We chose this hotel because it required the fewest points of any hotel rewards club we belonged to and we needed a one night stay in Santa Barbara. I wasn't expecting much because the point requirement was soooo low.
Location, location, location. You are across the street from the beach. You can walk to the weekend art fair. You are also walking distance to the State St shuttle. You can easily go to State St for an evening of drinking and dancing and not have to worry about driving, let alone finding a place to park once you get to the downtown area.
Our room was a Handicap Accessible room and it was fabulous. HUGE, clean, beautifully appointed and our ground floor patio looked right across the street at the ocean. The bed was VERY comfortable. The pillows were awesome. The fridge worked AND it was quiet. The towels were nice. There were all the extra amenities in the bathroom including a working blow dryer, magnifying mirror, iron and ironing board.
Check in was easy. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. She even walked us outside and pointed to which building our room was in and where the building entrance was.
Yes it is $26 per day to park. Big deal. It is simply part of the price for staying on the beach. The valets were an absolutely wonderful group of young men. They made a couple recommendations of where to take my daughter for dinner and they were spot on with their suggestion. When I would call down to get my car, they remembered me, my daughter and our car.
We peeked in to the fitness center, but did not use it. However, it looked clean and well appointed.
I would definitely stay here again.
- 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