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Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt

1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3701
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Updated 12/04/20


#34 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jeffrycke wrote a review Jan 20
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed at a number of places in Santa Barbara, but somehow had not stayed here before. It was exactly what we have always looked for in the area. We stayed in the suite, which had an amazing view of the beach and ocean just across the street. The room was very spacious, and the bathroom was large, with a full sized tub. The property was clean, and very nice. The pool had a great fire pit where we had wine from the pool bar. The bartender was very friendly, and accommodating. Definitely plan one staying there again in the future.
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Ingrid Braun, General Manager at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Responded 2 days ago
Jeffrycke, Thank you for this fantastic review. We are so happy that you found us and that we could provide to you what you "were always looking for" in a Santa Barbara visit. We cannot think of a better compliment then that. We also adore hearing when our guests are still able to have that quintessential "Mar Monte experience" even in these times by taking in our beautiful beachside location and enjoying one of our local wines by our poolside firepit. On behalf of the entire staff, we cannot wait to welcome you back! All the best, Ingrid Braun
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shopaccts wrote a review Jan 19
San Luis Obispo, California1 contribution
Highly recommend. Great hotel and staff. We will definitely return. Close to a beautiful beach. Lots of great restaurants. Family had an awesome time. Cannot say enough good things about this hotel. Staff are awesome. Thank you
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Ingrid Braun, General Manager at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Responded 2 days ago
shopaccts, Thank you for this stellar review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the locale and most importantly our hospitable staff, they truly are our greatest asset. We look forward to welcoming back your family soon to the Mar Monte. Warmest Regards, Ingrid Braun
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DawnOzzy wrote a review Jan 18
1 contribution
The hotel was ok. The view was AMAZING. The hot water was awful and with COVID that was a great concern. I did not want to be bounced around fr4om room to room. So it was disappointing. The balcony vie of the ocean made it worth while. I had my own cleaning supplies therefore I just used hand sanitizer and enjoyed the incredible view.
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Ingrid Braun, General Manager at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Responded yesterday
DawnOzzy, I sincerely apologize for the hot water issues you encountered during your stay with us. I am not sure if you were able to contact someone while on property to assist but understand what an inconvenience this can also be. I would love the opportunity to welcome you back and if interested to reach out to me directly to coordinate. As an obvious fan to our location we want nothing more then you to be as big as of a fan to our property. Kindly, Ingrid Braun
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Debbie wrote a review Jan 9
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Absolutely love this hotel. Catherine is amazing. So kind, welcoming and so helpful. We spoke to her on the phone before our first visit, and she went above and beyond to make sure it was perfect! The location of this hyatt is just perfect. So close to the beach. Views from the ocean view rooms and balconies are stunning. The front desk is so helpful and welcoming. Amanda is very sweet and made sure everything was great when we checked in. Mitch is so personable and goes over the top to make sure your having a great time and is very sincere! Great guy! My kids loved the pool and having the warm fire pit right there was nice to sit at while having a drink since it was a bit cold in December. The bartender Mike was great too!! Such a nice guy. All rooms are a bit different but this was our 3rd trip and we have loved every room. Very unique hotel with various room sizes. I recommend rooms with a balcony so you can sit out there and if your room is smaller you feel like it’s a little bit bigger. Although we had a smaller room our first stay there in the main building w/out a balcony that was nice too. Just a charming hotel with a great staff who make the stay wonderful. And if there are any issues they help resolve it the best they can, make sure your happy and all with a smile! One more person who seems to be everywhere and helping everyone is Michael. Bringing clean towels or anything extra you need. Super kind and so helpful! My 6 year old calls Mar Monte his Santa Barbara home! We feel so lucky to have been 3x and look forward to our next visit! It’s not a fancy resort but it’s a great hotel with the kindest staff and a lot of charm with the most beautiful beach:ocean view!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Ingrid Braun, General Manager at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Responded 1 week ago
Lovethebeachandocean, Thank you for sharing this fabulous review and for acknowledging so many of our greatest asset - our staff at the Mar Monte. Catherine, Amanda, Mitch, Mike and Michael will all be so delighted to hear of your compliments. Each of one them are truly hospitality professionals that will be beaming with pride knowing they made such a lasting impression on you and your family. We absolutely adore that your 6 year old calls us his "Santa Barbara home" ! On behalf of all of us we cannot wait for your family's return and chance to charm you over again and again. Kindly, Ingrid Braun
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Danielle P wrote a review Jan 9
Northbrook, Illinois4 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband, son, parents, and I stayed at the Mar Monte from December 24, 2020-January 4, 2021 and visited my brother and his girlfriend, who live in Santa Barbara. Everyone traveling had unfortunately contracted COVID-19 in November, and the silver lining was having antibodies so we could come stay at this beautiful resort. Brendan, the manager, worked with my husband to ensure we had an incredible stay. Brendan truly went above and beyond, and so did the rest of the staff. They ensured we received everything we needed, even in these strange COVID-19 times. The amenities were absolutely perfect, too. We had keurig machines in every single room. My son (2.5 years old) was able to sleep really well with the blackout curtains in the room (in a pack-n-play, which the hotel provided at no extra fee), and he especially loved the bathtub. He calls it "the faraway bath" now! The location is absolutely perfect, too. It's right by the beach, and the balconies allow for perfect sunset viewings. You can hear the ocean waves while you go to bed, too. The front desk was always very accommodating, whether we needed cups, breakfast, glasses, water, or anything else. I highly recommend this hotel. Thank you to the staff, especially Brendan, for ensuring our stay was superb! We will *hopefully* be back very soon!
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Ingrid Braun, General Manager at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Responded 1 week ago
480daniellep, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review of the Mar Monte. We are so delighted to hear you could safely escape during these times and experience firsthand the genuine and gracious hospitality displayed by our staff. Brendan, especially will be thrilled to hear of the impact he had on your stay. We love that you enjoyed our amenities offered in this time and were able to take in and be able to appreciate such highlights as our proximity to the ocean. We cannot wait to welcome you back again and hopefully in time when you can really enjoy all we have to offer. Warmest Regards, Ingrid Braun
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$190 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.