Restore + Revitalize At Hideaway Santa Barbara

Inside Kirkwood Collection’s new boutique hotel, Hideaway Santa Barbara.

Hideaway Santa Barbara
Photo: Hideaway Santa Barbara

Why we love this: The perfect slice of luxury to escape to during a long trip up (or down) the 101, or for a cozy weekend getaway in Santa Barbara, CA – aka the “American Riviera.”

Suitable for: Couples, mothers/daughters, luxury seekers, weekend getaway seekers.

The Story:

There are so many reasons to fall in love with Santa Barbara – the Santa Ynez mountain backdrop, the stunning azure waters, the Mediterranean-like streets, the Channel Islands views on the horizon — just to name a few. But it’s Santa Barbara’s exceptional caliber of luxury accommodation that really puts it a cut above the other California coastal cities.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotel more picturesque than Hideaway Santa Barbara. Nautically glamorous, its curved white-washed walls nod to the California seaside town’s languid vibes, with an ocean blue/green color palette that renders it sunny, breezy, and relaxed. In fact, the entire city of Santa Barbara has this effect on visitors and locals alike. You can’t help but notice that life feels a bit more simple here. And one glimpse of the interiors of Hideaway Santa Barbara – the new charming, boutique hotel on the block by Kirkwood Collection – convince you to do just that, simplify and relax.

From the farmhouse woodwork and indoor foliage to the beach-y cushions and whimsical mountain views, the Hideaway Santa Barbara oozes warmth and charm that immediately draws you in, hugs you tight, and demands you to hang your coat up and stay a while.

The Hotel:

Hideaway Santa Barbara is one of the many California luxury hotel locations by Kirkwood Collection. The intimate nine-room hotel influences a charming, bed-and-breakfast feel, and is mixed with guest rooms and spacious suites that offer stunning views of the Santa Ynez Mountains.

Each room feels like you’re in your own private summer home, decorated with the eclectic, coastal decor to emphasize that easy-going, beach vibe Santa Barbara effortlessly conveys. To accompany each room is a 55” LED display with Apple TV & DirecTV, air conditioning, and hi-tech JBL Bluetooth clock radios.

Want to feel even more intimate in your space for the weekend? Ask for a suite that includes a fireplace.

Expect freshly baked goods and champagne upon arrival to Hideaway Santa Barbara with warm, friendly staff to welcome you to the hotel, who are readily available to answer any questions you have about what to do in the area.

That is, of course, if you can pry yourself away from the cozy fireplace in your guest room!

The Experience:

With the property sitting just blocks from the beach, harbor, and walking distance to some of the city’s best restaurants, everything you came to Santa Barbara for is right at your doorstep.

And, like most, you probably came to Santa Barbara for the wine.

Given that the region is renowned for its Mediterranean-like climate, the vino production feels endless with a winery on nearly every street corner. Just a few blocks away from Hideaway Santa Barbara is Funk Zone, notorious for its tasting rooms. Another popular attraction for wine-o’s visiting the area is the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Trail, which offers a beautiful tour of the nearby vineyards.

Santa Barbara also tends to attract many nature and outdoor lovers and who can blame them? From golfing one of the many country club courses, or hiking Inspiration Point (yes, that’s its actual name), to surfing Montecito point, or biking along the boardwalk — the city is always buzzing with people taking full advantage of all that nature has to offer them.

And if you’ve already drunk all the wine and did all the hiking you can possibly handle, there are boundless art galleries, iconic museums, award-winning restaurants, breathtaking beaches, and boutique shops in Santa Barbara to experience. Just stop by the front desk of Hideaway Santa Barbara for recommendations and information.

The Complimentary:

  • Mediterranean-style breakfast
  • Glass of champagne upon check-in
  • Coffee/tea-making facilities + baked goods
  • Dual-zone wine cooler mini-fridge
  • 55-inch LED Apple TV
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

Kirkwood Collection has various boutique properties across California. Not passing through Santa Barbara anytime soon? Check out the Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and San Luis Obispo locations.

To book reservations or learn more about Hideaway Santa Barbara,

visit, or call +1 (805) 965-2333.

Emma Cunningham


World traveler, writer, adventurist - you can typically find Emma out on the road, headphones on, suitcase in hand, hanging on every note the world has to offer.

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