The Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta opened in October with 142 guest rooms and over 3,500 square feet of meeting space. 


The Hilton Garden Inn Lompoc opened this fall with 156 rooms, an indoor pool and 3,356 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom and boardroom. 


The Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort completed a renovation of all 250 guest rooms and added new outdoor function space.

Pismo Beach

The Inn at the Pier opened in September. The Craftsman-style hotel is located downtown and features 104 rooms, a rooftop bar and full-service restaurant with ocean views, 4,800 square feet of meeting and event space, pool and fitness center. 

Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the 128-room Vespera on Ocean will open next year with a restaurant, pool, beach access, fitness center and meeting space.

Following a renovation and rebranding, the former Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge is now the Shore Cliff Hotel. The 100-room property offers a pool area and event lawn with ocean views. 

Santa Barbara

The Hotel Californian, a 121-room luxury property featuring Spanish Colonial-style architecture and Moorish-style interior design, opened near the waterfront. The hotel features a full-service spa, a rooftop deck with ocean and mountain views, outdoor plazas and 2,850-square-foot ballroom. 

The Ritz-Carlton Company bought the former Bacara Resort & Spa in September and renamed it The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. As part of the conversion, significant enhancements are planned for the guest rooms, meeting spaces as well as public areas. 

The Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel Montecito is set to open in 2018 on a 16-acre beachfront site in the upscale enclave of Montecito. The luxury property will feature 122 guest rooms and 48 suites, many of them in single-story cottages and bungalows. Amenities will include 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, plus a signature restaurant, full-service spa, beach club and screening room. 

The Fess Parker, A Doubletree by Hilton Resort is currently undergoing a property-wide renovation slated for completion during the second quarter of next year. Upon completion, the property will be renamed Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

An expansion of Harbor View Inn will add an additional 34 rooms and suites to its inventory when completed in summer 2018. 

San Luis Obispo

The Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo completed a major renovation of all of its guest units and public spaces earlier this year. 

The Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo completed a renovation of its 139 guest rooms, lobby and fitness center. The hotel also opened The Bistro, a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. 


The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach wrapped up a property-wide renovation that included all guest rooms and its Top of the Harbor Grand Ballroom, a venue with water views that accommodates up to 350 people. 

The Ventura Beach Marriott is embarking on a $10 million renovation that will include the guest rooms and meeting space, with completion set for July 2018.