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Montecito Inn

Montecito Inn

1295 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
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4.2 out of 5 (1,169 reviews)

Located in Montecito, this boutique hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Andree Clark Bird Refuge and within 3 miles (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and Lotusland. Our ...

£110

£110
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
24 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (505 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Montecito hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Andree Clark Bird Refuge and Santa Barbara Zoo. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Bowl are ...

£375

£375
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara

Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara

1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
4.1 out of 5 (688 reviews)

Located in Montecito, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Andree Clark Bird Refuge and within 3 miles (5 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and Lotusland. Our Lady of Mount ...

£79

£79
San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (47 reviews)

This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Casa Del Herrero and Lotusland. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church ...

£564

£564
Jameson Retreat by RedAwning

Jameson Retreat by RedAwning

1630 N Jameson Ln, Montecito, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lookout Park, Santa Barbara Zoo and Lotusland. Casa Del Herrero and Our Lady of Mount Carmel ...

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Two Artisan Rentals in One - 3 Br apts by RedAwning

Two Artisan Rentals in One - 3 Br apts by RedAwning

1251 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this apartment is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and within 3 miles (5 km) of Lotusland and Santa Barbara ...

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Ocean Views in Santa Barbara by RedAwning

Ocean Views in Santa Barbara by RedAwning

435 Nicholas Ln, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westmont College and Lotusland. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are ...

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4BR 3BA Stylish Montecito Home with Pool Santa Barbara by RedAwning

4BR 3BA Stylish Montecito Home with Pool Santa Barbara by RedAwning

2145 Alisos Dr, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Lane Campus, Casa Del Herrero and Lookout Park. Our Lady ...

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Sun Drenched 3BR 2BA in Montecito by RedAwning

Sun Drenched 3BR 2BA in Montecito by RedAwning

655 Romero Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera Lane Campus, Lookout Park and Casa Del Herrero. Our Lady ...

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4BR 2 5BA Montecito Luxury Home Pool Sleeps 8 by RedAwning

4BR 2 5BA Montecito Luxury Home Pool Sleeps 8 by RedAwning

593 Picacho Ln, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Montecito, this holiday home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Casa Del Herrero and within 3 miles (5 km) of Lotusland and Santa Barbara Zoo. Our Lady of Mount ...

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Pocket Guide: Santa Barbara Montecito Hotels

Regularly ranked as one of the wealthiest communities in the US, the stylish suburb of Montecito has a chic village vibe. Just five miles east of downtown Santa Barbara, take a wander along Montecito’s quiet palm-lined streets to see gated estates – mostly home to the rich or famous – designer boutiques, chichi coffee shops and upscale SoCal restaurants.

Where to Stay in Montecito

For luxury accommodation, Montecito is definitely the place to stay. While the legendary Montecito Inn, opened by Charlie Chaplin in 1928, might not be on the cards, you could book an equally lavish room or suite in a luxury beachfront resort or a stylish ranch in the mountains.

Stay near Montecito's Attractions

Book a hotel off Montecito's main street to be within walking distance of Casa del Herrero, a grand 1930s estate built for the Steedman family and one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the US.

From here head west to Lotusland, the diverse botanical gardens in the 37-acre estate of the eccentric Polish opera singer, Madame Ganna Walska. A pre-booked guided tour is a must.

Time your visit to Montecito right and you could catch a classical concert at the annual summer music festival, held at the Music Academy of the West, a block from the beach.

Beachfront Hotels in Montecito

Montecito has a number of beach-front hotels, all of which are walking distance from the area's best beaches. Backed by swaying palms, Butterfly Beach is quiet and serene, and one of Santa Barbara's few west-facing shores. Miramar Beach is popular for celebrity spotting, or you could join the surfers at Hammond's Point.

Stylish Dining in Montecito

Montecito famously has some of Santa Barbara's most celebrated restaurants. After a day at the beach, shopping or sightseeing, head back to your Montecito hotel for a cocktail on the terrace, before heading out to hobnob with the Santa Barbara elite in one of suburb's chic neighbourhood restaurants.

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