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Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt

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1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3701
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
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#34 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Discover one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara, California when you stay at Mar Monte Hotel. Built in 1931, our historic hotel welcomes guests with its casual elegance and first-rate service. Detailed with a fusion of Spanish Colonial architecture blended with modern conveniences, Mar Monte Hotel is a shining gateway to the City of Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera. Discover 176 comfortably-appointed guestrooms, a perfect home base for both leisure and business travelers. Enjoy the warm California sunshine in our heated outdoor pool and enjoy a local beverage at our ocean view pool bar, Lido, work off stress in the spacious fitness center, or enjoy dinner at Costa Restaurant, serving coastal Italian cuisine with a local flare. A 100% smoke-free hotel, Mar Monte also offers amenities like in-room dining, valet and self-parking, valet laundry service, and a business center. With 14,000 square feet of flexible and unique meeting space, offering exquisite culinary selections and the latest in technology, Mar Monte Hotel is ideal for your next corporate event.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Fearless225350 wrote a review 25 Jul
Red Bluff, California
Mar Monte is a great hotel. I requested an ocean view w/balcony. The room was large and very nice with a balcony and an additional window. Pool, spa and fire pit was also great. Drinks were very tasty. We received a bottle of wine for not having daily maid service. We had plenty of towels so really wasn’t needed anyway. Location was walking distance to Pier and Wharf. The only negative was the mandatory $39 daily valet charge in addition to the $30 resort fee. I was not given a choice to park on the street. Other than they initially parked my car (right outside my door) I never used the valet service. Seemed to be an unnecessary expense.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Kevin C wrote a review 25 Jul
Doesn't that picture look exactly like the photos on the website? The marketing of rooms for this hotel is extremely misleading. They almost upsell the Palmoro House Package as an upgrade with free parking! But what you get is a $700 a night 225 square-foot airbnb room that overlooks the highway, a half mile from the hotel, with what effectively amounts to no amenities. The free parking is a joke. I tried to drive my car to the hotel so my 4-year old daughter didn't have to walk a half mile to use the pool and they said I would be charged valet for anything over 2 hours and that they were doing me a favor by giving me up to 2 hours. So every time we wanted to use the pool, I had to make my two young kids walk a half a mile which completely ruined it. Why don't they have golf carts or let you park your car there? Want to go to the beautiful beach that looks steps away from the photos? Lug a wagon, beach chairs, umbrella, and carry two young kids a half a mile. My main issue is that they are able to sell this room for probably 500% more than the room is actually worth because they can market it as part of the hotel but it doesn't feel part of the hotel at all. This should be disclosed much better on the website, with a lower rate, and not positioned as an upgrade with the "Palmore House Package". It must be miserable having to work there telling people that they are at this random building looking at the highway, whatever that big thing is on the left, and a homeless encampment across the street vs. the beautiful ocean views you see on the website. Moral of the story, if you are going to stay there, make sure you don't book or let them put you in the "Palmoro House Package".
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Date of stay: July 2021
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DafnaG wrote a review 23 Jul
It all started at the front desk when the manager ( Roger ) has no knowledge of how to welcome a guest and that attitude showed itself in every aspect . The hotel is clean an nicely decorated but … there is nothing !!! To try and make the stay nice. The price is way to high for the non facilities and welcoming it offers. Only the young guy at the valet parking was nice . For the rest … look for another place .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nsbishop1234 wrote a review 22 Jul
Lafayette, California
Overpriced. Window blinds were difficult to use. No glasses in the bathroom. Not even plastic ones. When requested they were never brought. Their answer the next morning was “oh yeah, we don’t have those yet.” The room with tax was $1000+. And you can’t provide a glass???
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loveroftravel30 wrote a review 19 Jul
New York City, New York
I stayed here because i didnt want to spend a fortune for a room i wasnt going to be in most of the day they five star hotels in SB are way more than a $1000 a night but this hyatt family hotel offered too many benefits to ignore at a fair price. even though i am a globalist i didnt expect any upgrade but they found a way to give me an ocean front room. simply decorated it had everything i needed and nothing that i didnt. the rate i booked came with free valet parking and the entire valet staff was top notch. hotel resort fee which globalists dont pay included free bikes which was an awesome way to get around the area. only complaint was breakfast i sat there patiently waiting for 30 minutes while the staff took everyone's order but mine. i finally spoke up. its clear the hotel is struggling to find staff and trained staff but breakfast is good had yummy over night oats, shakes, good coffee all free if a globalist. if you are an explorer and dont need five star service this is well located hotel that will serve all your needs at a reasonable price
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PRICE RANGE
US$190 - US$410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hyatt santa barbara hotel santa barbara, mar monte santa barbara, mar monte hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt
Which popular attractions are close to Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Zoo (0.2 km), East Beach (0.9 km), and Andree Clark Bird Refuge (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Stella Mare's, and Convivo Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mar Monte - Unbound Collection By Hyatt?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.