Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

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Info The Mar Monte Hotel is a boutique hotel in Santa Barbara that offers recently renovated rooms and suites with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, HDTVs, air conditioning controls and in-room safes. The hotel also provides accessibility features for guests with disabilities. It has 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space suitable for special events and business meetings, as well as a fitness center, outdoor pool and pet-friendly rooms. The hotel has on-site restaurants and bars with stunning views of the California coast and Santa Ynez Mountains. Its prime location just steps from the beach makes it the perfect place to stay for those looking to experience the best of Santa Barbara.
Summary of reviewsMar Monte Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a beautiful older property with an unbeatable location across from the beach. Guests appreciate the proximity to the sand and surf and the variety of rooms offering ocean views. While the breakfast menu needs improvement, reviewers commend the quality of food and the friendly staff. The restaurant received mixed reviews, but there are good food options close by. The hotel rooms are clean and spacious, but some guests found them to be outdated and had issues with musty smells and noisy AC/heaters. The hotel staff received mixed reviews, but overall, guests felt that they were accommodating and professional. Mar Monte Hotel is a great choice for families, but parking fees were a downside for some guests. Overall, while some guests were disappointed with their stay, the Mar Monte Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel that accommodates pets and provides a lovely place to stay right by the beach.
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Mar Monte Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, exemplifies the fusion of timeless elegance and contemporary luxury, offering an experience of unparalleled comfort and sophistication in Santa Barbara. Guests are treated to an array of modern amenities, including complimentary internet access, electric vehicle charging, an on-site restaurant, and attentive room service. Fitness enthusiasts can maintain their regimen at the well-equipped fitness center or take a refreshing dip in the hotel's inviting pool. This pet-friendly hotel prioritizes convenience with digital check-in, laundry services, and a helpful concierge at the ready. With a selection of 200 freshly renovated rooms and suites, many boasting private balconies and stunning views of the California coast or the Santa Ynez Mountains, comfort is at the forefront. After a day spent exploring the town, hiking to picturesque waterfalls, or immersing oneself in antique markets, guests find solace in plush beds and spacious suites. Dining at the Mar Monte Hotel is an experience unto itself, with two innovative restaurants that masterfully blend global cuisines with a unique Southern Californian flair. Whether sampling Old World, coastal Italian flavors at the signature costa Kitchen & Bar or savoring light bites, the culinary journey at Mar Monte is nothing short of spectacular.

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Mar Monte Hotel allows two pets with a combined weight of 75 lbs/ 34 kg, and both dogs and cats are accepted. There is an extra fee charged at a per stay basis. Pets are not permitted unattended in rooms. There are grassy areas for pet relief on the property.

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Room Types
King Room with Accessible Shower - Disability Access Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this disability-accessible room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering free boutique toiletries. A refrigerator is also included.

Deluxe King Room Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this king room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available. A refrigerator is also included.

Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available.

King Room Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available. A refrigerator is also included.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available.

Queen Room Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available. A refrigerator is also included.

King Room with Balcony and Ocean View Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available. A refrigerator is also included.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds, Balcony and Ocean View Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available.

Palmoro House King Room Featuring free high-speed WiFi and a 37" flat-screen TV, this king room comes with an ensuite bathroom offering a tub and shower combination. Free boutique toiletries are available. A refrigerator is also included.

Palmoro House Queen Room with Two Queen Beds This quadruple room features a iPod dock and tea/coffee maker.

Deluxe King Suite with Ocean View This spacious suite consists of 1 bedroom, a seating area and 1 bathroom with a bath and a shower. The air-conditioned suite provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a dining area, a wardrobe as well as sea views. The unit offers 1 bed.

King Suite with Ocean View Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this suite includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area, a dining area as well as sea views.

King Room with Balcony This air-conditioned triple room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as a balcony with mountain views. The unit offers 1 bed.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds and Balcony This air-conditioned quadruple room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as a balcony with mountain views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Corner King Room with View Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this triple room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and slippers. The spacious air-conditioned triple room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box as well as sea views. The unit has 1 bed.

Premium King Room with View Offering free toiletries and bathrobes, this triple room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and slippers. The air-conditioned triple room offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box as well as sea views. The unit has 1 bed.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with View Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this quadruple room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a hairdryer and slippers. The air-conditioned quadruple room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box as well as sea views. The unit has 2 beds.

About Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by HyattThe Mar Monte Hotel, located in Santa Barbara, is a stunning boutique hotel that has been designed with the modern traveler in mind. Offering 200 recently renovated rooms and suites, guests can enjoy a range of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen HDTVs, individual heating and air conditioning controls and in-room safes. For those requiring accessibility features, the hotel offers a range of amenities such as emergency strobe lights, lowered light switches and peepholes, and accessible bathrooms.

The hotel offers 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, making it a perfect venue for special events or business meetings. Guests can choose from 14 unique venues, including indoor/outdoor wedding venues, ballrooms and intimate outdoor terraces. For those wanting to keep fit while away from home, the hotel boasts a fitness center and heated outdoor pool. And for those traveling with pets, the Mar Monte Hotel is a pet-friendly establishment.

When it comes to dining, the Mar Monte Hotel offers a range of on-site restaurants and bars. Guests can indulge in delicious food and great cocktails while admiring the stunning views of the California coast or the Santa Ynez Mountains from the comfort of their private balcony. With its ideal location just steps from the beach, and its devotion to making memories, the Mar Monte Hotel is the perfect place to stay for those looking to experience the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.
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Location
The Mar Monte Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt offers an unbeatable location right across the road from the beach with stunning ocean views. Guests rave about the proximity to the sand and surf with many mentioning the ease of access to bicycles and walking trails. The hotel is also well-located just five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara with shops and restaurants within easy reach. Although a few guests noted that it was a little far from the main downtown area, the majority found the location to be perfect with the beach located directly across the street. With a variety of rooms offering ocean views, visitors can relax and soak up the stunning surroundings. Overall, the Mar Monte Hotel is a popular destination for those seeking a lovely location by the beach.

Breakfast
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, offers a breakfast that has received mixed reviews from guests. Many reviewers praised the quality of the food with some calling it exceptional or great. However, other guests were disappointed with the limited options, cold or tasteless food, as well as the high price. Some reviewers appreciated the included breakfast, while others were frustrated with the advertised free breakfast that was not provided or with mandatory service charges. Free bikes were a nice touch for those who wanted to venture out for breakfast elsewhere. Overall, while there were some positive comments, the breakfast seemed to have room for improvement with a limited menu and inconsistent quality.

Dinner
Guest reviews of the dining options at Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, were a mixed bag. Some guests found the food at the restaurant to be excellent and very good with great service and enjoyable dining experiences. However, others were not impressed with the restaurant, finding it overpriced, understaffed and with food that needed major improvement. Some guests even reported being served cold and flavorless food, while others noted limited hours and availability of food and drink with the restaurant closed on certain days and the pool restaurant understaffed. Parking was found to be pricey and some guests were disappointed to find the restaurant closed or not serving food and drink at certain times. Despite these shortcomings, good food options close by offered some respite and some guests were pleased with their dining experiences at the hotel's Costa restaurant.

Rooms
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is a beautiful older property across the street from the beach. The hotel offers various room options, some with ocean views and balconies, while others overlook the parking lot. The rooms are generally clean and spacious, but some guests found them to be small and outdated. Unfortunately, some of the rooms had issues like musty smells, noisy AC/heaters and dirty bathtubs. Additionally, the layout of the building can be confusing, as some rooms are on split floors. The beds are comfortable, but some pillows were lumpy or old. The hotel has two elevators and long corridors that may be inconvenient for some guests. Parking fees are also considered ridiculous by some. However, the showers are amazing and the decor of the hotel is beautiful with a Spanish colonial style. The front desk staff is sometimes clueless and the chairs are not very comfortable. There is no spa on the property and some guests found that they were paying for location rather than amenities. Overall, Mar Monte Hotel offers a nice place to stay in a fun location, but guests may want to ensure they book a room with a good view to ensure they are getting their money's worth.

Beds
If you're looking for a fantastic location and comfortable beds, Mar Monte Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt might be just what you're after. Guests have praised the hotel for its beautiful decor and comfortable, spacious rooms. While some have noted that the beds were a bit too soft, others have raved about how it was the most comfortable bed they've ever slept in. Unfortunately, there are a few negative reviews from guests who found the beds lumpy, old or even painful to sleep on. A few guests also had issues with broken furniture, comforters and pillows. Overall, if you're looking for a stylish hotel in a great location with mostly comfortable beds, Mar Monte Hotel might be worth considering.

Cleanliness
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, has received mixed reviews about its cleanliness. Some guests reported issues such as dirty carpets in the hallways, dusty rooms even after being cleaned, poor housekeeping services and bathrooms with strange smells. However, some guests raved about the hotel's cleanliness, describing it as super clean, neat and clean, clean and very clean. The common areas could use some updating and some rooms were dated but well-kept. Despite some negative experiences, guests noted that the grounds were well-maintained and the hotel had a nice atmosphere. Guests also reported minor issues, such as late housekeeping, missing plastic glasses or coffee cups and overpriced breakfast with hair or mold. However, the majority of guests acknowledged that the rooms were clean and some even stated that they were large, quiet and nice. The hotel needs to improve its housekeeping service and ensure that towels are clean, rooms are not dusty and showers drain properly. The hotel also needs to address concerns about the pool tables not being cleaned and the smell of disinfectant in some areas. Overall, guests at Mar Monte Hotel have had different experiences with cleanliness, but the hotel has some potential for improvement.

Staff
The staff at Mar Monte Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt received mixed reviews from guests. Despite a few negative comments about unfriendliness, overall, guests felt that the staff was friendly, accommodating and professional. Many guests praised the valet service, front desk staff and holden for their exceptional service. Bell hops, night managers and cafe staff were also commended. Some guests felt that the staff went out of their way to provide great customer service and were quick to respond to needs. Others mentioned that staff made them feel welcome and happy during their stay. A few guests, however, felt that the desk staff was rude and arrogant. Overall, the staff at Mar Monte Hotel appears to try their best to please guests and provide top-notch customer service.

Beach
The Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt boasts an unbeatable location for beach lovers. Just across the street from the beach, guests can quickly walk to the shore or enjoy a view of the beautiful beach from their rooms. The convenience of the location and beach access was highly praised by guests, although some were surprised that they still had to cross a somewhat busy street to get to the beach. The hotel was also noted to have a pool for those who prefer a quieter beachfront experience. Be aware that there may be tar on the beach at times. While some guests wished for beach chairs and towels to be available for use, others were delighted by their room's balcony and beach view. The location across the street from the beach is unbeatable and makes for a nice place to stay right by the beach, although some guests noted that the beach area may not be the best one.

Parking
Guests staying at Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, have mixed reviews regarding the parking options available. The hotel only offers valet parking, which some guests found to be efficient and helpful thanks to the friendly valet staff. However, many guests felt that the parking fees were too expensive with a cost of $36 per day, making it an unnecessary additional cost on top of the room rate. Some guests also expressed frustration that there are no other parking options available with limited street parking nearby. Guests who drove to the hotel with their own cars found it easy to drive up to the hotel's entrance, but some were surprised that they had to pay extra to park their car on-site. Overall, the lack of free parking and high parking fees were a downside to some guests who were looking for more affordable accommodation.

Family
If you're planning a family vacation to Santa Barbara, Mar Monte Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt may just be the perfect destination for you. This hotel prides itself on being family-friendly and it's clear from the reviews that their efforts don't go unnoticed. Guests rave about the friendly staff who go above and beyond to make them feel like family.

One traveler even brought their dog and baby along and was impressed with how accommodating the hotel was. Another family of five with three children had a wonderful time on their vacation and singled out the great location as a highlight of their stay.

For those who want to explore the area, the zoo is just a short walk away. And if you're traveling with a large group, don't worry – one reviewer noted that the staff provided excellent service to their group of 12.

One minor complaint was that a smart TV would have been nice for children to watch without commercials, but it didn't really detract from the overall experience. Additionally, a request for beach chairs and umbrellas to be provided was made, but it's unclear if this was ultimately granted.

Overall, Mar Monte Hotel seems like a great choice for families looking for a comfortable and welcoming place to stay in Santa Barbara.

4 Star
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is a beautiful older property located right across the street from the beach. Although some guests were disappointed with their stay, others found the hotel to be very nice with a great location. The hotel offers facilities for a family vacation, but some guests found it to be overpriced and not worth the money. Overall, guests had a mixed experience and while some recommend the hotel, others will not stay there again or recommend it to others.

Luxury
If you're looking for a luxurious stay in Santa Barbara, you may be interested in Mar Monte Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The property has been described as divino and beautiful by past guests with a prime location directly across from East Beach. However, some reviewers noted that the hotel is overpriced and not as luxurious as expected for the steep $500/night fee. While the hotel is certainly beautiful, some guests felt that it lacked basic luxury amenities. For those who are willing to spend a little more, Hotel Californian was another option that seemed to provide a true luxury experience. Overall, it seems that Mar Monte Hotel is a gorgeous boutique hotel, but be prepared to pay top dollar for your stay.

Dog Friendly
The Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is a great dog-friendly hotel that accommodates pets with high-quality facilities and services. Despite some guests having issues with barking dogs disturbing their stay, the hotel is generally accommodating for pets. Guests appreciate being able to bring their dogs and leave them in the room knowing the hotel is pet-friendly. Staff are kind and competent and requests such as traveling with both a dog and a baby are accommodated. Overall, guests are happy that their dogs are welcome at this high-quality hotel.


No, Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt doesn't have any pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.

Yes, Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.

Yes, Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt has a gym.
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