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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Melonie G Gilroy, California
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Rating summary
  • 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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Gilroy, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Pacifica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a total rip off. The total night cost came to over $400 for something that was worth half that. My room was in a tired old dark corner, with a view to the alley, the bathroom barely facelifted. They charged $18 to park but there was no parking place at all until I finally found one far... More

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

Hi BeachDog32842 – Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate our guests’ feedback as we are always looking to improve our guest satisfaction. I am very sorry that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. The architecture of our hotel is based on the colonial Spanish style that mirrors that of Santa Barbara. Because of this not... More

Fishers, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's see, where to start. First, we arrived at the hotel at 3:30 hoping to get an early check in. They told us the room was not ready and wasn't guaranteed until 4:00. Okay, totally understandable. We decided to wait in the lobby until the room was ready at 4:00. Went back up and asked if it was ready and... More

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

Dear MTRobers001 – Thank you for taking the time to write this review and express your concerns regarding our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we take these types of reviews very seriously. I am very sorry that your stay with us was not absolutely perfect. Our core values truly are centered around our guest experiences and... More

Chino Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly located across the street from the beach, within walking minutes to pier and downtown. We borrowed the bikes to go to dinner downtown. We had the best view of the ocean from our room. The staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was by far better than expected. Great Mediterranean look, super cute bright colors, beautiful gardens...We will... More

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

Dear Runningmamamof2 – Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I am thrilled that you and your boys had a wonderful stay in Santa Barbara and that you chose our hotel. Our ocean view rooms are quite the treat – especially if you are up early enough to catch the sunrise. Thank you again for... More

Treasure Island, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Oceana is spectacular! From the awesome location to the charming rooms, this hotel stands out among the other hotels on the same stretch. The architecture accompanied by the sprawling gardens and tranquil fountains make the outside a lovely place to relax. With two pools, there's no problem finding a chair or spot in the sun. And even though there's... More

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

Hi Kacy/Victoria – Thank you for the kind words! You really summed up Hotel Oceana well! Guest truly love our location and are always pleased with how friendly our staff is. I also think that our beautiful architecture, location, services and amenities (not to mention our sprawling gardens) really set is up apart from other Santa Barbara hotels. I am... More

Mission Viejo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to take a last minute weekend get-a-way and found Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara as we were looking to stay with a view of the ocean. The hotel was nice, rooms spacious and clean and the staff was very nice. Within walking distance to many places and they also allow you use of a bike for... More

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

Hello Breebarb1 – I am delighted that you chose Hotel Oceana for your last minute weekend getaway. Santa Barbara does provide the perfect backdrop for a quick escape no matter where you are from. Thank you for the kind words regarding our hotel, location and staff. Our staff really goes above and beyond to make sure all of our guest’s... More

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Oceana on our way down to the Channel Islands. We were looking for a romantic getaway on the beach. I splurged on the Hotel Oceana based on the photos of the properties--I wish I hadn't. The hotel is basically in exactly the same shape it was fifty years ago when it was built. It's definitely... More

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

Dear Bicoastal84 - Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo and for commenting on your recent stay. Your feedback is very important to us. I am sorry to hear that your stay was less than perfect. While our hotel does have a historic colonial feel, we have gone out of our way to make improvements and updates throughout the years and... 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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