Your Nautical Oasis

About the Hotel

The soul of Haley Hotel has always been rooted in exploration. Named after the famous Sea-Captain Haley, our hotel is a place for visitors looking to discover the coastal charm of California. Swim in the sea, wander the historic streets, stroll on the beach, catch a sunset. 

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, The Hayley Hotel is a short walk to the ocean and some of the city’s best restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail bars and local amusements. Our 17 rooms have been refreshed with a nautical design and our guestrooms feature a thoughtful selection of art, furniture and amenities from local artisans, who you can visit in town and learn more about here.



Who is Captain Haley?

Our hotel is named after Captain Salisbury Haley who in 1850, when California became a state, was chosen to survey the city. He became known for his crooked survey map made up of meandering streets and uneven parcels that still exist today. The reason for his crooked survey is a mystery. Some people say it’s due to weather variations, while others theorize that he purposefully redirected some of the streets to point towards Chumash shrines along the hillside in order to paying tribute to our Chumash Indian history. While the real reason remains unknown, our hats are off to the ‘Crooked Captain’ and his part in laying the foundation of our beautiful city.