Rate based on Check-in: Feb 22, 2015 Check-out: Feb 23, 2015

Montecito Inn

4 stars
1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
82 reviews
Montecito Inn

As soon as we arrived the staff was friendly, helpful and professional. The room was clean and the... See full review

  • Thomas B.
  • Jan 24, 2015
Getaway

Hotel is in a good location ,friendly staff ,very clean, newly remodeled rooms and lobby. Warm pool... See full review

  • Michelle F.
  • Jan 12, 2015
Santa Barbara hotel by Butterfly Beach with Hollywood history and charm
The Montecito Inn is a mere two-block stroll from beloved Butterfly Beach and within walking distance of boutiques, attractions and several dining choices. Built in 1928 by Hollywood heavyweight Charlie Chaplin, the hotel was originally meant as a private oasis for his close friends. Guests walk the same halls Hollywood royalty has and enjoy the many amenities. The Montecito Inn features an on-site business center, restaurant, heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, room service, concierge, Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and free continental breakfast.
Highlights
  • Two blocks from the beach
  • Free daily continental breakfast
  • Free loaner bikes
  • Heated outdoor pool

 

Rooms
Rooms at the Montecito Inn are furnished in earth tones and bathrooms don hand-painted ceramic tiles. Guests choose from queen or king beds. Amenities in every room include Egyptian bath towels, custom toiletries, Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV with HBO, DVD player with free Charlie Chaplin DVD rentals (see front desk) CD player, voice mail, data ports, radio, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, mini-bar, hotel stationary and postcards and a refrigerator.

 

 

Features
Montecito Inn guests work off breakfast at the on-site fitness center or take a dip in the outdoor heated pool or Jacuzzi. A short walk along Coast Village Road leads guests to an array of boutiques and restaurants of varied cuisines. Butterfly Beach is only two blocks away. Additionally, guests borrow bikes from the Montecito Inn free of charge and explore the area.
 
Dining

A free continental breakfast awaits Montecito Inn guests in the Montecito Café daily. Sleepy travelers also have the option of having breakfast delivered to their room. The Montecito Cafe specializes in California Nouveau favorites for lunch and dinner. The adjoining Montecito Cafe Bar offers a bar menu, cocktails and wine. Many local restaurants also are within walking distance.
 
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (13.6 mi/21.9 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (85.5 mi/137.6 km)
  • Los Angeles Intl Airport (92.1 mi/148.2 km)

 

Attractions
  • Stearns Wharf (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (4.9 mi/7.9 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • State Street (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (14.9 mi/24 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi access
  • On-site business center



Policies and fees
Guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid form of ID and credit card to reserve a room. Three guests are allowed in rooms, only with roll-away bed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Montecito Inn Rooms

Standard Room
This guest room includes one queen bed. Bedroom decorated with classic patters and furnishings in warm earth tones and bathrooms adorned with hand-painted ceramic tile. Amenities include: Wireless internet, flat-screen television, HBO, DVD & CD player, voice mail, data ports, radio, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and a refrigerator. Each room holds a maximum of 2 adults plus children under 2 years of age. Cribs are a bookable option for $10 per night.
King Room
This guest room includes a king bed. Bedroom decorated with classic patters and furnishings in warm earth tones and bathrooms adorned with hand-painted ceramic tile. Amenities include: Wireless internet, flat-screen television, HBO, DVD & CD player, voice mail, data ports, radio, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and a refrigerator. Each room holds a maximum of 2 adults plus children under 2 years of age. Cribs are a bookable option for $10 per night.
Luxury King Studio
This is an ideal room for two or three guests. Located on the ground floor of our Luxury Wing, with a partial mountain view. Features include flatscreen TV, DVD player, CD player, fireplace, wet bar, sitting area (no sofa bed), and marble bathroom with walk-in shower. There is room for two rollaways. Approximately 623 sq. ft.
Luxury King Suite
This is an ideal room for two to five guests. Located on the ground floor of our Luxury Wing, with a partial mountain view. Features include flatscreen TV, DVD player, CD player, separate living room separated by french doors, queen sofa bed, and marble bathroom with walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub. There is room for one rollaway. Approximately 524 sq. ft.
Luxury King Suite Deluxe
This is an ideal room for two to four guests. Located on the ground floor of our Luxury Wing, with a partial mountain view. Features include flatscreen TV, DVD player, CD player, sofa, fireplace, separate living room separated by french doors, and marble bathroom with walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub. There is room for two rollaways. Approximately 540 sq. ft.
Luxury King Studio Suite
This is an ideal room for two to five guests. Located on the ground floor of our Luxury Wing, with a partial mountain view. Features include flatscreen TV, DVD player, CD player, separate living room separated by an archway, queen sofa bed, two-way fireplace, and marble bathroom with walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub. There is room for one rollaway. Approximately 518 sq. ft.
Tower Suite
This is an ideal room for one to two guests. Located on the third floor, representing the highest part of our building, with full mountain and partial ocean views. Features include downstairs sitting area with flat panel TV and automatic curtains, bathroom with soaking tub and steam shower, upstairs master bedroom with queen size bed, flat panel TV, two half balconies, and automatic curtains. Approximately 520 sq. ft. Stairs are used to access this unit
The Apartment
This is an ideal room for one to six guests. Located on the second floor with full mountain views. Features include master bedroom with king bed, fireplace, flat panel TV, and automatic curtains, master bathroom with soaking tub, steam shower, and mirror TV, guest bedroom with queen bed, flat panel TV, and automatic curtains, guest bathroom with steam shower, and mirror TV, fully equipped kitchen, living room with 60 in flat panel TV, CD player, Blue Ray player, surround sound, automatic curtains, custom elongated fireplace, and sofa with queen size bed, dining area, and private balcony with full mountain views. Rollaway beds are not permitted. 1,400 sq.ft.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

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Hotel Map

34.4212 -119.6405
Area served
Santa Barbara, California
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara Airport
Area description
The Montecito Inn is located just two blocks from secluded beaches, and is alongside a boulevard of quaint shops and sidewalk bistros in one of America's most beautiful seaside communities. Also located near beaches, Sterns Warf/Pier, Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Ynez Wineries, Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of History, and Lotus land.

Nearby points of interest

  • Casa del Herrero: 1.3 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.7 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 2.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 2.9 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 2.9 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 3.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 3.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 3.5 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.9 mi
  • Alameda Park: 4 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 4.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 5.1 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 10.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 12 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 12 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 1.3 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.7 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 2.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 2.9 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 2.9 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 3.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 3.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 3.5 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.9 mi
  • Alameda Park: 4 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 4.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 5.1 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 10.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 12 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 12 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 13.3 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 193 mi

Dining

Montecito Cafe
California cuisine. Hours: Lunch 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Dinner 5:30 PM -10:00 PM
Room Service
Hours: Lunch 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Dinner 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Montecito Cafe Bar
Hours: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (82)

Ratings and reviews for Montecito Inn

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Struk
Business
San Diego, CA
Aug 12, 2014

Last night of long vacation

Could not get much better than this. A historical gem. Free cruiser bike usage, beach within walking distance, and the pool is open until 11p.m. Great breakfast in the morning and a variety of newspapers are free to read ion the morning. Awesome service and great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Drive up hot springs road to see spectacular homes and drive along the upper roads to see spectacular views from the bluff.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wife and Mom 2014
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2, 2014

Weekend getaway!

Great short stay for a great price! Bed was comfortable and room was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eat at The Palace for dinner! great food, great atmosphere!

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott the Great 00911
Business
santa barbra ca
Jun 26, 2014

Anniversary getaway

very nice hotel, all hotel staff were very polite and helpful, the pool was relaxing. Our overall stay was fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

a great place to eat

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I am paacked
Business
Berkeley, CA
Jun 21, 2014

Graduation weekend!

The Montecito Inn was really enjoyable. The elevator takes you right back to the old days in New York. All of the employees are very friendly and helpful. The room, though a little small, was extremely comfortable as was the bed. The hotel is located close to UCSB, so getting to graduation was a breeze. I will absolutely stay again on my next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Though Monecito is a nice little town, Santa Barbara is the next city north, and the beach is a just short walk.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jamaica Jim
Business
California
Jun 2, 2014

Great Value

4 star experience for 3 star price. Recently renovated with upscale décor, appropriate amenities, and funky elevator. Comfortable bed with quality linens and pillows. Complimentary coffee, tea, and continental breakfast. Staff are engaging and knowledgeable. Downsides: tiny bathrooms and $8 parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zazflower
Business
Yorba Linda, CA
May 21, 2014

One night stop over

This is the fourth time we have stayed at the Montecito Inn. Walking distance to great restaurants or dine in the hotel. Bathrooms are small but well done. It is a very old building but beautifully maintained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JGtravels
Business
New Jersey
May 18, 2014

Great getaway

Wonderful, everyone was great and helpful. The free bike rentals are a must!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Viking Wolly
Business
San Jose
May 14, 2014

We'll Come Back

Everything of the Montecito Inn is excellent: The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are very clean and nice, the AC is very quiet and effective, the breakfast offers a good selection, We enjoyed our stay very much and will come back - for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kitty6
Business
Carbondale, Co
May 11, 2014

Average hotel experience if you are expecting a quiet getaway.

The historic qualities of the hotel are great. Location is at the intersection of 2 busy streets plus the 101 on the back side, so traffic is a bit congested and there is constant street noise. The continental breakfast is in a small section of the dining room which is bathed in the hot sun, so it is less than ideal for a nice experience. The room was very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

State Street is the center of the action for dining, shopping and theaters.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Makewisechoices
Business
Central Oregon
May 6, 2014

Couldn't have loved it anymore

My daughter and I were in and out the whole time we were there, and we were always greeted respectively and with friendliness. The room, although not large, was very nice, comfortable, clean and well stocked. I was pleasantly pleased with the price, The breakfast that was served was average, but since I was not expecting it, it was a nice bonus. We didn't get a chance to use the pool, but it looked nice, and we did enjoy the workout room. We did not eat dinner there this trip, but have eaten there on past trips to the area, and it was top notch. I would give this stay an A+

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Jeannine's is one of our families favorite breakfast restaurants in all of Santa Barbara.

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