The roof of the Hotel Andalucia.

Five floors may not seem like much for a hotel, but they qualify as the tallest building in downtown Santa Barbara — the beautiful and quaint Hotel Andalucia. Nestled right at the top of the old-world Spanish-style hotel is El Cielo, Santa...

Five floors may not seem like much for a hotel, but they qualify as the tallest building in downtown Santa Barbara — the beautiful and quaint Hotel Andalucia. Nestled right at the top of the old-world Spanish-style hotel is El Cielo, Santa Barbara’s answer to Skybar. No express elevators

are needed to get to this happy-hour hot spot, and you’ll be hard-pressed to decide whether to turn your attentions to the eclectic mix of the local clientele or to enjoy the unobstructed sunset views. The Andalucia has become increasingly popular with media types — editors and publicists alike have been spotted on the rooftop at happy hour while Hollywood types read scripts poolside on the weekend.

This story first appeared in the June 1, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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