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Santa Barbara

  A Shore Thing
  Beach Bungalow
  Beach Walk
  Best Kept Secret
  Bird Watchers Delight
  Buena Vista
  Casa Sol y Luna
  City Lights
  Coastal Pearl
  Dolphin's Cove
  Escape to Moreton Bay
  Heavenly Haven
  Hideaway Villa
  Ocean Vista
  Our Happy Place
  Pebble Hill
  Prancing Pony
  Santa Barbara Getaway
  Sea Breeze
  Sea Otter
  Sea Views
  Sea Watch
  Stone House Cottage
  The Retreat
  Villa Robles
  Vista del Mar



Palm Springs

  Villa Vista

Mammoth Lakes

  Alpine Rose
  Happy Trails
  Knotty Pine


  Pool Side Retreat
  Quick Escape


  Lake Front Retreat
  Magnificent Montana


  Ocean Front Escape


  South of France


  Sunsets and Sand


  Casa Alba
  La Torre


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Examining Santa Barbara Hotel Packages

There are many excellent vacation destinations in California. In some instances, the ability to choose a particular city or region to visit can prove difficult. Again, there is so much choice to be found in the state of California, picking an individual vacation region may prove to be a lot harder than one would initially assume. Then again, when someone comes across a description of Santa Barbara, they will quickly look to book Santa Barbara hotel packages.

Yes, Santa Barbara remains one of the nicest cities in all of California to explore. This quaint city rests on the Pacific Ocean and it has much to offer those looking to spend a little time away from the stress of their daily routine. In addition to all the beach fun, there is much to explore in the city itself including historic attractions, fine dining, and many active hobbies. Many tourists book Santa Barbara hotel packages as a way to see this city. Interestingly, many report dissapointment with the cramped quarters. Vacation rentals, often priced very similarly, are a viable alternative worth checking into.

Visiting Santa Barbara is a great joy for vacationers. And, best of all, it is not necessarily expensive to visit this particular California city. Through the purchase of Santa Barbara hotel packages or vacation rentals, the ability to make a trip to the town more affordable than most people realize. Actually, because they are unaware of these deals, many people will seek to book their vacation a la carte from various individual sources. This method is not a bad one, but it definitely will lead to spending far more. Often times when purchasing Santa Barbara hotel packages, tourists find that they can get a better deal with a vacation rental.

So, what is it that Santa Barbara vacation rentals have to offer that Santa Barbara hotel packages do not? Well, there are many components to such a vacation package. The hotel packages are exactly that – a package deal. That is, when you purchase hotel packages you will be booking a hotel room you will also be booking other amenities as part of the deal. These amenities are often photographed as private and exclusive, yet they end up being public. Everyone prefers private to public amenities, hence that is one reason to look to the vacation rental packages.

It is important to carefully examine the amenities that are offered in the Santa Barbara hotel packages. Spa service, for example may be advertised as included in your package, however, you later find out that the spa service actually ends up costing you a ton of money to get any benefit out of it. This is a common problem reported with many hotel packages. You are lured in to a package, and then you arrive and the story is quite a different one. For this reason you might consider spending less money with a vacation rental, and getting a truly private, exclusive, affordable solution.

Some say that not locking yourself into a package gives you the freedom to enjoy different types of meals, sightseeing tours, entertainment venues, and other areas of interest. So, when you book a Santa Barbara hotel package, you have to weigh the entire spectrum of choices put into the package to see what is truly the best option for you.

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city that has much to offer. Booking lodgings in the area can be easy, inexpensive, and expansive if you speak with the right people.

About the author: Melissa Pierson is a self-made entrepreneur, a well known travel consultant and vacation home interior designer. Her specialities include Santa Barbara vacation rentals, luxury and budget vacation accomodations. She consults with tourists on the differences between local Santa Barbara luxury hotels, motels and hotel packages, and spa resorts.