 hotel lies on the heart of Santa Barbara's famous State Street, known as a popular destination for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Hotel Santa Barbara is well suited for business travelers, with two meeting rooms, free daily breakfast, and an on-site Starbucks. The French-inspired guest rooms are splashed with butter cream yellows, pale blues and floral decor, which looks pleasant enough (albeit it a little tacky and dated). The bathrooms are outdated and have shower/tub combos, and some carpets could do with replacing. Although the State Street location is convenient, guests would get more for their money at nearby Hotel Oceana, which faces the ocean and has two pools and a fitness center.