Montecito Inn

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

Hotel Overview

4.2/5

Overall score

93%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.3
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

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 (86)

Ratings and reviews for Montecito Inn

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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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

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Billl and Bobbi
Business
Las Vegas
Sep 23, 2013

Happy Anniversary trip

Hotel was truly charming and convenient to Santa Barbara, Pool was superb and breakfast layout wonderful and with variety. Staff were helpful and bed very comfortable, would definitely stay again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Arch Rock Fish,a Neighborhood Joint,608 Anacapa St, try the seafood cobb salad. Watch curb parking on street,like 8 inches high and some heavy traffic..use covered parking.Bill

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shelly bell
Business
Riverside, ca
Aug 16, 2013

A relaxing getaway

Every one was very friendly. Great service. I love that there were bikes available for guest. We took advantage of that and took our bikes downtown and had a great time. The rooms were very adorable, however a little on the small side. Overall, we enjoyed the ambience of it.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Bike ride along the beach to the downtown shops

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bc girls
Business
Murrieta, CA
Jul 18, 2013

Fun getaway

Very friendly staff. great service, will definitely come back. Great location, wonderful food in cafe but also very convenient to wonderful restaurants nearby.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cava and Trelune restaurants

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jodylatte
Business
Milpitas
Jun 20, 2013

Love it!

We had such a relaxing overnight stay at the Montecito Inn. We met friends there at the Inn for a delicious, reasonably priced dinner. I loved the Trout Salad! So healthy and yummy! Then we went in the hot tub and pool for a late night swim. We were so pleased to see that they stay open until 11:00PM during the summer. Fresh pool towels were in a basket handy for us to use. My husband loved the Old Hollywood Memorabilia from Charlie Chaplin that was the theme for decorating. He said whenever we go to the Santa Barbara area again, he wants to go back to The Montecito Inn.

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

Great food for dinner and a good continental breakfast too.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Den and Pat from Seattle
Business
Santa Barbara
May 27, 2013

PC from Seattle

Convenient, clean and cozy. Beautiful building and atmosphere. The staff were very helpful!

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

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mrs JAG
Business
Los Angeles, California
May 6, 2013

Romantic and warm...

This was a special event and they made our stay even better. The staff knew our names and were friendly, they made you feel at home.

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

Business

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