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Montecito Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is beautifully kept. It's got an old school charm to it. Old elevator which was so much fun! The outside balcony to our room was gorgeous and the pulling up to the hotel was like a movie! The staff was amazing! The only downside was that the breakfast was more of a snack bar and the bed and pillows were awful.

This is a beautiful restored Hotel from the outside. I was very looking forward to our stay. But it did not feel welcoming. The bed was very comfortable but the room lacked old world charm.

Best customer experience, nice hotel with old Hollywood elegance, the rooms were small and classic style the furniture to the bedding were 1st class and the shower was small and had classic style fixtures. The staff was young and unobtrusive and respected our space even in such a quaint boutique hotel straight out of the golden age of Hollywood complete with historic pictures (Charlie Chaplin, etc) book cases and booths and cabanas poolside. We thoroughly enjoyed The Montecito Hotel, its an amazing old girl and she still stands up against all the "Best" we stayed in with their :"Standards:" of quality, etc.

We enjoyed this hotel and liked that we could walk to shops and restaurants. We were taking my niece to Westmont College and arrived late. They quickly checked us in, and although the elevator is in a longtime repair they offered to carry our luggage to the room. Super nice staff.

It was quiet and personal. Wonderful as always.

I will definitely stay here any time I am in the city. Excellent staff, great location, and worth the price.

Love the hotel. Wish it wasn't taking so long to get the restaurant in.

Loved the hotel and the location! Great vicinity to Santa Barbara.

I visit Santa Barbara often but have never stayed at the Montecito Inn before this last week. From now on it will be my "Go to First" hotel, Location is perfect; Staff, Incredible!; Comfort; Value....The Montecito has everything a large Hotel brings but with intimacy and personal attention... If you're undecided, book the Montecito Inn. You will be very pleased you did!

Wonderful. Will be even better with the new restaurant. Suggestion...on several travel sites it still says breakfast and the $10 parking charge.

Great!! Experience, room was amazing! And because we booked with orbitz we got upgraded to a suite. This small hotel is located in the middle of a of small town walking distance to a lot of small shops and local restaurants.

Loved the hotel but want a restaurant to move in. The staff is great.

The location is great - in walking distance to shops and restaurants. However, it's also close to the 101 so can be noisy. In addition, directly across from the hotel is a BIG construction site. Also very noisy. The restaurant in the hotel is closed for another 8 months but there are plenty of other places nearby. The beds were comfy. The water pressure a bit poor in the shower. Despite a few bumps I would stay there again.

The Montecito Inn is stylish and quintessential. It is in a perfect location from where one could explore all of greater Motecito and Santa Barbara. Just walk to any of the fine shops and restaurants in the Lower Village or get on the local raods or the 101 within a minute. The staff are always attentive and friendly. Will look forward to our next stay!

Beautiful and quaint hotel in Montecito. It takes you back to the golden age. Staff was very nice, and went out of their way to make you feel comfortable. We loved the free coffee and tea. The only downside is that it is close to the freeway, and the passing cars can be a bit noisy.

very nice old hotel. Very clean and the employees very friendly and helpful.

Lovely location and room Not without traffic noise from the freeway and late check in at 4 and out the next day at noon but we would stay there again.

Enjoy our stay would come back....staff were great and friendly ....

The hotel was great. I expected the rooms to be a little nicer based on the pictures, but it was still overall a good experience. The bathrooms are older, and I had trouble keeping my electrical devices plugged into the wall.

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was fun to discover the hotel's history (originally built by Charlie Chaplin). A modern hotel yet they kept the charming old-school touches (including the original elevator... the kind you pull the gate across before operating). A couple minutes from East Beach, yet so much to do with walking distance. Will definitely return.

1295 Coast Village Rd Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

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 has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in the historical district and also close to Butterfly Beach and Andree Clark Bird Refuge.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. 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 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 15.00 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.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Two Queens Bedroom

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Montecito Inn

Everyone (21) Couples (60) Business (7) Family (14) Other (12) Friends (5)
5

beautiful

Everyone

The hotel is beautifully kept. It's got an old school charm to it. Old elevator which was so much fun! The outside balcony to our room was gorgeous and the pulling up to the hotel was like a movie! The staff was amazing! The only downside was that the breakfast was more of a snack bar and the bed and pillows were awful.

By on Apr 9, 2018

4

just a hotel

Everyone

This is a beautiful restored Hotel from the outside. I was very looking forward to our stay. But it did not feel welcoming. The bed was very comfortable but the room lacked old world charm.

By , from gainesville, fl on Dec 17, 2017

4

perfect staff there for our needs, respect privacy

Couples

Best customer experience, nice hotel with old Hollywood elegance, the rooms were small and classic style the furniture to the bedding were 1st class and the shower was small and had classic style fixtures. The staff was young and unobtrusive and respected our space even in such a quaint boutique hotel straight out of the golden age of Hollywood complete with historic pictures (Charlie Chaplin, etc) book cases and booths and cabanas poolside. We thoroughly enjoyed The Montecito Hotel, its an amazing old girl and she still stands up against all the "Best" we stayed in with their :"Standards:" of quality, etc.

By , from Maui on Oct 8, 2017

5

pleasant boutique hotel

Everyone

We enjoyed this hotel and liked that we could walk to shops and restaurants. We were taking my niece to Westmont College and arrived late. They quickly checked us in, and although the elevator is in a longtime repair they offered to carry our luggage to the room. Super nice staff.

By on Aug 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2017

Hello Roger, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always encouraged by our guest's compliments. We hope to have you back soon! Warm regards, Jason Copus Director of Sales & Marketing

5

great

Couples

It was quiet and personal. Wonderful as always.

By on Jun 2, 2017

5

incredibly polite and efficient staff.

Everyone

I will definitely stay here any time I am in the city. Excellent staff, great location, and worth the price.

By , from Minneapolis, MN on May 22, 2017

5

great historic hotel near the beach

Everyone

Love the hotel. Wish it wasn't taking so long to get the restaurant in.

By on May 2, 2017

5

cute hotel

Everyone

Loved the hotel and the location! Great vicinity to Santa Barbara.

By , from dallas, tx on Mar 21, 2017

5

awesome find!

Couples

I visit Santa Barbara often but have never stayed at the Montecito Inn before this last week. From now on it will be my "Go to First" hotel, Location is perfect; Staff, Incredible!; Comfort; Value....The Montecito has everything a large Hotel brings but with intimacy and personal attention... If you're undecided, book the Montecito Inn. You will be very pleased you did!

By on Mar 5, 2017

5

we llove this hotel

Everyone

Wonderful. Will be even better with the new restaurant. Suggestion...on several travel sites it still says breakfast and the $10 parking charge.

By , from palm desert Ca on Mar 4, 2017