My wife and I chose this property based on Tripadvisor ratings, the Hyatt brand, their location on the water/beach and proximity to clients. Overall it was an average at best experience. We requested but did not get a water view which was our first disappointment. We did get a great view of the mountains and parking lot. On this trip to California we spent 8 nights in hotels in this quality/price range and our Hyatt SB room was the smallest and oldest of all 8. The rooms on this property are in three separate buildings. Be sure to ask for bell service if you are in one of the remote buildings as there is no bell service or carts to move your luggage yourself. Also ask about the trolley service referenced by other reviewers. It is a fun and very inexpensive way to tour the beach and the city. I would recommend the in-room literature include information about the trolley. The hotel offered self-parking at $15 per night and valet at $22 per night. On several occasions we were delayed several minutes on entering the property because of the congestion of cars at guest check-in. We did not eat in the in-house restaurant but did go down for an after dinner drink and enjoyed it in their outdoor seating area. We got our bill and had a bit of sticker shock when we found that our two shots of Baileys cost us $28 bucks, which seems pricey even for California standards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara, California when you stay at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara. 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, Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara 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, Mar Vista, work off stress in the spacious fitness center, or enjoy dinner at Marbella Restaurant, serving American cuisine with California flair. A 100% smoke-free hotel, Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara also offers amenities like in-room dining, valet and self-parking, valet laundry service, and a business center. With 10,000 square feet of flexible and unique meeting space, offering exquisite culinary selections and the latest in technology, Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is ideal for your next corporate event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
- Mar Monte Santa Barbara
- Mar Monte Hotel