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4.0 out of 5

"Love the Montecito Inn! It’s a gorgeous hotel in a perfect location! " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Dec 2019

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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 Santa Barbara Zoo and Los Padres National Forest. Also, Butterfly Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Fernald Point is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

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 perks like free WiFi.

Luxe linens, free WiFi

The 60 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and minibars. Other amenities include room service, premium bedding, and in-room massages.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$210* Per night/room 3 Aug. - 4 Aug.

Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Studio, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Montecito Inn ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 (7) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Love the Montecito Inn! It’s a gorgeous hotel in a perfect location!

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Pretty small rooms, but makes sense since it was built in the 20’s. We got a corner Mountain View room with a king bed. So it was a little larger than our friends’ regular room. But the place was truly charming and historic. Beautiful and very clean. Lovely little town to visit and walk around in. And not far from Santa Barbara. Will definately come again.

Posted by on 20 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Oct. 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 13 Apr. 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 4 Jan. 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 18 Nov. 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 2 Oct. 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 22 Jan. 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 6 Jan. 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 12 Nov. 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. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. 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. Parking is available for a fee. This Mediterranean 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
  • Dining venue
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • 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
  • 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 Municipal Airport (SBA) (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. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • 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
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. 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.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • 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 not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


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.