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Montecito Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Montecito Inn was built in 1928 by screen legend Charlie Chaplin as an escape to paradise for his closest friends. Enriched with influences reminiscent of early Santa Barbara, guest rooms are a reflection of the Montecito Inn's proud history and tradition. Bedrooms decorated with classic patterns and furnishings in warm earth tones and bathrooms adorned with hand-painted ceramic tile create an elegant ambiance. The Montecito Inn offers the perfect blend of classic style, comfort, convenience, and personalized service. Wake up in the morning to a continental breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant, the Montecito Cafe, or have it delivered to your door. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the Montecito Cafe, a local favorite, which boasts an exquisite California Nouveau cuisine. Other fine dining is also available only a walk away. Relax by the pool and Jacuzzi, or walk only 2.5 Blocks to the beach. Also enjoy the day in Montecito, one of America's most beautiful seaside communities, with boutique shopping. Featuring 61 Elegant Guest Rooms & Luxury Suites, the Montecito Inn offers all of the quality, service and elegance that Santa Barbara has to offer. Our staff is waiting to help satisfy your every desire. Today, the escape is yours.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Mountain View
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70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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we’ve been staying at the Monticito Inn for over 10 years when I come to Santa Barbara for work. Recently my husband has become ill and has some mobility issues with stairs. They upgraded our room to one of the ground floor rooms, which was so nice of them to do so that my
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We came across this hotel in our search for somewhere nice to stay. It’s very quaint and located in a small village. We enjoyed our stay. Only down side was elevator was being replaced so it was not functional. Highly recommend
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Lovely older hotel. Rooms are small but has everything you need. I guess Charlie Caplin stayed here, so there is his memorabilia all over. Pool is outside and looks a little dated. Staff were all very nice as was valet parking attendants.. The town is great. Walk to eat. Cava is
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Older Hotel. Lots of character. Needs updating. Especially in the sound proofing dept. Can here virtually everything going on in adjoining rooms. Doors slamming, toilets flushing, conversation, etc. Investment needed.
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Elevator not working. No alternative room offered. We are over 65 and the trip up the stairs was a significant issue for my wife. Your expectation is that a site with an excellent reputation would have had a solution for us,
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Room 407 King Studio Suite
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Luxury King Suite Living Room
Not only could we hear the guests next door through this vent, we could see light from their bat
Don't they have a safe?
Hello, All guest rooms have personal safes. The Front Desk also has safe deposit boxes. Warm regards, Montecito Inn
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Hello Unfortunately we do not allow pets. Thank you for asking.
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Hello Future Guest, Due to the size of our property, all of our rooms are fairly near the pool. We have 7 luxury suites and bedrooms on the ground floor; when searching our room types on our website, these suites and rooms will start with "Luxury". We also have our Tower Suite on the third floor with two step-out balconies, and our Apartment suite on the second floor with a private patio. For further details on our accommodations, please visit us at at our website, or call Reservations at 800-843-2017. Warmly, Montecito Inn
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I am pretty sure it was $10 valet daily.
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"I suggest asking if some of the rooms are quieter, so you don't hear as much conversation coming from the adjoining rooms."
"make sure you ask (and pay for) a good view"
"Back of the hotel, away from the main road"
"King Suite (+ Fold out Single) was spacious and fine for 3 people. TWO Bathrooms!"
"Be sure to get a quiet room."
US$151 - US$497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
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