The New Gateway to the City Brings Great Change
Location, Location, Location...
Visitors from all around the globe visit Stearn's Wharf and now they'll be able to enjoy Santa Barbara's waterfront in all her glory. Hotel Californian is seconds away from the main beach front of Santa Barbara and The Funk Zone in an area called La Entrada ('The Gateway' to the city), which for many years was neglected until recently. The Hotel has added the WOW factor the location needed. With its Moorish design and luxury details, you'll be left feeling inspired and mesmerized by it's beauty. With a price tag of 240 million dollars, no expense was spared and it shows. There are 121 rooms with a rooftop pool, turkish style spa, 2 restaurants and an event deck providing a panoramic view of the coastline. Not to mention a bit of history in the present, the hotel has been built to include the original façade of the 1925 HotelCalifornian.
Design is Found in the Details
Celebrity Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has provided the hotel with a modern take on Santa Barbara, "redefining the American Riviera". He brings in a classic mix of Spanish Colonial style with Moroccan influences. Oil-Rubbed Bronze Moroccan Fixtures are found throughout the Hotel, which was built to Inspire. Golds, blacks and white with a touch of natural green is a modern twist on Santa Barbara's Spanish Style. The Hotel's Lobby showcases the Moorish Andalusian Design.
The Restaurant Scene
Goat Tree is a Gourmet Café, great for Sunday brunch or lunch. The pastries are delicious with butter croissants that tastes like it was made in Paris. This is a great spot for on-the-go bites or a spur-of-the-moment meals with delicious open faced sandwiches. Alex Lamotte is the pastry Chef, who worked for 3 star Michelin restaurants in San Francisco. The Café also provide picnics for the beach, which is a fun idea. Blackbird is the Hotel's signature restaurant featuring exquisite Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with an emphasis on Santa Barbara-sourced and hyper-seasonal ingredients.