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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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Boston, Ma
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A/c is as basic as a bathroom. I've traveled the world and in the last 30 yrs this is the first place with no a/c. Revamped rooms and a good location don't make up for having to sleep with windows and shades open for all to see, and then wake up with the sun. The baths are dated at best,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location, average rooms (albeit for above average price), but service was terrible. We drove down for a Friday night concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl (stating at 5:30). We arrived a bit early (2:45) so our room was not ready (check-in is 4pm). The front desk said they would get our room ready and call us when it was.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband & I come to Santa Barbara every year & we booked Hotel Milo for this trip after a friend recommended staying there (although it was called Hotel Oceana back when he stayed there). I'll be honest, I've stayed at worse places but never at such a high price. I travel a lot & when you frequent hotels as... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No A/C, room the size of a shoe box, paper thin walls..WAY overpriced!! $400/night is absolutely insane!! This room would cost $39 any where else in the country. We stay in Santa Barbara often but this is by far the worst place to date. Also, the first page in the hotel directory is dedicated to hotel safety tips..a little unnerving... More

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Fresno, California
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21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in July 2014. There is a lot to like about Hotel Milo and we will return. However, it is not without flaws. POSITIVES: LOCATION: The hotel is located just across the street from the beach and about two blocks to State Street & Stearns Wharf. There were plenty of restaurants and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this hotel. Staff was friendly, included a decent breakfast every morning, though does get crowded. Location is amazing and it's a bright, trendy hotel with beautiful grounds. It's right across the street from the beach. Only complaint would be the walls are a bit thin, so loud neighbors in the morning were a bit annoying, but definitely would... More

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

Dear A W, Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear you had such a great stay. Breakfast does get busy in the mornings, but please know we are more than happy to help find you an outdoor seat in one of our outdoor gardens to enjoy a leisurely morning breakfast. Don't hesitate to let us know... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Milo is so quaint! Located directly across from the beach, it's a prime spot to check in and check out the local area. Our room was pleasantly decorated, it reminded me of staying at a friend's beach house. We really enjoyed out stay!

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

Dear VegasMiss, I'm so glad to hear you had such a great stay! We love hearing that you felt like you were at a friend's beach house and look forward to having you come back any time. Our home is your home so please visit us again soon! Best, Shelley More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stay in Santa Barbara and I will be back. Hotel Milo was excellent from the start. I took the Amtrak from Burbank and got in around 1pm. The Kind gentlemen at the front desk noticed I was from Chicago and started talking about how great of a city that is. Right away I felt like I... More

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

Dear Kelynn77, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. Rest assured I will be sure and share this with the staff and thank them for taking such great care of you. It's feedback such as yours that really is the best reward in knowing that the staff has done such a great job. We look forward to welcoming... More

Oxfordshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute booking for us for 1 night. It was more expensive than some but you are paying for the location which is really central and right opposite the beach. our room was on the ground floor near reception it was a little warm as no A/ C but they are happy to supply you with a... More

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

Dear OxfordshireCarol, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a great last minute trip and were really able to take advantage of the great outdoors that Santa Barbara offers year round between the beach cruisers and the beach! I did want to let you know that we do have safes. They are located behind the front desk... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Milo has a great location across the street from the beach, and a short walk to the wharf, great dining all around the area. The one thing I will say is the hotel is very spread out with lots of different types of rooms, so you need to very specific about the type of room you want. If you... More

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

Dear Plantman24, What a great review - thank you! It's great to hear when our guests have such an awesome visit as that is exactly what we hope to offer each and every guest. Please don't hesitate to let us know when you are ready to return as we look forward to welcoming you back! Also, just a tip that... 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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Amenities

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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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara #10 Spa 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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