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“Good enough” 4 of 5 stars
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Hyatt Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice hotel. It will take care of you - on the beach (first row), and close enough to town and things to do. Has a restaurant and bar that are ok. Nice grilled fish tacos! Typical value for Santa Barbara. Has a few meeting rooms, which were great for our group. Their food for the meeting was very good.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is only one of two hotels in the Santa Barbara with direct views of the ocean. It is easy to find off of the Cabrillo Street exit from Highway 101. The hotel is situated in several buildings. It has an excellent fitness center. Check-in was quick and courteous. The valets were very helpful. Room 259 had a wonderful balcony that overlooked the street and beach views across the street. The room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was sufficient, if a little outdated. It is well located and easy to get to Montecito or Santa Barbara from the hotel. I would stay here again in this area.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because they might end up in a different building - no matter what you've asked for when booking the rooms. Just not good enough - Hyatt need to rethink their family policy and ensure when requested, rooms are adjacent.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Ventura
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We planned a girls weekend to lay by the pool and enjoy Santa Barbara. The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is full of Santa Barbara Spanish charm. The rooms are clean, spacious and with very comfortable beds. We completely enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Pleasanton, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed here a few times now , can't beat the location . You can just Walk across to the good part of the beach and children's play area . The swimming pool is heated and great !! Food is the restaurant is not bad either !!

Rooms can be bit bigger and updated compared to your typical Hyatt properties but hotel overall is great !!

Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
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H596BGM, General Manager at Hyatt Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Hello amitsak! Thank you so much for your many compliments, though we are certainly biased, we certainly agree that we have a fantastic team, location and wonderfully historic building. We look forward to your next visit.
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san diego, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found the facility to be very loud. It was not very peaceful and the other folks in the halls had the same comments as us. Also, breakfast was not good. We waited for service, the waiter never returned to wait on us and didn't ever refill coffee (they were dead..not busy).

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Austin, TX
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138 reviews 138 reviews
123 hotel reviews
Reviews in 92 cities Reviews in 92 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Hyatt Diamond members and stay in many properties so can't help compare Hyatts. This is a beautiful property in a good location just across a street from the beach (I don't think there are any hotels in SB right on the beach). The hotel is old but nicely remodeled. As Diamond they gave us a nice view room and I really appreciate that. The one disappointment was the front desk service - I found it uncaring and indifferent, even after complaints. This is not the norm for Hyatt so it was disappointing. Our room service was 2 hours late and I don't think any one cared much. Newspaper delivery to rooms was unreliable and was never fixed. Restaurant buffet was decent, service was good, and made to order omelettes were well prepared. What a lovely property and the sound of the ocean at night is worth the stay!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hyatt Santa Barbara

Address: 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hyatt Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 171
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

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