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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really can't say enough about Hotel Milo and the incredible staff. From our very first interaction at the front desk, everyone so welcoming and accommodating. We ended up needing to change rooms and the front desk staff quickly found us another room and offered to have a staff member come move all our baggage for us. Maintenance cheerfully came... More 

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

Dear Janell C, It was a pleasure to have received your email about your stay with us. Our team truly appreciated hearing how much your visit meant and that they were able to be a part of such a special time. It's always a pleasure to hear how we can improve, but it's equally important to celebrate when we were... More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one Sunday night. Had a room facing the water so being right on Cabrillo Blvd. it was not as quiet as it would have been away from the street. Room was nice and comfortable and had a small square adjoining room with a sofa and a full length mirror, period..We think it's for younger couples. The staff was... More 

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

Dear Sloyakman, I'm glad you had such a nice time! Our Ocean View rooms facing the water are definitely our best rooms, but we do have other Garden View rooms that are tucked away in quieter corners of the hotel if that's of preference. I'm also grateful to the staff for taking such great care of your wife's coat and... More 

Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located across the street from the beach, a block from State Street so easy walking to the fun spots and dining. It's a clean place, our room was a king and an attached smaller room with a nice sofa sleeper. They include a good breakfast and use of bicycles. As long as you don't expect a lot of room... More 

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

Dear Mark Z, Glad you were able to take full advantage of our location, breakfast and bikes! We couldn't agree more that the location is all too convenient to the beach as well as State Street and that's great you enjoyed your stay. Please come back to see us again and don't hesitate to let us know if there is... More 

Maringa, PR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, in front of the beach. It's kind a "historical" hotel, but reformed and very modern. Rooms are really big, with good wi-fi internet and LCD TV. King bed is really comfortable. Bathroom big too. L'Occitane products in bathroom is really pleasant. All very clean. Hotel staff very nice all the time. Made a bicycle tour with their bikes.... More 

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

Dear Andrey B, It sounds like you truly enjoyed all of the amenities of the hotel! Thank you so much for sharing about your stay. You may be interested in more of the history behind our name of Hotel Milo. Milo Potter was the original hotelier of Hotel Potter which used to sit on Burton Circle on Mason street in... More 

Boerne, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think from the actual things that happened I would have given this place maybe 3 stars at the most, but because the staff was so wonderful, they get all the stars. Our first night there my friends who were sleeping on the other bed discovered that the bed literally tilted to one side making it hard to stay... More 

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

Dear Lora C, Thank you for sharing how wonderful the staff was during your stay. While we definitely aim for a wonderful experience from the beginning for each of our guests, it's the opportunities that truly give hospitality professionals an opportunity to shine. It's much more difficult to recover from an issue and I am so happy to hear that... More 

Houston, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time at this hotel. It is a short walk to all the shops/restaurants which did not bother us because we preferred to be right on the beach. We had booked a room that was "ocean view" and at first they tried to give us a room the had a view of a giant tree only. After... More 

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

Dear Jordan B, It's always great to hear when our guests are able to enjoy our location which is by far the best part of Hotel Milo. I am sorry to hear you experienced a noisy neighbor and would like to help ensure you have a better experience during your next visit if you want to reach out directly for... More 

San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(J'ai essaye d'ecrire un peu en francais au fin parce qu'il avaient plusieurs francais a <l'hotel>) The Milo website photos are deceiving. This is not a a boutique hotel or some cool hotel. It is a motel with a paint job (glossy white Home Depot Aisle 8A). Look at the pictures of the lobby (overstuffed ?animal print couches and a... More 

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

Dear Trvl4, Thank you for sharing about your recent experience at Hotel Milo, however, I am terribly sorry to hear that it was so disappointing. Of all things, I am happy to hear that the staff was nice and do wish we had the opportunity to turn around your experience with us. We offer as much information as we can... More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is beautifully and conveniently located right on the Santa Barbara waterfront within walking distance of the Pier and State Street. The rooms were spacious and nicely refurbished. We were positively surprised by the continental breakfast served - an impressive spread of cold cuts, cheeses, breads, bagels, muffins, cereals, yoghurt and fresh fruit. The pool and hot tub were... More 

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

Dear Anu N, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you know the area well and were able to fully enjoy Hotel Milo's amenities including our location, breakfast, pool, spa, bikes, the hotel grounds, and even some of our staff's favorite local restaurants. Also, we are working on getting safes in each of our guest rooms and should have... More 

Fresno, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is a great place to stay! You're right on the strand, beach in front of you, depending on your room. It's somewhat of an easy walking distance to State Street, about a half mile or so, but the pier is close and so is Santa Barbara Seafood Company. They are on the pier and they have very fresh seafood... More 

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

Dear Tadriva, You couldn't have described our location better and we are so happy to hear you were able to take advantage of this in exploring the neighborhood and all our great restaurants! Please come back and see us again. Best, Shelley 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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