4 star hotel
Area: East Beach
1.64 mi from Santa Barbara Bowl
Best Rooms: Ocean View rooms have the best views of the Pacific, particularly from the Azaela building. If you'd rather save money, book a Garden View room that has a pool view.
Best Rooms: Ocean View King rooms, on both floors of the hotel, have the best views of the beach and Pacific Ocean.
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms at Harbor House Inn offer a view of the courtyard. Rooms facing outward have a view of the surrounding buildings.
Best Rooms: To enjoy a great view of the ocean, be sure to request a room facing W Cabrillo Blvd. on floors 2 - 3.
5 star hotel
3.25 mi from Santa Barbara Bowl
Best Rooms: Out of the 207 guest rooms, only 12 have partial ocean views. These are located at the front of the hotel and must be requested. All other rooms have views of the garden or the pool.