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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very pleasant experience. Room was clean. Location was great! Close to the beach, within walking distance to State Street, the harbor, Stearn's Wharf and the Funk Zone. Would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed there for a couple of nights. The place is not mass produced glass and chrome. It is charming, comfortable, and homey. The beds were very comfortable, the room clean, and the it was very clean. I liked the glass of wine upon arrival after a long day of travel. The location across from the beach is perfect for...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. It is great to have the staff acknowledged and hear that they have made a memorable impression. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon.

silver lake ca
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From our arrival until our departure, the staff at Hotel Milo was extremely friendly and everything in the hotel was top notch. The location is great: just across the street from the beach, and the harbors where restaurants and shops are (go to Brophy Bros for the best clam chowder and a cold beer!). The hotel also offered some great...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback regarding your experience with us. We will be sure to share your staff recognition and positive comments with the team. It is great to see that you enjoyed some of the offerings at the hotel. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo and we look forward to having you with us in the near future.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family – two adults and two teenagers – stayed at Hotel Milo in Santa Barbara in December, before the Christmas holiday. This is a nice time to visit Santa Barbara because the weather is still nice, but prices are low, and there are fewer crowds. One of the reasons we chose this hotel is that it is right across...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed and thorough account of your visit. We appreciate you choosing Hotel Milo and also for taking time to write your review. The hotel consists of 6 buildings on 2.5 acres so yes it is a walking (and very much outdoor) location. We will take note of your comments on the adjacent room and see...

Boston
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are several small hotels and motels in this West Beach area of Santa Barbara. This one was perfectly located (right across the street from the beach and close to the big pier), and it had a bit more personality than some of the other places that I checked out. My room was on the small side but very modern...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo. We appreciate you recognizing the staff and providing praise. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the immediate future. Thank you for your positive and supportive feedback.

Corona, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Experience...Stayed at Hotel Milo Dec 17th thru the 19th on a Father/Daughter vacation. The Hotel is older and has that classic charm with great landscaping. Our room was very clean and the grounds were very well maintained. Silvani at the front desk was very friendly and helpful which made the check in very easy, also we were able to...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. Your name recognition of the staff member was very inspirational to her. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the hotel; and also that you took advantage of the offerings in our Milo Market. We hope that you will visit again soon. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo.

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room 2 weeks in advance with the price over $300/night, maybe because it's the holiday season. We chose this hotel for its location, by the beach, close to downtown. Yes, the location is perfect, but the place is so old, from the carpet, the room, the shower, not as how the pictures demonstrated. Plus parking fee was...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. It is disappointing to here that you were not satisfied with the historic nature of the hotel. The guest rooms have been recently remodeled in 2016 including carpet. We will begin a bathroom upgrade in the coming weeks that includes a different shower. We hope that you will see that...

Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge disappointment! I've been staying at this for the last few years for semi-annual two-to-four day vacations; the most recent visit showed the flaws of a hotel trying to expand into a premium hotel -- but missing the mark. The hotel was noisy, busy which affected service levels, and overrun with dogs (staying with guests). We payed premium price for...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Hotel Milo and also for being a loyal guest that has visited the hotel in the past. We have recently become dog friendly (and actually had a guest/pet promotion in December) which is why you may have seen guests with their canine friends during your recent visit. I can imagine how...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The picture of our room type on the website did not adequately represent the actual room. The room was cold and the wall heater did not heat the room properly. The woman in the room next to ours complained that the "fan" was too loud and she couldn't sleep. The only "fan" we had on was the heater so ended...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. It is disappointing to hear that you were frustrated with the facility and ended up departing early. The hotel is in the process of several plumbing projects to help address potential concerns. In addition, we are in the early stages of scheduling work to address all HVAC concerns. Please look...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice stay here although I imagine that if it had been any warmer so that people wanted to swim or hot tub at night, the rooms overlooking this area would have been noisy. Service was friendly, room was clean. L'Occitane toiletries were a really nice plus. Be sure when you book to specify if you want 2 beds...

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Barry D, General Manager at Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback and the recognition of the staff's handling the situation with your accommodations. I'm sorry that we were unable to fulfill your original bed type request. The positive score and feedback is motivating to the team and much appreciated. We look forward to having you again at Hotel Milo in the near future.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With magnificent views, traditional Spanish-style architecture, and a beautiful courtyard with outdoor pools and gardens, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara truly reflects Santa Barbara's rich colonial history and affords guests access to the best of Southern California's surf and sun. Situated in West Beach, guests are within a stone's throw of the ocean and all that Santa Barbara has to offer in this 122-room oceanfront hotel. The newly refreshed guestrooms reflect the relaxed elegance and understated sophistication distinct to Southern California style. A signature blue and white palette reflects the brilliance of the ocean and sky, while subtly referencing the Mediterranean. The overall vibe of the rooms is chic seaside. Guests are invited to celebrate Santa Barbara and the great outdoors with poolside ping pong and bocce ball, as well as beach cruiser bicycles for 2-hour loan. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is a member of The Independent Collection (IC), a growing collection of cultivated lifestyle hotels in gateway cities across the US. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $242 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Milo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Rooms on the front have water views & if you want to be near the pools ask for this as the hotel is very spread out.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenBakar, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get ocean view room. Stay away from rooms that are too close to Reception, or far from the street.”
  • Great view from my room
 of 5 bubbles Bequia1, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room by the pool or upstairs with a view of the Beach”
  • Room has wood flooring, ceiling fan, mini bar and small refridgerator
 of 5 bubbles R3485FHjasonm, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Luxury hotel prices for mid-range hotel”
 of 5 bubbles K3567QFdeborahm, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't take room off the pool area/hot tub.”
 of 5 bubbles gothamcitymom, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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