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Montecito Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Ranked #28 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just woke up from a very restful sleep, amazing how quite the rooms are this close to the freeway. Got in last night from a long flight from Tahiti and decided to have dinner at the hotel, what a surprise to experience a wonderful dinner in a great setting. The young man at the front desk was extremely friendly and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy hotels and inns that have history and character so I booked a King Suite room here online for around $200. The price seemed very reasonable for a suite at what appeared to be a very nice inn in a very upscale area, so I had realistic (low) expectations. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by the valet and... More

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Santa Ynez, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here off and on over the last 15 years. This time we stayed in a King Suite that was absolutely wonderful. The reception staff was great as was the valet. Breakfast was fine although the person in charge wasn't as helpful and didn't keep abreast of things missing (like empty coffee pot). But other wise this was... More

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Orange County, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remodeled Charlie Chaplin digs... Old Oliver elevator. Great breakfast and right near Santa Barbara. Take a trip down the coast and stay for a few nights. It's a dream come true. Good rates and specials. Highly recommended. Romantic too. Spoil that special woman in your life. Oh yea

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been guests at the Montecito Inn for probably fifteen years and hopefully will for another fifteen. This small, quaint hotel is located in the very small upscale town of Montecito, within a bike ride to downtown Santa Barbara. The rooms are very nice--in fact, they just completed a renovation. The bathrooms are small but very clean and the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night with my parents and brother with his family including one year old child. Old Spanish charm and feel to the hotel. Reception counter staff and valet were extremely friendly and welcoming. Was disappointed with the breakfast and worse the attitude of the person who was serving (felt almost bordering on racist attitude).

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

While we appreciate most all reviews, complimentary or critical, we are very disappointed to see that this review has been posted. As a family-owned business, we not only strive to continually improve our product and services for our guests, but it is also of the utmost importance to us to have the very best people on our staff. I wholeheartedly... More

San Diego, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last minute trip to Santa Barbara for the weekend and very few hotel rooms available. My wife's birthday so I wanted a nice place. It is a charming hotel, the rooms are very nice and comfortable, although a bit on the small side as well as a tight bathroom, which was a surprise given what we paid (although every thing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently spent an unpleasant night at the Montecito Inn. My room looked directly at the 101 freeway ramp. The hotel is right next to the freeway although there is no mention of this unfortunate fact on the hotel's website. Montecito is a beautiful small town. I never imagined that my room would be looking out at the freeway and... More

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

We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. We would have been happy to have shown you another room more to your liking had this been brought to our attention at the time of your stay. We are always happy to honor one's preferences in order make one's stay perfectly comfortable and enjoyable. For readers of this... More

Tustin, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is how I would imagine a boutique hotel. The Montecito Inn is such a nice little hotel. It is so comfortable and friendly It quickly felt like home and I was sad when it was time to check-out. The property is located on Coast Village Road which is a pretty stretch of unique boutique shops. Valet is the... More

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San Marcos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at this overpriced hotel because we had driven a long way and could find no other available rooms in the Santa Barbara area. An old, very established building with lots of stairs, a breezeway in view of part of the town, and an ancient elevator, the room we got for some $400 all told, was half... More

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

I'm very sorry to hear that we were not able to accommodate your request for a late check-out. As can be seen by our rating summary, we have a very good reputation for providing the type of service that accommodates our guests' requests, and we are always happy to do so. I can understand your frustration though about your request... 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*
Number of rooms: 60
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