We love: Hotel Californian

This West Coast beach retreat fuses Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with a heady mix of Mediterranean influences and Moroccan motifs.

AboutHotel Californian

Just steps away from Santa Barbara’s waterfront, you’ll find the Hotel Californian, offering the perfect antidote to busy Los Angeles. Built in 1925 as part of the new wave Spanish Colonial Revival, the hotel has been sensitively reworked by sought-after British designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Step inside and a richly decorated Mediterranean oasis awaits. In keeping with its heritage, Bullard has created a characterful signature look with inviting modern Moorish influences.

Hotel Californian review

(Image credit: Hotel Californian)

NEED TO KNOW

– The 121 guest rooms start at $360 a night. –Sample the gourmet Goat Tree cafe, the Blackbird restaurant's Mediterranean menu and the Moroccan Spa. –Relax by the rooftop pool with views of the Santa Ynez mountains. – Visit Lotusland Botanical Garden, local wineries and the famous Rincon surf beach.

Hotel Californian review

(Image credit: Hotel Californian)

Hotel Californian, 36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 001 805 882 0100, thehotelcalifornian.com.

TAKE IT HOME

Be inspired by the rich colour and pattern of the hotel's lobby.

Hotel Californian review

Hotel Californian review

Hotel Californian review

Hotel Californian review

Hotel Californian review