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By a verified traveler on Mon 12 Aug 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star beach hotel near Stearns Wharf

Oceanside stay

A stay at this Santa Barbara Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Stearns Wharf and 2 miles (3 km) of Santa Barbara City College. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 miles (5 km).

2 outdoor pools

2 outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub are all featured at this Mediterranean hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 121 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and iPod docks.

Milo Mini

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$158* Per night/room Mar 11 - Mar 12

Ocean View, Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds (Santa Barbara)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara ratings based on 71 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Family (4)
2 out of 5
I really needed a relaxing getaway and chose this hotel because it was dog friendly. I'd chosen a non-ocean view room for the quiet rather than being up front by the highway. I was surprised to see the construction going on when I arrived and made mention of it. Reception said it was only in that building. Then they gave me a room with construction going on right outside the door, and it was at the front of the property with all the street noise. I asked to be moved but they said there were no rooms to move me to. The noise from the construction guys right outside my door kept setting my dog off. Front desk said "oh, they'll be done soon.' They weren't. Coffee supplies were inadequate, tub wouldn't drain. 2 hours later, guys were still outside door and window, I took pup and went to visit friends. Dog wasn't happy to return to the room and noises throughout the night of traffic, engines, doors banging set him off throughout the night. I followed the rules and didn't leave dog in my room even to go get breakfast, when i had him tied outside the breakfast area, front desk came and said he'd had noise complaints. I just wanted to get a cup of coffee and to drive home...early.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 11, 2019 by Erika M

We are so sorry that your stay did not meet up to your expectations and that there was quite a bit of construction going on. We do thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

4 out of 5
Nice place. Paying for location which can’t be beat

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2019 by Erika M

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Fantastic view! Great room! Great service! Loved it. Would recommend it to my family and friends!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2019 by Erika M

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 15, 2019 by Erika M

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay!

3 out of 5
I liked the location of the property and the breakfast that is included. The front desk staff were great and helpful. I feel that the $28 amenity fee is a little high for people who don't take advantage of all the amenities. Maybe separate the wine tasting into a separate fee? The room could use some work. It would have been nice to have a chair to sit in versus the bed. The AC unit is very loud at night and you can hear people in the next room. The bathroom needed repairs the caulking around the tub was almost completely gone and looked liked black mold in the crevices and around the safety bar. There were obvious signs of water damage that were poorly fixed. For the price per night you would think the bathroom would be in better condition.

Posted by on May 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 28, 2019 by Erika M

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that our front desk team met all your needs. We will share the feedback on the rooms and amenity fee with the appropriate departments.

2 out of 5
they charge for the shampoo and soap you use not good

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

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3 out of 5
I did not think the actual property looked like the beautiful pics online! Very misleading..The inn was just old and the room was smelly, small and had a dirty cheap area rug under the bed. I canceled my 2nd night reservation and still waiting my refund for the 2nd night. The front desk gentleman and lady were most accommodating to my needs the entire time and he even comp'd the amenties fee$25 and parking fee $30 for night! Too high and only option..there is no such thing as ocean view here! A joke. Open up the window curtain and you across the street from a stinky beach! Just disappointed as my honey and i was there to celebrate v day! So it was after 8pm. I had drove 2 hrs mostly in rain and we ended up staying the one night and moved on to Chumash Casino. Now much more upscale hotel!..

Posted by , from Los Angeles CA on Feb 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 25, 2019 by Hotel Manager

Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear we were not what you expected. We hope you will give us another try in the future.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great, fun location

Pros: Location, room, nice included breakfast.
Cons: Resort fee should be optional. I had 2 days of 10 hour classes, no way I was using bikes, etc.
Location: Many resteraunts within walking distance. Fun to watch the people going by on the waterfront.
Great location and very pleasant staff, and I had a great room. My only complaint is the added costs when you get there. There was a $25 per day resort fee that I assumed was optional since I was never asked about it and didn't use the services. It was on my bill and I was told it was for everyone. There is also a $30 per day parking fee. These 2 charges made the stay much more expensive than anticipated.

Posted by , from Santa Rosa on May 12, 2018

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Property Features

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 1001 square feet (93 square meters). A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Milo Santa Barbara. For a fee, parking is available. This Mediterranean Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 1001 sq ft of conference space
  • 93 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.9 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara offers 121 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 100 lbs)Service animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.