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Hyatt Santa Barbara

3.5 of 5 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)
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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 of 5 stars
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Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was really sad that the hotel turned out like it did...the rooms (I had to switch rooms) were dingy and freezing. It was more of a hotel you would stay at for a quickie business meeting than somewhere to vacation. My first room was on the first floor and in the hallway to get to the restaurant/bar, so there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the Hyatt to be a very pleasant and comfortable hotel . It is just a short walk to Stearns Wharf and State Street. We loved sitting around the pool, sipping cocktails and watching the beautiful view of the beach. The staff are very friendly and accomodating . Santa Barbara is my favourite place in California. We will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Property is beautiful and right on the ocean! Spacious room with a very comfortable bed, and the amenities were great. Check-in process went very smooth and staff were very polite and accommodating. Called for extra towels and they were delivered within minutes. Will definitely be staying here again and I recommend for anyone staying in Santa Barbara!

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Cowan Heights, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location- Great Service- Good Rooms- Poor We booked 2 beach view rooms, and 2 standard room- one that needed to be pet friendly for my sister and her pets. Unfortunately, 1 out of 4 rooms (my room) that I had booked for our family getaway smelled like fresh dog pee which only and the heater started smoking when I turned... More 

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H596BGM, General Manager at Hyatt Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hello Karen, We are so sorry to learn that your room had an unpleasant odor and the heating issues. Based on your feedback we have increased the number of supervisor inspections in the pet-friendly building to add a second layer of protection against guests being checked into ill prepared rooms. We thank you for staying with us and would very... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be the Mar Monte Hotel built in 1931. I had been here before the Hyatt takeover and it needed some serious time and money invested into this property. (We are here once a year for a two-day training) Even though they have done some work to improve it, they still need to invest more into restoring and... More 

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H596BGM, General Manager at Hyatt Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hello Victor V, we appreciate your feedback regarding your most recent and even past stays here at the Hyatt Santa Barbara. You are absolutely correct with your observations and history of our building. A small renovation was completed about two years ago and indeed, there is another renovation in progress; it is beginning in the furthest building and will soon... More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In our 21 day California road trip over Dec/Jan we stayed at 7 hotels. The best one was Hyatt Santa Barbara because of its location (close to State street and views over the ocean) facilities (Gym, swimming and spa pool), but more particularly it was the bed and pillows. The mattress and pillow was perfect after a long days drive.... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I went to stay at the Hyatt Santa Barbara and found out there are apparently 2 versions of the hotel: the good one and the bad one. Over the NYE break we were unfortunate enough to get "the bad one;" read on to find out why and how you can avoid the same fate! First of all,... More 

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H596BGM, General Manager at Hyatt Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hello Erik, We will begin by apologizing to you and your wife for falling so short on meeting your even minimum expectations. We wholeheartedly appreciate the time that you spent writing this review. We have spoken to the department heads in each area that you mentioned above and were able to get some detail. First of all we have no... More 

Calabasas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have an annual conference at the Four Seasons about two miles away but this year my employer is watching expenses so I had to stay at the Hyatt, which is about $100 less per night. On the positive side, I found the Hyatt to be well-located across the street from the beach and it was relatively easy to enter... More 

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Santa Barbara, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worn Hyatt, staff at checkin counter had attitudes. Our first room was dingy and worn out. For $100 more a night we moved to a decent room facing ocean. That room was satisfactory. Location is a A plus but didn't feel like the Hyatt's we are use to. Personnel at checkin weren't warm or inviting, didn't feel welcomed. Very seldom... More 

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H596BGM, General Manager at Hyatt Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hello Kenneth, thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We want to apologize for our team at the front desk, as the traits that you have described are not what we expect in our staff. This has been addressed with our front office manager and actionable plans are in the process of being created to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in an ocean view room. It was beautiful! The hotel is very nice and the location is amazing! The staff at the hotel are very nice and the amenities were wonderful. I would certainly stay again!

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Address: 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hyatt Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 171
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Also Known As:
Hyatt Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Mar Monte Santa Barbara
Mar Monte Hotel
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara

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