Best Group Getaway Hotels in Santa Barbara

Best Group Getaway Hotels in Santa Barbara

If you and your friends are looking for a place to stay on your upcoming trip to Santa Barbara, don’t worry because the American Riviera has plenty of great hotels to host any group getaway. Santa Barbara has plenty to offer when it comes to group activities whether it’s going to the beach, visiting a local winery, or seeing a show at the Granada Theatre. So whether you’re visiting for a couple days, a week, or even longer that than that, here are our top picks for group getaway hotels that you could consider for your stay in the American Riviera. 

Featured Photo: Santa Barbara Inn

A cozy hotel room in Santa Barbara features a large bed with a patterned throw blanket, a wooden desk, a lamp, and a wall mirror. The glass sliding door opens to a balcony with wicker chairs and a table, overlooking a lush garden with palm trees and an ocean glimpse—ideal for the best group getaway.
Photo: Courtesy of Santa Barbara Inn

Santa Barbara Inn

Located right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Inn is one of the most beautiful hotels in all of Santa Barbara. The architecture of Santa Barbara Inn perfectly embodies the spirit and livelihood of the city. The Inn is framed by deep, red terra cotta roofs, luminous white stucco, and beautifully arched windows along with two handcrafted dome tiles. With 70 different rooms to choose from, many of which have ocean views, Santa Barbara Inn is the perfect place for group getaways.

A Mediterranean-style building with a curved staircase, surrounded by tall palm trees and lush greenery. A fountain featuring a dolphin sculpture graces the front. Warm, ambient lights illuminate the exterior, and the sky is clear, suggesting early evening—the perfect setting for one of the best group getaway hotels Santa Barbara offers.
Photo: Courtesy of Inn by the Harbor

Inn by the Harbor

Taking inspiration from Santa Barbara’s Spanish history, Inn by the Harbor takes a Mediterranean charm, modern accommodations, elaborate gardens, and outstanding services to create one amazing hotel. Situated just a couple blocks from the beach, the Inn is a charming and peaceful getaway for those looking for an escape to the American Riviera. The Inn offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sundeck lounge and so much more!

A luxurious outdoor patio in one of the best group getaway hotels Santa Barbara has to offer, featuring wicker furniture adorned with striped cushions and blue accent pillows. A glass-top coffee table displays a metal ice bucket, glasses, and a plate of snacks. Vibrant flowers, palm trees, and the ocean are visible in the background.
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Milo

Hotel Milo

Hotel Milo is the ideal spot for groups to have a laid-back, relaxed stay right on the California Central Coast. As they say on the hotel’s website, Hotel Milo is where “relaxed outdoor living meets art, wine, and culture.” The hotel spreads over 2.5 acres of land featuring over 120 rooms in 6 different buildings. It’s located just two blocks from State Street, Streams Wharf, and the Funk Zone. They have poolside cabanas, courtyards, multiple fire pits, and even offer complimentary Priority Beach cruisers to guests.

A grand hotel entrance with three stories, each featuring balconies adorned with string lights. Below, a white car is parked at the entrance, flanked by potted plants. On the left, there's a "BAR" sign at the entrance to a cozy bar area. The clear blue sky makes it one of the best group getaway hotels Santa Barbara offers.
Photo: Courtesy of Montecito Inn

Montecito Inn

The Montecito Inn is an award-winning hotel that offers world-class service, luxury accommodations, friendly service and so much more. The Inn has a spa, two in-house restaurants, an event-meeting space, an exercise room and 24/7 concierge service. Montecito Inn incorporates a classical Mediterranean influence of Santa Barbara along with Montecito’s unique style to furnish all the rooms. Select rooms even have Italian marble bathrooms along with their very own fireplaces. In addition, the Inn offers a Stay and Play package on its website for golfers looking to play at one of the exquisite golf courses in Santa Barbara.

A large, Spanish-style villa with a terracotta tiled roof, arched doorways, and a spiral staircase is surrounded by lush tropical plants and palm trees. Bicycles are parked near the entrance, and vibrant bougainvillea adds a pop of color. The sky is clear and blue—truly one of the best group getaway hotels Santa Barbara has to offer.
Photo: Courtesy of Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Located just two blocks from the beach, Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach is an intimate and refined hideaway hotel perfect for groups of any size. The Inn is a Mediterranean-inspired getaway, with breathtaking rooms, beautiful suites, and luxurious penthouses. Brisas Del Mar is walking distance from everything you want in Santa Barbara whether it’s wineries, the beach, shopping, Streams Wharf, and the Funk Zone. All guests at the hotels are greeted by warm, local hospitality along with a glass of champagne to make sure they feel at home.

A cozy outdoor seating area with a square fire pit at the center, surrounded by beige cushioned benches adorned with striped and patterned pillows. In the background is a white building with a rustic door, iron railings, and greenery—reminiscent of the best group getaway hotels Santa Barbara offers.
Photo: Courtesy of Casa Del Mar Inn

Casa Del Mar Inn

Casa Del Mar Inn offers comfortable yet affordable rooms for anyone looking for a great stay in the American Riviera. The Inn is situated just half a block from the Pacific Ocean, so guests can take a short walk to visit the beach, Streams Wharf, or the Santa Barbara Harbor. The Inn is even pet-friendly! Guests can bring up to two animal friends for just $20 dollars a night for each pet. They also offer a continental breakfast and select rooms come with a kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, and a fireplace.

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