We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hyatt Santa Barbara

Hotel website
Hotel deals
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)
Offers & Announcements
Double Your Points
2 people have started booking this hotel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Hyatt Santa Barbara
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hyatt Santa Barbara
Write a Review

532 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    154
    146
    129
    68
    35
See reviews for
153
187
15
96
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (124)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (532)
  • Mar-May only
    (145)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (155)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (133)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (99)
All months
There are newer reviews for Hyatt Santa Barbara
See the most recent reviews
California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hotel is very well maintained and kept up. They have a wonderful staff and are willing to help and serve. I found that the Staff were always happy to help in any way possible. There is a very professional air about the place. If you have any slight issues management is able and very willing to help and make... More 

Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, NY
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

CT.
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Travelers are raving about these Santa Barbara hotels

Honolulu, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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.

Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
78 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Houston
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

852 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (65)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (18)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (749)
Viewed
Amenities (159)
Viewed
Beach (5)
Viewed
Deluxe Queen Room (79)
Viewed
King Room (164)
Viewed
Pool (44)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (40)
Viewed
Santa Cruz Suite (158)
Viewed
The Hotel (100)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (38)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities