Welcome to The Orchid House of Santa Barbara !!

Falling in love with Santa Barbara is an easy thing to do. As Francesca is originally from Cortona in the Tuscan hills and Domenico from the hill sides of the Lazio region, we find gentle reminders of Italy in the gracious style of life embodied by Santa Barbara. When we arrived in this “American Riviera” we felt deeply drawn to the beauty and allure of this place. A few years ago we were fortunate enough to find The Orchid Inn, a charming boutique Bed and Breakfast located in West Beach in downtown Santa Barbara. This stylish B&B quickly won our hearts with its charming rooms and historic location. While successfully running this charming B&B, we were receiving constant requests from guests and students to offer accommodations for students of SBCC Santa Barbara. We now have decided to meet their demand and have converted our stylish B&B into an International student house. We welcome you to our Orchid House and hope that you enjoy its many amenities, which we take great pleasure in sharing with you.
…Benvenuti!!     Francesca and Domenico

  • Next to SBCC college (Santa Barbara City College), Walk to beaches, State St, Stern Wharf, Amtrak Station
  • Gated and secure SBCC College Dorm rooms with video surveillance
  • Choice of Double, Triple, or Quadruple-Occupancy rooms
  • Gourmet Breakfast and healthy Evening Meals
  • Wi-Fi internet and Cable TV in all our rooms
  • Membership to local Gym included in our rates
  • private and safe bike parking
  • private and safe car parking (extra charge applies and subject to availability)
  • No pets allowed (fish tank allowed – see Student Handbook)
  • No smoking allowed except in designated external areas (see Student Handbook)