Inn on Summer Hill

2520 Lillie Avenue , Summerland, CA 93067 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Santa Barbara bed and breakfast, the Inn on Summer Hill is a luxury seaside inn in Summerland, CA. A perfect southern California getaway to Santa Barbara beaches and the quaint towns of Montecito and Summerland, this distinctive AAA four-diamond inn offers everything you need for an incredible Santa Barbara experience. Offering a seaside atmosphere with the amenities of a boutique hotel, this Santa Barbara bed and breakfast is set in unique and colorful landscaping with ocean views. Our charming setting invites you to linger, relax and unwind as you take your breakfast or afternoon refreshments in the dining room or in your own room. Our spacious rooms feature private balconies or decks — the perfect place to catch a sunset over the ocean from the Inn on Summer Hill in Summerland, CA.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Incredible little bed and breakfast

4.8 on April 17, 2017

My wife and I decided to head up to Santa Barbara for the weekend. We opted to stay on the outskirts of town as we'd been to the Summerland neighborhood before and loved it. The inn was near the freeway, which we found convenient for getting to and from downtown Santa Barbara. It's a nice stroll to the local beach, restaurants and a winery or two, which was a bonus. The charm of this little inn will definitely bring us back in the near future.

An Unexpected Surprise!

5 on January 30, 2015

While driving south from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I decided I'd had enough driving after an exhausting week-long road trip. I got off the freeway around 5:30 in the evening looking for just a bed for some sleep. I came across the Inn on Summer Hill. I loved the look of it, and from the moment I stepped inside I was enchanted. The gal at reception pointed out that their afternoon wine, cheese and horsdeuvres were still out, and she encouraged me to have some. I was too tired to look for a place for dinner and that ended up being a satisfying light dinner: wine, cheese, salami, artichokes, olives. I had a wonderful relaxing soak in the spa tub in my room, and was disappointed when I couldn't stay up to try their evening desserts! After a great night's sleep on my luxurious four poster bed, I enjoyed their breakfast which included a variety of pastries, juices, coffee, teas, fruit, and yogurt plus a freshly cooked hot meal of eggs and sides by their excellent and personable chef. My very short stay was an unexpected treat. I highly recommend this Inn. btw, I had what was considered a standard room and it was a spacious room with a charming gas fireplace and a patio with a view of the ocean. I was in room #5. I also liked it that they still use real keys. Unfortunately I wasn't there long enough to use their spa, so I can't speak of that.


5 on April 28, 2014

We had an amazing weekend at this beautiful B&B; we relaxed and enjoyed the ambience and the food it's great and there is no shortage of drinks either including wines; also in the room there is a faucet that dispense boiling water for that last cup of tea before bed (a generous supply of coffee and teas are in the room); our breakfasts were so tasty made to order and the beautiful display of homemade muffins, scones, berries and other breakfast goodies along with great coffee and a few juice options was perfect to start our day. Location is great since it's a small town and you are about a half a block from a great grocery store; we bought sandwiches and kept them fresh in the little refrigerator in the room. We found out that the noise from the freeway and the trains didn't bother us (we left the balcony door open for the fresh air); waking up to those ocean views was just magic. Customer service is exceptional and the turndown service is great; bathroom are well appointed and the Jacuzzi invites to relaxation. We are already planning to come back! Alma

A Wonderful Retreat!

4.8 on October 25, 2011

What a wonderful time I had at Inn on Summer Hill! This is the perfect getaway place to go to. Watching the dolphins play from my balcony while sipping tea was delightful. The room was immaculate, beautiful, and so inviting and comfortable that I didn't want to leave! The staff was very helpful and go out of their way to make sure you feel well taken care of. I can't say enough about this lovely Inn, except that I cannot wait to return! Thanks for a truly memorable time!


2.0 on November 24, 2010

So noisy we had to leave and stay elsewhere. With 101 traffic and trains it is impossible to sleep or relax. Inn owner gave no refund and treated us like trash. Do not stay here!

Pleasant stay

4.0 on June 03, 2009

We had a great visit at the Inn on Summer Hill. Amazingly we rarely heard the traffic although its just past the trees. The evening snacks and breakfast were yummy. Room was a little small and the balconies aren't as private as I had hoped, but it was a very nice stay. Cute town too, wish we had allowed for more time to enjoy it instead of spending all our time in Santa Barbara. M. Frost Austin, TX

very romantic!

4.6 on April 27, 2009

Stayed here on anniversary getaway and loved it! Beautiful room with a beautiful view. One of the most comfortable beds ever! Great service and amenities in the room. Also loved secluded hot tub enclosed for privacy. Thanks for making this leg of our trip a great memory.

A great get-away

4.6 on January 04, 2008

My husband and I have stayed at this little inn twice in the past few years, and have been very impressed with the attention to detail in the rooms, the excellent food and service. The inn is close to the freeway, but inside the rooms are extremely quiet and restful. I love the feather bed and the down pillows. They have a video library and just about anything you could ask for a restful get away. In the area are wonderful, upscale antique shops, the beach, and great restaurants. Drive south a couple of miles to Carpinteria for surfing and Mexican food, or north one exit for top notch dining and a beautiful drive through some of the most amazing real estate in the country in Montecito. There is something for everyone.

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Rooms & Rates

Double Queen Patio

Offers ocean and island views, private bath with whirlpool tub, fireplace, and two queen beds with down comforters, modern & antique décor, original art, flat screen TV, refrigerator, and WIFI.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $259 - $289

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Location Type

90 Miles No. of Los Angeles, Adjacent to Montecito, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country


Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from Highway 101 North: Take EXIT 90 toward SUMMERLAND. At the end of the ramp turn right toward the mountains Drive approximately 30feet to the next stop sign and turn left The Inn is approximately three quarters of a mile down the road on the right You will see an archway over our lower level parking entrance. Directions from Highway 101 South: Take EXIT 91 toward SUMMERLAND At the end of the ramp turn left toward the mountains Drive underneath the 101 to the first stop sign and turn right The Inn is approximately three quarters of a mile down the road on the left You will see an archway over our lower level parking entrance

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Winery tours, Trolley tours, Botanical Gardens, Santa Barbara Mission, Children's Zoo, Stearn's Wharf & Yacht harbor, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine , Ocean views, Spa-Outside under pagoda, Complimentary Newspaper, Patios or Balconies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Beaches, Beach vollyball, Surfing, Polo (Seasonal), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No cribs or rollaways available.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends/holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required at the time of booking
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: A deposit in the amount of your first night's stay is required to reserve your room. This deposit will be refunded, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, if the cancellation is more than 7 days prior to the arrival date. If the cancellation is within 7 days of the reservation, we will refund your deposit ONLY if the room is resold, minus the $25.00 fee. The balance of your room total will be charged upon arrival, any additional charges you might accrue (e.g.. Gift Items, Massage etc...) will be added to your final bill at checkout.
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Paulette Bermant

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 7:00 AM - 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Blueberry Crisp

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