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Make Yourself at Home

By: Santa Barbara Hotel Group / 20 Oct 2021
Make yourself at home at Santa Barbara Hotel Group

Digital nomads, snowbirds, and workcationers get special "Living Local" rates when booking extended stays

Santa Barbara Hotel Collection has long appealed to guests seeking a home away from home, especially when it comes to extended stays. Our four distinctive inns each have rooms types specifically designed for residential-style experiences. Think spacious suites and penthouses appointed with fully equipped kitchens and two-bedroom, two-story townhouses with ample living and working spaces. The comforts of home are complemented by hotel amenities and services like housekeeping, swimming pools, and fitness centers. The Best Western Plus Santa Barbara offers laundry facilities and an onsite restaurant, Live Oak Café. And guests of our beach hotels receive complimentary breakfast daily and have access to a fleet of bikes.

Once you've decided whether you want to make yourself at home at Brisas Del Mar Inn at the Beach (suites and penthouses), Best Western Plus Santa Barbara (one- and two-bedroom suites and premium townhouses), Inn by the Harbor (pool suites), or Lavender Inn by the Sea (junior suites), call the individual hotel directly and ask about the "Living Local" rates for your specific dates. We offer discounted rates for extended stays, bringing greater value to our already reasonable rates, and we never charge resort fees. Plus, when you check in to stay for a while, you truly will get to live like a local and take advantage of many midweek perks, including smaller crowds, vibrant farmers' markets, and happy hours.

Calling All Snowbirds

Now that the borders are opening up again, we look forward to welcoming our Canadian guests back for their annual winter sojourns. No matter where you live in North America, if you're looking to escape the bitter winter cold or the endless gray days of the rainy Pacific Northwest, Santa Barbara's moderate Mediterranean climate presents a reliable, warming salve. With an average of 300 days of sun a year, al fresco activities like golfing, hiking, kayaking, biking, and boating can be enjoyed in all seasons. Our arts and culture line-up is also very robust from fall through spring, with live music, theatre, dance, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presenting endless indoor entertainment.

A Landing Place for Digital Nomads

Digital nomads who can work from anywhere will feel right at home as guests of our inns. Our strong high-speed wifi is always free, as is parking. And if you are traveling car-free, you'll appreciate the pedestrian- and bike-friendly locations of our beach properties. Sunrise jogs along the waterfront and sunset strolls to the Harbor can easily become your daily rituals. Our downtown hotel, the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara, is also in walking distance to attractions like the Mission and State Street's historic cultural district. Our team members at the front desk are always happy to share tips on the best places to eat, drink, hike, and more, and will make you feel like one of the family—whether you are staying with us for a week, a month, or more.

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Workcationers Welcome

As more companies allow employees to continue to work remotely, the workcation trend is here to stay. We welcome travelers seeking to blend productivity with vacation experiences. Our suites, townhouses, and penthouses have writing desks and reliable wifi. You can even bring your work poolside or onto your personal patio when fresh air beckons. Once you've checked off your to-do's for the day, there will be plenty of "play" right at your doorstep. For example, if you've always wanted to learn to sail or surf, you can put the time in to take lessons throughout your stay and really master the skill. If you're seeking grounding activities, hike front country trails, try a sunset yoga class on the beach, or walk through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. You could also use your extended stay to delve into our world of wine and taste your way through the region's American Viticultural Areas, learning to discern the difference between Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley pinot noirs and delighting in the nuances of Happy Canyon sauvignon blancs and Santa Ynez Valley syrahs. And if doing nothing at all is what vacation feels like to you, Santa Barbara's laid-back pace will be just what the doctor ordered.

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To learn more about our extended stay amenities, click here. To book our exclusive extended