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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 bar/lounge, 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.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


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.


  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed until 31 August 2017 (date subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue

Hotel Amenities

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 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Sauna 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 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 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • 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  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at Montecito Inn are accessible via exterior corridors and offer DVD players and minibars. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and phones. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in August 2015.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • 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.

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 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 3 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


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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