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Montecito Inn

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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
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
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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This is a small boutique hotel that was the former residence of Charlie Chaplin. It has been renovated to be a unique experience. The swimming pool has beautiful landscaping. There are many great restaurants that are in walking distance. The staff is very attentive.
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We had another great visit to the Montecito Inn! Love the helpful & friendly staff, cleanliness of rooms, easy proximity - walking distance - to dining & shopping. 24 hour coffee, too. Very nice restaurant!
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Excellent old-school ambiance, service. Smaller rooms reflect it's origins in early 20th century. Very comfortable beds, nice bathrooms. Great pool, spa, and weight room. Awesome dining opportunities in easy walking distance. Although dining in the hotel is not recommended.
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I don't want to say anything bad about the Montecito Inn because the staff was so great .. so if I could give a 3.5, I would. The location is great, the staff is amazing. The room was small, a little sparse, a little unclean, kind of hot, and unfortunately, street lights and
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Great room full of character, nice staff, decent price. Unfortunately, the hotel sits right on top of Hwy 101, with constant roar from traffic. Better deals just down the road, and slightly off the freeway, or directly across from Beach a few miles north in Santa Barbara. It had
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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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Can you tell me if you allow small dogs in your hotel?
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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Hi there, What is your current parking charges/situation? Thanks, Annaliese
I am pretty sure it was $10 valet daily.
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"There are only a dozen rooms ..."
"Stay somewhere else"
"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"
US$145 - US$487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
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