Explore Santa Barbara

Use the Castillo Inn as your headquarters during your stay in Santa Barbara. Whether you’re here to sightsee, enjoy the multitude of special events and outdoor activities, or do some shopping and dining. You’ll find the Castillo Inn the perfect place to stay

Stearns Wharf by Don Ramey Logan


Stearn’s Wharf, built in 1872, is California’s oldest wooden working wharf and we are just a short stroll away.

Butterfly Beach


Just a 1/2 block from West Beach and the Marina, you’ll have easy access to a myriad of ocean and beachfront activities.

Santa Barbara Habor


State Street offers it all: a wide variety of boutique shops, the spectacular outdoor Paseo Nuevo Mall or a side trip to quaint Brinkerhoff Avenue to shop for antiques



At the Marina
The Waterfront Bar & Grill, the Endless Summer Bar-Café and the very popular Brophy Bros. have great food in a delightful marina setting.

On the Wharf
If you are looking for good food out on the water, look no further than the Harbor Restaurant and Longboard’s Beach Bar & Grill. Enjoy spectacular harbor and ocean views as you dine.

Chads Cafe
Enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch all day with ocean views and outdoors patio seating.  Walking distance from hotel to Cabrillo Blvd

Toma Restaurant & Bar
A premier waterfront restaurant highly recommended for dinner, specializing in rustic coastal cuisine. Walking distance on Cabrillo Blvd


More Activities

  • Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  • World class golf courses
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara Tour
  • Museum of Natural History
  • The Maritime Museum
  • S.B. Historical Museum
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara
  • Casa de la Guerra
  • Wine Country Tours
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Botanical Gardens
  • County Bowl Concert Series
  • Music Academy of the West
  • Santa Barbara Symphony
  • Alhecama Theatre
  • Solvang Theatre Festival
  • Whale watching
  • Half and full day fishing excursions
  • The Funk Zone