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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
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Ranked #35 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really wanted to like this hotel, however it was impossible, especially for the price we paid. Charming property at first glance, but once you start looking around you will see how run down the hotel is. NO AIRCONDITIONER. It was not that the air conditioner didn't work, there was not one at all. It was very hot and uncomfortable.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel and a great location. But there is no air conditioning which is not a problem except that the room had only one window that faced the walkway. People walked by the entire time so you really can't keep the window/blinds open at night. I would say there was a 10 degree difference between the inside room temperature and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dreadful VERY hot rooms with no air con!! Who has a beachside hotel with high summer temps over 90 without air conditioning? Add to that pokey basic dated rooms and lumpy bed plus paper thin walls and a low budget motel like feel (essentially this is an old motel don't be fooled by the internet pics) Walkways run outside the... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only spent the night but really loved the hotel. The pool is beautiful - and nice rooms overlooking either the ocean or the pool. One thing to note was that there was construction going on right next to the pool the day we were there- and considering the only reason we went was to have a relaxing day by... More

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Santa Clarita, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spend the extra money and stay somewhere else. We booked last minute. The room was $400 but it was close to the water so I thought it would be worth it. The staff is very friendly even offering to make us dinner reservations when I booked the room. When I did ask for them to get me a reservation, a... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really like this hotel, but it needs attention in some areas. The location couldn't be better, but I was not happy with what I felt were undisclosed hidden charges when I checked into the hotel. They have a $12.00 "service fee" which I was told pays for breakfast and internet. I didn't take advantage of either. The breakfast didn't... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice, quiet and clean room with a beautiful ocean and pier view. Excellent breakfast included. The staff was polite and helpful. Excellent restaurant a less than 2 minutes walking. ( Toma - Italian restaurant- reservation recommended) . State street is at walking distance.

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Tucson, AZ
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding in Santa Barbara, stayed here for four nights. Very hot weekend when we were here thus rooms very warm. Also very expensive. Next time I visit area I'll make sure hotel has AC. My friend was in hotel block from Ocean Street and her room was half the price of Milo and had AC.

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Ridgecrest, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is nice. It is very close to beach and state street. The room was nice. Unfortunately, when any used the water, you could hear it through the walls. A ceiling fan was the only way to keep the room cool besides opening windows. If you don't spend much time in the room and your heavy sleeper, the experience... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the good, the location and that is all. In terms of the quality of the hotel this is probably the worst hotel I've stayed at since traveling to Central America when I was in college. Rooms are old. I travel for work a lot and a Holiday Inn has nicer rooms. My mattress was slanted so I... More

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

Dear LlyaTravels, I am really sorry to hear about your stay, but I do thank you for your feedback. I was hoping you wouldn't mind reaching out to me directly to discuss your recent stay as this is not typical of the feedback we receive. On the contrary, while our property may be older (buildings were built between 1936-1954) we... More

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Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Milo Santa Barbara 3.5*
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Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#9 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara #9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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We invite you to experience the charming landscape of our Santa Barbara beachfront hotel with endless ocean, mountain, and marina views. Come and enjoy our restful outside courtyard seating areas and scenic second story couches; or spend time in our two outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, cabanas or 24-hour ocean front fitness center and breakfast bistro. We are conveniently located just minutes away from the Marina and Stearns Wharf allowing you to access the views that bring everyone to vacation in Santa Barbara. Shopping on State Street is just a 10-minute walk away, and getting here is even easier, as we are located only 20 minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport, and just minutes from the Amtrak station. Our Cabrillo Boulevard address truly cannot be matched when it comes to enjoying all of the lovely natural amenities and adventures that the Santa Barbara beachfront has to offer. ... more   less 
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