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Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #25 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
darwinsail Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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304 reviews 304 reviews
53 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay in room 251 the best view and at the same time quite (yes, the walls are not that great to block noise from the other room, but I sleep very well). The room is not that large, but is enough and is compensated by the views of the Harbor from what could be a glass tree house. Also... More

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Sheffield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a rambling hotel which covers a lot of space and seems to have absorbed several of its neighbours. As a result, I'm sure the rooms vary a lot. If so, we were lucky. We had two rooms, ground floor, in their own grassy courtyard exiting onto the street, with a (just about!) sea view, and just round the... More

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Amsterdam
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel Oceana has succumbed to the same modern convenient super unhygienic standards that so many modern hotels do: the duvet is not closed, so when you pull up the sheets the duvet is loose between two sheets.so you have duvet uncovered at night againts your mouth that other patrons have drooled in. It is sooo unhygienic that it blows my... More

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

Dear Traveller12382 – Thank you for your time in writing this review and appreciate your feedback immensely. Rest assured I have shared your comments with our housekeeping team, and we do take extra strides to ensure that the hotel is very clean and hygienic for all our guests. We use a very popular style of duvet cover that has an... More

California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a Club Volleyball beach tournament. The hotel is located directly across the street from west beach. The hotel staff was very willing to accommodate us in every way. I will stay at this hotel on my next trip to Santa Barbara.

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

Dear FuninMexico50 – We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel in Santa Barbara. Our staff is always willing to go the extra mile and ensure that our guests are completely satisfied. We look forward to your return to Santa Barbara. Be sure to look us up by Hotel Milo after May 1st as we are changing... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very welcoming and charming! A taste of old California. Have stayed there several times and will return in the future. The breakfast room is lovely with fresh and wholesome fare. The staff is fantastic! Great location on the oceanfront. The rooms are comfortable and cozy with bright and cheery decor.Eleegant and casual lobby with fresh lemon water to greet you.We... More

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

Hi Janice P – Thank you for such a great review highlighting our staff, breakfast and rooms. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Be sure to look us up by our new name after May 1st – Hotel Milo! Best, More

Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my boyfriend to Hotel Oceana last weekend. I got the Groupon for the partial ocean view room and I am so glad I did! This hotel is right on the beach and is the perfect location for walking around (State Street is right around the corner). We arrived at noon and were able to check in right away.... More

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

Dear MacKennaB- We appreciate your kind words! Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to post regarding Hotel Oceana. We are pleased that you and your boyfriend were able to have a weekend escape and that you enjoyed our room, location and breakfast. We understand that parking can be expensive here in Santa Barbara – especially... More

Gilroy, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family wanted to do a quick spring break get away recently and we were headed to Laguna so we thought a stop over in SB would be perfect. We knew we would not be here long so we booked a hotel that was near the beach. We expected to hear the waves and it not be fancy. We were... More

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

Hi Melonie G – Thank you for your time in writing this review and for choosing Hotel Oceana. I am glad that you decided to do a pit stop in Santa Barbara on your way to Laguna as we really are a great hidden gem in California. Our hotel does have a great location. Many past guests have reviewed us... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very apprehensive about our stay here due to some newly made terrible reviews, however was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. Pros: -clean, nicely decorated, spacious rooms and very comfortable bed! also good quality toiletries provided -beautiful beach front location and within walking distance to local wineries, bars and restaurants -staff were pleasant and helpful -free bike hire (but only for... More

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

Dear KSmith – Thank you for choosing Hotel Oceana for your recent stay in Santa Barbara. We appreciate your feedback and am pleased that you found our rooms and bed very clean and comfortable! We do pride ourselves in our service so I am glad to hear that you found our staff pleasant and helpful. Our hotel rate is reasonably... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this in April of last year. The weather was spectacular, and this hotel was perfect for our stay. Close to the wharf, beachfront, etc. The rooms are clean, tight, but not constrictive. The shower was a slight issue, but overall a fantastic value!

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

Hello Troy D – Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed all the attractions that are walking distance such as the wharf and the beach. Regarding the shower, we would really appreciate any further details you have on this so we can make sure the problem is rectified. Feel... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 4 hours Friday night driving up from San Diego. We had been working so much we didn't think getting away for the weekend was going to be an option but we decided what the heck lets go we deserved it. We arrived at 9pm to the hotel. We stayed here last year so knew the... More

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

Dear Caligrillove – First of all, I want to congratulate you on your anniversary and thank you for choosing Hotel Oceana to celebrate such an occasion. In addition, thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your feedback is very important to us. I apologize that our bistro woke you up at such an early hour. We have... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara

Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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