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By a verified traveler on Fri 18 Nov 2016

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near Santa Barbara Zoo

Oceanside stay

Your stay at this Montecito hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Lotusland and Los Padres National Forest. Also, Butterfly Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Fernald Point is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities and in-room childcare. Enjoy the sauna and free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 60 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Minibars, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$135* Per night/room Dec 18 - Dec 19

Luxury King Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Two Queens Studio

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury King Suite Deluxe

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Montecito Inn ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Montecito Inn

Everyone (6) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel & gorgeous room. It not only had two amazing beds, but also has two entrance doors and 2 delegate bathrooms. Staff was so great & even got me a hair appointment for the wedding I was attending later that day.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019

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2 out of 5

Say goodbye to sleep...the 101 fwy is next door.

Loud too loud really loud. Won't stay again.......

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

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5 out of 5
Love the Mediterranean feeling ...we had a wonderful room with 2 queen beds and TWO bathrooms. Nicely renovated and enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast.

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

"A charming hotel"

Pros: The style of the hotel..
Cons: I don't know the solution, but the breakfast area. There is more space in the restaurant but it is not used.
Location: Santa Barbara is nearby which has a Mission, State Street with many restaurants and shops, and of course beaches.
The Montecito Inn was a very relaxing getaway. There are a few restaurants and shops in the area and the beach is a few minute walk from the hotel. The hotel itself is very clean and the room had very nice decor with comfortable beds. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was always coffee, tea, and water in the lobby for guests. The room itself was small along with the bathroom, but it had everything we needed and our stay was very enjoyable. The continental breakfast was ok, however, the room is small and doesn't work well when too many guests arrive at the same time. That is the only downside.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Older Hotel

The hotel was well maintained and the staff was great. Every one of them were very helpful. When we were in the bathroom, we could hear noises from the room next door through the vent. It really wasn't bad at all. Once we were in the bedroom we couldn't hear those same noises. This is to be expected at least a little bit in an older hotel. As I mentioned above, it really wasn't bad at all. The area is very quaint and it was easy to walk to local restaurants or just walk around and enjoy the scenery. We stayed because of an appointment at the Sansum Clinic. It was very easy to get to the clinic from this hotel as well.

Posted by , from Central Valley, CA on Jan 22, 2016

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2 out of 5


Old beautiful hotel with lots of outside charm, but disappointing rooms. Coffee and tea service is only available in the lobby. And while this is not horrible, it is an inconvenience to carry two cups of coffee up three flights of stairs at 5 A.M., to say the least. But the real disappointment, (almost disgusting) part is that you can hear everything, and I mean everything, going on in the room next door's bathroom! There's an air vent connecting the two bathrooms and I could hear the next door neighbor discussing her bathroom production with her roommate, "Wow, I just peed a ton!" accompanied by the corresponding sounds of the pee hitting the toilet. Yes, that's right - not muffled sounds, but true-to-life-I'm-in-the-same-room sounds. You'll have to make up your own mind whether this is a deal-breaker.

Posted by , from Colorado on Jan 6, 2016

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2 out of 5

Charming but dated

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, flavor and charm
Cons: Poor breakfast, continental breakfast like comfort inn, smelled old and musty, dated bathrooms, dated pool area
Nice location, shops and restaurants nearby. Charming old hotel but also smelled old and musty in the room. Old carpet and drapes that held the odor. Tiled bathroom really dated. Walk down rear firescape to get to pool which was dated. View from firescape was to backalley with trash and very unattractive. Original elevator very charming. Staff very helpful. Valet staff UCSB students who were very delightful and helpful with directions. For the price, you get a taste of the old world of the 1920s but needs attention.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Nov 12, 2012

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4 out of 5

Very nice place! :-)

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
I thought the hotel was a good deal for the money and I loved the charm and character of the buidling and the room decor. Staff was very pleasant and went out of their way to accomodate whatever we wanted. I will return. Thanks

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Jun 28, 2012

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4 out of 5

Cute and historic

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
A quaint and relaxing place to stay. We enjoyed the experience overall. A disappointing breakfast. A bit pricey for what it was, especially since the pool and hot tub were so small. Glad we had free internet.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on May 25, 2012

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Property Features

Montecito Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1100 square feet (102 square meters) and includes a conference center. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Montecito Inn. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 1100 sq ft of conference space
  • 102 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1928
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (7.3 km / 4.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Montecito Inn offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sushi Bar - This sushi bar specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and 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
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Montecito Inn
  • Montecito Inn Hotel
  • Montecito Inn Santa Barbara
  • Montecito Inn Hotel 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.
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*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.