It was so depressing to walk into a hotel room my husbwnd and i thought would be a decent place especially when we were paying a $300 night fee for the minimum of amenities. No view, except for the roof of the parking garage and a queen bed.
Being in a hurry after check in, we rushed to change and when I looked down at the floor, the threadbare carpet was disgustingl. It was worn, stained and shredding at the threshold into the bathroom. Something I would never let my bare feet touch, trying to hop over stains of varying color, some looking like blood spots and others just a variety of who knows what. After 10 minutes I called the front desk and was told the hotel was in the middle of upgrading the furnishings but unfortunately I was not in time to experience that luxury. She told me I would receive a %10 courtesy refund, but I didn't think she believed me about the carpet, because after all the housekeeping staff would not have left it in that state.
When we went downstairs I showed her the photos on my phone, seen in this review. The furniture is "'crappy scratched" instead of "shabby chic" ...and the smell is musty. I have photos but found I cannot out them on this site. I will send them to the manager instead. The color was an old mustard which made it worse.
On the way back from dinner I told my friends I dreaded going back to the room. What a way to enjoy a weekend away in Sanra Barbara. From the look of the vehicles parked in the garage it would not appear this room would be satisfactory or acceptable to those guests, so either they are not as picky, or, they are getting much better accommodations. . Guess that must cost 400 and more. I was told they would move me but it would be to a smaller room because they had "upgraded" me to a larger room because I had asked before hand if the room was nice. This room should have been closed until the refurbishment had been complete.
There was no place to set our things in the bathroom except on the toilet when the lid was closed.
My review....don't stay at the Montecito Inn. It looks and feels in our room like the 90 year old hotel is. One good thing, the bed was comfortable and I did get in after checking for bed bugs!
When we checked out I looked at the receipt and found the10% adjustment was for one night only. I just didn't feel like spending my 36 hours moving and trying to settle in to another, smaller room, that might have possibly been worse than this.
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