So let me start by saying I do love it here, but you must adjust your thinking to the genre of boutique hotels.
#1 only the suites have air conditioning (which is really ONLY an issue in the summer the air is cool due to the proximity of the ocean)
#2 there really are not any great views from any room -you are in downtown
#3if you get a regular room it will be uncomfortably SMALL(the rooms on the balconys are larger and are very quaint), and the suites are very comfortable, clean, and dated (well kept, but very dated) I believe some of the multiple room suites are updated. Also do not get a room on the north side of the building you share an alley with a popular (and quite good) restaurant = noisy!
#4 if you eat at the hotel restaurant you must have the coconut cake it's amazing!
#5 you are only a 5minute walk to the beach!
All to say the city- you will fall in love with, and the hotel is very sweet! I would highly recommend it with the afore mentioned warnings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Montecito Inn was built in 1928 by screen legend Charlie Chaplin as an escape to paradise for his closest friends. Enriched with influences reminiscent of early Santa Barbara, guest rooms are a reflection of the Montecito Inn's proud history and tradition. Bedrooms decorated with classic patterns and furnishings in warm earth tones and bathrooms adorned with hand-painted ceramic tile create an elegant ambiance. The Montecito Inn offers the perfect blend of classic style, comfort, convenience, and personalized service. Wake up in the morning to a continental breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant, the Montecito Cafe, or have it delivered to your door. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the Montecito Cafe, a local favorite, which boasts an exquisite California Nouveau cuisine. Other fine dining is also available only a walk away. Relax by the pool and Jacuzzi, or walk only 2.5 Blocks to the beach. Also enjoy the day in Montecito, one of America's most beautiful seaside communities, with boutique shopping. Featuring 61 Elegant Guest Rooms & Luxury Suites, the Montecito Inn offers all of the quality, service and elegance that Santa Barbara has to offer. Our staff is waiting to help satisfy your every desire. Today, the escape is yours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montecito Hotel Santa Barbara