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92% (157 member ratings) "Gives a peek back to an earlier time" -- Chicago Tribune

Montecito Inn

Santa Barbara, CA
  • Coveted address on Coast Village Road in ritzy Montecito, where Oprah lives
  • Built by Charlie Chaplin in 1928, the hotel is full of character and charm -- think antique cage elevators and a complete Chaplin movie collection in the library
  • All rooms were renovated in 2014 and feel fresh and modern
  • Ride a free beach cruiser two blocks to Butterfly Beach, or drive 10 minutes to State Street
  • Wi-Fi and a nice continental breakfast spread are provided at no extra charge
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  • No Booking Fees

92% (157 member ratings)

4.3Value for the Money


1295 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108
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Blending classic Hollywood glamour with laid-back Santa Barbara style, Montecito Inn was built by Charlie Chaplin in 1928 as an escape from show biz. In a neighborhood of million-dollar estates, this landmark is perched on Coast Village Road, arguably the area's swankiest stretch of boutiques and restaurants. Window-shop among celebs, stroll two blocks to Butterfly Beach or drive 10 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara.

The boutique hotel offers tons of free amenities, including Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, a fitness center and beach cruisers. Relax with in-room spa treatments or take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub. Guests can also grab DVDs from the full Charlie Chaplin library and enjoy a piece of film history in the comfort of plush, modern guest rooms -- all renovated in 2014. 

The on-site Montecito Cafe earns 4 stars on Yelp and TripAdvisor and is a popular haunt among locals; dine poolside or order room service.

A "posh oceanside enclave" (Chicago Times), Montecito is one of the country's wealthiest communities and has attracted stars and moguls since the late 1880s. It's currently home to the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore and Jeff Bridges. 

From the press:
  • "Montecito Inn gives a peek back to an earlier time" -- Chicago Tribune
  • "Compact and elegantly furnished" rooms -- The New York Times
  • "Montecito’s south-facing beaches are just 90 miles from Los Angeles, making it a longtime hot spot for Hollywood royalty" -- Forbes


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night
    • Valet parking fee: USD 10.00 per night
    • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Renovations and Closures
    The following facilities will be closed until 31 August 2017 (date subject to change):

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Dining venue

Getting there

Montecito Inn is a 25-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport and roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Los Angeles. Check here for cheap flights to Santa Barbara.


  • 1295 Coast Village Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA, 93108
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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