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Montecito Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Ranked #27 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
ginger9797 Malibu, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malibu, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Montecito is a small boutique hotel located in a walkable area of Santa Barbara. The hotel was originally built by Charlie Chaplin for Hollywood visitors. The rooms are small but beautiful. The bedding will make you feel like a celebrity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

True to the other reviews, the bathroom is small, but they made good use of the space, with little cubbies and creative areas to store toiletries. No where to put shampoo and shower supplies except on the floor of the shower. The service was great and the bed was comfortable. I could not get the wifi to work.

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Woodbury, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from staying at this hotel. I had read reviews ahead of time and some were mixed so we were a bit hesitant. Upon arriving, the valet parkers were friendly and quick. You can go in and out without a problem. The hotel is lovely! Perhaps we were in a renovated room (#310) but our room was... More

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Tustin, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a great deal from Hotwire and stayed here mid-week on the 9th of July, for one night. My friend and I were given a room facing the front of the hotel over-looking the mountains. It is a really tight room but very nicely appointed. The design is hip and new. It's too bad that people are giving this... More

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Leavenworth, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here this past weekend and was very pleased. The staff was awesome, although the guestrooms and public areas could use a face lift, I found this place charming and comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay here again, when back in this area.

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MontecitoInn, General Manager at Montecito Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate the compliments within this review, and we look forward to having you back with us hopefully sometime soon! As we pointed out in our last management response, 52 of our 61 guest rooms were renovated in January of this year, with the public areas mentioned in this review set to be redecorated in early August of... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel, superbly located in historic Montecito, is a past glory; the rooms are small and the bathrooms are even smaller with no place to put your toilette items. And the prices are high - the hotel is living off tradition. it really needs a major renovation.

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MontecitoInn, General Manager at Montecito Inn, responded to this review

We'd like for potential readers of this review to know that 52 of our 61 guest rooms were indeed renovated in January of this year, with the lobby set to be redecorated in early August of this year, and our suites scheduled to be redecorated before this year's Thanksgiving holiday. These renovations will not be of any disturbance to our... More

Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All that was to be expected and more. I had a very good rate, which allowed me to experience this historical hotel. Well maintained, very friendly and youthful staff. I had a beautiful room with view of mountains. I did not hear noise of the highway. Tiny bathroom but that did not matter, for it seamed to have the original... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very old boutique hotel built and owned in the late 1920's by Charlie Chaplin; so quite a number of Hollywood luminaries and starlets may have stayed there in the old days. Our room was quite small. We stayed 5D/5N and we adapted to the small space after a day. It was a comfortable room w king bed... More

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BOTHELL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel its located in a good area pretty close to the beach . I did not like the fact that the rooms are not looking like the pictures on the web . The hotel has no view of anything ... Just a big roof ... freeway.. It does have nice things though . Free bike rentals , nice and... More

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MontecitoInn, General Manager at Montecito Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciate some of the comments within this review. We would, though, like to clarify something regarding the comment about views. As with any hotel, there are better views from some rooms than from others, however, the Montecito Inn does indeed offer very nice views from many of its rooms. Some room categories even guarantee a view. Room... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Recently spent two nights here. Room was clean, updated and comfortable with a ceiling fan. Bathroom was very small but they had maximized the space to their best ability. A strange negative was that there was a vent in the bathroom that went directly into the next room so you could hear people talking, showering, etc if they were in... More

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Address: 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Montecito Inn 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara #8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara #21 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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