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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

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Charlotte, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 12 February 2017 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 11 February 2017 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 6 February 2017

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 3 February 2017 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 1 February 2017

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 31 January 2017

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.

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Small but very nice King suite room with a view of the ocean. Perfectly located to get to the beach across the street. The funk zone is only a couple blocks away and we took the free bikes from valet to get around even quicker. Great staff. Free daily wine tasting. Really nice outdoor areas to hang out. Great little...

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

Thank you for the comments and the mentioning of the staff. Your recommendation is priceless to us. Thank you for that. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really enjoyed the level of service from the staff and location near the water. Updated rooms with a classic California feel. The walls are very thin. Could hear couple talking well into the night next to me. I don't even think they were being that loud. So be warned if you have to get up early next day... For amenities...

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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. It is always great to see the staff appreciated by our guests. It is great to see that you have noticed some of the ongoing improvements. Unfortunately the age and historic nature of the buildings is sometimes a challenge with noise. I apologize if this affected you in...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I had a great three night stay. Very quiet room and practically on the beach. The staff was wonderful, especially Nick Narrang, who got me out and on my way at 3 in the morning! I would most definitely stay there again. They have a fabulous wine tasting, but I wasn't able to do it. It looked fun.

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

Thank you for the positive feedback and also for recognizing Nick. We hope you have a chance to return and get more time to enjoy the resort. Thank you for choosing Hotel Milo.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 93101-3506 (Formerly Hotel Oceana)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $305 - $629 (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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“Rooms on 2nd floor are quieter. Older renovated property. Bldgs 1-3 oceanside. Bldg 4 is back off an alley. Bldg. 4 next to pool, spa tub.”
 of 5 bubbles MJ3860, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor ocean view room are the best”
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 of 5 bubbles amyksla, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles E8804OYroberts, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a view of the ocean. How can you beat that?”
 of 5 bubbles chefmlching, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Waterfront rooms are probably noisier than others but so worth the view.”
 of 5 bubbles JudithAnn33, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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