Pet Friendly Motels
In Santa Barbara County

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Pets need vacations, too! And there are plenty of pet friendly motels and dog friendly hotels in Santa Barbara County. Find great pet friendly lodging here, and enjoy the sun & fun with your best friend.

Bring your pet with you when you visit Santa Barbara County! This is one of the most dog friendly towns in Southern California.

There are pet friendly motels all over this county; both by the beach and in the wine country. Pet friendly lodging in Santa Barbara County is available in every price range, too.

Pet Friendly Motels

Finding your perfect dog friendly hotel is just a matter of deciding where you want to stay and how much you want to spend.

Pet policies and fees vary from place to place, so ask about them when you book your room. Be sure your pet's wearing an ID tag and bring proof of vaccination with you.

All dog friendly motels require that your pet is never left alone. Most pet friendly accommodations accept only small dogs or cats under a specific weight. If you're traveling with a large dog or an exotic pet, it may be more expensive to find a room.

Santa Barbara

This special report from recommends Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort Hotel at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard.

Here is a directory of just some of the pet friendly motels in Santa Barbara County.

Best Western Beachside Inn (map it) | 805-965-6556 | 800-932-6556

Casa Del Mar Santa Barbara Inn (map it) | 805-963-4418 | 800-433-3097

Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort Santa Barbara (map it) | 805-564-4333

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Beach #1 (map it) | 805-564-1392

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ State Street #2 (map it) | 805-687-5400


San Ysidro Ranch (map it) | 805-565-1700


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, CARPINTERIA (map it) | 805-566-9499 | 800-315-2621

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Carpinteria North #346 (map it) | 805-684-6921

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Carpinteria South #1353 (map it) | 805-684-8602


Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Goleta #28 (map it) | 805-964-3596

Buellton/Solvang/Santa Ynez

Motel 6 ~ Buellton ~ Solvang Area #62 (map it) | 805-688-7797

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott (map it) | 805-688-1000

Santa Maria

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, SANTA MARIA (map it) | 805-928-6000 | 800-315-2621

Motel 6 ~ Santa Maria #675 (map it) | 805-928-8111

Best Western Plus Big America, Santa Maria (map it) | 805-922-5200 | 800-426-3213


Days Inn Lompoc (map it) |805-735-7744

Motel 6 ~ Lompoc #1365 (map it) | 805-735-7631

Travelodge Lompoc (map it) | 805-736-6514

This is by no means a complete listing of pet friendly motels in Santa Barbara County. As I discover more pet friendly accommodations, I'll be sure to update this directory.

If YOU'VE found a great pet friendly motel, please share it with us.

Pet Friendly Activities

No doubt you'll be looking for pet friendly restaurants in Santa Barbara County. Almost all restaurants with outdoor seating will allow well-behaved pets on a leash. Just ask.

Officially, Santa Barbara County requires that all pets be on a 6-foot leash, unless in a designated off-leash dog area. Here are a few more places you can take your dogs in the city of Santa Barbara.

Un-Officially, there are MANY places that are tolerant of well-behaved dogs off leash. The operative phrase here being "well-behaved". As long as your dog responds well to voice command and "plays nice", and if you see other dogs off leash in the area, feel free to let your dog off leash.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services

Boarding & Grooming

If you need a pet sitter while you're in Santa Barbara County, contact Camp Canine in Santa Barbara, 805-962-4790, or Happy Dogs Daycare in Buellton, 805-686-9402.

Pet Emergencies

  • During regular business hours, I recommend my regular vet Dr. Ron Faoro of St. Francis Pet Clinic (map it), (805) 963-0577.
  • After hours, contact the only 24-hour veterinary hospital in Santa Barbara, CARE Animal Hospital (map it), 805-899-2273.
  • The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's EMERGENCY hot line is at 888-426-4435.

County Animal Shelters

If your pet becomes lost, check these county animal shelters:

Santa Barbara: 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA 93117 � 805-681-5285
Lompoc: 1501 West Central Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436 � 805-737-7755
Santa Maria: 548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455 � 805-934-6119

Santa Barbara County is home to many pet friendly motels and restaurants, dog friendly beaches and other off leash areas. As I become aware of other pet friendly hotels, events or activities, I'll post them here.

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