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A Central Coast Hideaway
Simply Sustainably Splendid

Tucked within 4.7 acres of the verdant grounds of the historic Sexton House, The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio hotel offers a refreshing take on a sustainable getaway. We invite you to explore our all-suite hideaway rooted in horticulture, discover its inspiring creative spaces, and savor California-grown flavors that feed the soul. We’re proud to be the caretakers of this storied land and share its gifts with you as you take part in an enriching escape. 

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Welcome to The Steward Hotel in Santa Barbara

Enjoy a Memorable Stay

  • One-Bedroom Suites

    Enjoy the sweet life at our all-suites hotel with spacious and elegantly appointed pet-friendly rooms featuring thoughtful amenities.

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  • Marriott Bonvoy

    As a Tribute Portfolio hotel, Marriott Bonvoy members can receive exclusive member discounts, earn points with their stay, and more during their Central Coast trip.

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  • Sustainability

    It’s in our DNA. Everywhere you look, you’ll sense our love of the land and commitment to sustainable practices such as water-filling stations, solar-powered lights, and more.

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Suite Dreams

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Awaken your senses in the ideal setting for a natural escape with our spacious one-bedroom suites with natural wood elements. With either one king bed or two queen beds, all of our rooms feature a separate living room with a queen-sized sofa bed along with two Smart TVs, a dining/work nook, mini-fridge, Fellow Kettle with complimentary local and organic California-grown pour over coffee by FRINJ Coffee, a wine opener, water carafe, and complimentary WiFi throughout.

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Special Offers

Book our Garden Package — the ideal way to celebrate our grand opening and be part of our ongoing story. This offer includes a choice of Signature Avocado Toast for two, a breakfast staple rumored to have been conceived on these grounds. Then, savor on a welcome organic botanical-infused cocktail, and take home a little memento. It’s a great way to experience The Steward.

Our Love Grows (Romance) Package — a romantic way to spend time with your loved one where special moments take root and grow into something deeper. This offer includes a bottle of local sparkling wine and seasonal fruit fondue with edible flowers.

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Feed Your Soul

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Dining at Terra

We’re proud of our deep roots in the Santa Barbara and Goleta community and honored to share flavors that are good for the soul and good for the earth at our on-site restaurant, Terra. We incorporate locally-sourced ingredients that showcase and highlight the Central Coast’s agriculture through our connections with local farms and purveyors.

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Meetings & Events

Magical Moments

Invite your guests to a one-of-a-kind event within a lush garden setting at our boutique hotel on the Central Coast. Surrounded by heritage trees, California’s oldest bird-of-paradise plants and a variety of flora, any special occasion or memorable event will be imbued with a sense of awe and enchantment.

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Let Yourself Wander

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara wine country— just 10 minutes away in either direction — a stay at our Central Coast hideaway hotel is the ideal springboard to explore all major attractions in Santa Barbara such as the historic Stearns Wharf, East Beach, State Street, and the Funk Zone.

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