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Hipmunk Hotels: Cheap Beach Hotels in Santa Barbara, Marina Del Rey, and more

California hotels are unforgettable. With many places on beautiful sun-kissed beaches, you will never tire of your accommodations. Not many hotels around the world offer the chance to sun on the beach while you’re waiting for your room, though each of the following do.

These are affordable hotels in Santa Barbara, Marina Del Rey and more. Though if you absolutely have to stay inland in West Hollywood, we’ve thrown a rooftop pool into the mix for you too.

Fess Parker: A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, Santa Barbara

The Fess Parker Doubletree by Hilton Resort is set in an ideal location on the Santa Barbara coast. This is an affordable luxury resort which is mere steps from the beach offering everything you could want from an authentic Californian holiday.

Beautiful hotel grounds with swaying palm trees and tropical gardens are almost enough to draw your attention away from the beach. The hotel offers bike rentals, an on-site pool, and, regardless of your room, each guest is treated to a view of either the mountains, the gardens, or the beach.

Where to Stay in Santa Barbara

Venice Beach Hostel, Marina Del Rey

Walk straight out the door of the Venice Beach Hostel in Marina Del Rey and onto the beach. This is the best value accommodation on Venice Beach. All rooms include free breakfast and dinner, as well as complimentary computer access and high-speed WiFi.

Small rooms sleep 4-6 people each, and each room has a private bathroom. Fully furnished apartments are offered for those who want to book a private room.

Hotel Wilshire, West Hollywood

A stay in West Hollywood means you’ll be half an hour out from the beach. For those who don’t want to make that drive, Kimpton’s Hotel Wilshire has one of the most popular rooftop pools in LA. The rooftop pool party is a quintessential Californian experience, right up there with a visit to the beach.

The pool deck at Hotel Wilshire offers a sleek and trendy setting with panoramic views of LA.  You can snap a selfie with the iconic Hollywood sign from the pool, and upload instantly online – the hotel’s free WiFi reaches here.

Kimpton Hotel Wilshire Rooftop Pool

Photo courtesy of the property manager.

Casablanca on the Beach, Santa Cruz

Casablanca on the Beach is a fantastic option for accommodation in Santa Cruz; right on the beach, and next to the boardwalk and restaurants along the strip.

Rooms come with beautiful ocean views, free WiFi, and some even offer kitchenettes. Complimentary breakfast is offered each morning, and free parking is included too.

Ocean Palms Beach Resort, Carlsbad

Ocean Palms Beach Resort in Carlsbad is in a convenient location all round. Close to the beach, the airport, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, the Oceanside Pier, and the Flower Fields, this is a fantastic place to base yourself for central access to the most popular attractions in town.

The hotel has an outdoor pool with jacuzzi, complimentary WiFi in public areas, and a fitness center, and offers complimentary breakfast each day. There is a barbeque grill, picnic area, and laundry facilities available for guest use. Parking is also complimentary, and the 52 rooms include kitchenettes with full refrigerators, microwaves, stove tops, and utensils.

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