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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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#34 of 58 hotels in Santa Barbara
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.1
Value
3.5
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Property amenities
Pool with view
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Outdoor dining area
Kids stay free
Gift shop
Picnic area
Sun deck
Wine / champagne
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Ocean View
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Marc A wrote a review Apr 8
12 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a terrible surprise to see our room. It is an old, painted motel and NOT an hotel. The great pictures on every sites are not to be expected. I even asked to change room. Wasn't better. Not recommended... The beach area itself was nice. There are so many other better choices in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Pilunqui wrote a review Apr 5
London, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
What a great hotel in Santa Barbara. Our first visit to this town and we had a fabulous stay. We walked down to the Hotel from the station with no problem - loved the courtesy bikes and the rooms were gorgeous, right on the seafront, too. We will definitely be back, next time we visit Santa Barbara.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Carol J wrote a review Apr 4
Santa Monica, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved it. We arrived late and the front office staff were charming and welcoming to us - and our dog! A nice office staff can never be underrated. Great location and the room was adorable with a designated vanity area so we were never in each others' way. I recommend a top floor facing the ocean, but there's another section by a mini-park, where I'd like to stay next time (my dog suggested this). This will be our go-to hotel when traveling to the Central Coast. Thanks from Carol and Ron
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Sheri S wrote a review Apr 2
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We came here for our 26th anniversary and we’re so let down. We were given an “upgraded” room the had a view of the beach when you looked beyond the tattered curtains and roof tiles below. The room was so tiny, the bed was lumpy, floors and furniture very worn out and sticky and the shower was a joke. At the price, we expected so much more. So disappointing. Maybe they should skip the “complementary” robes and slippers and get some new mattresses.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Julia B wrote a review Mar 2024
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Truly had the best time at Hotel Milo! Staff is quick to answer and accommodating, the hotel is walking distance from everything we wanted to do - state street, funk zone, across from the beach, and has super cute seating areas and an awesome pool. Could not recommend this hotel enough! We had the best stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jessica wrote a review Mar 2024
Grand Haven, Michigan4 contributions
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While I still may prefer this hotel, as a couples getaway, 😉 this time, I returned with our entire family and we loved it! We booked the family room, which had excellent bunkbeds, and I love that you can walk everywhere! Or perhaps, bike. 🚲 The outdoor ambiance is divine. 🔥 🌴 We spent a great deal of time over at the beach, finding sand dollars and urchins. We also visited the zoo which my kids loved. 🦘
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Don P wrote a review Mar 2024
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I would have just one question for Hotel Milo regarding their staff. Where do you find these people? Seriously. Every single person we dealt with was just perfect. All of the expectations were met 1. Nice clean room 2. Great location 3. Beautiful grounds. But the staff put everything over the top, from the front desk, the valet's, housekeeping and even the maintenance crew (who helped us upstairs with our luggage). All were professional and helpful, but the great part was how happy everyone was and that helped us have a great trip from the start. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: No elevator, so highly recommend using the bellhop.
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Jasoa wrote a review Mar 2024
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Good hotel in a great location. But do not get a room in building 6 near the pool!!! Horrible experience, won't return, building 6 rooms are all near the pool, where we unfortunately had a large obnoxious family day drinking all day by the pool with their unsupervised kids yelling and screaming from 3pm til late night. Witnessed them harass an older woman who asked them politely to quiet down (they yelled for her to shut the F up). I asked for a room in a different building but nothing available and no sign of concern from front desk. If I could post a video of the pool scene you would know never to book here.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Pinelakemo wrote a review Mar 2024
Oak Harbor, Washington148 contributions108 helpful votes
No heat for our first night despite 3 attempts by maintenance man who even left one roll in plug heater that also failed to work. They did discount my bill for it. Their people working the desk were great. The views are lovely as is the location but the room for the price was small and without comfortable seating. And the vanity mirror was broken which mattered because the bathroom lighting was terrible.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Adrienne L wrote a review Mar 2024
West Hollywood, California1 contribution
The room (#107) didn't look like the pictures on Hotels.com. The room was dark and unwelcoming. The bathroom was less than hospitable to the point where my travel partner declined to shower at the hotel, instead waiting until we were at the W in San Francisco. The location is sublime but the hotel does not appear as pictured, which is unfortunate. All said, it is highly unlikely that I would return.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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PRICE RANGE
$197 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel oceana santa barbara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Oceana
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.3 miles), Reagan Ranch Center (0.3 miles), and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a coffee shop, a gift shop, and an outdoor dining area.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toma Restaurant and Bar, Finney's, and Loquita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Is Hotel Milo Santa Barbara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.1 miles), Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.3 miles), and Casa del Herrero (3.6 miles).
Does Hotel Milo Santa Barbara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.