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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I will start by saying that the staff were pretty nice but not overly helpful and the location was great. From there my likes are outweighed by dislikes. - old and in need of repair - bathroom so small and shower even smaller yet charged the same price as friends who had a larger room with a larger bathroom and...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

What a fantastic hotel! My sons girlfriend was celebrating her birthday so my gift to them was a night at Hotel Milo. They went above and beyond by placing the beer and champagne in their room and also beautiful flowers! Thank you for making their celebration special. Your front desk staff was amazing and the young man working the valet...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very pleasant experience. Room was clean. Location was great! Close to the beach, within walking distance to State Street, the harbor, Stearn's Wharf and the Funk Zone. Would definitely stay here again.

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel and the location. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there for a couple of nights. The place is not mass produced glass and chrome. It is charming, comfortable, and homey. The beds were very comfortable, the room clean, and the it was very clean. I liked the glass of wine upon arrival after a long day of travel. The location across from the beach is perfect for...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. It is great to have the staff acknowledged and hear that they have made a memorable impression. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon.

silver lake ca
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From our arrival until our departure, the staff at Hotel Milo was extremely friendly and everything in the hotel was top notch. The location is great: just across the street from the beach, and the harbors where restaurants and shops are (go to Brophy Bros for the best clam chowder and a cold beer!). The hotel also offered some great...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback regarding your experience with us. We will be sure to share your staff recognition and positive comments with the team. It is great to see that you enjoyed some of the offerings at the hotel. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo and we look forward to having you with us in the near future.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family – two adults and two teenagers – stayed at Hotel Milo in Santa Barbara in December, before the Christmas holiday. This is a nice time to visit Santa Barbara because the weather is still nice, but prices are low, and there are fewer crowds. One of the reasons we chose this hotel is that it is right across...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed and thorough account of your visit. We appreciate you choosing Hotel Milo and also for taking time to write your review. The hotel consists of 6 buildings on 2.5 acres so yes it is a walking (and very much outdoor) location. We will take note of your comments on the adjacent room and see...

Boston
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several small hotels and motels in this West Beach area of Santa Barbara. This one was perfectly located (right across the street from the beach and close to the big pier), and it had a bit more personality than some of the other places that I checked out. My room was on the small side but very modern...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo. We appreciate you recognizing the staff and providing praise. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the immediate future. Thank you for your positive and supportive feedback.

Corona, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Experience...Stayed at Hotel Milo Dec 17th thru the 19th on a Father/Daughter vacation. The Hotel is older and has that classic charm with great landscaping. Our room was very clean and the grounds were very well maintained. Silvani at the front desk was very friendly and helpful which made the check in very easy, also we were able to...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. Your name recognition of the staff member was very inspirational to her. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the hotel; and also that you took advantage of the offerings in our Milo Market. We hope that you will visit again soon. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo.

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room 2 weeks in advance with the price over $300/night, maybe because it's the holiday season. We chose this hotel for its location, by the beach, close to downtown. Yes, the location is perfect, but the place is so old, from the carpet, the room, the shower, not as how the pictures demonstrated. Plus parking fee was...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. It is disappointing to here that you were not satisfied with the historic nature of the hotel. The guest rooms have been recently remodeled in 2016 including carpet. We will begin a bathroom upgrade in the coming weeks that includes a different shower. We hope that you will see that...

Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge disappointment! I've been staying at this for the last few years for semi-annual two-to-four day vacations; the most recent visit showed the flaws of a hotel trying to expand into a premium hotel -- but missing the mark. The hotel was noisy, busy which affected service levels, and overrun with dogs (staying with guests). We payed premium price for...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Hotel Milo and also for being a loyal guest that has visited the hotel in the past. We have recently become dog friendly (and actually had a guest/pet promotion in December) which is why you may have seen guests with their canine friends during your recent visit. I can imagine how...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With magnificent views, traditional Spanish-style architecture, and a beautiful courtyard with outdoor pools and gardens, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara truly reflects Santa Barbara's rich colonial history and affords guests access to the best of Southern California's surf and sun. Situated in West Beach, guests are within a stone's throw of the ocean and all that Santa Barbara has to offer in this 122-room oceanfront hotel. The newly refreshed guestrooms reflect the relaxed elegance and understated sophistication distinct to Southern California style. A signature blue and white palette reflects the brilliance of the ocean and sky, while subtly referencing the Mediterranean. The overall vibe of the rooms is chic seaside. Guests are invited to celebrate Santa Barbara and the great outdoors with poolside ping pong and bocce ball, as well as beach cruiser bicycles for 2-hour loan. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is a member of The Independent Collection (IC), a growing collection of cultivated lifestyle hotels in gateway cities across the US. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $185 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Milo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms on the front have water views & if you want to be near the pools ask for this as the hotel is very spread out.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenBakar, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get ocean view room. Stay away from rooms that are too close to Reception, or far from the street.”
  • Great view from my room
 of 5 bubbles Bequia1, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room by the pool or upstairs with a view of the Beach”
  • Room has wood flooring, ceiling fan, mini bar and small refridgerator
 of 5 bubbles R3485FHjasonm, 1 week ago | Read review
“Luxury hotel prices for mid-range hotel”
 of 5 bubbles K3567QFdeborahm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Don't take room off the pool area/hot tub.”
 of 5 bubbles gothamcitymom, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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