The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Welcome to The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Central Coast Hideaway in Santa Barbara, California

Experience a peaceful retreat rooted in the Central Coast of California at The Steward hotel in Santa Barbara. Located on 4.7 acres of iconic historic land of the Sexton House, explore our forest hideaway with a hidden piano or lush gardens where guests can picnic, practice yoga and unwind with lawn games or by the fire pit. Our spacious one-bedroom suites feature natural wood elements, a Fellow Kettle with local and organic California-grown pour over coffee from FRINJ Coffee, two TVs, a dining/work nook, a mini-fridge, and queen-sized sofa sleeper in the living room. Enjoy gathering with family and friends with an indoor fireplace by Terra, our on-site restaurant and bar or outdoors in our daybed swing and picnic tables. Soak in the California sun with a dip in our swimming pool or relax poolside with our sun loungers and poolside cabanas. Taste the good land with beautifully plated and locally sourced West Coast fare at Terra, open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Summer Package at The Steward Santa Barbara
Spend summer with a fun picnic experience to enjoy within our lush garden lawns perfect for picnicking. Our Santa Barbara Summer Package includes a picnic basket with choice of two seasonal sandwiches or salads, kettle-cooked chips and wellness juice, and use of beach towels.
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Rooms & Suites

Dining Inspired by Simplicity

Indulge in food that nourishes and delights at Terra, our on-site restaurant and bar, open daily for breakfast and dinner. Experience organic, farm-to-table California cuisine inspired by Provençal and Mediterranean traditions with a menu curated by Executive Chef Augusto Caudillo. Graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, he honed his skills in various kitchens, including the esteemed Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos and Lucky’s Steakhouse in Montecito. Caudillo's dishes offer a tantalizing blend of aesthetics and nutrition — a testament to his love of crafting memorable experiences.

Handcrafted Cocktails


Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome

Dogs only


Non-Refundable Pet Fee Per Stay: $150

Maximum Pet Weight: 50lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2


On-Site Parking

Daily: $30

More Ways to Enjoy Your Stay

Fitness center in renovated historic barn


Fitness Center

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  • Outdoor swimming pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Aerial overview of outdoor courtyard and garden


The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 93111

Tel: +1 805-683-6722


AAA 3 Diamond Award
AAA 3 Diamond Award

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