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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights on a combined business/ vacation. This place is right across the street from the ocean and is a few blocks away from Sterns warf and State St. The first night we stayed in 231. This room was small! When opening the front door, you could not open the door all the...

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Essex, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Milo was a step up from the other hotels in the area. It is situated across from the beach and every late afternoon they had a happy hour outside with wine tastings around the fire pits, so lovely. The breakfast room was help yourself but they had fresh fruit, oatmeal, granola, yogurt, bagels, hard boiled eggs, all very nice....

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

Thank you for the praise of Hotel Milo. We appreciate your comments and are thankful for you pointing out some of the things that we have to offer. Santa Barbara County has outstanding wines and we try support the wine community by offering numerous varietals in the hotel. Thank you for mentioning the wine hour from 4-6pm. We look forward...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel and room were beautiful. Expensive...but the ocean view room we had was right by the street and it was noisy. The staff was great,especially the valet staff. If we stay again we will try a room back farther off the street.

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

Thank you for your feedback and complements on the hotel. The comments regarding the staff are very much appreciated. I apologize that your room was noisy and may have hindered your having a peaceful stay. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again and provide a quieter setting. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo. All the best!

Charlotte, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

For my birthday I took a vacation to California (Never have been). We chose Santa Barbara as one of the places to stop. I found Hotel Milo searching online and it looked like the perfect boutique hotel- and it was!! Hotel Milo is adorable and the staff was really great! The rooms were perfect! The bed was amazing, they offered...

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

Thank you for the wonderful praise and promotion for Hotel Milo. It is great to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your birthday memories. Hopefully you will think of us always when travelling this way. We look forward to serving you again in the immediate future. Thank...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife surprised me with a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara. Hotel Milo was great. The location was perfect. Rooms were a bit dated but nice. There isn't a restaurant, however you are walking distance to state street and the piers. The pool and patio areas are nice and there is a small area with fire pit tables.

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

Good Day, It is an honor that your wife chose Hotel Milo for such a special occasion such as your birthday. Thank you for your positive feedback and your assessment of the property. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon here at Hotel Milo.

Drobak, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After trawling for four weeks I was tired, and I was crying for some sun after freezing in San Francisco, in July????? This hotel is on the beach, have a great staff, and a beachfront feeling. Just love it and we'll be back.

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo. It is great to hear that you will be returning. I will be sure that the staff is made aware of your praise. Again, thank you for staying with us and for the positive mention. All the best!

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the plus side: Cute & comfy Affordable Great location - across from beach, walk to Funk Zone, Harbour and Shoreline Park Evening wine tastings & nice breakfast included BIG drawback: Customer service was terrible! We checked in for 2 nights and were told we would have to switch rooms due to mechanical issue (there was another couple getting shifted...

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

Good Day and thank you for your feedback. I can only imagine how frustrating and upsetting your experience had to have been; especially after cross country flight. I am sorry that we did not provide you with a great arrival experience. Also, the lack of follow up from staff and a manager are unacceptable. I will investigate this situation with...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the luxury and convenience of a hotel but with the comfort and ambience of staying in a friend's house. i was sad to leave that bed! The location is great for walking to the wharf or up State street.

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

Thank you for the great comparison. To mention the comfort and ambiance of a friend's house is truly high praise. We greatly appreciate that, and hope we can have all of our guests feel so comfortable. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Al the best.

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently stay at the Hotel Milo while on business in Santa Barbara. It is the only hotel I travel to that feels like a little bit of vacation after work. The rooms are spacious with hardwood floors, nice comfortable beds, and ocean views. The facility has free breakfast, speedy wi-fi, valet parking, courtesy bikes, and a daily wine tasting....

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

Thank you for your praise and positive comments. It is an honor to have a loyal guest as yourself. We look forward to your next visit. Please reach out if there is anything you may need. All the best.

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a smallish hotel, right on the water in downtown Santa Barbara. It has incredible staff and a lovely lobby and outdoor space for drinks and nightly wine tasting. The rooms are small but spotlessly clean and well equipped. We would return for sure.

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

Thank you for the great feedback. We appreciate the recognition of the staff and your complementing the facility. It is great that you were able to enjoy the property. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo and we look forward to having you return.

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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 )
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  • 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
Internet
  • 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: $254 - $532 (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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“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles capeannrealtors, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Like all places, if you don't want to hear people above you, get a room on the second level.”
 of 5 bubbles timschnacke, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean views, second floor”
 of 5 bubbles TiffanyG870, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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