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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful property with easy beach, town, UCSB access. Outdoor areas are beautifully landscaped and maintained. Management was over the top to accommodate and remedy a noise disturbance. Party of 3- 1 K, 1 Q, one bdrm with doored nook. Spacious separate vanity area. Would book this property again

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for your positive comments regarding the hotel landscaping and maintenance. That is high praise to be noticed and mentioned. It is also great that we were able to help remedy your noise concern. We look forward to having you return in the near future. Thank you again for your feedback. All the best!

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel will always feel special to me. My husband and I eloped in Santa Barbara and looked for a fun hotel to stay at on our wedding night. We had such an amazing stay with excellent service that we had to come back. When we had something to do in Santa Barbara 6 months later we couldn't wait to...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and more than that, for being such a loyal guest. It is great to hear that we have taken care of you. (I must agree, those robes are super soft and comfortable). We look forward to having you return. Please reach out if there is anything you may need on your next stay with us....

Dubai
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel Milo really went above and beyond the usual hotel experience. From helpful, courteous staff to a very friendly manager we really enjoyed the entire experience. Breakfast was included with the room which really topped of the value. The food was great and not to mention the wine happy hour. Our overall experience was great and only made better by...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. It gives us great pride to hear such praise as yours. Hopefully you have the opportunity to join us again. Marc has been a big asset to the team in helping to promote engagement and service. Thank you again for such a positive review. All the best!

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a great spot to ride out the terrible storm back east! Awesome service throughout, especially Tanner in the afternoon for taking care of us at the wine reception. We enjoyed the comp breakfast and bikes too. The hotel is nestled in between a park and there are a lot of gardens to relax in. Quick walk to the Funk...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your feedback. It is great to hear that you took advantage of the location and truly enjoyed your visit. We will be sure to share your mention of Tanner with him. It is always special to be mentioned by our guests. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo and we look forward to serving you again in...

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved our time at Hotel Milo! Cesar was awesome at check in and always took care of us during the afternoon wine reception. The bistro staff and valet were super polite and very helpful too. The staff seemed always happy! Nice amenities in the rooms. Comfy beds. Quick walk to State Street & Funk Zone. You must talk a walk...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback and praise of the staff. It is rewarding to the team to hear from guests regarding their performance. We will share your comments with the Bistro and Valet team. And Cesar will be recognized for the name mention. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo and providing a positive review.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a cash grab and must be a goldmine for the owners. Yes it is just off the beach in Santa Barbara but that is all that I can say good about this place. We stayed mid week in the off season and for what they charged us we did not think it was worth the price. It...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. I apologize for the staff not being more welcoming and helpful. This behavior you describe is unacceptable and will be addressed. Your comment on cleanliness has been shared with the housekeeping staff and this will be corrected. There are a few of our less expensive Milo Mini rooms that...

Los Altos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Great location, location, location. Good breakfast. Valet staff - v. professional, nice, upbeat, extremely friendly. Cons: Unfortunately lots from reservations experience, front desk staff, condition of rooms, to just the stay in general. Reservation process to book a set of rooms was difficult. I had to check several times to make sure they had all names right, etc. They...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. Your experience sounds extremely frustrating among other things. I am sorry that the team did not provide you with more help and engagement. It is upsetting to hear that we provided you with incorrect information during the reservation process in stating that there are refrigerators and microwaves in the guest rooms....

Clovis, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a weekend getaway with my daughter at the Hotel Milo. Great property on the beach with so many amenities within walking distance. The hotel staff was wonderful, comfortable room and bed, nice breakfast and facilities. We felt very welcomed and would definitely stay here again.

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo. We thank you for your review and also appreciate the praise of the staff. It is great to hear that you felt welcomed while at Hotel Milo. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best!

Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very personable, friendly and accommodating staff. So lovely, I can't wait to go back! It's a unique experience, has a majestic European feel with beautiful grounds and ocean and mountain views. Incredible location, easy walk to shops, dining, beach, harbor and more. It's heavenly!

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We appreciate the mention of the staff. We will share your comments with the team. We are glad you enjoyed he hotel and it's charm and we welcome the opportunity to serve you again soon. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo.

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing about the hotel is the location, directly on the beach, next to the harbor, and next to state street the main street in Santa Barbara. The room was very small! No privacy at all. Noisy, you can hear whatever your neighbor are doing. They enforce breakfast with the booking, and breakfast is very disappointing. I do...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback. I am sorry that your experience with the hotel was not more positive. There are a variety of room sizes and hopefully you will allow us a future opportunity to serve you and provide you a better stay. We are in the process of reworking the breakfast area and this should...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3506 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 14,346 - ₹ 29,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Milo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Rooms on 2nd floor are quieter. Older renovated property. Bldgs 1-3 oceanside. Bldg 4 is back off an alley. Bldg. 4 next to pool, spa tub.”
 of 5 bubbles MJ3860, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor ocean view room are the best”
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 of 5 bubbles amyksla, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“We had a view of the ocean. How can you beat that?”
 of 5 bubbles chefmlching, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Waterfront rooms are probably noisier than others but so worth the view.”
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