4.5 Average
     
Santa Barbara, California

Sunrise RV Park

Santa Barbara, California


516 S Salinas St
Santa Barbara, California 93103
Phone: (805) 966-9954

Sites: 33
Recent Rate: $70 3/2017

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hours above shown for Pacific Time Zone

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Latitude: 34.421690816966
Longitude: -119.66642796993
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

Don't let the low rating for this park turn you away! They've been under new ownership for the last couple years, and the old reviews don't reflect its current state. If you want to be in the heart of Santa Barbara, this is the place to do it. LOCATION: It's definitely an urban park, located right next to Highway 101. Noise from the highway was my biggest concern, but it turned out not to be a big issue. There is a 12' high noise barrier wall, which helps. You do still hear the traffic during the day, but the traffic dies down markedly after about 8 pm. I'm a light sleeper, but with my usual earplugs in I heard nothing and slept fine. The tradeoff is that you're just a few minutes from nearly everything in Santa Barbara, including downtown and the beaches. BIG RIG ACCESS: Only a few sites are readily accessible to big rigs, but the owners (who were full-time RVers themselves) know which ones they are. Be sure to let them know if you have a big rig and they'll tell you if they have a site you can fit in. We were in site #2, which had plenty of width and length for our 41' 5er, and it's right near the entrance for easy access. SITES: Vary greatly in width and length, but the owners will try to put you in one that fits. They are gravel and level. There are some nearby palm trees, but not much shade. Hookups are at the back of the site, so come with plenty of hose and power cord. CONNECTIVITY: Screaming wifi (10 Mbps+ up and down) with solid and stable connections. Some of the best I've seen. Verizon and AT&T both have good but not great coverage (2-3 bars). MANAGEMENT: Outstanding. Owner-managed, and they live on site. Super friendly and will do everything they can to make your stay great. They can also provide great sightseeing tips. VALUE: I do think it's overpriced considering the proximity to 101 and the park's limited amenities. But it's southern California, and you're paying to be in SB and close to the beach. There aren't many other options. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are two entrances--the main one, and a "restricted" one just for the larger sites near the sound barrier wall. The owners will tell you which one to use. If you're using the "restricted" one and coming north on 101, be aware that it's an immediate left directly off the exit ramp at Salinas Rd. It's easy to pass by it.

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Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park, manager at Sunrise RV Park responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! You pretty much summed up the park to a T! We are small, and we try to keep our park as clean and neat and fine tuned as we can.

And we are so happy you loved Santa Barbara as much as we do.

Thanks for staying with us, and we hope you'll stop by next time you come through Southern California!

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

I really liked the park. The staff was friendly and helpful. The park is right off 101 and just a few minutes to downtown or the harbor. It was a bit tight but we got in and out without a problem. We stayed for 2 nights. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Park at the wharf and take the shuttle in to town.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

It was difficult to get in and out of our site. No services nearby. Beach access hard to get to. Noise from freeway all night. Presentation appeared to be crowded. I don't think we will stay here again. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park, manager at Sunrise RV Park responded to this review

Hi Judy:

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. You're right, we are a small park. Most things in Santa Barbara are and we are no exception.

We are right next to Hwy 101 in a residential neighborhood. There is a small bodega just 2 blocks away, and the bus stop is also 2 blocks away. Most folks find that they don't really notice the traffic, but we are so sorry it bothered you. We try to let people know up front exactly where we are so there are no surprises.

In any case, thanks for giving us a try.

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV resort is very close to the main area of Santa Barbara as well as the beaches. The sites are large and are gravel. They are a bit tight to reverse into but the manager comes with you to assist.

There is no pool but this is not needed as there is so much to see around Santa Barbara. You can walk to the trolley and for 50 cents, it will take you along the beach road to the wharfs or you can stop at the jetty and catch another one along the main street which is full of shops, cafes and restaurants.

The RV park is a perfect base to see this lovely town. There are full hookups and very good free wifi and cable TV. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park, manager at Sunrise RV Park responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Yup, we are a small park, and we try to make the most of our park. Come back and see us soon!

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an over-priced, no-frills, small campground. Tight, gravel, well-groomed spaces. No amenities. Parking our 40' was tricky but do-able. Entry and egress to/from campground challenging. Really big rigs be warned. Friendly staff. Clean restrooms. Next to freeway with sound barrier. When you exit the freeway, be prepared to take an immediate left into the campground, not the second "alley". We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Get fuel in Santa Barbara, a few miles north of the campground.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Our stay was for one night and were we ever glad!! No one was in the office when we arrived on Sunday afternoon and their note said they would be back on Wednesday. Took a site that was on an envelope taped to the front door and then backed our rig in. We had 50 amp until we turned on one AC then we lost it. Went down to 30 amp until we turned the AC back on. Then we had NO electric all night.... just ran our inverter. The only time we reached someone was when I left a message stating we didn't know the rate and to please let us know, and we'd send them a check. The manager was at our site within 10 minutes. Dirty place and bathrooms were filthy. We would never stay there again. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $66.00
Overall Rating:      

I was hesitant to stay here because of the negative reviews but it's the only show in town. It was worse that I had anticipated. I almost had to detach my toad while pulling in, cleared the wall by an inch while cars where honking getting off the freeway. To get to our spot we had to drive thru the park, which is not easy, exit the park and then re enter thru another exit. You had better be an experienced driver to stay here. I watch a guy in a 36ft motorhome take about 30 min to jockey into his spot. Only a wall separates this park from the freeway. You will be within 10ft from the freeway in some spots. Noise is constant. There is no room to walk around for exercise and the neighborhood is a bit sketchy. All this for a mere $66 a night. We have been on the road for 7 months, staying at about 35 campgrounds, this is BY FAR the worst. I'm not telling you not to stay here, it is the only location in SB, but be prepared. The women who lives here running the park is very sweet. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Our least favorite RV park that we stayed in during our 20 days on the road. Crowded, muddy, poorly lit. No light in rest/shower rooms. Asked a very tall guest going by if he knew how to get some light and he showed me how to turn the lights on in one of the two bathrooms. To do this myself I would have to stand up on the toilet and reach high up. I am 5'10". Would not recommend this park to anyone. Not a very desirable part of town. Right beside freeway. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We call in the morning to see if they had room, was told they only had one spot left so we took it not knowing anything about the park. Not much of a campground, very small sites, manager was nice, no grass (it was all dead). In order to get to the bathrooms and showers you had to walk into someone's campsite which I did not like doing. Overpriced for what you get, right next to freeway. Santa Barbara does not have many RV camps so you have to do with what you got. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst RV park we have ever stayed in! It is right next to the freeway, and we were literally in their driveway. Most of the sites are taken with permanent residents, and it is located in a residential area. It is not within walking distance of anything but the freeway. And it is far too expensive for what they are offering, other than the Santa Barbara address. We would never stay here again. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We were told there would be no problem with our 40' rig when we called for a reservation, this being the only RV park in Santa Barbara. It was a joke! We literally were parked in their driveway! It is next to the freeway , which you hear all night. It is not near the beaches and restaurants, which is what they advertise.It is in a very poor part of town. And the charge is exhorbitant. We would never stay here again. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The only park we ever pulled out of, after seeing the place. We could not figure how to fit our 32 and 35 footers into the assigned, supposedly pull-through, sites. If we could fit, we would have to park our Toads elsewhere, possibly on neighborhood streets. The closeness to the highway was also a turn-off. We moved on. The Manager was understanding and gracious. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2007 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Had I have known that this campground was literally 20 feet from a very busy freeway, I obviously would have stayed elsewhere. You won't need an alarm clock here, the traffic starts around 4:30 in the morning. We did leave 2 days prior to our original departure date. Campground is very basic and expensive for what there is here. However, this is the only campground in Santa Barbara. It is in an older, lower income area. Do yourself a favor go to another campground further north or south of Santa Barbara. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2007 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

As Indicated in the other reviews this is the only RV Park in Santa Barbara. It is very tight for a 40' motor home, so I wouldn't consider it big rig friendly. The sites are very small and it is very noisy despite the noise barrier along Route 101. The local residents like loud mufflers and run up and down the street till late at night and start around 7 am in the morning. Very basic park and expensive for what you get, a place to park with hookups. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Space is at a premium in Santa Barbara and this is the only RV park available. Very tight to maneuver within the park. You are right off the 101 highway, vehicle noise is very noticeable and it is very dusty due to the highway traffic. It is a very pleasant, quaint park and the office is very helpful and friendly. I stayed for three months while working and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Sunrise RV Park in a Motorhome.

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