Ratings based on 944 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice historical hotel

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Pros: Beautiful room
Cons: Breakfast space was very small and choices were limited.
The room very very spacious and well appointed. The hotel staff was wonderful. The complimentary breakfast was sparse.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from SoCal

Nice helpful staff. Rooms & bathrooms are small.

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Cons: More seating for breakfast. Remove room 302 from the inventory.
Nice helpful staff. Rooms & bathrooms are small, but hey this is an old hotel. Be warned, room 302 is directly under the hotels AC unit and it shakes and rumbles very loudly. We requested a different room and that room 328, was much quieter. I've noticed that when I book with expedia, the hotels give you the crappy rooms. The hotels breakfast was disappointing because they have very limited seating and so you have to wait for a table to open up before you can be seated. We ended up taking our food and eating in the hotel lobby. Not exactly what I would call a 4 star experience. Interesting that Charlie Chaplin built the hotel. Location is ok with several restaurants within walking distance.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from PLEASANTON, CA


Posted Aug 8, 2016
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Atlanta


Posted Aug 6, 2016
Wish I could have stayed more than a night. Stayed here the night prior to driving back to LA
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful, friendly place

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Pros: Comfortable room, lovely vibe, great location.
Cons: See above
Would return in a heartbeat -- the only thing is, the vents in the bathroom connect with the adjoining room's, so you can hear everything. Would recommend patching that up!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 21, 2016
Everything was great. Good food and wine. Staff was incredible from the breakfast staff and especially the valets. Wonderful location to the beach, area attractions , music academy of the west and close to specialty shopping. We hope to be back soon and the montecito inn will be our first choice. Incredible place to ho got a vacation or business trip.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from brooklyn, ny

More than inexpected

Posted Jul 16, 2016
Great hotel. Very well maintained and excellent staff. Charming hotel with a bit of history (Charlie Chaplin) The room was very comfortable and well maintained. We were on the second floor over the entry where our door led to an outside walkway. My only issue, but not that big a deal, was the street noise. I wish the door had a better seal to keep out noise. Also, the AC in the room was noisy when the fan was set about 'low'.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Laguna Beach, CA

Disappointing, to say the least.

Posted Jul 12, 2016
We stayed for two nights, Saturday and Sunday. There was no room service available whatsoever during our entire stay, despite being included in the list of amenities. Very basic, clean room, tiny bathroom. I would not recommend this hotel, nor would I return for a second visit.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 11, 2016
we really liked the butterfly beach which we could walk to we saw Dolphins
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Pros: - Nice swimming pool / hot tub with fun flotation tubes, comfy lounge chairs and beach towels. - Nice to have a bar at the hotel.
Cons: - The bathroom was very small and challenging to maneuver in. - The continental breakfast wasn't good quality.
Location: - Lucky's steakhouse next door offers a festive bar and phenomenal steak dinner.
The hotel is located on Montecito's main stretch of shops and restaurants, as well as a few blocks from the beach, which gives it high points for walkability. The room was comfortable and nice, although the bathroom was quite small. The ceiling fan and air conditioning made it very easy to achieve the ideal room temperature for sleeping. Unfortunately, our room didn't have much of a view and simply looked onto the hotel roof. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the swimming pool and bar were fun.