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Where to stay in Santa Barbara for first-time tourists

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Best neighborhoods for first-time tourists in Santa Barbara

Blessed with a mild climate and lush location, Santa Barbara remains a playground for the rich and famous, so it's no surprise that accommodations can be extremely expensive here. The priciest hotels are near the water, so before you make your reservations, decide if staying beachside fits into your budget. You can find more affordable rooms at any one of the area's small motels, located just blocks from the beaches. These offer secure parking, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
Budget : 4 hotels from $79
Mid-range : 16 hotels from $95
Luxury : 3 hotels from $175
Budget : 5 hotels from $65
Mid-range : 5 hotels from $78
Budget : 2 hotels from $98
Mid-range : 5 hotels from $80
Luxury : 4 hotels from $149
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