I had booked this Hyatt using my points from their loyalty program. We arrived early -just before 1pm -apparently having missed the traffic in LA (shocker!). The lady at the front desk checked via phone directly with housekeeping to see if our room was ready but alas it was not. She offered to store our luggage while we explored the town. We caught the waterfront shuttle (stop is right in front of Bistro) for 50c and rode ~ 1mile to State Street. From there, we wandered around Funk Zone and visited wineries on the Urban Wine Trail. We ate both lunch and dinner at different restaurants in the area that had been recommended by the friendly concierge from the Hyatt. Once we returned from dinner, we had a pleasant surprise-we had been upgraded to an ocean-front room (we had booked an “mountain view” with the points). Room was spacious and the bed was just perfect (not too firm, not too soft). The bathroom was nice and had been updated and even offered a magnifying “make-up” mirror by the sink. However, there was no shelving around the pedestal sink to actually set your toiletries down. There were shelves in the water closet but that (too far from the make-up mirror to be useful). Oceanfront was great but there was some noise from the street until very late.
Hyatt continues to impress me with their customer service. We received an “bookend” emails from the manager prior to arrival to inform us of the activities planned for weekend and another a few days after our stay to thank us for our business. Staff was pleasant, welcoming and seemed genuinely glad to assist us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara, California when you stay at Hyatt Santa Barbara. Built in 1931, our historic hotel welcomes guests with its casual elegance and first-rate service.Detailed with a fusion of Spanish Colonial architecture blended with modern conveniences, Hyatt Santa Barbara is a shining gateway to the City of Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera.Discover 171 comfortably-appointed guestrooms, a perfect home base for both leisure and business travelers. Enjoy the warm California sunshine in our heated outdoor pool and therapy OLEASTRO SPA, work off stress in the spacious fitness center, or enjoy happy hour at Bistro 1111 Restaurant, serving American cuisine with California flair. A 100% smoke-free hotel, Hyatt Santa Barbara also offers amenities like in-room dining, valet and self-parking, valet laundry service, and a business center.With 10,000 square feet of flexible and unique meeting space, offering exquisite culinary selections and the latest in technology, Hyatt Santa Barbara is ideal for your next corporate event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
- Mar Monte Santa Barbara
- Mar Monte Hotel