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Hyatt Santa Barbara

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
rlee508 Pasadena, California
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Santa Cruz suite (one of only 3-4 suites on the whole property) and it was magnificent! Yes, the property exterior is a bit rundown and "motel-y" but once inside the suite you are transported. Nice dark wood floors, huge living area, a separate wet bar area/breakfast nook, and the bedroom was nice and well appointed. The bathroom... More

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New York, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I just spent three nights at this hotel when we attended a wedding in nearby Montecito. We found this hotel to be extremely expensive and somewhat disappointing in value. The location is very good, the service was fair to good, and the room was spartan but comfortable and clean. The first thing you need to know is... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great room with a view at the boulevard/beach. The room was also very clean and modern, loved it! The personnel was extremely friendly, helpful and well mannered. The hotel is directly at the beach, just cross the street (look right and left before you cross it though!) and you're feet are in the nice and warm beach sand.... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a friend's wedding last month. The location right across from the beach is great. However, advertising balcony rooms that get views of the Santa Ynez mountains is stretching things - I saw little more than a parking lot and other buildings and hotels. Certainly not a great view from a tiny balcony, and the room was small... More

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

Hello and thank you so much for writing this review. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with the balcony view of the Mountains, but I am happy to know that we were able to accommodate your request for an ocean view room. Thank you as well for recognizing the food and the service provided by our team, we really do... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent 3 nights at the Hyatt Santa Barbara last week for a family wedding and was VERY disappointed. This hotel absolutely does not deserve the Hyatt name to be attached to it. The outside of the hotel has been recently upgraded and is very attractive. We checked in after 4:00 pm and were told that our room was not... More

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

Thank you for sharing this with us. I appreciate that you found the rooms to be clean as our team does work very hard cleaning each and every room on a daily basis. Please accept my sincere apologies for the room not being ready by 4pm and the motel-like feel that you experienced. Please know that many improvements have been... More

Honolulu, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the cost, and considering the brand reputation, we were quite disappointed with this hotel. Santa Barbara is so beautiful it made up for it some, but here is not way it should be as expensive as it is given the cost of the rooms.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. I agree, Santa Barbara is a really beautiful ocean side city, often considered the American Riviera. As you have witnessed, August is the peak of our busy season, with that, all local hotels adjust their pricing accordingly. Our pricing was and is always very competitive considering our ocean front location.... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are big, but the sound isolation not that good. Also the noise from the AC is too much for a hotel room. The hotel in general is ok. The restaurant isnt that good. The food takes to long and the food is not good. The location is very good. It is in front of the beach, and you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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57 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here during the SB triathlon (unbeknownst to us), so room rates were over $300. We booked our room using points, so didn't feel robbed given the very sad and dated room. The Pros: perfect location directly across the street from the beach and bike/jogging path right out front. It's also just down the street, short walk from the... More

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

Hello and thank you for writing this review. I certainly appreciate the very kind words regarding our team here at the Hyatt. Yes, it certainly was busy during the triathlon, but it was a great weekend. Thank you as well for complimenting our location and proximity to the very nice Santa Barbara Zoo. I appreciate your loyalty to Hyatt and... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read all the recent reviews, I was worried that we would be disappointed. We stayed on points and could only get a king room with no view since the hotel was full. There was a wedding party there and it was a weekend. We were very tired from our over-trafficy drive from San Diego and the valet was very... More

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Glendale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at several hotels in the Santa Barbara, will not stay here again. 1. 1st night - smoke alarm was going off every 10 minutes, one would think they changes batteries twice a year. 2. Wall A/C unit did not cool the room. 3. Refrigerator was not working. 4. $14.95 for 24 hours of Wi-Fi - for what we... More

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

Thank you for sharing this feedback with me. First and foremost, I'd like to wish you a very Happy Anniversary! I'm sorry that we failed in so many areas in meeting the most basic of your expectations. You are right, the beeping fire alarm should have been caught prior to your arrival, as well as the refrigerator. I'm sorry that... More

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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*
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Discover one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara, California when you stay at Hyatt Santa Barbara. Built in 1931, our historic hotel welcomes guests with its casual elegance and first-rate service.Detailed with a fusion of Spanish Colonial architecture blended with modern conveniences, Hyatt Santa Barbara is a shining gateway to the City of Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera.Discover 171 comfortably-appointed guestrooms, a perfect home base for both leisure and business travelers. Enjoy the warm California sunshine in our heated outdoor pool and therapy OLEASTRO SPA, work off stress in the spacious fitness center, or enjoy happy hour at Bistro 1111 Restaurant, serving American cuisine with California flair. A 100% smoke-free hotel, Hyatt Santa Barbara also offers amenities like in-room dining, valet and self-parking, valet laundry service, and a business center.With 10,000 square feet of flexible and unique meeting space, offering exquisite culinary selections and the latest in technology, Hyatt Santa Barbara is ideal for your next corporate event. ... more   less 
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