"Great location and very pleasant staff, and I had a great room. My only complaint is the added costs when you get there. There was a $25 per day res ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 12 May 2018

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beach hotel near Stearns Wharf

Seaside stay

A stay at this Santa Barbara Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Stearns Wharf and 2 miles (3 km) of Presidio Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 2 miles (3 km).

2 outdoor pools

2 outdoor pools, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are all featured at this Mediterranean hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. Enjoy the spa tub and free continental breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 121 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 LCD TVs with cable channels.

Milo Mini

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$252* Per night/room 27 Aug. - 28 Aug.

Ocean View, Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds (Santa Barbara)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara ratings based on 70 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Nice place. Paying for location which can’t be beat

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Aug. 2019 by Erika M

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Fantastic view! Great room! Great service! Loved it. Would recommend it to my family and friends!

Posted by on 8 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Aug. 2019 by Erika M

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jul. 2019 by Erika M

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay!

3 out of 5
I liked the location of the property and the breakfast that is included. The front desk staff were great and helpful. I feel that the $28 amenity fee is a little high for people who don't take advantage of all the amenities. Maybe separate the wine tasting into a separate fee? The room could use some work. It would have been nice to have a chair to sit in versus the bed. The AC unit is very loud at night and you can hear people in the next room. The bathroom needed repairs the caulking around the tub was almost completely gone and looked liked black mold in the crevices and around the safety bar. There were obvious signs of water damage that were poorly fixed. For the price per night you would think the bathroom would be in better condition.

Posted by on 24 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 May 2019 by Erika M

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that our front desk team met all your needs. We will share the feedback on the rooms and amenity fee with the appropriate departments.

2 out of 5
they charge for the shampoo and soap you use not good

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
I did not think the actual property looked like the beautiful pics online! Very misleading..The inn was just old and the room was smelly, small and had a dirty cheap area rug under the bed. I canceled my 2nd night reservation and still waiting my refund for the 2nd night. The front desk gentleman and lady were most accommodating to my needs the entire time and he even comp'd the amenties fee$25 and parking fee $30 for night! Too high and only option..there is no such thing as ocean view here! A joke. Open up the window curtain and you across the street from a stinky beach! Just disappointed as my honey and i was there to celebrate v day! So it was after 8pm. I had drove 2 hrs mostly in rain and we ended up staying the one night and moved on to Chumash Casino. Now much more upscale hotel!..

Posted by , from Los Angeles CA on 18 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Feb. 2019 by Hotel Manager

Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear we were not what you expected. We hope you will give us another try in the future.

2 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Great, fun location

Pros: Location, room, nice included breakfast.
Cons: Resort fee should be optional. I had 2 days of 10 hour classes, no way I was using bikes, etc.
Location: Many resteraunts within walking distance. Fun to watch the people going by on the waterfront.
Great location and very pleasant staff, and I had a great room. My only complaint is the added costs when you get there. There was a $25 per day resort fee that I assumed was optional since I was never asked about it and didn't use the services. It was on my bill and I was told it was for everyone. There is also a $30 per day parking fee. These 2 charges made the stay much more expensive than anticipated.

Posted by , from Santa Rosa on 12 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel and setting didn't get what we paid for

We paid for a larger room but we're given a smaller one. We of course didn't know until we were already in room. Nothing hotel could do because payment went through Travelocity. Also one of the room keys didn't work, had one key that did but it took my husband's muscles to turn the handle enough to open the door. Restaurant that was recommended by staff was closed. Other than that, had a nice getaway.

Posted by , from santa barbara on 22 Mar. 2017

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Property Features

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 1001 square feet (93 square meters) and includes a meeting room. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Milo Santa Barbara. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 1001 sq ft of conference space
  • 93 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Towels for the beach
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.9 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers 121 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 100 lbs)

Policies

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

A credit 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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 30 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Oceana
  • Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Santa Barbara Oceana
  • Oceana Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Oceana Santa Barbara
  • Oceana Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Santa Barbara Hotel Oceana
  • Santa Barbara Oceana
  • Santa Barbara Oceana Hotel
  • Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Milo
  • Milo Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.
*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.