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A Boutique Escape in Santa Barbara

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, Riviera Beach House is where relaxed elegance and sophisticated comfort come together steps from the beach. The gentle sea breeze and the neighborhood's easygoing vibe set the tone for a truly laid-back coastal experience in a pet-friendly boutique hotel.

The Riviera Beach House offers more than just a stay; it provides an experience with stylish European-inspired accommodations and exceptional dining at Santo Mezcal Mexican Restaurant, known for its traditional Mexican cuisine and inventive cocktails. Stroll along lively streets to discover vibrant art galleries, charming eateries, and cozy wine-tasting spots, all contributing to the unique charm of Santa Barbara. Each visit is an opportunity to enjoy the best of a refined beach town lifestyle.

LIFE AT THE RIVIERA

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An Enviable Address

Stay with us and you’ll be two blocks from the beach and the iconic Santa Barbara pier (Stearns Wharf) as well as the Funk Zone, where trendy restaurants, microbreweries and wine tasting rooms abound.

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Your Pup’s Paw-some Stay Awaits

Our guest rooms are pet-friendly, and your furry friend will receive a special welcome gift upon check-in, filled with all the essentials for their comfortable stay. Reserve your pet-friendly room at (805)966-6586. Please note that there is a $75 + taxes and fees per stay.

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In-Room Dining

Experience the best of Santo Mezcal without leaving your hotel room. Scan the in-room QR code to access the restaurant’s full menu, and your favorite dishes will come directly to your door.

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Reveal Your Inner Artist

Housed inside a historic 1928 structure, our hotel embodies the artistic spirit of Santa Barbara’s creative scene. Our lobby is a favorite gathering spot for local creators and often features collaborations and curated works from nearby galleries.

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Beach This Way

Ideally situated just a 6-minute walk from the beach, our hotel brings the seaside to your doorstep. Enjoy easy access to nearby bike and footpaths leading to the shore and Stearns Wharf for a perfect car-free stay.

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Curated Experiences

At Riviera Beach House, our expert local team ensures an exceptional experience for guests. With intimate knowledge of Santa Barbara, we guide you to tailored activities and facilitate bookings, making your stay truly unforgettable.

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Funk Zone

Experience the vibrant Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, just a short distance from Riviera Beach House. Immerse yourself in street art, explore contemporary galleries, and enjoy wine-tasting. Shop in eclectic boutiques and savor innovative cuisine in this lively district for an unforgettable experience.

Rooms & Suites
Artful Rooms

Our Euro-style rooms set us apart from all other Santa Barbara boutique hotels. All are eco-friendly and appointed with plenty of thoughtful amenities to work, rest or play, and contemporary artistic sensibility to spare.

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EAT AND DRINK
Dining at Riviera Beach House

Riviera Beach House offers on-site dining with room service available from Santo Mezcal Mexican Restaurant, which offers traditional Mexican cuisine, inventive cocktails and daily happy hour.

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Curated Guest Experiences

We’ve partnered with our favorite local businesses to offer a curated selection of elevated experiences that capture the endless summer vibe of Santa Barbara. From sailing and surfing to horseback rides and day trips  life’s an adventure at Riviera Beach House.

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"Perfect Boutique Hotel"

The Riviera Beach House is a lovely boutique hotel. The staff is excellent & helpful, June at the front desk is wonderful! The rooms are small but well appointed, the room with the small patio is perfect! The beds & bedding are sumptuous & you will sleep soundly, the hotel is very quiet considering the bustling location. The location is fantastic & the bonus of Santo Mezcal being the room service restaurant cannot be topped!

karen m   |   TripAdvisor

"Oasis in Paradise"

Favorite SB hotel. Perfect location, few minutes walk to beach, restaurants, cafes, wineries, shopping. Rooms are cozy, bathrooms modern, and everything spotlessly clean. Staff are welcoming and super helpful, especially Judy. 5 Star plus!

Julie C   |   TripAdvisor

"Great experience"

We had an amazing stay , hotel had great staff that was friendly and accommodating, great location from the beach and State Street shops. I Would definitely recommend for others as a good place to stay.

Sam T   |   TripAdvisor

"Perfect spot by the beach"

Easy Walking distance to the beach, and close to the action of the Funk Zone area. Very friendly hotel staff, and clean/comfortable rooms. Nice little extras like free bike to use, and a full complimentary coffee bar with all the flavors and syrups to make your own creation. Definitely would go back again.

sean_watson_86   |   TripAdvisor

Location
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Riviera Beach House is within walking distance and even next door to some of Santa Barbara’s best attractions.

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