A Vibrant Art Hotel in Santa Barbara, California

Stay where the action is at our art hotel in Santa Barbara, California just steps from the Funk Zone, dynamic restaurants, the Amtrak train station, and the waterfront. Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara features stylish, compact guest rooms with unique space-efficient touches designed for the traveler on the go, placing our guests a step ahead of the rest. Easily transition from morning meetings to afternoon hikes to evening concerts and patio dinners. Our European-style hotel in Santa Barbara also offers complimentary bike rentals, with additional perks for car-free travelers and a premier location that provides guests with an easy route for where they want to go.

Hotel Notes

Our on-site parking lot is limited, and we are a valet-parking only hotel. Please see our parking policy for more. 

We’re conveniently located close by public trolley stops and walkable to many Santa Barbara experiences.

The hotel is two stories tall and equipped with three staircases; passenger elevators are not available, however, a luggage lift is available. Please notify the hotel prior to your arrival if you require a first-floor room.


Staying Well

Your well-being is our highest priority; we are maintaining our high standards of cleanliness and have implemented extensive, new health and safety protocols as well as the expanded IHG® Way of Clean program to provide hygienic accommodations during your Santa Barbara visit. We are certified by the California Hotel and Lodging Association Clean and Safe program.


Santa Barbara Welcomes You Back 

Our stunning beaches, Stearns Wharf, breakwater, harbor and parks are currently open*, and a host of new, outdoor activities await you. A pedestrian-friendly promenade on State Street begins 2-1/2 blocks from our hotel and features al fresco dining on restaurant patios. In the Funk Zone, public art murals abound and the Lark and Lucky Penny Restaurants have opened* a socially distanced, outdoor live music and dj space called Penny Plaza. Reopened* museums include the Santa Barbara Botanic GardenZoo, and Museum of Natural History; please note that these outdoor museums require advance ticket purchase and masks. For more comprehensive and current listings of what is open and advice on how to be a safe, responsible traveler, we recommend visiting Visit Santa Barbara’s Open for Travel guide. 

*Open status is subject to State orders and changes may not be reflected here in real time. 


For Essential Travelers and Locals

For our Essential Travelers, such as government and medical personnel, as well as those, who require clean, private accommodations in which to shelter in place, we have activated our assistance traveler rates for medical and government personnel and are offering low rates for locals.

Please call our in-house reservation desk at 805-966-6586 to inquire and for assistance with making a reservation. Should you have any questions about our complete cleaning procedures, please ask.

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Dreaming of the Sun and the Sand? Book with Confidence with our Best Flexible Rate

Flexibility is at your fingertips with our Best Flexible Rate which allows our guests to change or cancel their reservation one to two days prior to arrival depending on initial arrival date. Changing the date on any reservations through our Best Flexible Rate may result in different pricing and terms, but there is no fee for making changes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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A Contemporary Choice

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara offers a breath of fresh air compared to more traditional hotels. Discover our on-site award-winning restaurant, Santo Mezcal, or gather in our open-air lounges with a book and glass of wine.

Our intimate hotel has 41 micro guest rooms, complete with premium linens and European-style wet bathrooms. In addition to free Wi-Fi, a host of convenient amenities complement your stay.

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Funk Zone with murals by David Flores

An Authentic Local Experience

Immerse yourself in our city bursting with small-town charm while staying at our hotel in downtown Santa Barbara dotted with thought-provoking art works. Discover your pink moment sunset backdrop, surf under sunny skies, or spend a day in the Funk Zone, an industrial warehouse district of boutiques, trendy restaurants, and local art galleries.

It’s easy to travel like an explorer with all the best parts of Santa Barbara right at your fingertips.

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Why Choose Us?

  1. Stay just steps from the Amtrak station to further explore the area. (Please note that due to our close proximity to the station, sounds of the trains may be heard throughout the hotel.)
  2. Bring along your cat and dog to stay in our pet-friendly accommodations.
  3. Enjoy a more personalized experience at our compact art hotel with 41 micro rooms.
  4. Pair your stay with our car-free travel package, wine tasting discounts, and more deals!
  5. We're a guest-centered hotel and love offering recommendations for local attractions and trending restaurants.
Complimentary Bike

Car-Free Travel Package

Leave your car keys at home, and reserve your car-free travel package to enjoy all the benefits of staying with us car-free! Our art hotel is tucked in the midst of the Funk Zone, a hip and trendy area that demands to be seen on foot or by bike. As soon as you step outside, you’ll be surrounded by restaurant patios, boutique shops, and warm California air. Take one of our
Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Discounts

Discover the Urban Wine Trail, one of Santa Barbara’s most popular attractions and one of our favorite activities to recommend to guests. There are 8-10 tasting rooms within blocks of Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Enjoy the leisurely walk through the eclectic Funk Zone, a refurbished warehouse district with bright murals, where wine tasting offerings abound.  Novices an
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2020 Take the Train Special

Book the "Take the Train Special, arrive in Santa Barbara on Amtrak, present your ticket at check-in, and we will reward you with 20% off your room rate during your Sunday-Thursday stay; this promotion is not valid on Fridays and Saturdays year round, and the entire months of July and August.
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Local Businesses

Stay just steps from the Amtrak station and within minutes of nearby employers, such as:

  • Cox Enterprises
  • Exxon Mobile
  • Google
  • Raytheon
  • Deckers
  • Bank of America
  • Atlantic Aviation
  • Tesla
  • Sonos
  • LogicMonitor
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • Westmont College
  • Santa Barbara City College
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Sophisticated and Streamlined

Don’t overpay for extra amenities when today’s modern travelers are more interested in the local experience. Included in your reservation is access to our open-air lounges, fitness studio, and 24-hour business center.

Elevate your stay with our exclusive packages for car-free travelers and savings for the Urban Wine Trail. Book today for a new kind of guest experience at our art-infused and car-free hotel in Santa Barbara, California!

Call 1 866 2 INDIGO (1-805-966-6586).
Visit us at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara.

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