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A Central Coast Hideaway
Simply Sustainably Splendid

Tucked within the verdant grounds of the historic Sexton House, The Steward Santa Barbara proposes 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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The Steward Santa Barbara, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Enjoy a Rewarding Stay

  • All Suites

    Enjoy the sweet life at our all-suites hotel, where comfortable, spacious accommodations are the norm.
  • Marriott Bonvoy

    Receive exclusive member rates, rack up points with every stay, and earn rewards for having a good time.
  • Sustainability

    It’s in our DNA. Everywhere you look, you’ll sense our love of the land and commitment to sustainable practices.

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Suite Dreams

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Awaken your senses in the ideal setting for a natural escape. With one king or two queen beds and a queen-size sofa bed in the living room—along with two 55-inch Smart TVs, complimentary WiFi, Fellow Kettle with complimentary local and organic California-grown pour over coffee by FRINJ Coffee, a mini-fridge, a wine opener, and an elegant work/dining nook with natural wood elements—our bright, open one-bedroom suites offer plenty of room for everyone in your group to relax and disconnect.

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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. The offer includes an order of avocado toast, the ubiquitous breakfast staple rumored to have been conceived on these grounds. Then, savor a welcome beverage, and take home a little memento. It’s a great way to kick off your first visit to The Steward.

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Feed Your Soul

Taste the Difference
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Dining at Terra

Savor simple, organic, locally sourced flavors that are good for the soul and good for the earth. Our signature restaurant is where California’s Central Coast ingredients and techniques meet Provençal and Mediterranean culinary traditions.

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Magical Moments

Invite your guests to a naturally dramatic event at our verdant boutique hotel. Set within lush garden scenery, surrounded by heritage trees and California’s oldest bird of paradise plants, any special occasion or memorable event will be imbued with a sense of awe and enchantment — whether it’s held within one of our indoor venues or out under the stars.

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Let Yourself Wander

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and wine country— just 10 minutes away in either direction — our boutique resort is the ideal springboard to explore all the major attractions in Santa Barbara.

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