Indulge Your Senses in Santa Barbara at La Playa Inn

The Santa Barbara, California coastline as seen across the ocean from the pier
The coast of Santa Barbara, California, seen across the ocean from the pier

By Jon Bogart

Life’s daily demands propel our minds to wander, as we zoom in and out of computer screens and traffic tie-ups, to a time and place where we can unwind and rejuvenate. A laid-back vibe, fresh ocean air, a taste of the Mediterranean beauty and climate , with shopping, entertainment and dining options to explore… In an “aha” moment, you realize it is time to plan your staycation in Santa Barbara. Take a few days, to maximize the vacay stay, with less time on the road, it’s nearby, yet so far away. Anticipate being charmed by the Spanish influence and character of the city and the pristine beaches, just a few steps away, as you select the top-ranked La Playa Inn as a lodging destination.

La Playa Inn presents newly renovated accommodations and upscale amenities that are certain to fulfill your requests checklist. The boutique, mission-style Inn is in a prime location, less than a five-minute walk to the beach, and in very close proximity to the famous Stearns Wharf, the picturesque working harbor, the exciting food scene, shops, museums, and hiking trails. The artsy, creative, Funk Zone along the waterfront is a treat for the senses. Shop, sip and savor Santa Barbara County best in various specialty wine-tasting rooms.

Spanish-style architecture with wood beams and white walls on the exterior of La Playa Inn, Santa Barbara, California
(Courtesy of La Playa Inn)

La Playa Inn provides free self-parking and it’s good to know that there are many spots available indoors, in the hotel’s own adjacent parking garage. It’s easy to keep your car protected, take a stroll, hop on a Santa Barbara Shuttle and explore the area, car-free.

Notably, La Playa Inn is fresh and clean, with a friendly and welcoming attitude and unexpected free amenities. There is a fridge in the lobby with complimentary bottled water and yogurt throughout the day. Start your morning with a grab-and-go breakfast. Delicious pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and hot chocolate are among the options. Coffee, tea, water, yogurt and energy bars are available in the lobby all day. 

A guest room with a king bed inside La Playa Inn, Santa Barbara, California
(Courtesy of La Playa Inn)

Guest rooms are well-appointed, some with balconies and patios. Enjoy the open feeling and the lovely courtyard area, and meet up with family and friends on comfortable cushioned chairs on the courtyard. Cleanliness is a sign of respect for all guests at La Playa Inn — even the chairs and lounges are covered up from late night to early morning. Comfort continues with a good night’s sleep on a pillow-top mattress. And enjoy the room amenities: 39” LED TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee maker, designer toiletries, and free WiFi.

La Playa Inn goes the extra mile for your staycation experience with warm and personalized service. There is always a pleasant smile to greet you. 

An aerial view of Santa Barbara's rooftops from La Playa Inn
(Courtesy of La Playa Inn)

Tour and ticket assistance, as well as concierge services are available. For every season, for so many reasons, it is, refreshing, fun, quick and easy to plan for your La Playa Inn staycation throughout the year.

The Mediterranean climate of the American Riviera, tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, makes Santa Barbara a year-round staycation destination. Its historical architecture, the fresh air, and the upscale combination of serene, yet upbeat experiences make Santa Barbara the antidote for excessive urban stress. It’s a sensory treat in which to indulge, to renew and restore your vibrant self. La Playa Inn, as your total lodging experience, delivers on all counts.


La Playa Inn

116 Castillo Street

Santa Barbara, CA 90101


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