Montecito Inn

Address: 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, California, 93108, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, is near Santa Barbara Zoo, Casa del Herrero, Cabrillo Bike Path, and Butterfly Beach.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsMontecito Inn Santa Barbara

      Reviewed by dabradz

      Montecito Inn

      Reviewed Aug 14, 2013
      by (32 reviews) Belgrave South, Melbourne, Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

      Don't think twice about this place stay here...magnificent. Luxury, professional and clean.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Montecito Inn Santa Barbara

      Traveler beware


      Get a cheap room, because the suite they gave us at $450 per night was on the 1st floor facing the street by an intersection. It was not the only suite on the 1st floor, so check it out before you make a reservation.

      They would not change the room, because they have an attitude problem.

      Ask where the room is, where it faces and if it is non-smoking. Maybe you will be luckier than we were.

      All that I expected.


      I just returned from a 3 day conference at a different hotel. My stay at the Montecito inn was all that I expected from a boutique hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. My room the first night was the smallest of their rooms with a view of the alley and Lucky's restaurant next door. there was very little noise at night even though my window was open. I never heard the train, but some of the expressway road noise did filter in but became background noise. The next night I was moved to a larger room with 3 windows facing Coast Village road overlooking the entryway to the hotel. the room looked very well appointed with new looking lush bedcoverings and carpeting. Yes the bathrooms in both rooms were small. Luckily I was travelling by myself so I did not have to bargin with my husband for possession of the bathroom. The pool and hot tub were beautifully adorned with flowering shrubs. The restaurant had excellant selections of food and very reasonably priced.

      Stay away!


      Never had I stayed at a hotel as lousy as this. The rooms were tiny, and the walls were paper thin. Not only that but the rooms were subject to all sorts of traffic noise from the street and highway 101.

      The decor of the room I was in was so out dated and ugly. The carpet felt dirty. I did not get a good night's sleep. HORRIBLE I tell you.

      Great location and friendly staff


      I recently stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms - and I mean newly renovated! I had to wait for an hour to check in because they were hanging the curtains and making the bed! Very friendly staff, they sent up a bottle of champagne for my trouble! I did not notice much noise as some of the other reviews stated. I would definitely stay there again.

      Noisy, small room, tacky decoration


      I chose the Montecito Inn, because my wife and I love old hotels. We were doing a weekend "getaway" for my wife's birthday. This place is old, but we were not impressed. The faux-marble on the cabinets in the room was poorly done, and the dusty plastic flowers gave a cheap effect (not better than nothing!). There was a noisy kitchen downstairs, so all night we got to hear dishes clanking and flatware being sorted. We were awoken to bottles being thrown into a dumpster at 7am!!! When we complained to the staff in the morning, they just gave us a "feedback" form which I filled out and mailed back, along with a page-long letter to the manager. A month later, they still haven't written back. I told them I would expect this kind of thing from a cheap motel, not a $200+ per night hotel. Unless you have lots of $$$ for a big, quiet room STAY AWAY!!!!!!!

      My stay at the Montecito Inn


      the service was tremendous, the rooms very small but very nicely decorated, the bathroom very small enough for 1 person. Was very hard to blow dry my hair since the mirror is so high and so small. need extra power outlets in room for laptop and need a desk and mirror to style hair. had no air conditioning but an exceptional ceiling fan, We had a corner room with mountain view which faces Coast Village Road and we could still vaguely trains and noise from freeway. At night they turned down the bed and put two chocolate candies on pillow. The towels were a very good quality, along with bedding. I would stay there again.

      The Montecito Cafe in Inn is wonderful.

      Great time


      We had a great time, the place has lots of character and the staff was great. Can't wait to go back

      Nice rooms, but noisy location


      The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and cozy. Nightly turndown service. Complimentary valet parking. The staff was friendly, professional, and helpful. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious with reasonable prices for a "beach" community. Complimentary breakfast was coffee, juice and pasteries. Workout room had limited, basic equipment/weights, but easy to use. Pool/jacuzzi area was nice and pool appeared to be heated. Rooms do not have A/C, but ours had a ceiling fan. The only drawback is that the hotel sits right on the 101 freeway and is also near train tracks. It was fairly noisy as we slept with our windows open due to lack of A/C. The place is a 4 star inn, but due to the location you may want to spend the money on a place that is further from the highway.

      Great Place


      The staff was great! Always so friendly and ready to cater to our every needs. The Hotel is very neat, a step back to the days of the 1930's.

      Free bikes to ride, fantastic rate, very quite, a perfect get away.

      Watch Room Location


      Nice looking hotel. Clean rooms and helpful staff. Pretty pool area.

      The rooms are not air-conditioned. One side of the hotel is is adjacent to the restaurant next door. We heard the sound of glass shattering from 7:00 am on and the beeping sound of trucks backing out. We had to pay in full one month in advance of our stay.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Montecito Inn Santa Barbara

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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