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Tide Pool Villas

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Overview of Tide Pool Villas

Tide Pool Villas

4.5 star property
Upmarket beachfront aparthotel in Santa Barbara Beach with outdoor pool

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
26 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Main amenities
  • 12 apartments
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • On the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • ATM/banking services
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Meeting room
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Barbara Beach
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 7 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 4 min drive
  • Upper State Street - 10 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 14 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - 18 min drive
  • Carpinteria State Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 13 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 39 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 6 min walk
  • UC Santa Barbara Station - 17 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 17 min drive


  • Santa Barbara Shellfish Co - 4 min walk
  • Longboards Grill - 4 min walk
  • Moby Dick Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Jeannine’s American Bakery & Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Fishouse - 6 min walk

About this property

Tide Pool Villas

Located near a train station, Tide Pool Villas is a great choice for a stay in Santa Barbara. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool and indulge in deep-tissue massages. Apartments offer upmarket touches such as fireplaces and jetted baths, along with kitchens and furnished balconies or patios.


English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 15 Chapala St
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Outdoor pool
  • Umbrellas
  • Sunloungers
  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Hot stone massages
  • Swedish massages


  • Free Wi-Fi, with a speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)

Parking and transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Family friendly

  • Pool toys
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster oven
  • Water dispenser
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer


  • Free continental breakfast available daily


  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds: USD 25.0 per day


  • Combined shower/bath
  • Jetted bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Dressing gowns
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area


  • 40-inch smart TV with digital service
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • 1 meeting room
  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet friendly
  • USD 40 per pet per night


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • No lifts
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • In-room massages
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Fireplace in reception

Location highlights

  • Near the boardwalk
  • Near a train station
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Public winery tours
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • 12 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Romance packages available
  • Access via exterior cooridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and Swedish massages.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

TIDE POOL VILLAS Aparthotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Does Tide Pool Villas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tide Pool Villas does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tide Pool Villas?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tide Pool Villas?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
Are pets allowed at Tide Pool Villas?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Tide Pool Villas?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tide Pool Villas?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Tide Pool Villas and nearby?
Tide Pool Villas has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Does Tide Pool Villas have private hot tubs?
Yes, each apartment has a jetted bath.
Does Tide Pool Villas have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes a toaster oven, cookware and a fridge.
Does Tide Pool Villas have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Tide Pool Villas like?
Tide Pool Villas is a short 6-minute walk from Santa Barbara Station and 3 minutes' walk from MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.








Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Room was very small. Checkin was across the street at a hotel by another name. Otherwise breakfast was good and service was good.
Billy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Stay
Actually were giving a room at Villa Rosa across the street and under same management. It is an older facility with dated furniture but clean and comfortable; lots of nice tile work.
roberta, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Don't Stay Here or at the Villa Rosa Inn
The Manager of this hotel is absolutely horrible. I made a mistake on my booking, and Tia the- manager was abhorrent to talk to, very condescending and badgering with no empathy (and I'm the customer). I truly feel sorry for the staff that has to work under this lady.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I can't emphasize enough how awful every aspect of our stay was at this hotel. We arrived an hour past check in. We had to wait for 30 minutes to talk to anyone only to find out our room was not ready and we were given no timeline for when it would be ready. When we finally got in 30 minutes later it was still being cleaned. After housekeeping left we found streaks of mud on the floor and huge cobwebs by the bed and in the bathroom. There were no paper towels, minimal toilet paper, no dish soap (in full kitchen), no coffee maker, and only 1 towel for 2 people for a 3 day stay. The microwave was on top of the fridge and the cord was not long enough to plug in. There was no phone in the room to call front desk. The worst part was the service from one employee named Melody. I walked to the office to report concerns and she told me she could not help me because she had to clean up happy hour. I called her later to inform her of the problems. She became very defensive. She finally consented to waive the pet fees and bring us supplies. She never showed up. The only time she called was to say our dogs were barking when we had been in the room with them for hours and they were not barking. At checkout I was assured by another employee that we would not be charged pet fees. We were charged pet fees and an additional mystery charge. We called to address issue. Within 2 sentences, Melody hung up on us. No one will pick up when we call back. We will be reporting fraud to our cc company.
JB, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

First time there. I requested a room for 5 people which would include two queen beds and 1 king bed. I was placed in a different room that I didn’t request. The front desk was able to give me just a small refund. It was over priced for just having two queen beds.
Maria, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Filthy room. Didn’t stay.
My room was not clean. Empty alcohol bottles everywhere and sheets in a dirty bundle on the bed. The facility offered a less nice room in hotel across the street which had dirty sheets. Left, and hotel is completely non-responsive to and me in response to my request for a refund. Had to pay for a more expensive room and parking and breakfast were extra, and I’m still waiting on my money back from this facility.
Caitlin, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice small hotel. Older but well maintained.
Edward, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

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10/10 Exceptional

We loved the location. But checking in is not on the property. But across the street with no clue as to what building that may be. Also one window did not have a curtain. Had to use a towel to block out the lights at night.
Cynthia, 2-night trip
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