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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel Milo is a gorgeous hotel right on the beach front. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are well appointed, clean with large comfortable beds. My children really enjoyed the pool. By booking through the hotel breakfast and internet were included also a much better rate than any of the hotel sites. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay... More 

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Ryan M, Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! I shared your kind words with our staff. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit! Kindest Regards More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a prime Santa Barbara location. Complimentary beach cruiser rental allowed a great afternoon of cruising the waterfront and State St. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the young woman at the front desk was terrific. This whole area is easily impacted by local parking, and when arriving back to the property late at night, the hotel's lot... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Bret C, Thank you for the great review and for the parking tip! Sounds like you know the area well and we are always happy to hear when our guests take advantage of the beach cruisers bikes. They are such a wonderful amenity for our guests and an ideal way to get around and see Santa Barbara! Come back... More 

Waseca, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for a week as a couple. The hotel was perfect. Right across from the marina and beach. The workout room was great and overlooked the beach and ocean. The service was outstanding and the breakfast was well worth it! Parking on street was not a problem. Room was small, but clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend!

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Tracy P, Thank you for the recommendation and the excellent review! We'd love to have you come back and visit us again soon. Best, Shelley More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came to Hotel Milo this past weekend for an anniversary getaway. We arrived to a boho-modern guestroom with an ocean/pool view + balcony. I had also called in advance to get a special amenity to surprise my boyfriend and the staff at the front desk suggested a bottle of wine and note. The wine was delicious... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear EAP321, Sweet review! Thank you for the kind words. We will be sure to share with our team and thank everyone for taking such great care of you! Looking forward to having you and your boyfriend back again soon. Shelley More 

Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here in the past a couple of times, but the hotel is now under new management. The plus side - It is right across from the beach and close to the Wharf. Also only a block or so from State street, the main drag. The grounds are beautiful, the pool exceptional. It has been recently "renovated" .... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Deirdre S, I am happy to hear you enjoyed our location as well as our brand new pools! We too, were excited to complete this project just in time for spring. I am sorry that you had an issues at all with the room and closet sizes as we do have 8 different room categories and sizes with our... More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was uber clean and uber cute--a la retro 1950's. It had a mid-century feel-not because it was old and tired, but totally updated and fresh. Clean, accommodating, FREE BIKES!, continental breakfast, most comfortable bed my husband and I have ever slept in. Loved it! (We stayed 3 nights in early March.) We walked to our SEGway tour, to the... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Shannon1127, You are spot on as our buildings were built between 1938 and 1956 with the mid-century feel. Our favorite part is that most of our rooms are exterior facing incorporating the lush gardens as soon as you walk out of your room. I'm also glad you found La Super Rica - it's one of my personal favorites! Thanks... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice and affordable little hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated, toiletries are by L'Occitane, the check in was easy enough. (We arrived around noon and our room was not ready for check-in but that's expected). Parking was easy. Best of all is the location. You can walk to the pier, to the shops on State St., and... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear AnGie247, Thank you for your review. You nailed it that the best part is our location with proximity to the pier, shopping and the funk zone. Sounds like you know some of the best stops while in Santa Barbara and we look forward to your return visit! Shelley More 

San Marcos, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed there for three days in early March. At first I wasn't overly impressed but then the atmosphere started to sink in and I was OK. It's not a luxurious place but its not suppose to be; just comfortable and spacious and our bed was great. We got one of the nicest, most expensive rooms and... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear bgkrider, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you got a chance to truly experience Santa Barbara and our proximity to the beach by booking one of our Ocean View rooms. Please do come back and visit us again! Warm Regards, Shelley More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a lovely place to stay! We were in town with a small group of friends and this hotel was PERFECT! The staff was friendly and accommodating; they made sure we all had rooms close to each other and they suggested some good local spots! The property itself was picturesque and the ocean views were amazing! The location was perfect,... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Katesa12, Thank you for your kind words and for sharing about your experience. It's always a pleasure to hear that our staff was so friendly and that they were able to help create such a perfect experience for you and your friends. Please do come back and see us again soon! Shelley More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed a few night at hotel milo. I absolutely loved it there. I didn't want to leave. The staff was so nice and helpful told us good places to go and see and eat at. We took their bike out and that was a blast. My room was perfect Clean and the ocean views were amazing. I will defiantly... More 

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Shelley S, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Kyndall, We love love love your review! Thank you and please come back and visit us again soon. All the best, Shelley More 

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