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1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3701
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
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#34 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4.6
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Value
3.5
Discover one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara, California when you stay at Mar Monte Hotel. 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, Mar Monte Hotel is a shining gateway to the City of Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera. Discover 176 comfortably-appointed guestrooms, a perfect home base for both leisure and business travelers. Enjoy the warm California sunshine in our heated outdoor pool and enjoy a local beverage at our ocean view pool bar, Lido, work off stress in the spacious fitness center, or enjoy dinner at Costa Restaurant, serving coastal Italian cuisine with a local flare. A 100% smoke-free hotel, Mar Monte also offers amenities like in-room dining, valet and self-parking, valet laundry service, and a business center. With 14,000 square feet of flexible and unique meeting space, offering exquisite culinary selections and the latest in technology, Mar Monte Hotel is ideal for your next corporate event.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Traveler from NYC wrote a review Yesterday
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I had generally been looking forward to Mar Monte, seeing as how it’s listed as a 4 star hotel on the beach. But the truth is, the lack of service, disgusting conditions of the room, and dated appearance made it quite disappointing. Of the two rooms I booked, Room A had stained sheets and stains all over the carpets. It was also immediately against the parking lot, dark and dated. Felt like a cheap motel. Room B was the same, ignoring my Hyatt profile preferences for a high floor. As I’m a light sleeper cars were literally parked up close to the window, I requested to be moved. The second room was at least not on top of the parked cars but was not cleaned. There was someone’s leftover catering in the room and blood stains in the carpet by the door. I brought this to the front desk that evening and the response I received was appalling “that’s super random, I can go pick up the tray with you now.” It was only when I went back with someone else at the front desk, that I finally had an appropriate response where they moved me to my now third room for a three night stay. That room had a lovely ocean view, but still felt dated for what’s being marketed as a 4 star resort. Along the way, the every day service was terrible - following up multiple times with the front desk or the cleaning folks for things. For some reason they don’t clean the rooms every day. The valets were eager to drive the car but never seemed to listen - eg “don’t park the car yet, I’m just checking in and my luggage is still there” but then the car already is being moved or “please have the car ready at 11am,” but then having to wait because it’s not out front at that time and there’s a queue of people waiting for the valet. Quite disappointing. Won’t be staying there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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GlobalTravelerA wrote a review Jun 2021
109 contributions20 helpful votes
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Just had a perfect stay. The front desk agent Dylan who welcomed and appreciated my Hyatt Globalist status tried hard to find best possible upgrade options and also explained elite benefits in details - all done w/o asking. In addition, basically every staff member that I encountered was all friendly, professional, and polite - from Cafe Lido servers, Costa hosts and bartender, and valet attendants! It looked to be a quite busy weekend, but they all kept friendly atmosphere. It was a nice weekend and enjoying ocean view while sitting on the balcony was great. Cannot wait for returning again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Definitely weekends are the busiest
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Dear GlobalTravelerA, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed our friendly atmosphere and beautiful ocean views. We are glad that you found us and look forward to welcoming you back to Mar Monte Hotel soon!
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octaviomonteon wrote a review Aug 6
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Staff was very courteous and attentive to my needs. The cleanliness of the facility was on point, and the view of the ocean across the street is worth the stay. Restaurants and shops are convinitely located minutes away.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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seankata wrote a review Aug 4
Maidenhead, United Kingdom74 contributions130 helpful votes
Stayed here as a party of 3 - 2 adults and 1 child. This was just a 1-night stopover as part of a road trip from LA to San Francisco and, like so much of this part of California, is somewhere I'd have loved to have stayed in longer. The hotel is well located in what is quite a big city with a gorgeous mountain backdrop and all palm trees, beaches and pacific waves out front. It's done in the Mexican colonial style and is done very well with a small lobby area and then several blocks of rooms all over 2 floors stretching along the coast. Our room was good; spacious, clean, well equipped and with super comfy beds and bedding. There was a pool apparently and lots of outdoor seating with fire pits and stuff. We spent 16 days in the states traveling all over and Santa Barbera and this hotel was one of the places I regretted leaving so soon. Can't say better than that really.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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145sherry wrote a review Aug 1
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom27 contributions53 helpful votes
We booked a four star hotel and this is not four star - probably 2!! After checking out of a 4 star hotel in Santa Monica and driving up to Santa Barbara we were very disappointed with our room! It was like something from the 1980’s !! We were shoved in a room at the back of the hotel. There was no soap in the bathroom (covid regs and all that) , no hairdryer, air conditioning unit from the 1970’s, TV didn’t work properly…… Carpet and furniture was shocking. The 4 star in Santa Monica was a boutique, up to date and we had paid the same !!! To be honest if we had not had already paid we would have gone elsewhere! The reception area is ok and gives you a false perception of what you are going to get! Rooms need badly renovating and bringing up to date !!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t book
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Adam wrote a review Aug 1
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Unless you have an ocean view this is a poor choice for a hotel. It is old, not as in quaint, but as in old. Nice staff. Clean rooms. Location requires an uber to go anywhere. Add in the $30+ night for parking and it makes everything quite expensive.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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anilatgs wrote a review Jul 2022
Roseville, California1 contribution
Checked in very late night around 9:30PM. Kept the baggage and went out side for food and came back around midnight. Noticed that the bed sheets and comforters were not clean on both queen beds. When I complained about the issue while checking out, they offered me to waive valet parking fee but they send the invoice with valet parking fee. I waited for few days and called back then they said they missed it and reversing the parking fee immediately. Writing this review after 3 days and no reversal of parking charges. Can't believe that the front office offer was lie on top of that no clean beds when checked in.
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jimbo2015 wrote a review Jul 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
Having spent a lot of money for 2 rooms for a one night stop we wanted a quality nights sleep. We retired and were met with a herd of elephants above us with Bronski Beat pumping. We thought it was a bar but no it was a room where people had invited their friends in for a gathering. We rang reception twice to have a word and the music did get turned down but the hoofs still carried on tapping. An old hotel living on an old reputation with no soundproofing between floors. Sadly it’s a no from us as we didn’t get what we wanted and paid for .A good nights sleep .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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DCFOhhh wrote a review Jul 2022
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
As someone who travels regularly for work and pleasure, the management at this hotel (namely, EJ) helped sort out some of my billing peculiarities in such a helpful manner it is worth highlighting on its own. The property is beautiful, classic Santa Barbara charm, and the location across from the beach is perfect. The dining could be improved upon, but everything else was splendid. Highly recommend.
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414sauls wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Vastly overpriced. Rooms not services on time and properly. Pool area full of non guests drinking their own beer. No closet in room for 4 people. $40 for valet parking and no self park available! No towels at the pool for hours!
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PRICE RANGE
$385 - $759 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hyatt santa barbara hotel santa barbara, mar monte santa barbara, mar monte hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Which popular attractions are close to Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo (0.1 miles), East Beach (0.6 miles), and Andree Clark Bird Refuge (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Stella Mare's, and Convivo Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.