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Hotel Description

At Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara you'll be 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Presidio Santa Barbara. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and a poolside bar.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 176 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, down comforters, free newspapers, and free bottled water are available.

The restaurant, Marbella, serves Spanish cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite fitness center and spa tub. 10000 square feet (929 square meters) of event facilities include 7 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Each morning full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

With a stay at this 4-star East Beach hotel, you'll be 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Santa Barbara County Courthouse and 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
2 out of 5
Pros: Pleasant staff, let us borrow microwave.
Cons: Truth in advertising!
Location: With a car, all things are possible. This is pretty centrally located and a nice walk to the beach.
Our building wasn't even on the main property of the hotel. It was a block away, okay with a car but pretty hard without one--especially if you wanted to use the pool, go to the hotel restaurant, etc. It was on a run-down street across from the freeway. The room was small. The bathroom was especially disappointing. The sink was outside of the bathroom and there were no towel racks in the bathroom, just two rusty hooks (beach theme?). For the cost, it felt like a complete rip-off. The Motel 6 down the street was closer to the water! Needless to say, I won't be staying at the Hyattcentric Santa Barbara again.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017

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3 out of 5
We stay at the hotel one night room was clean but the carpet add odor it needs to be replaced also they add to give me another room first one add a sewer smell not pleasant

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful beach view

Excellent in every way , restaurants , large rooms , helpful staff , public transportation access/city shuttle . The original hotel from 1930's offers a special charm .

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

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4 out of 5

Hotel close to the beach!

Pros: Comfortable bed, clean.
Cons: The pet price is steep, $50!
Location: Close to the beach, close to shops and restaurants as well as the zoo.
A nice hotel. Our family of four stayed at a part of the Hyatt that was down the street in order to save $28 in parking. The ambiance was not the same as the main hotel (very condo-like), but it served our purpose well...a decent hotel at a great price close to town with a room for four and a dog!

Posted by , from Ca on Dec 8, 2015

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3 out of 5

Great location

The air conditioning did not work and we stayed on the first floor. We did not feel comfortable in keeping the sliding door open. SB has a homeless problem at the beach

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

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2 out of 5

Motel Santa Barbara

The vanity was the size of a phone booth, cable T.V. didn't work, the room had a cheap motel feel, the resturante was very Denny's and a limited menu, the hotel grounds and decor poor. I wouldn't recommend this hotel, not worth the price.

Posted by , from ventura, ca on Aug 31, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 2, 2015 by GM629B

Good Day fireman john, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are surprised to hear that you did not find our grounds appealing as this is an area that receives consistent praise from our guests. We are saddened to learn that your TV cable did not work and given the opportunity, we are hopeful that it was corrected swiftly. We hope that you had a very nice stay here in beautiful Santa Barbara and appreciate your online feedback.

3 out of 5
Pros: Location and front desk staff.
Cons: Hotel needs a complete update !!
Location: Beach, beach walk, bike
Hotel has a great location across from the beach. Most of the hotels in Santa Barbara are old with the mission style decor. This one is old, dark, and the rooms are very dreary. They seem to be working on a major remodel that should improve the entire look.

Posted by , from Laguna Beach Ca. on Aug 11, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 14, 2015 by GM629B

Good Day Jessie, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Indeed our property is old as it was originally built in the early 1930's. We created a gallery that perhaps you had a chance to see as you strolled through the first floor corridor that depicts the building as it was in the early days. We are experiencing a pretty substantial renovation that will be completed in the next few weeks, and we are delighted to confirm that this indeed will improve the entire look. Please join us again to see these exciting changes

3 out of 5

the room was awesome but i dont think the price was

Pros: Close restaurants
Would probably not stay here again just because of the price

Posted by , from texas on Jul 21, 2012

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4 out of 5

Fabulous Staff

Pros: location
Cons: No free Internet
The Santa Barbara Hyatt was the Hotel Mar Monte. This is a quaint old hotel with a great location. The beach is across the street and the Zoo is very close. The hotel and the room were very clean and well maintained. The only negative was the very noisy wall air conditioner. We decided to leave the sliding door to our room open instead and slept great after that. Every staff person we came in contact with was friendly and professional. Be sure to visit the Bistro with Martin in the dinning room and James in the bar.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011

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3 out of 5


Pros: Quiet
We thought the room was just average and the A/C didn't work very well. The rest of the hotel was nice with the traditional Santa Barbara spanish architecture--perhaps the newly renovated portions of the hotel would have been better. The restaurant was good but the wait staff was severely understaffed and stressed. A quick dinner of a salad took nearly 2 hours. Come on, this was summer--high season! Staff accordingly!

Posted by , from Fort Worth, TX on Jul 10, 2011

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About the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Location 1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Property Features

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 10000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 8 conference rooms
  • 10000 sq ft of conference space
  • 929 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1931
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (19.1 km / 11.9 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.5 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara offers 176 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Marbella - This restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 23 for adults, USD 10 and USD 19 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hyatt Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Santa Barbara Hyatt
  • Hyatt Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.