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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

3.5 of 5 202 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At first I went back and forth as to whether to give this 3 or 4 stars but I ended up giving it a solid 4 stars due to the fact that there were several great aspects of the stay and I also realized that while I have high expectations, my company booked the lowest category room and I needed... More 

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

Dear Catherine, Thank you for your review and I'm happy to hear that you were able enjoy our location and that the staff took care of you. We also recommend our Ocean View rooms, and we have roughly 33% of our rooms on property that are ocean facing. We would be more than happy to help you secure one of... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel has the best location on the beach, being centrally located between the pier and the marina. I retired from the service industry and whoever runs the Hotel has done an excellent job with the staff. It's an older property and I knew that when I made my reservation but it's very clean. My one minor criticism is that... More 

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

Dear Jimmy, Thank you for your kind words and compliments to our team. Rest assured I have shared with the staff here at Hotel Milo and thanked them for their excellent service they provided you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, and definitely don't mind helping you with ice any time you need.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a quaint hotel, bungalow style, on a large, sprawling piece of property across from the harbor. The location is amazing. And once the renovations are complete it should be beautiful. It would have been nice to know there were renovations taking place, and that there would be the sound of hammers, saws, and jack-hammers replacing the tranquil sounds of... More 

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

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, there have been some mistaken claims to a renovation and we definitely want to be careful in not misleading our guests. This week we will be finishing up some historical restorations throughout the property, but we have not undergone a full renovation and I do apologize if this has been communicated differently.... More 

Pasadena, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hoping I did not have to write this review because I thought the hotel was going to change their decision not mentioning to potential guest the hotel was under a major renovation....I stayed there two (2) weeks ago to the noise of hammers, power saws and grinders. Not the quite quaint hotel they advertise. Staff was very friendly... More 

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

Dear Kenny, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you are under the impression that we were under a major renovation. I definitely want to help clear this up for any other guests that this is not the case. We have been working on a historical restoration on two of our buildings that we are finishing... More 

Bakersfield, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the hotel is OLD but that is part of it's charm. It is right across the street from the beach and within walking distance to State Street and fabulous restaurants and shopping. Our room was VERY clean and well maintained but on the small side. The young women working in the breakfast room were very, very nice. Breakfast included... More 

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

Dear Welshbabe, That's great to hear that you enjoyed our location and proximity to State Street as well as the properties charm. We love the Mediterranean architecture and are finishing up some historical enhancements this week to help preserve the historical features of the buildings. I'll be sure to thank the breakfast team for taking such great care of you... More 

Omaha
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just want to take every hospitality manager/trainer and have them experience everything I experienced in one night. First, I had no reservation. A last minute business appointment brought me to the area. From the second I pulled in that night, I was treated like a star. Gave me a reduced rate and then two free upgrades and I didn't... More 

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

Dear Connie, Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves at Hotel Milo. I will be sure to thank the staff for taking such great care of you and hope that you will be back to visit us again soon! Warm Regards, Shelley More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my room and the location but I was surprised the $12 daily Service Fee. When it was the Hotel Oceana there wasn't a Service Fee. I booked through my company's travel website and that fee isn't listed.

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

Dear Keith, I'm glad you enjoyed our location as well as your room. The service fee was actually started with Oceana back in 2012 and I do apologize if that was a surprise, but it is not new. While most of the hotels in our area charge for Wifi, we have additionally added breakfast, in room coffee and use of... More 

Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I looove this hotel! So cozy it makes you feel at home. Across the beach, great gardens and the rooms are very nice and with everything you may need, the best is all the L'Occitane products, great detail! Complimentary good breakfast served facing the ocean. The staff is very friendly. I totally recommend this hotel and gonna be back soon!... More 

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

Dear Paula, Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Shelley More 

San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was concerned about staying at the hotel after reading some of the reviews but I am glad I did. It is an older hotel with old world charm. Lots of people complained about the 12.00 per room per day resort fee, although I believe it should be included in the daily room rate, it is a great deal. It... More 

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

Dear DeniseSB, Thank you for your note! I'm glad you gave us a chance and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us as well as the amenities we offer. It sounds like you know the area well and we hope you will come back to visit us again soon! Best, Shelley More 

Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, nice grounds, very good breakfast, room was VERY DARK and in need of an update. The extra charge for onsite parking was too high for the area. At $171.00(room) + $12.00(resort fee) +$18.00(parking)= $201.00 per night was not a good value. Unless there are some changes to the room and the fee schedule I would not stay there... More 

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

Dear Jim, I'm glad to hear that the staff took such great care of you and that you were able to enjoy our location, our lush gardens, as well as breakfast! We have 8 different room categories and 6 different buildings spread throughout our property offering quite a variety of rooms. Roughly 30% of all of our rooms are ocean... 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*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
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#10 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara

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