Montecito Inn

3 stars
1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
61 reviews
Perfect getaway

We had SUCH a fabulous trip to Santa Barbara! Staying at this iconic hotel was the cherry on top!... See full review

  • JoJo42
  • Mar 22, 2014
Great Escape

The Montecito Inn has charm, ambiance, a great pool and Jacuzzi, great location, and does... See full review

  • Carl the Cas
  • Feb 18, 2014
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.
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.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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:
1500
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 (61)

Ratings and reviews for Montecito Inn

Overall score

4.1 / 5
61 out of 61
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Malibu, California
Nov 28, 2010

Monticito Inn

Great hotel. Charming. Would stay again and again. Great locations as well!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the Beach! But Better yet drive up the coast!

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
spokane
Nov 9, 2010

historic...

quaint, historic hotel. room was clean but well worn. bed was comfortable. room (queen bed) was on the small side. hotel was quite noisy from neighoring room, floor above...etc. in addition, room was on the side facing a neighboring restaurant with an abundant assortment of noise from dishes clinking to exhaust fans whirling. the noises from the restaurant can be almost completely eliminated by closing the window...which make the room quite hot as it does not have air conditioning. so traveler may want to take that into account during spring, fall and summer. had an issue with the room not being cleaned while we were out between 830 and 215 ish. the cleaning crew first wanted to clean the room as cleaning hours were ending at 230. they then blamed the "privacy sign" on the door which we had just hung up when we got back less than 15 minute prior. but iwe spoke to the manager, and it was pretty easy to have them come back later to clean the room during dinner hours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
Super Busy worker bee
Business
Portland, OR
Oct 19, 2010

Quaint hotel

The Montecito Inn has been my "go to" place in Santa Barbara for the last few years. The hotel is cute, the service is good, there is a fitness center and free wi-fi which are nice additions. The drive is close enough to downtown that it isn't a bother but far enough that you are not in the busy downtown atmosphere. In walking distance there are good restaurants. And my favorite feature to this hotel is the toilettries, they smell really good and are of high quality. Overall a great place to stay that isn't too expensive in Santa Barbara!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Business
Portland, Or.
Oct 17, 2010

Love this place

Great place, great restaurant, and surrounding restaurants, classic look and feel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Have the coconut cake it is fantastic

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
Westmont parents
Alpine, Ca
Oct 10, 2010

Westmont visit

3rd stay at Montecito Inn & will not be my last. My daughter attends Westmont College & Montecito Inn is one of the closet places to stay at. The Inn has old fashion charm & service, from the valet parking to the bell service. The front desk staff is always professional & very friendy. The village is just outside with lots of shops & great places to eat at. The Inn & the village is very up scale, but what do you expect, it's Montecito.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to try Peabodys, good simple food @ good prices.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Wrightwood, CA
Jul 21, 2010

Great Stay!

This hotel was simply beautiful! The detail was just right! I loved the room, it was just perfectly decorated and very comfortable. The pool area is simple and relaxing. The staff was friendly and coffee in the lobby was top quality. I suggest being careful when walking up or down the marble stairs, I will be returning as often as i can.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2010

Charming Hotel - I would go again!

I thought it was a lovely hotel in a beautiful location. A very attentive staff who helped me with so many things. I asked if they had coffee downstairs and instead they brought it up for me and they didn't have to. I had a noisy room on the main street, so highly recommend having a room in the back. It's very quaint and charming and they have maintained the old Hollywood era. One of the few hotels that actually still has keys.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Jeanine's for breakfast which is on the next block. It's an amazing place.

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Carson, CA
Feb 13, 2010

Getaway Weekend

Came here for a little getaway with my girlfriend. The hotel was really nice and had a historical feel to it. They have complementary cruiser bikes to ride around town on, so we took those out the first day we got there. The next morning we had the continental breakfast which was also complementary. Awesome! Great value and great times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Take the cruiser bikes around town. Just ask the valet for help

Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 9, 2009

Beautiful getaway

Everything was excellent--great amenities, a wonderful location with a charming look that made us feel right at home. The staff was very friendly and welcoming and the service was excellent. Our only complaint was our noisy neighbors. The walls between rooms may be a bit thin. But otherwise, the stay was just what we wanted!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Montecito Inn

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Porterville, Calif
Nov 3, 2009

Montecito Inn

Staff very pleasant. No air conditioning and it was rather warm. Had to leave window open but then you heard the freeway traffic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
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