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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

California is seen as one of the most liberal states in the U.S. in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights, which have received nationwide recognition since the 1970s. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in the state since 1976.
Santa Barbara has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Wildcat Lounge or Elsies Tavern or The Neighborhood Bar are most famous gay friendly bars in Santa Barbara, CA.
Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street. On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a museum.

 Top attractions to visit in Santa Barbara

1. Kimpton Canary Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara

Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG hotel

This stylish Santa Barbara hotel features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and a lounge with stunning views. Centrally located State Street is 5 minutes’ walk away. Each guest room includes free WiFi.

Styled in plush white linens, each room offers a flat-screen cable TV, a yoga mat and an en suite bathroom with luxury bath amenities. Bathrobes and make-up mirrors are also provided. Gourmet treats in the honor bar are offered in each room.

Fresh farmers market vegetables, fresh seafood and central coast wines are features at the onsite restaurant, Finch & Fork. An evening wine hour and morning coffee, tea and snacks are provided to guests.

A mile from the beach and the restaurants at Stearns Wharf, this elegant Spanish-style hotel is 2 miles from Santa Barbara Zoo.

Stylish rooms have 4-poster beds with Italian linens, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and yoga mats. Suites add sitting areas and soaking tubs. In-room spa services are available, and WiFi is available for a surcharge.

Complimentary perks include loaner bikes, morning coffee and tea, and an evening wine hour.

There’s a rooftop pool and lounge, plus a restaurant with modern American cuisine. Guests also receive access to an adjacent fitness center.

hotel is a short stroll from beautiful beaches and a quick drive to wine country.

Looking for the most stylish place to land in Santa Barbara? Come to the Kimpton Canary. Nestled near State Street’s galleries, shops and restaurants, this fun-filled, full-service boutique hotel is a short stroll from beautiful beaches and a quick drive to wine country.

his is really the only decent hotel in the downtown State Street (north of the 101). The location is great if that is what you’re looking for.

Easy to walk to shops, restaurants, bars, etc. Would be a great place to stay during fiesta. The hotel has bikes for guests to use if which is also nice (a lot of Santa Barbara hotels do).

The hotel itself is nice overall. The rooms are nice but nothing special. Our first was small but it had a nice balcony.

We moved after a day into a suite that was a little larger but still on the small side for a suite. This was totally expected given that the hotel is in the middle of downtown.

The rooftop pool had a good scene. The pool is small (again- expected given the location).

Overall, this property is probably the best place to stay in downtown Santa Barbara if you want to be on central State Street.

Fantastic hotel in a great downtown location. We had responsive and friendly service from every single employee, especially Edwin, at the lobby desk.

The room was super clean and the bed comfortable. The hotel is about 1 mile from the beach so no water views, unless you go to the fabulous roof top patio and pool area.

The Kimpton Canary is a charming boutique hotel on Carrillo just off State Street.

It is a great location and close to shopping and restaurants. Friendly staff (valet, reception & bellman) made us feel most welcome. Room was lovely…everything you would expect and more.

This is a wonderful hotel, if you stay here you will have a hard time staying anywhere else in downtown SB.

It has the BEST location in downtown, it is impeccably clean, the amenities are phenomenal, and the staff are on point when it comes to providing world class customer service.

This is an exquisitely decorated and excellently run hotel.

The hotel has gorgeous textiles throughout the lobby and hallways and the rooms are elegantly decorated with furnishings that fit beautifully within the age and style of the building itself.

The hotel design is reflective of most of the architecture in Santa Barbara with gorgeous tiles and other lovely period detail.

The staff members, from the onsite manager to the housekeeping staff, were all charming, friendly and genuinely helpful.

They serve complimentary wine at happy hour and provide excellent coffee in the morning. The hotel is a block off the center of State Street and you can walk to an assortment of restaurants, shops and cultural landmarks in Santa Barbara.

Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara
Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara

How much does a room costs at Kimpton Canary Hotel ?

Prices start 445$/night for King Deluxe ADA with Roll in Shower. The King Suite is 545$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a seating area, sofa and iPod dock.

Where to book online– Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara California – you can find the best hotels deals in Santa Barbara during  California Wine Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santa Barbara on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara

Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara California

Located on 20 acres of lush coastal gardens and offering a full spa, this beachside retreat features 3 on-site dining options. Guest rooms offer Spanish-inspired furnishings and views of the grounds. Guests also have direct access to Butterfly Beach or can enjoy the on-site pool.

Thick terry bathrobes are available in the Spanish-tiled en suite bathrooms in each guest room at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. A stocked mini bar fridge, cable TV and DVD player are also included. Views of the gardens, courtyard, or ocean are offered and some rooms boast a private terrace.

Bella Vista offers organic, Italian-inspired, California cuisine at Biltmore Santa Barbara Four Seasons Resort. Guests can enjoy classic and signature cocktails on an outdoor ocean view terrace or inside by the fireplace at Ty Lounge.

Located at the private Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Coral Cafe and Bar features casual poolside dining while Tydes offers modern seafood-centric cuisine and Santa Barbara’s best oceanfront views.

Built in a colonial Spanish style and set in 22 acres of lush gardens, this luxury resort across from the beach is 4 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.

Refined, colorful rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi and 65-inch flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas, while suites feature separate living rooms and/or dining areas, as well as access to a beach club. Kids aged 18 and under stay free in their parents’ room.

A buffet breakfast is provided (fee) and there are 2 chic restaurants serving Italian and Californian cuisine, plus a poolside cafe/bar, and a lounge for cocktails and tapas. There are also 2 outdoor pools, a gym and a spa.

Located just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in California, with private bungalows and terraces that overlook the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.
Set amongst 22-acres of lush jungle and tranquil gardens, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara defines luxury living and service on the American Riviera.

So I am writing this review to say, look how incredibly well we were treated as a “lesbian couple.” Nobody batted an eye.

Everyone behaved 100% the same is if we had been a traditional male-female couple. This shows that the Four Seasons Biltmore is not as old-fashioned and conservative as some people may think. The Four Seasons is MODERN and GAY-FRIENDLY! They may not pitch themselves that way but it is true and that fact makes me all the more pleased to make future reservations.

The resort is located in a nook of Santa Barbara, far enough from the hustle and bustle of the main city, but accessible via short, scenic drive by the beach. Upon arriving to the hotel, we were taken immediately by the beauty of the property.

The grounds were extremely well kept, and the vegetation was lush & colorful.

Our room, a “jungle” room with a balcony, gave upon the property’s gardens and the largest fig tree I have ever seen. The environment was just stunning.

The amenities were fantastic as well – the property provides guests with two pools to access, a small one reserved for resort guests, and a much larger, olympic-sized pool located in the Coral Casino across the street – an opulent beach club for local residents and resort guests who’ve purchased a room in a certain category.

The gym at the hotel is well equipped and sufficient for a variety of workouts (e.g., strength training, cardio, etc.).

Beautiful property and right across the street from the beach. The restaurant has amazing views, a great outdoor patio and tons of indoor seating.

Had several drinks and snacks which were all delicious. Service is great too. Highly recommend.

The resort is located directly across the street from butterfly beach so if you’re into sunsets and sunrises this is the place to be in Santa Barbara.

The staff and the service are impeccable. Everyone from the bartenders to the servers in the restaurant to the folks at check in everybody here rocks a plus plus. They do whatever it takes to make sure you have a 5 star stay and we certainly did.

The four seasons in Santa Barbara lived up to its billing as a five star hotel.

From the moment we arrived until we left the service was exemplary and the attention to detail was amazing. One example of this attention was demonstrated on our return to our room in the evening our sunglasses had been placed on hotel provided eyeglasses wipes.

We were placed in a bungalow room which was spacious, spotless and beautifully decorated. The bed was very comfortable and all linens and towels were soft and plush.

The facilities at the hotel were beautiful including the alfresco dining area and 50 meter swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

As you would expect from such a nice hotel with pricey rooms the cost of services and food was high but the sound of the ocean waves and constant sunshine distracted from the pain.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and destination to anyone looking for a luxury getaway.

Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara California
Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara California

How much does a room costs at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara ?

Prices start 811$/night for King Deluxe.

Where to book online  – Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara –  Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Barbara California – you can find the best hotels deals in Santa Barbara during  California Wine Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santa Barbara on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara 3* – Gay Santa Barbara Hotels

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

This oceanfront hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is 4 minutes’ walk from Stearns Wharf. It offers 2 heated outdoor pools and a modern fitness centre.

A flat-screen cable TV is provided in each of the colorful, modern rooms. Each air-conditioned room has an iPod dock, wooden floors and a ceiling fan. A custom coffee machine with coffee is available in each guest room and ocean view rooms are available.

There is also a patio dining area with a tropical garden. Guests at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara can relax in the hot tub.

Across the street from the beach and an 8-minute walk from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, this trendy hotel, in a Spanish Colonial revival-style property, is also 2 miles from the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

The chic, colorfully decorated rooms (some with sea views) feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and minibars. A daily service fee covers in-room Wi-Fi.

The tropical-style courtyard gardens feature 2 heated outdoor pools, poolside cabanas and a hot tub. The service fee includes continental breakfast and 2-hour hire of bikes. There’s also an exercise room and a meeting room.

With magnificent views, traditional Spanish-style architecture, and a beautiful courtyard with outdoor pools and gardens, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara truly reflects Santa Barbara’s rich colonial history and affords guests access to the best of Southern California’s surf and sun.

Situated in West Beach, guests are within a stone’s throw of the ocean and all that Santa Barbara has to offer in this 122-room oceanfront hotel. The newly refreshed guestrooms reflect the relaxed elegance and understated sophistication distinct to Southern California style.

A signature blue and white palette reflects the brilliance of the ocean and sky, while subtly referencing the Mediterranean.

Hotel Milo’s location is hard to beat and the staff that we encountered, especially Jon D. Were incredibly on point. Being a seasoned traveler I really appreciated the nuisances of a boutique property. My hubby and I stumbled upon Hotel Milo and because of the excellent customer service by Jon D we decided there was no need to look any further. We had found the perfect place for our spontaneous birthday getaway.

Knew we had selected the right hotel from the moment we walked in the lobby… fresh, friendly and inviting. Although our room and the amenities were perfect we had very noisy neighbors above us and complained to Armando. He moved us to a wonderful room on the second floor in another building, took care of storing our bags for the day.

He was efficient and caring and now will call Armando when we decide to return to the Hotel Milo. Location is perfect right on the harbor. They have bikes, beach towels and beach chairs for your use. The pool areas are all redone with great lounge furniture as well as beautiful cabanas.

I will definitely stay there every time I return to Santa Barbara.

Gay Santa Barbara Hotels
Gay Santa Barbara Hotels

How much does a room costs at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?

Prices start 292$/night for Milo Mini Room.

This petite single room has an LCD TV, a minibar and an iPod docking station.

Where to book online  – Hotel Milo Santa Barbara –  Gay Santa Barbara Hotels – you can find the best hotels deals in Santa Barbara during  California Wine Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santa Barbara on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.