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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3506
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
GreenLeaders Bronze level
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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Bicycles available
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Diana R wrote a review May 11
Anaheim, California4 contributions
We stayed at the Hotel Milo for 5 nights in April to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary. Back in 1978 it was called "The Ambassador by the Sea". We had booked a king bed with ocean view. We were disappointed in the room we were given. The next day, hotel manager, Serafina Crane, was so helpful in changing our room to a much larger, ocean view room. We were so grateful. Serafina and her staff couldn't have been any more kind and understanding. She even gifted us a great bottle of wine for our anniversary. The bed was so comfortable and the air conditioning worked great. The grounds of the hotel are just beautiful. Sitting by the fire pits at night, enjoying some wine, was so relaxing. The only drawback to our new room was a much smaller vanity in the bathroom. More towel hooks would be appreciated, also. The location of the Hotel Milo is perfect. We are planning to go back in 2023.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ocean view rooms facing Cabrillo Blvd. are somewhat noisy, but we love that. A/ C and fans are...
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Response from Robert Glock, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Responded 2 days ago
Happy Anniversary and thank you for the 5-STAR review! So nice to have you back and glad that we were able to make your stay memorable. We look forward to your 45th Anniversary celebration!
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streetglide wrote a review May 9
San Diego32 contributions38 helpful votes
There are many reasons to stay at Hotel Milo. It is well located near the beach, restaurants and shopping. I stayed in a first floor Deluxe King hoping for a larger room but the room wasn't large. Fortunately it had high ceilings. It was also rather dark with one window by the door but a window in the tub/toilet area helped with some daylight. The vanity is outside the tub/toilet area with one sink and good size countertop. Recommend sprucing up the tub/toilet area and adding towel hooks. Bring your own shampoo/conditioner. The conditioner was more like body lotion on my hair. Not a small matter when it happens to you. And I didn't mix them up. The shampoo and conditioner are fixed dispensers in the tub/shower. The air conditioning was excellent and quiet. There was also a ceiling fan. The mattress was remarkable. The whimsical art was my favorite part. Self Parking is tight, literally.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Ask for a bright room with two windows.
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Response from Robert Glock, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for the review and for the comments; we look forward to your return so that we can earn that 5th STAR.
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MarieQ wrote a review May 9
1 contribution
Ocean crisp air and a little vitamin sea! Who doesn’t need that right? Although we had a little hiccup upon checking in, Christiane fixed everything and even comped us with a nice little bottle of wine and a few extras! Our stay was absolutely beautiful with an ocean view room with a balcony complete with patio furniture and fire pit right outside our door. Perfect for our nightly family gatherings. This hotel is right across the street from the ocean within walking distance to the wharf and so many fabulous downtown restaurants. We rented bikes, played botchy ball and even hit the pool for some swimming and a little sunning. Thank you Hotel Milo staff for making our hotel stay so friendly, relaxing and enjoyable. It was a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend getaway and we will definitely be staying here again if ever in Santa Barbara area again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Robert Glock, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Responded 4 days ago
So delighted that you enjoyed your getaway with us and very much appreciate the 5-STAR review. Hope to see you again soon!
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Marie claudette d wrote a review May 6
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
I had the best experience...I highly recommend this hotel. The rooms are so charming and comfy!!!! Love this Hotel!!! And the staff toped it off! They were so pleasant, nice and very helpful! Shout out to (Sutton, Chris, Nate, Dane & Chase!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Robert Glock, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you SO much for the lovely 5-STAR review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to your return :)
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Christal B wrote a review May 6
1 contribution
Had the most amazing weekend! The rooms are clean and comfortable- the staff are friendly and accommodating (and also take great group Photos) the experience was unforgettable. Special thanks to Sutton, Chris, Nate, Dane and Chase for making this trip extra special. Would book again in a heartbeat!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Robert Glock, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you SO much for the lovely 5-STAR review! We look forward to your next visit :)
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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 Reagan Ranch Center (0.3 miles), Moreton Bay Fig Tree (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 pool, a fitness center, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toma Restaurant and Bar, Santo Mezcal, and Loquita Santa Barbara.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center 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 any cleaning services offered at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.