Top 7 Coworking Spaces & Shared Offices in Santa Barbara

The coworking scene is thriving in Santa Barbara, which is a city known for its stunning coastal views and vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. Specifically, the coworking spaces here cater to a diverse range of industries, including tech, creative services, and environmental startups, while state-of-the-art facilities offer a collaborative environment where professionals can connect, innovate and grow their businesses. Plus, with a particular focus on sustainability, many coworking spaces in Santa Barbara attract businesses dedicated to eco-friendly practices. From the bustling downtown area to the serene beachside, Santa Barbara provides a dynamic backdrop for its impressive coworking community.

This article lists some of the best-reviewed coworking spaces in Santa Barbara and highlights their unique features, such as:

  • Membership perks
  • Building amenities
  • Membership tiers

7 Highest-Rated Coworking Spaces in Santa Barbara

1. WorkZones (Rating 5/5)

651 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WorkZones provides highly flexible space and terms for professionals of all types in downtown Santa Barbara. Whether you need a fully equipped meeting room for an hour or longer-term office space, members will find the rooms professional, clean and bright — perfect for settling in for a productive day, as well as relaxing in the friendly community.

Best for: Entrepreneurs, hybrid professionals and small teams

+ Standup desks
+ Phone booths
+ Videoconferencing equipment
+ Private storage lockers
+ Networking events and workshops


Open Desk
Meeting Room
Dedicated Desk
Private Office
Virtual Office
Event Space


Learn more about WorkZones

2. Kiva Cowork — Funk Zone (Rating 4.9/5)

10 East Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Located in one of Santa Barbara’s coolest neighborhoods, Kiva Cowork Funk Zone offers incredible coworking options and event space. It’s worth noting that this flexible space can be booked in its entirety, as can the partner venue located inside that features gorgeous wood floors and an exposed ceiling. Likewise, the amenities on-site are top notch, including wellness programs, curated events and a full-time staff.

Best for: Hybrid and remote workers: team events; and special events

+ State-of-the-art meeting rooms
+ Phone booths
+ Free bike use
+ Showers
+ Dog-friendly
Dedicated Desk
Day Office


Learn more about Kiva Cowork — Funk Zone

3. The Sandbox (Rating 4.8/5)

414 Olive St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Sandbox is a hub for tech creatives promoting all that’s unique to California lifestyle. Environmentally forward, it boasts memberships with 1% For The Planet and the Blue Business Council. Additionally, its high ceilings and natural lighting promote a synergy of place and productivity that reflects this coworking community’s unique sense of innovation and adventure.

Best for: Entrepreneurs, freelancers, and tech and creative professionals

+ Flexible workspaces
+ Complimentary beverages
+ Phone booths
+ Professional mailing address
+ Members-only discounts
+ Lots of available free parking


Open Desk
Meeting Room
Private Office
Dedicated Desk
Virtual Office


Learn more about The Sandbox

4. Kiva Cowork — State Street (Rating 4.8/5)

1117 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

One of three Kiva Cowork locations in Santa Barbara, this coworking space makes its community feel right at home with cozy open workspaces, a fully equipped community kitchen and cutting-edge conference rooms. In addition to offering private offices that can be easily customized, the entire space can be booked for large or special events with capacity for 300 people.

Best for: Hybrid and remote professionals; small teams; and events

+ Outdoor patio
+ 3 separate event spaces
+ Conference rooms in multiple sizes
+ Mail services
+ Discounted student pricing


Open Desk
Upon Request
Dedicated Desk
Upon Request
Meeting Room
Upon Request


Learn more about Kiva Cowork — State Street

5. Synergy Business and Technology Center (Rating 4.6/5)

1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #102, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Located in the Funk Zone, Synergy BTC is a hip coworking location in one of the trendiest areas of Santa Barbara. This modern, affordable space promotes individuality, as well as collaborations. Moreover, its diverse community enjoys top-tier amenities and perks, such as 4K flat-screen monitors and conference rooms with high-definition projectors, along with well-designed office space.

Best for: Entrepreneurs and startups

+ Prime Santa Barbara location
+ All-inclusive memberships
+ Business advisory support
+ Paddle boards and beach cruisers


Open Desk
Private Office
Dedicated Desk


Learn more about Synergy Business and Technology Center

6. Kiva Cowork — Chapala (Rating 4.5/5)

1221 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

While the shared office space and conference rooms at Kiva Cowork Chapala are perfect for growing a business — whether as a solopreneur or a hardworking team member — this coworking location shines as an event venue: Namely, its beautiful, private event space features a full kitchen and gorgeous outdoor patio, making it a prime location for business, as well as celebrations.

Best for: Independent professionals and special events

+ Custom Italian furniture
+ Art installations
+ Configurable conference/event space
+ Convenient parking


Open Desk
Upon Request
Dedicated Desk
Upon Request
Meeting Room
Upon Request


Learn more about Kiva Cowork — Chapala

7. Regus — Downtown Santa Barbara (Rating 4/5)

7 W. Figueroa St., Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This upscale Regus location is nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara’s thriving business community. The building’s Spanish facade and wood floors make for an impressive entrance, and the floor-to-ceiling windows make for stunning office views. Accordingly, top-tier amenities and flexible space solutions make this a prime coworking location.

Best for: Hybrid and remote workers; small businesses; and teams

+ On-demand availability
+ Fully furnished, customizable offices
+ Elevator
+ Near public parking, public transit
+ Access to other Regus locations


Private Office
Dedicated Desk
Day Office
Virtual Office
Open Desk


Learn more about Regus — Downtown Santa Barbara


We based our selection of the 7 best coworking spaces in Santa Barbara on Google reviews, shortlisting locations with an average rating of 4.5 stars or higher, also considering available amenities and membership prices. When booking a coworking space, always consider your own individual or business needs and budget.

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Balazs Szekely

Balazs Szekely, our Senior Creative Writer has a degree in journalism and dynamic career experience spanning radio, print and online media, as well as B2B and B2C copywriting. With extensive experience at several real estate industry publications, he’s well-versed in coworking trends, remote work, lifestyle and health topics. Balazs’ work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on CBS, CNBC and more. He’s fascinated by photography, winter sports and nature, and, in his free time, you may find him away from home on a city break. You can drop Balazs a line via email.
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