My boyfriend and I booked rooms at the Montecito Inn for a two-night stay - we were attending a wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch up the road. After reading some less-than complimentary reviews, we were very pleasantly surprised with the overall experience. The rooms are a perfect size and the decor/rug is a bit older but refreshing - so much nicer than staying in a stale, corporate Hilton or the like. I loved the vintage, old-world Hollywood feel of everything and the general ambience of the hotel and the town. The hotel is within walking distance to the boutiques and charming restaurants in the tony town of Montecito. Would definitely recommend this for a charming weekend getaway in one of the most beautiful areas in the US. If you are from a suburb or a quiet little town, you might be bothered by the highway traffic but I thought it was soothing if I noticed it at all. The little hotel bar was great as well and the restaurant seemed cute although we didn't eat there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- January 10, 2018: Due to flash flooding as a result of the Thomas Fire, the Montecito area is in a state of emergency, and the hotel is currently evacuated. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montecito Hotel Santa Barbara