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Located in Montecito, Montecito Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Santa Barbara Zoo and Lotusland. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. It's in the historical district and also close to Andree Clark Bird Refuge and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.

Rooms

All recently renovated rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Montecito Inn have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Valet parking is available for USD 10.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Exclusive Amenities This VIP Access hotel offers an exclusive amenity just for platinum and gold members. Amenities vary from property to property, and might include free breakfast, complimentary drinks or parking, spa or dining credits, free wi-fi, and more.

Hotel Amenities

Originally financed in 1927 by actor, producer, and director Charlie Chaplin, the Montecito Inn 4-star hotel is filled with reminders of its Golden Era heritage. The front desk keeps a library of Chaplin videos for complimentary use, and a frosted-glass door etched with Chaplin's silhouette leads to the conference room.

The conference room is equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access, a selection of audiovisual equipment, and a full kitchen; the 1100-square-foot (99-square-meter) room can host up to 52 people. An adjacent business center, available 24 hours a day, also includes a fax machine, copier, and 2 computers.

The fitness room provides standard exercise equipment including a treadmill, elliptical trainer, and weight machine. The adjacent sunny patio is furnished with lounge chairs and umbrella-covered tables. A splash pool, spa tub, and sauna are surrounded by shade trees and lush foliage. Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at the Montecito Café every morning.

Guests of Montecito Inn can purchase passes for the Santa Barbara sightseeing trolley, which travels from the Montecito village area to State Street downtown, the pier, the Old Mission, and other popular local attractions. Other amenities include banquet facilities and wedding services, luggage storage, and babysitting services (surcharge).

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • One meeting room 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1100 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 99 
  • Conference center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 1928 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Montecito Cafe - One of the village's favorite destinations for lunches and extended-family dinners, this restaurant features California Nouveau cuisine. Menu specials change frequently, but popular everyday offerings include light appetizers such as salmon on goat-cheese pancakes, and entrées such as seafood pasta, New York pepper steak, and spicy, chili-grilled chicken breast. The wine list includes regional varietals by the bottle and glass. Orders may also be placed as room service, or for bar- or pool-side dining. Lunch is served Mondays - Fridays from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner is served Mondays - Saturdays from 5:30pm - 10:00pm. The Montecito Cafe is closed for Lunch on Saturdays, and all day on Sundays.

Cafe Bar - Across the hotel's main drive, the sunlight-filled bar is also a Montecito hot spot, especially in the early evening hours. Although it stays open later than the café, food service stops when the kitchen closes.

Breakfast

Start your day with a free continental breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. You can order up room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

This hotel's fitness room includes a treadmill, elliptical trainer, and weight machine. Guests also have access to a year-round splash pool, spa tub, and sauna. Bicycles are available for complimentary day use.

Nearby private fitness clubs offer day rates. Several facilities within a mile of the hotel include Simpatico (five blocks), Platinum Performance Fitness (six blocks), La Playa Pilates and Wellness Center (one mile), and the Montecito Athletic Club (one mile). White-sand Butterfly Beach is two blocks from the hotel.

Area golf courses include Montecito Country Club (one mile), the Valley Club of Montecito (three miles), and the Santa Barbara Golf Club (less than seven miles). Sunset cruises, whale-watching excursions, and fishing trips can be arranged at the Santa Barbara harbor (less than five miles). Horseback riding trips are within 15 miles. Hotel staff will arrange reservations and tee times.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel in the Santa Barbara area; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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