Seek a second home in Santa Barbara? Two new hotels in the tony seaside enclave play the part on a pay-per-night basis.

Via primary colors and casual-chic furnishings, interior designer Kathryn Ireland, whose résumé includes Steve Martin’s home, creates a sunny beach house of the 122-room Hotel Oceana. Sister to the Santa Monica Oceana, the oceanfront property sequesters two pools, an outdoor jacuzzi, and lush courtyards. From $175. (800) 965-9776,

Antique furniture, vaulted ceilings, and arched doorways evoke a historic family compound in the 23-room Inn of the Spanish Garden. Count fireplaces and Frette linens among the extras that distinguish the boutique. From $225. (866) 564-4700,