$151 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2014 Check-out: Sep 8, 2014

Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

3 stars
202 W Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
208 reviews
Perfect Spot in Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo is right on the water next to the famous Stearns Wharf and has fantastic views of the... See full review

  • jsaintangelo
  • Aug 20, 2014
I Would Stay Again!!!!

Accommodation where very nice, good size room with open feeling, grounds are beautiful, with... See full review

  • For you welcome home
  • May 31, 2014
Great value and views with mobile spa services, free amenities
The Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara is just steps from West Beach. Lush gardens surround Spanish-influenced buildings with mountain and ocean views. Italian linens on guest beds make for easy rest and relaxation. Guests can indulge in a facial or massage on-site, or work out at any time in the 24-hour fitness center. Two outdoor heated pools, a Jacuzzi and cabanas offer respite from the heat. Free bike rentals allow Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara guests to get around Santa Barbara easily.
Highlights
  • Across the street from West Beach
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free bike rentals
Rooms
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara has 122 bright and colorful rooms with a queen or king beds. All guest rooms include down comforters and pillows, Aveda toiletries, cable/satellite HDTVs, on-demand movies, windows that open, CD players or iPod docking stations with clock radios, video game consoles, refrigerators, telephones, ceiling fans, voicemail, wake-up calls and hairdryers. Rooms may come with partial or full ocean and marina views. Cribs, microwaves and iron/ironing boards are available upon request. Some deluxe king rooms offer a sleeper sofa.
Features
The Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara offers mobile spa service to guests. An on-site fitness center provides a way to whittle away calories. Two outdoor heated pools and a Jacuzzi boast ocean and garden views and feature poolside cabanas, lounge chairs and a ping pong table. Vibrant greenery surrounds the Hotel Oceana. West Beach is just steps away. Free bike rentals allow guests to get around easily.
Dining
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara serves a free continental breakfast daily, with omelets on the weekends. Guests enjoy local fruit and fresh-baked goods inside or on the sun-drenched patio.
Transportation
  • Los Angeles International Airport (96.7 mi/155.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (10.5 mi/16.9 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (89.7 mi/144.3 km)
Attractions
  • Stearns Wharf (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting space accommodates up to 40 people
  • Catering available
  • Fax, copy and printing services
Poicies and fees
A $25.00 USD cancellation fee will be implemented for reservations cancelled beyond 72 hours from booking. Within 72 hours, a fee equivalent to one night room plus tax will be charged.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

34.4103 -119.6926
Area served
Santa Barbara, CA
Nearby airports
(SBA)Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Area description
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara situated on Santa Barbara's West Beach, between Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara harbor, this sprawling 122 room resort is a stone's throw from the beach and within walking distance of all of the area's famous shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana) Rooms

Deluxe King
The room offers 1 King Bed with internet access - wireless, high speed internet access - complimentary, video-game console, pay movies, cable/satellite TV, CD player, clock radio, refrigerator, housekeeping, telephone, ceiling fan, voice mail, microwave (on request), wake-up calls, designer toiletries, hair dryer, window opens, iron/ironing board (on request), cribs (infant beds) available, wheelchair accessible.
Classic Queen
The room offers 1 Queen Bed with internet access - wireless, high speed internet access - complimentary, video-game console, pay movies, cable/satellite TV, CD player, clock radio, refrigerator, housekeeping, telephone, ceiling fan, voice mail, microwave (on request), wake-up calls, designer toiletries, hair dryer, window opens, iron/ironing board (on request), cribs (infant beds) available, wheelchair accessible.
Standard King
The room offers 1 King Bed with internet access - wireless, high speed internet access - complimentary, video-game console, pay movies, cable/satellite TV, CD player, clock radio, refrigerator, housekeeping, telephone, ceiling fan, voice mail, microwave (on request), wake-up calls, designer toiletries, hair dryer, window opens, iron/ironing board (on request), cribs (infant beds) available, wheelchair accessible.
Deluxe King with Sleeper Sofa
Relax in the privacy of these deluxe accommodations with a King bed and a separate alcove with a sleeper sofa-perfect for a family getaway.
Partial Ocean View Room
Charming King bed rooms with partial ocean and marina views.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Free breakfast
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Sterns Wharf: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.4 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.4 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.3 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.4 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.6 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 9 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 9.1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.4 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.4 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.3 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.4 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.6 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 9 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 9.1 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 11.3 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 195.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (208)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
208 out of 208
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jsaintangelo
Winchester, Virginia
Aug 20, 2014

Perfect Spot in Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo is right on the water next to the famous Stearns Wharf and has fantastic views of the ocean and mountains. It's quiet, peaceful, and yet you're right in the center of all there is to see and do locally.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Santa Barbara Segway tours. Check it out!

Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
grandfather Smith
Santa Barbara
Aug 11, 2014

Ordinary in a fantastic location

Santa Barbara in August must be the most overpriced market in the US. Great location. Rooms and facilities are decidedly ordinary.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tomos

Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mick's Mom
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 6, 2014

Hotel on the Beach

The location of the Hotel Milo is great -- right on the water but I had a pricey room off the pool with a view of a pool fence. The curtains are hard to pull and people can see right into your room. If you pool the curtains, very little air can come into the room. It was uncomfortable warm even with a ceiling fan. The rooms are small and dark if you're not overlooking the water. The bed wasn't very comfortable -- a bit lumpy and soft. Liked that there was L'Occitane stuff in the shower. The breakfast room was incredibly overcrowded. They need more space and tables. Staff was nice but kept making mistakes. They charge too much for overnight parking and a facilities charge is ridiculous -- why else do you stay there except for facilities like the pool. It's a great location and is fine but nowhere near what it should or could be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Edie210
Los Angeles
Jul 29, 2014

Great place to stay in Santa Barbara

We were looking for something comfortable and low-key, and this place was great. It's location can't be beat - right across the street from the beach and walking distance to many restaurants. The best part really is that there are beach cruisers available for free, we went out twice and rode along the shoreline and it was fantastic. The room was perfectly fine and clean. The pool area wasn't too exciting but they serve drinks and you can lounge and go in the hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Los Agaves was amazing for Mexican!

Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JBTen22
Orange county, ca
Jul 26, 2014

Perfect location!

Beautiful hotel and amazing location directly across from the beach! Walking distance to state street and the piers. Rooms were nice however no air conditioning...had to rely on the the breeze by leaving the windows open which made it rather loud. Staff was very friendly and always willing to help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
roboslk
silver lake ca
Jul 16, 2014

hotel Milo

Great location. Only drawback was no A/C but weather was unusually muggy. Bed was very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jay Be
Santa Clarita, ca
Jul 15, 2014

Excellent Hotel

Hotel is located right on the beach. The room was beautiful. Only had little trouble with the door not opening properly. Service is fast and courteous. Also, free bikes included for 2 hours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mgjazz
Thousand Oaks, California
Jun 29, 2014

Great harbor location

Clean, well appointed room adjacent to the harbor. GREAT LOCATION. Seems like a fixed up beach hotel, and that's good. Both my wife and I agreed that the bed was uncomfortable. The room we had was big enough and comfortable enough, but there was no space in the bathroom to place toiletries.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sambos next door for great diner style breakfast.

Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRKE
California
Jun 29, 2014

Average

issed wake-up call, shower difficult to navigate -- otherwise fine hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Milo (formerly Hotel Oceana)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chrissy Groupster
San Diego, CA
Jun 27, 2014

Santa Barbara ocean View

This is an excellent hotel. You can hear your neighbors, but this is an older building. For all the amazing things this hotel has to offer it is worth it! Bikes, breakfast, warm pools, incredible service! If you don't mind a little bit of neighbor noise, this is the place for you!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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