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4.5 out of 5

"The cafe/bar was only open for short periods, The food, drinks were terrible and the service disagreeable. They acted annoyed that they had to be both ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 04 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Butterfly Beach

On the beach

A stay at this Santa Barbara Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and 2 miles (3 km) of Stearns Wharf. Butterfly Beach and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Renovated in 2020

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 5 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the gym, poolside bar, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 176 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$212* Per night/room Jan 23 - Jan 24

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
good quality hotel

Posted by on Dec 23, 2021

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3 out of 5
The cafe/bar was only open for short periods, The food, drinks were terrible and the service disagreeable. They acted annoyed that they had to be bothered with us. Worst mojitos ever. Wouldn't muddle the mint, just stuck some old mint stems in it. Room: uncomfortable bedding, they don't use duvets, just sheets over & under a comforter, which become messed up when you sleep. The toiletries were something called "bamboo cream" (!?!?) which smelled like a musty room. We couldn't latch or lock the sliding glass door, there was no device to do so. The slider frame had a large rusty screw sticking out of it and I snagged my new anthropologie top on it (Thanks Hyatt). The art in the bed & bath was so terrible we actually laughed when we saw it. We wondered if a Hyatt vp paid his kids to provide the art for the place. Ghastly decor and uncomfortable furniture. The housekeeping staff, front desk and parking staff were all polite and helpful.

Posted by , from Thousand Oaks on Sep 4, 2021

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5
Great staff, location was great, pool, bikes, and fitness center nice amenities

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021

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About the Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Location 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Property Features

Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 10000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt was completed in September 2020. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 10000 sq ft of conference space
  • 929 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1931
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • 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
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt offers 176 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 55-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides 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 (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Lido Cafe - This bistro serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Costa Kitchen and Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) 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
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. It is Hyatt's practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • 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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

It is Hyatt’s practice to enter any occupied guestroom at a minimum of once within a 24-hour period, even if a guest has requested privacy. Appropriate efforts are made to provide advance notice to the registered guest before entering an occupied guestroom.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR (Hyatt).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines GBAC STAR (Hyatt)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.60 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Bicycle storage
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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 15 and USD 25 for adults, USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 36 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

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
  • Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
  • Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hotel

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.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.