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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being from the area, this was a typical Montecito experience. Quaint and simple, but not over the top. The convenience of Coast Village Road and its shops is fantastic! I will come back again. If you are visiting Santa Barbara - stay here vs. near State Street as it provides a little more class and charm.

Thank Jennifer_H_11238
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose Montecito Inn as we have walked past the location many times while staying in Santa Barbara area. We thought we would give it a try during a recent driving trip. The location is perfect for walking to several excellent restaurants and shops. The rooms are typical size for a vintage hotel and well appointed. Our bathroom was tiny... More 

Thank Kristin W
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This historic boutique inn, is located in quaint and peaceful area, close to the beach with spa and health club on site. Our spacious room included a king bed, tv & dvd player, safe, wardrobe, minibar and Nespresso coffee. Continental breakfast and parking provided also.

Thank 1trekky
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for two nights because we had a nearby wedding. We happened to stay over Santa Barbara's Fiesta Days weekend, which made all hotel prices in the area very expensive. That said, we think the price we paid for the two nights was overpriced for the Inn. The Inn is very cute, and having not visited... More 

Thank Jamie A
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been coming to the Montecito Inn for years. We've recently returned from another visit, and it will be our last. Our usual suite was redecorated a bit, but the plumbing, electric, mattress , pillows, etc left much to be desired. Our toilet was broken for two days before it was sort of fixed, and our... More 

Thank Lynn E
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this hotel. It has a great feel of old glamour. The rooms feel unique rather than the standard fare. We found our room really comfortable and clean with lovely decor. We had a room with two double beds but it also had two bathrooms too which was handy in the morning. The breakfast included was pastries, fruit... More 

Thank JulesW18
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a one night stay. Hotel with a touch of luxury and a nice pool area and jacuzzi. Hotel offers free bikes so this was great for a short cycle into Santa Barbara as too far to walk into the centre. A few restaurants around the hotel for evening meal. Breakfast was ok.

Thank 19Traveller1991
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always find it difficult to find lodging in Santa Barbara. I decided to try the Montecito in after reading the reviews on trip advisor. As we drove up, my wife was concerned about the location and appearance and potential for noise. I can safely tell you that we never heard any cars our entire stay, and our room was... More 

Thank AZ-Traveler85253
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were only here for a night and the hotel was perfect for our stay. The rooms were clean, fairly spacious and modern. The staff were really friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was included and was a decent continental but make sure you get there early!

Thank Cara L
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This small and friendly run hotel is an ideal place to relax and retreat. The location is good with access to Santa Barbara and just over an hour away from LA. Had very good quality meals within the hotels restaurant and an enjoyable time at the pool. In all a good experience

Thank Robert R
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Montecito Inn was built in 1928 by screen legend Charlie Chaplin as an escape to paradise for his closest friends. Enriched with influences reminiscent of early Santa Barbara, guest rooms are a reflection of the Montecito Inn's proud history and tradition. Bedrooms decorated with classic patterns and furnishings in warm earth tones and bathrooms adorned with hand-painted ceramic tile create an elegant ambiance. The Montecito Inn offers the perfect blend of classic style, comfort, convenience, and personalized service. Wake up in the morning to a continental breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant, the Montecito Cafe, or have it delivered to your door. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the Montecito Cafe, a local favorite, which boasts an exquisite California Nouveau cuisine. Other fine dining is also available only a walk away. Relax by the pool and Jacuzzi, or walk only 2.5 Blocks to the beach. Also enjoy the day in Montecito, one of America's most beautiful seaside communities, with boutique shopping. Featuring 61 Elegant Guest Rooms & Luxury Suites, the Montecito Inn offers all of the quality, service and elegance that Santa Barbara has to offer. Our staff is waiting to help satisfy your every desire. Today, the escape is yours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Montecito Inn

Address: 1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2791
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $202 - $996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montecito Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Montecito Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#21 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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