Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara-My Weekend Home Away From Home

I had the most relaxing time in Santa Barbara this past weekend. The weather was perfect, the food was delectable, and the Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara was utterly charming and quaint, contributing to my total immersion in the peaceful SB ambiance. The beachfront hotel was like a mini resort, comprised of several Mediterranean style buildings interconnected by beautiful courtyards and two outdoor swimming pools. Upon check in, the friendly staff gave me a list of restaurant recommendations and signed me up for the complementary bike rental. The room was very welcoming, as it was meticulously clean, brimming with brightness and provided a wonderful view of the ocean. Each building has its own secluded garden, complete with sitting areas, oversized yellow umbrellas, and a view of West Beach. I sat for hours listening to the ocean breeze and basking in the summer sun, my body and mind engulfed in the peace of the moment.  

Sometimes a mere 48 hours is all you need to re-energize, recharge, and go forth with life.

Taken next to Stearns Wharf. He charged me a dollar for this picture

Sunday brunch crowd

Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara

the lobby/reception area

my colorful room

quick pic before a quick dip

hotel pool cabanas

beach pathway

breakfast dining area


picnic perfect grounds

a perfect Sunday afternoon
Thank you SB and Hotel Oceana for gifting me with a picture perfect weekend!


  1. VEry nice! Looks like a nice place to relax! Thanks for sharing.

  2. merci de nous faire voyager à travers tes photos!
    très jolies

  3. Very nice..Beautiful setting.


  4. Hey!! Great pictures!
    I´m glad you liked my blog! I´m following you too through Bloglovin!
    I´ve been touring the west coast last summer and I want to move there! Simply gorgeous!!!
    Love from Spain!

  5. Awwww, looks like heaven!

  6. you're way too kind, thank you so much for the support and for following :)
    i've followed you via bloglovin' too

    love these photographs - this looks exactly like my kind of holiday!

    jessie x

    the weekend project.

  7. WOW! looks amazing here! So glad that you are enjoying all of this :)


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  8. Looks lovely - maybe this is the place to stay next time I'm in SB!

  9. Nice pics! Looks like a great place!

  10. awesome photo diary, remind me of home :)

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

    You took some amazing pictures, wouldn't mind spending a few days there!
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  14. So lovely! I'm currently in California (I live in New Mexico). So many flowers and fab locations! I'm definitely enjoying my vacation. Those pictures look fantastic and super fun. PALM TREEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!

  15. Your holiday looks fantastic, so many wonderful nooks and crannies to get lost in. :)

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  16. i went to santa barbara last summer and stayed at the bacara! SB is a lovely getaway from LA! thanks for visiting my blog!

  17. ohh! btw i am now following your blog xoxo

  18. wow it's beautiful! haha he charged u $1 for the pix? too funny

  19. love the Hotel Oceana, I stayed there last summer for a weekend trip ... so nice!

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