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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A fun overnight stay included a dip in the pool and hot tub and a stroll around the beach. We didn't use the free bikes or the free breakfast.

Thin walls. Housekeeping is loud as hell in morning.

My corner room had wonderful views of the beach and the outdoor patio areas were a nice touch. The complimentary wine tasting each evening was also nice. The staff was some of the nicest people I have been in contact with in some time.

How does a place not have ac these days. The room was an oven. Staff was nice but that's where it ended. They also increased the rate each night. We checked out and went down the street to the Santa Barbara Inn. No comparison. Twice the value for less.

The staff was welcoming, but the hotel over all need a serious make over. The photos are definitely better then what the actual rooms are. The sheets are so rough it was like a trip to the dermatologist for a round of micro. Close to the beach but honesty it feels cheap.

Located on the beach, close to everything, peaceful, very dog friendly, comfortable. Will be sure to come back !

The staff was amazing. The location was great and the rooms were great. The hotel has been recently upgraded and renovated and has all the necessary amenities. Great experience

Great location. Wish they had A/C and more essential items (tooth brush, asprin, etc...) to purchase at the front desk area.

i was very diappointed about everything! i said it all

Beautiful location, relaxing environment. Two pools, we used both. We also loved having access to the free beach cruisers. You will need to rent kids bike at near by bike rental. Excellent, tasty breakfast, included fresh fruit salad and gluten free options. The only issue was no air conditioning- which we learned is common in Santa Barbara- opening the windows and fans helped. YES, we would stay there again, it was hard to leave. 2 adults, 1 college student and one tween.

Bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. Hotel was definitely overpriced. Continental breakfast was decent.

Had a plumbing issue with the room and had to be moved to another room and nothing was done about the huge inconvenience of having to move our things to the relocated spot. I'm permanently disabled and need help to get around. Also the rooms don't have any Air conditioning. The biggest inconvenience at this hotel is that they charge you to park in their handicap parking each night.

Hotel has several properties on the beach. Very good location. Incident happened and I was very disappointed the way it was handled by hotel staff and manager.I had to call police myself and feel unsafe there. They don't have cameras on all properties, no securities. Homeless and strangers can come and knock on your door. I would like to write separate report to Orbits about incident.

Very nice staff. No a/c.egich we didn't know. Hit:cold water in shower didn't work

The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Wine tasting upon arrival very thoughtful. The continental breakfast included , more than sufficient with great help and tasty fresh fruit. My favorite was the strawberry poppyseed muffin. I also enjoyed the full size shampoo, conditioner and body wash definitely beats the usual little bottles. My husband and I also enjoyed riding the bikes about town included in resort fee. Thank you to all the lovely staff.

We chose this hotel because it was across the street from the beach. Enjoyed our stay celebrating 40th wedding anniversary. All the hotel staff was very friendly. We took the Amtrak to experience the adventure and not have to drive. We walked from the train station to the hotel and back to the train. We walked everywhere we wanted to, along the beach for miles, the piers, to museums, to restaurants and took the 50 cents bus ride up and down State Street to shop. Used the exercise facility, used the free bikes to ride along the beach. Took Uber to/from the massage parlor 15 minute ride. Enjoyed the free breakfast and really didn't miss not having pancakes or waffles, too heavy on the stomach anyway. The continental breakfast had a wide arrangement of food/drinks. Just a great 4 day 3 night stay. Only complaint, the water pressure in the shower was low OR the shower head needed to be replaced. No big deal though. I mentioned this to the desk clerk when we checked out. We would definitely stay at The Milo Hotel on our next visit to SB.

We are sorry we stayed here. We love Santa Barbara, but this visit was marred by choosing this hotel. Some effort was made, it looked like at remodeling some parts, however, a cheap and incomplete job was done. Our room was clean, but the bathroom was inadequate for what level of quality the hotel advertises. The newly installed shower was a one piece fiberglass unit with a shower curtain. And the shower hooks would not stay hooked, so the curtain pulled off easily. The whole bathroom was painted white with white fixtures, white towels, white everything with no decor whatsoever. Our bed was not comfortable and the pillows were so hard, my neck hurt. and we were told we had been upgraded to this room! Now, I have stayed in less than modern and quaint rooms that were just fine , so lest you think I'm being ultra picky, this wasn't even close to quaint. I don't mind paying a premium price for a nice room in a popular location, but do object to a hotel in a great location charging a high fee just because it's a great location without following through with a nicely appointed room & amenities. This hotel's exterior wasn't kept up either. It needed someone to sweep debris off the walkways & trim the hedges & plants. The included breakfast was ok - nothing special & completely self-serve. To add insult to injury, there was only valet parking to the tune of $30 per night. Ugh - never again here!

Our experience in the area was a lot of fun and beautiful , The view out of our room was spectacular . The room was clean and the staff was excellent

The hotel was nice . Pros : Great location Great staff, allowed early check in Comfortable spacious room Cons: Breakfast was terrible. Stale bagels Horrible coffee. Our room was in a second bldg across an alley. Was a bit unnerving as we two ladies traveling alone and we had go across the alley and down a small walk way to our room. We were afraid to go out after dark. There was a lot of construction going on. We has to cross the alley that had 4-6 inches of water flowing to get to breakfast.

The room we got was comfortable. The staff was super friendly. The hotel offers vallet parking.

202 W Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Presidio Santa Barbara
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Santa Barbara Beach within a mile (2 km) of Presidio Santa Barbara, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Santa Barbara County Courthouse. This 121-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools and conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and a spa tub. It's in central Santa Barbara and also close to Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

The 121 rooms have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find LCD TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for USD 30 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Guest reviews for Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Everyone (20) Couples (122) Business (25) Family (48) Friends (13) Other (16)
4
Everyone

A fun overnight stay included a dip in the pool and hot tub and a stroll around the beach. We didn't use the free bikes or the free breakfast.

By on Mar 30, 2018

3

great location.

Everyone

Thin walls. Housekeeping is loud as hell in morning.

By , from los angeles ca on Mar 18, 2018

5

nice place

Everyone

My corner room had wonderful views of the beach and the outdoor patio areas were a nice touch. The complimentary wine tasting each evening was also nice. The staff was some of the nicest people I have been in contact with in some time.

By , from Colorado on Nov 7, 2017

2

no ac

Everyone

How does a place not have ac these days. The room was an oven. Staff was nice but that's where it ended. They also increased the rate each night. We checked out and went down the street to the Santa Barbara Inn. No comparison. Twice the value for less.

By , from Long Island NY on Sep 9, 2017

3

great location in terrible need of an update

Everyone

The staff was welcoming, but the hotel over all need a serious make over. The photos are definitely better then what the actual rooms are. The sheets are so rough it was like a trip to the dermatologist for a round of micro. Close to the beach but honesty it feels cheap.

By , from Los Angeles on Jun 25, 2017

5

great experience

Everyone

Located on the beach, close to everything, peaceful, very dog friendly, comfortable. Will be sure to come back !

By on Jun 5, 2017

5

great boutique hotel.

Everyone

The staff was amazing. The location was great and the rooms were great. The hotel has been recently upgraded and renovated and has all the necessary amenities. Great experience

By on May 19, 2017

4
Everyone

Great location. Wish they had A/C and more essential items (tooth brush, asprin, etc...) to purchase at the front desk area.

By on Oct 31, 2016

2
Everyone

i was very diappointed about everything! i said it all

By on Sep 22, 2016

4

mediterranean vibe with excellent staff

Families

Beautiful location, relaxing environment. Two pools, we used both. We also loved having access to the free beach cruisers. You will need to rent kids bike at near by bike rental. Excellent, tasty breakfast, included fresh fruit salad and gluten free options. The only issue was no air conditioning- which we learned is common in Santa Barbara- opening the windows and fans helped. YES, we would stay there again, it was hard to leave. 2 adults, 1 college student and one tween.

By on Aug 19, 2016