The Most Romantic Hotels in Driving Distance of Santa Barbara

by nylonpink

Santa Barbara is a must-visit destination and they are so many romantic hotels in driving distance of this gorgeous beach-side town. Here are our top three recommendations for the most romantic hotels near Santa Barbara. 

1. Hotel Milo, Santa Barbara

We love a good daycation getaway, for those who don't have time to getaway for the entire weekend. For those who prefer to make last minute plans, try You can find a cozy luxury hotel right in your city to plan a romantic staycation with your honey at highly discounted rates, sometimes at up to 75% off the overnight rate. Spend the day relaxing at the hotel, enjoy the pool, sauna, or a luxurious couples massage.

We found this awesome deal available locally on Hotel Milo, Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo is the quintessential California beach hotel, featuring contemporary decor and elegant Spanish Colonial architecture.  During your day stay, you can relax in all the beautiful pools and gardens on the property, including two heated outdoor pools, cabanas poolside, a jacuzzi, fitness center and tropical style gardens.  

2.  The Spanish Garden Inn - Local Staycation

The Spanish Garden Inn is located right here in the heart of Santa Barbara, located in the artsy Presidio district. Each of the rooms come with an in-room fireplace and have an amazing local wine list. Also great is that they support local businesses by featuring treats from local vendors in the mini-bar.

I especially enjoyed the buffet style breakfast, featuring local cheeses and pastries, and omelettes, quiches, and delicious smoothies that were made to order. It was quite a nice spread.

They have a special romance package that features: 

  •  In room bubble bath with lavender salts prepared in advance for you.
  • A romantic ambiance and music to set the tone when you enter the room
  • An iced bottle of Champagne
  • Hand crafted chocolates
  • A Molton Brown bath amenity to take home (full size)

The Mondrian

3. Mondrian Hotel 

If you’re looking for a romantic and sexy luxury option, we’ve got the Mondrian Hotel, located in West Hollywood, on Sunset Blvd. They actually just underwent a $20 million dollar renovation of all the rooms and I checked out the rooms last week. They are inspired by Alice in Wonderland, with a Modern Alice theme and the rooms are so sleek and stylish.

Their signature restaurant Ivory on Sunset also features a newly updated menu. Here are some of the delicious eats. 

You'll also have access to the super popular on-site nightclub: Skybar. 

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