Hotels near Los Padres National Forest
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Home to beaches, mountains, rivers, and natural terrain, Los Padres National Forest is a popular destination for adventure seekers. It has several access points from I-5 coming in from Burbank and San Fernando, and off Route 101 in Santa Barbara. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Los Padres National Forest

The Presidio
The Presidio
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4.0
1620 State Street, Santa Barbara
from $139
Agave Inn
Agave Inn
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4.1
3222 State Street, Santa Barbara
from $129
Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn
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4.7
915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
from $278
Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto
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4.7
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara
from $425
Santa Barbara House
Santa Barbara House
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3.4
424 Por La Mar Drive, Santa Barbara
from $189
Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Inn
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4.3
28 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
from $220
Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn
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4.3
1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
from $155
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
from $199
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
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4.5
31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
from $265
San Ysidro Ranch
San Ysidro Ranch
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4.8
900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
from $695
More About Hotels near Los Padres National Forest...

What’s Los Padres National Forest?

The forest boasts more than 1,200 miles of trails that are well-suited for backpacking and hiking. Almost half of the forest is untouched wilderness so visitors can explore natural landscapes and see wildlife. The forest is managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and encompasses nearly 1.75 million acres of territory around central California, the coast, and the Transverse Ranges.

Which Hotels Have the Best View Near Los Padres National Forest?

Many people choose to camp for lodging near Los Padres National Forest but there are a handful of hotels with views in Santa Barbara, a short drive from the forest.  The Hyatt Santa Barbara is an oceanfront hotel with rooms that offer views of the pool or water. Rates start at $149 per night. The Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara offers modern amenities in a trendy setting with rates starting at $159 per night.

What are the Benefits or Drawbacks from Staying at a Hotel Near Los Padres National Forest?

You won’t find many hotels near the forest, so most visitors choose to hike and camp around the forest grounds. Still, many hotels within a short drive of the forest provide modern amenities and conveniences such as comfortable accommodations, running water, and dining services. Guests are free to rent a car or take a cab into the forest to enjoy outdoor activities.

What Do I Need to Know About Los Padres National Forest?

Several recreation areas and campgrounds are only open seasonally because of snow and other weather conditions. Traveling along the Jacinto Reyes National Scenic Byway that borders the forest provides opportunities to see cliffs, rock formations, and native animals.

 

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