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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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  • 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms were updated; boutique like decor, mini bar, flat screen, fridge, & all necessary bathroom toiletries. Room was clean, location was great, free breakfast was more then expected, great variety. Staff was friendly & helpful. Two reasons I gave it a 3 (it would almost be a 4) No AC although there are ceiling fans & they gave us a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a nice stay at the Hotel Milo. It is in the heart of the Santa Barbara public beach and within walking distance to the pier and marina. The hotel as a great fitness room, two pools and a very hot, hot tub. The only down side is the lack of A/C in the rooms. It was not that... More

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los angeles
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most hotel photos are taken with a 'wide-angle' and the actual rooms are smaller than the one shown. This is by far no 'Boutique-Hotel'. A few paisley vinyl cutouts on a colored paint strip does not make a boutique hotel. This hotel is overpriced. The location is probably what determines the high price. The front desk and maintenance staff is... More

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

Dear Gotomike, I was really disappointed to read your review. While I understand your stay was less than perfect, I do appreciate your time to share your feedback. We definitely do not try and misuse the word boutique in an upscale sense, but do feel that our property is boutique in that it's unique and not a typical branded property.... More

Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful stay! The staff took incredible care of us - free champagne for our anniversary, delivered breakfast to the room because we had to head out early etc. I've never been treated so well by a hotel staff. We had an amazing room with lots of windows and incredible views. Although it was over 80 degrees that weekend, we... More

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Chelsea B, Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear kncole2, Thank you so much for your great review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Happy Anniversary. I am happy our staff took great care of you, as they do all of our guests here at Hotel Milo. We look forward to seeing you soon-maybe on your next anniversary if not sooner. Warm Regards, Chelsea... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was great! Such a nice location, right on the beach. The hotel has bikes you can rent to ride around, which was wonderful. The staff was so sweet. They sent us a bottle of champagne because we were celebrating a graduation and anniversary. The only issue was that the room was for 4 and honestly tiny and without... More

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

Dear Chris G, Thank you for such a wonderful review! It's always great to hear when our guests have such a pleasant and memorable stay. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you ever need assistance in booking a larger room for a future stay. Our Front Desk can be reached at 805-965-4577. Warm Regards, Shelley More

Santa Fe Springs, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here July 2014 for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Overall, we had a great time. Free Upgrade room oceam front for anniversary and complimentary wine bottle and note from staff. I'm not very negative or aggrogant about features. However, hotel is in such an excellent location and very modern features I expected air conditioning. Staff brought a fan to... More

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

Dear MCardiel, Congratulations on your 10 year wedding anniversary! I'll be sure and let our team know about your glowing review and thank them for taking such great care of you. I'm sorry to hear that the AC put a damper on your stay, and hope you will visit us again perhaps in the fall when the weather is a... More

Wigan, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nts as a family..2 adults and 2 kids...and have got to admit we were a bit underwhelmed with our room at first..especially the wife..although the Room was a good size, The second bedroom had no extra space at all..you could just about shuffle round double bed..would have been a better Family room if it had Bunk beds... More

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

Dear Gaz21uk, Thank you for your review and taking the time to read through other reviews to offer your experiences on the same strengths of the property as well as opportunities. Please don't ever hesitate to let us know if you are looking for something specific in your room (such as wardrobe space). As you noted, we have several different... More

Crowthorne, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at the Hotel Milo in Santa Barbara. The staff there were excellent and made us feel really welcome and special. The room was superb, and the pool was glorious. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Santa Barbara, and they also have bikes for use from the hotel!!

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

Dear Chris C, Thank you for such a glowing review! We really appreciate the positive feedback as we continue to improve the hotel and property with our new management company. Hopefully you will continue to see an even better Hotel Milo by the next time you visit. We are very excited to share further upgrades to the property over the... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really disappointed as we paid a fair price to stay here for 1 nights stay. Fortunately it was just 1 night so didn't mar our overall holiday experience. It is basically a motel albeit in a better location than most motels. No bar, restaurant, and the breakfast area was too small, mediocre and chaotic. Didn't get chance to experience the... More

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

Dear Linda W, We too, are disappointed to hear you did not have a better experience with us. We would love to have you and your family return for a better experience. Our staff would be more than happy to help you find a room that better suits your needs as we do have 8 different room categories to offer... More

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the outside and the location. The rooms were ok. No a.c. and it was warm, tiny bathrooms but the location made up for it. Also borrowed bikes at no charge and breakfast was included. The gym didn't have towels the 2nd morning we were there and could use more equipment but next time we'll just go to the 24hr... More

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

Dear Maria C, That's great to hear that you were able to take advantage of our location, beach cruiser bikes and breakfast during your stay. I'm also happy to hear that the warmer weather did not hinder your experience and that you enjoyed the great outdoors while you were in Santa Barbara as we've had such a beautiful summer. I... More

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Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
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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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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