Santa Barbara

£196 – Casually Elegant Santa Barbara Stay near the Beach

Mar Monte Hotel
Anika Maiberger
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Sneak away for a coastal escape and find yourself pedaling a cruiser along the shore or hunting for seashells at East Beach, situated just across the street. Santa Barbara is known for being pricey, and with a location this central, it's no wonder these upgraded rooms typically go for over £300 per night.

"An appealing lodging option in a prime location right across from East Beach" -- Fodor’s

What's Included

  • Check in many Sundays-Thursdays through March 10
    • £196 per night ... stay in a Premium View King or Two-Queen Room — a quadruple upgrade over the standard room with views of the ocean
  • Travelzoo member perks:
    • Waived £23 daily resort fee, which covers use of loaner bicycles, the bocce ball court and equipment use, Saturday beach yoga and more 
    • Daily £15 food-and-beverage credit
  • Note: Due to local guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

What You Need to Know

  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 5 days prior to arrival
  • Two-night minimum stay required
  • Friday-Saturday check-ins are not available
  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • Wi-Fi is complimentary
  • Valet parking is £27 plus tax, per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

"The Hyatt Mar Monte is well located, and it's nice to have views of the ocean. The hotel is dated and needs refurbishing. Our room was large, but the bathroom was dark with dark walls and fixtures. The hallways were also dark. As I said, the hotel needs modernizing."
25 Jul, 2021 - Dallas, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The Santa Barbara Zoo is a five-minute walk away; the restaurants and wine tastings at Stearns Wharf, the Funk Zone and State Street are less than two miles from the hotel
  • Amenities include a library, a bocce ball court, complimentary Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool with views of the ocean — all of these are open and available
  • Stop by Café Lido for Mediterranean-style small plates, which can also be enjoyed poolside
  • Stay with confidence — read more about the hotel's enhanced safety and cleaning procedures


The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is housed in a historic Spanish Colonial building, maintaining the property’s connection to the past while updating the interiors for modern travelers. The hotel was constructed in the 1930s with white stucco walls and red tile roofs directly across Cabrillo Boulevard from East Beach. The colonial style continues indoors where public spaces are decorated with wrought-iron chandeliers, Spanish tiles and vintage black-and-white photos.

Private accommodations are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemakers, and of course, the plush beds for which the Hyatt brand is known. Guests have the choice of rooms with one king, one queen or two queen beds and can upgrade to lodgings with private balconies facing the ocean or mountains. Oceanfront suites have bedrooms separated from the living areas that are spacious enough to entertain en suite and are equipped with Bose surround sound. Families can spread out in the Santa Barbara Houses located on a residential street near the lobby with a private parking lot.

Guests have access to the 24-hour fitness center which looks out at the Pacific Ocean and also offers headphones, chilled water and towels. Those looking for a seaside sweat session can jog on the nearby trails or rent bicycles from the concierge. The pooldeck features an oceanfront pool, open year-round, a hot tub and poolside bar. Open until 11 p.m. most nights, Mar Vista serves tapas, cocktails and local craft beers, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day in the sun. The Spanish-inspired Marbella Restaurant serves tapas and seafood with the option to dine indoors or on the waterfront terrace.

Guests only have to walk for five minutes to reach the Santa Barbara Zoo while Santa Barbara Downtown is 10 minutes away by car. The hotel is one and a half miles from Stearns Wharf and three miles from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request.

A non-refundable cleaning fee of $75.00 USD plus tax, per pet per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$36 plus tax per day.
A resort/facility fee of US$30 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The valet parking fee includes in and out privileges. 

The resort/ facility fee includes:

  • 2-hour bicycle rental
  • Saturday beach yoga
  • Lobby wine tastings
  • Bocce ball court
  • Resort games
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • Tesla and standard EV car chargers
  • Local and 800 calls

Note: The resort/ facility fee is waived when booking the "Travelzoo Deal" rate.

Up to 50% Off

£196 / night


When You Can Go

Weekdays through March 10

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(305 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mar Monte Hotel over the past 34 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
4.4 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The Hyatt Mar Monte is well located, and it's nice to have views of the ocean. The hotel is dated and needs refurbishing. Our room was large, but the bathroom was dark with dark walls and fixtures. The hallways were also dark. As I said, the hotel needs modernizing.
Other Comments
We paid $200 a night for the room, which would normally cost $400-$450 a night. $200 was a fair price, but $400-$450 is way overpriced for that hotel. Parking is outrageous at $36 a night, and luckily, with the Travelzoo discount, the usual resort fee was reduced from $30 to $20 a night.
Dorothy 25 Jul, 2021 Dallas, USA
Enjoyed Most
They accommodated with the room we wanted. It was on a corner with ocean view. The room was large, and they even gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. The only difficulty was that during the day sometimes there was a rattling sound. We think it was a pipe that was unsecured inside the wall?
Marjorie Brown 24 Jul, 2021 Simi Valley, USA
Enjoyed Most
Had a corner view room. Nice pool area. Friendly staff at all times. Beach right across the street. Beautiful walk to State street, even if mapped at 38 minutes. Plus, Saturday evening there was a music duo playing nice music right outside our window in the pool area. Perfect, except windows don't open (at least on first floor, which makes sense of course). Valet parking at $38/day but was able to find street parking instead without much trouble.
Other Comments
Got a good deal on TravelZoo for this hotel. Very pleased.
Adrian 23 Jun, 2021 Santa Clara, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a great time staying at the Mar Monte Hotel. I marked down ease of booking do to the website not working with the Travelzoo vouchers this is having to email its management. I marked down staff/service due to parking being confusing With valet and then having to start all orders at the counter and then having waiters ask what we would like after we went to the counter to get each order started. Other than that, we had an amazing time and can’t wait to come back.
Chad 23 Jun, 2021 Westlake Village, USA
Enjoyed Most
staff is very friendly, room is clean and big, across street from the beach, and it is dog friendly! great value!
MIn 04 Jul, 2021 West Hollywood, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful resort, next to the best beach ever! Staff was phenomenal!
marilyn 23 Jun, 2021 Long Beach, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff, lovely place, right across from the beach.
Virginia 18 Jun, 2021 Montrose, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a good, not great hotel. It was worth the travelzoo price but probably not worth the full price. We loved the decor and ambiance of the hotel but the bed especially the sheets which were paper thin and very uncomfortable (I wished I'd brought my own pillow). Also the pool area is small. For a retail price of $500+/night you expect a certain level and this didn't hit that level but it wasn't bad.
Natalia 18 May, 2021 Hermosa Beach, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous service food and hotel!
kristen 17 Jun, 2021 pismo beach, USA
Enjoyed Most
Across from the ocean. Lovely pool and room. Old history with some modern updates
Patricia 28 May, 2021 Santa Rosa, USA

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