Hotel recommendations

SBSMA is located approximately 7 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara.  If you would like to stay closer to the school these are the recommended hotel choices.  Always ask if they have a AAA discount if you have a membership.


The Suite Peas Luxury Garden Apartment is located on a wonderful and peaceful property about 7 minutes or less from SBSMA….it is highly recommended and the ladies that live and own the property are incredibly kind and creative people.

The Goodland hotel, is now our preferred hotel of choice and offering SBSMA students 15% of  the going rate.  Here is the discount link

Extended Stay America Goleta

Best Western Goleta

Ramada Inn

Motel 6 (very clean and nice)


If you are interested in staying in downtown and would like a BnB experience, there are many more these are just our favorites:

The Upham

The Cheshire Cat

The Eagle Inn

I can also recommend a lovely private room and bathroom at the home of a fellow mosaic artist here in Santa Barbara for a very reasonable rate.  Please email if you are interested.