Montecito Inn

4 stars
View map of 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Hotel Overview

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

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:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (93)

Ratings and reviews for Montecito Inn

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
93 out of 93
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ChrisCali925
Business
Walnut Creek, CA
Apr 21, 2014

Solid Hotel in Montecito

Nice, clean, and friendly staff. The room was great for a few nights. The walls are somewhat thin, but overall had a pleasant experience.

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

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rebagirl
Business
Woodside, CA
Apr 15, 2014

Charming and gracious

My daughter and I stayed 2 nights at this lovely little hotel, which was built in the '20s and hosted many famous movie stars of the era. The Queen room was small but elegant, and just fine for two. However, the bathroom, though adorable, was just a bit too small for us. No hooks for towels or robes (the robes, BTW, were fabulously comfortable, and the towels were really nice). Great pool and hot tub, which we visited nightly. Breakfast was included but wasn't all that great: pastries, cold cereals, juice, fruit and hard boiled eggs. Would've been nice to have something a little more substantial. The bed was comfortable but the pillows could have been much better. Overall, we loved it.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Head down to State Street for fun shopping, restaurants, bars and access to the beach

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
janis yvonne
Business
Laguna, CA
Mar 29, 2014

Great Business location

Great business location, staff are excellent and bar and restaurant are excellent! I would recommend the hotel.

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

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoJo42
Business
Fort Collins , colorado
Mar 22, 2014

Perfect getaway

We had SUCH a fabulous trip to Santa Barbara! Staying at this iconic hotel was the cherry on top! The staff was excellent, friendly, and helpful. We especially enjoyed the use of the bikes and rode to the beach for a sunset dinner and then a beachside breakfast! So fabulous!

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

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Phrench Toast
Business
San Francisco, California
Mar 10, 2014

A Charming Retreat Away from it All

An overall lovely experience from beginning to end. Filled with a friendly staff and a nice variety of amenities, this historic gem is located a short drive from downtown Santa Barbara. The building was a nice refresh of a Hollywood-style boutique hotel which was fitting as it was built by Charlie Chaplin & friends in the roaring twenties. Great value for what you receive. My girlfriend and I were able to use the Inn's courtesy bikes to take a trip on the bike path to downtown SB which can cost $20-30/ bike for a half day if you rent from one of the local shops. The standard King bedroom was clean & cozy and the bathroom was a bit tight. My main complaint is that the shower could not keep a consistent water temperature (either scolding hot or freezing cold). The continental breakfast is a nice perk as well although on a Saturday morning there were only 8 tables allotted for an Inn of 60 rooms. We had to wait a while before finding a place to sit and the attendant would repeatedly grab away food or coffee that guests were attempting to reach for--it was quite a disaster. With those two minor hiccups in mind, I would highly recommend as an alternative option to staying on/near the beach or in the downtown area. Can't wait to return!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Parking for the beach is $2/hour. However there are many spots to park along E Cabrillo Blvd which is free.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carl the Cas
Business
Sacramento, CA
Feb 18, 2014

Great Escape

The Montecito Inn has charm, ambiance, a great pool and Jacuzzi, great location, and does everything in its power to accommodate its guests. Our daughter lives in Santa Barbara and our stay at the Inn was like a different world from even Santa Barbara. Close to the beach, Montecito's shopping district, and convenient access to and from Santa Barbara, could not have chosen a better place to stay. I'll be back!

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 walk from hotel

Jeanine's for weekend brunch or weekday breakfast is a great eating venue. Ate there twice in three days and loved sitting outside watching the world go by.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
East meets midwest
Business
Chicago IL
Jan 6, 2014

A sweet getaway

My husband and I stayed here for a night during our trip down the PCH. We loved the decor and charm of this inn, although it would've been nice to be closer to the water and downtown. Still, we enjoyed our mountain view room and particularly the free bikes we were able to take out for the day. Staff is wonderful. Only major complaint would be that our room's heater (in January) seemed insufficient.

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

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CatmannDo
Business
San Diego, Ca
Dec 8, 2013

Great Montecito Hotel with Character

Fantastic location right off the 101. Lots of character and history throughout. Breakfast is included, which is nice, although it would be great if it included a bit more protein. Overall nice rooms and very comfortable beds! Nice, friendly staff!

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

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
monsan
Business
Napa, CA
Oct 22, 2013

"Historic" hotel experience . . .

The staff at the valet parking and restaurant were exceptional, a great welcome to the property. Unfortunately, the rest of the stay didn't live up to that experience. The most disturbing issue was the noise, all the guests might as well have all been sleeping in office cubicles. Normal conversation next door and above were audible in detail. I was particularly disturbed when I clearly heard the man next door ask his wife at bedtime if she actually loved him . . ?! And in a situation where the rooms overlook a courtyard, the restaurant and the outdoor walkway to the room, put up some sheer curtains. While in the room, you either were visible to half the hotel or had to have blackout curtains closed. The bathroom definitely showed some wear. But bright side, cleaning staff only walked in on me once without announcing themselves.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

It's an easy walk to the Biltmore . . . .

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vctmofsociety
Business
Huntington Beach, CA
Oct 4, 2013

Old World Charm

I have always heard about this hotel but never had the chance to stay. We stayed and loved it. The bed was really comfortable which is unusual. The bathroom is small but the inn is OLD. We would stay again. Also, the staff was wonderful.

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

Business

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