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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, FUNK ZONE WINE AND TRAVEL GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY
Situated only blocks from the majestic Pacific Ocean, Stearn’s Wharf, and Downtown, the Funk Zone and its surrounding area is a central location and a fabulous Place To Stay.
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IN THE FUNK ZONE
SANTA BARBARA, CA
36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
On a palm tree-lined street in the walkable Funk Zone neighborhood, this upscale Spanish Colonial Revival hotel is 1 block from Santa Barbara train station, a 7-minute walk from Stearns Wharf on the Pacific Ocean, and a quick walk to downtown.
Elegant rooms with Moroccan accents offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, Nespresso machines and bar equipment. Upgraded rooms and balconies, and some have ocean views and fireplaces. Suites include separate living areas.
There’s a hip cafe with a terrace, plus a stylish Mediterranean restaurant. Other amenities include a rooftop pool and hot tub, as well as a posh, Moroccan-style spa.
121 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Set in the trendy Funk Zone neighborhood, this chic adobe-style hotel is 2 blocks from Stearns Wharf and the beach – and a short walk to downtown.
The contemporary rooms, some with exposed brick walls, offer free Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. All also have desks, while upgraded rooms add patios with town and mountain views.
There’s a fashionable Mexican restaurant with a sidewalk patio. There’s also an art gallery with a hip cocktail bar, a fitness studio and a business center. Parking is available (fee).
Harbor View Inn
28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
This luxury oceanfront hotel is located where State Street meets the Pacific Ocean at Stearn’s Wharf. It is a quick walk to the Funk Zone and just a little further into downtown.
Each of the contemporary guest rooms has free Wi-Fi and a patio or balcony; many offer ocean or resort/city views. All suites have balconies with views, separate living rooms with wet bars, and sunken tubs in bathrooms.
Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, an adults-only exercise room.
12 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA
A Moxy Hotel and a part of Marriott Bonvoy, The Waterman is located in SB’s trendy Funk Zone neighborhood right in downtown Santa Barbara. Just steps from State Street, enjoy being walking distance to nearby restaurants, award-winning microbreweries, wine tasting rooms, shopping, and local beaches and attractions like Stearns Wharf and East Beach. Our modern boutique amenities include a communal kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, onsite library, outdoor pool, and community games like ping-pong, Corn Hole, and Connect 4. Beach cruisers are also available for rent and an on-site marketplace is stocked with refreshments from local vendors. Cozy guest rooms averaging 135 – 175 sq ft in size with a 42″ flat screen TV with premium cable, free WiFi, plush linens, and a modern bathroom with LATHER toiletries giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t. With an array of bed types and views, each Santa Barbara hotel room is styled to perfection, featuring shiny mermaid wallpaper, cheeky tiger pillows, and retro inspired telephones.