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Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
Ranked #40 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed there for one night in a king bed. The hotel is a bit dated but was clean. It was across the road from the beach and in walking distance to the pier. The staff were helpful with advice as what restaurants to go to and booked one for us. Had breakfast there also which was ok. Would stay there again when travelling through to other towns.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Greetings. Thank you for sharing your review. I am glad our team members were of help and assistance! I'll be sure to share your kind comments with them as I visit their areas today and the rest of this week. I will also share your review with the housekeeping team during their stand up meeting tomorrow morning, thank you for the recognition. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel as a valued guest in the near future. Regards,

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Location is excellent - opposite the beach. The beach bar a nice break from the hotel norm.
Efficient staff at reception, exellent cocktails and service by the pool. Was worries it would be stuffy but was really friendly.
Great location, lovely room overlooking the pool, I was really pleased.
Although clearly a business hotel too, it felt like a vacation specialising hotel which really is important to me when on holiday.
Breakfast - awesome all you can eat, set you for the day but with quality too
Evening food was good but better in town.

We had a couple of specific requests, some parking issue, some fruit to go, a question about our next hotel. 3 seperate staff involved, 3 resolved situations to 100% satisfaction.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Hello. Thank you very much for sharing your review. I am glad we were able to meet your expectations during your holiday. Your kind comments will be shared with the team members in the various areas you mentioned. Thank you very much for the recognition, the team members work hard and really care to do a good job for our valued guests. I'll be sure to share with them. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel as a valued guest next time your travels bring you back to our beautiful city. Regards,

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We spent our July 4th weekend at this beautiful beach front hotel and had a wonderful stay. The staffs are friendly and our room was facing directly toward to the beach. I would definitely come back to Santa Barbara for our stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dennis P
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Hello. Thank you very much for sharing your review of your stay with us over the holiday. I am happy we were able to provide you with the service levels you deserve as a valued guest of our hotel. Our beach views are just amazing, I couldn't agree with you more and thank you for mentioning it. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. Thank you for your participation. Best Regards,

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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Santa Barbara is gorgeous. This hotel fails to deliver gracious service and is in need of an upgrade. The split level hotel is awkwardly situated. Staff is inconsistent between shifts. Use hotels.com to get the best rate. Bar menu is average at best, take advantage if happy hour to save money.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Longfellow123
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Greetings. Thank you very much for sharing your review! I am glad you were able to enjoy our happy hour and appreciate you mentioning it. I am truly sorry we did not deliver the levels of consistent service you deserve. I'll be sharing your valuable feedback with the members of the management team so that we can continue working on constant improvement in an effort to better serve you next time you visit our hotel. Thank you very much for your participation and I hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon as a valued guest. Warm Regards,

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed a very relaxing weekend. The staff were very efficient and courteous, the room was spacious and clean, the bed was very comfortable and the location is second to none. We enjoyed sitting by the fire-pit in the evening.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Greetings. Thank you very much for sharing your review. The fire pit at the pool area is my personal favorite, thank you for mentioning it! I am glad you enjoyed your two night stay. It gives me great pleasure to know that our team members were of service and efficient. I will be sharing with them your kind comments as I visit their areas today and this week. I too, will be visiting housekeeping and sharing your comments about the cleanliness of your room, thank you for the recognition. Thank you for staying with us and I look forward to your return as a valued guest of our hotel. Kind Regards,

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great location about a 1/2 mile down beach from State St. Not the nicest hotel in the world but sizable rooms with great balconies. We only stayed one night but got to enjoy the best that Santa Barbara has to offer. Sun and Sand right across street. In our room there was easily space to put the crib for our small child. It was not to not have the crib right on top of the king size bed

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
Thank Stephen K
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Hello. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to share your review. I am glad you enjoyed your one night stay at our hotel and that you particularly enjoyed our location right across the street from the beach. Also happy to hear that you guys were able to enjoy our beautiful city as well. Thank you for your participation and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel as a valued guest in the near future. With warm regards,

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as part of driving the coast.
The hotel is good first impressions (as you would want from a Hyatt!) right opposite the beach nice looking building.
The parking is 14 dollars per night. Which I thought it pretty high! The rooms are quite large but could do with a re vamp the paint work etc looks old and worn!
We had a nice king size bed but it squeaked every time you turned over! Which makes it not so comfortable!!!
The maids also continuously knocked early on both mornings even the morning we were due to check out!!
The bar and restaurant was nice with the food not being to expensive and the staff really good!

It's quite a distance walk from the centre also! But it's quite a nice walk so if you are able it's not to bad on a sunny day!
Overall a nice hotel but in need of a few changes!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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HyattGM995, General Manager at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Greetings. Thank you very much for your sharing your review. I am glad you enjoyed our restaurant, food and service. I'll be sure to share your kind comments with our leaders in that area of our hotel. I have shared your valuable feedback about the bed in your room with our Chief Engineer so that he can pay particular attention to the maintenance of the beds. I have also had conversation with our Director of Housekeeping so that she can share with her team during her next meeting tomorrow morning the importance of allowing our guests to enjoy their room. We try to stay competitive with the local hotels with our parking rates, I am sorry you found them to be a bit high, thank you for sharing your comment with us. I sincerely appreciate your participation and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel as a valued guest next time your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara. Best Regards,

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Address: 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly Hotel Mar Monte)
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $190 - $621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara 4*
Number of rooms: 171
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

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