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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Welcomed by lovely staff and shown to a room that was unfortunately a bit noisy - but a quick call to reception had us moved. Bed lovely and comfy, bathroom quite small, but lovely semi-art deco style. Interesting lift! and perhaps not for those of a nervous disposition! Location quite good as close to several restaurants, but montecito itself not... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For years our family has assembled in Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving. We have all often stayed at the Inn. It's location is excellent(Just off the freeway,) in the charming village, and 10 minutes from Santa Barbara. The rooms are very comfortable, especially the suites. The staff is very accommodating, warm and helpful. Parking very good. Prices are very reasonable compared... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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We had a very good stay in an excellent location. I would highly recommend the Inn. The staff is a little young and inexperienced, but the beauty of the inn and the quality of the services was exceptional.

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Beverly Hills
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is run to perfection. The staff is most professional and welcoming. They are very attentive and go out of their way to help out. The rooms / bathrooms are small, but spotlessly clean. The best location.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Montecito Inn straight RULES! Seriously, I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. Great property. Even better staff! The rooms are well appointed with furnishings a beautiful tiled baths. The bed is "you wish it was your bed at home" good. Look, if you're trying to pick a hotel in the SB area, just book a room at... More 

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NYC
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on Thursday and were not told upon check-in that construction was going on in their restaurant. I called the front desk during the drilling which was went on from 9am-6pm on Friday and they offered no apology and blamed street construction across the way. Clearly it was not from that and that response was insulting and rude. On... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of the Montecito Inn is ideal and the staff who work there are terrific. On the other side of the coin, the hotel needs an internal facelift as well as a rework with its plumbing. The pipes kept rumbling morning noon and night. Not sure what the issue is but we were there for 3 nights and the... More 

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Virginia Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Montecito Inn is in a great location for visiting the broader Santa Barbara area. It's location in Montecito along a quiet / ritzy street is ideal for evening walks. Good restaurants nearby. The hotel is charming and well kept. The rooms are very nice. The staff is very friendly. We loved the old fashioned elevator as it added to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got upgraded to a two bedroom suite just because... the room was bigger than my house. The staff were prompt, polite and informative. Location was just off the freeway entrance which made life easy but was also on one of the most luxurious streets in Santa Barabara. I would recommend this hotel to everyone and anyone.

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San Anselmo, California
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We really enjoyed the suite experience at this hotel. We were in 403. It was spacious and really sophisticated. I loved the white marble bathroom, electric shades, well thought out plugs and chargers, etc. It's also in a fantastic neighborhood with many upscale bars and restaurants within walking distance. I would highly recommend if you're looking for something with local... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Montecito Inn

Address: 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 10,875 - ₹ 27,016 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montecito Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Montecito Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#21 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“rooms away from the road are quietest”
 of 5 bubbles lyndhurstlocal3, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the ocean have to deal with the freeway noise from highway 101.”
 of 5 bubbles checkercab, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best to request a room away from the freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles 153doreeng, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“mountain rooms can be right on the street and noisy; ask to be away from the freeway”
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 of 5 bubbles ladodgerone, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay at least one room away from the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles sidrichison, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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