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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Fall in love with Southern California’s relaxed beachside living at one of the most perfectly located oceanfront Santa Barbara hotels. Hotel Milo, formerly known as Hotel Oceana, invites you to breathe in fresh Pacific air and revel in perpetual summers that stretch from beaches to mountains to vineyards. Blending colorful beach-chic décor and classic Spanish Colonial architecture, Hotel Milo features vibrant beachfront accommodations and beautiful pool and gardens that celebrate the California surf and sun.

Santa Barbara, California

Fall in love with Southern California’s relaxed beachside living at one of the most perfectly located oceanfront Santa Barbara hotels. Hotel Milo, invites you to breathe in fresh Pacific air and revel in perpetual summers that stretch from beaches to mountains to vineyards. Blending contemporary beach-chic décor and classic Spanish Colonial architecture, Hotel Milo features vibrant beachfront accommodations and beautiful pool and gardens that celebrate the California surf and sun.

Address

202 W. Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone

(805) 965-4577

Rooms

122 Keys

One of the most centrally located beach hotels in Santa Barbara, Hotel Milo’s lovely 2.5-acre property includes Ambassador Park, a beautiful lawn framed by iconic California palm trees that once served as the grand entrance to the Potter Hotel. With pristine Pacific beaches right at his doorstep and the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains rising in the distance, it’s easy to see why Mr. Potter first settled into this beautiful sunny corner of California. As one of the few chic Santa Barbara beach hotels, Hotel Milo invites you to celebrate this longtime love affair with the great outdoors—relax in the courtyard or take one of our Milo beach cruiser bicycle rentals for a spin down the beach. For a full excursion, hop in a Jeep and head out for a chauffeured wine tour of Santa Barbara wine country, or take the family out for a day of animals and rides at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

1
Train Station
75
Walkability Score

Located across the street from the ocean, Milo is also walking distance to the Funk Zone – home of the Urban Wine Trail.

15
Restaurants in a 1 mile radius

Milo Refreshed

The 122-room oceanfront Santa Barbara property went under new ownership and management in 2014, when it adopted a new name as a nod to Santa Barbara history. Renamed after Milo Potter, the city’s first true hotelier, pivotal to the development of Santa Barbara as a city, it was then that the hotel began its commitment to relating to the local community and continues today to make these connections, most recently through the design aesthetic of the hotel.In 2016, HHM embarked on a full redesign of the guestrooms and common areas.

With the redesign, the guestrooms were given a signature blue and white palette, reflecting the brilliance of the ocean and sky, and serving as subtle reference to the Mediterranean, which Santa Barbara is so often compared to. The furniture in the guestroom features materials such as rattan, wicker, and bamboo, hinting at the colonial origins of the city. On the guestroom walls, vibrant art in jewel tones is inspired by Dutch master paintings and the artwork consists of still lives of flora and fauna as well as zoo animals depicted with modern objects, such as flamingos with telephones. The artwork sets a whimsical tone while also giving a nod to the hotel’s history.

Before
After

With the unveiling of the new interior aesthetics, HHM launched a “refreshed” campaign to generate awareness and excitement of the hotel’s new look. The campaign included special offers and promotions on the websites to invite past guest and potential guest to experience Milo “Refreshed. In to these offers, guest on property had cold towels available for guests all day long – the perfect way to refresh after travelling or enjoying the California sun. Hotel Milo also offered treats for the hotel’s furry guests (the hotel is pet-friendly), including a Jessie’s Doggie Beer Biscuit as part of the hotel’s “Pamper Your Pup” program.