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Montecito California Hotels & Motels

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The Montecito center is about 1 mile northeast of Downtown Montecito and 1 mile southeast of Westmont College.

Montecito is situated atop the hills of Santa Barbara, this small community is home to some of the most stunning views in all of California. It is known for its wealthy residents and its luxurious, upscale lifestyle. This town is located on the Central Coast of California, between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. From its well-manicured gardens and vineyards to its luxury resorts and shopping, Montecito has something for your taste. It is also home to several world-renowned resorts, including the Four Seasons Biltmore and the San Ysidro Ranch. Whether you're looking to relax at one of the many spas or take a hike through the stunning scenery, Montecito is the perfect place to unwind. The city is home to many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, and Ellen DeGeneres. And with its close proximity to Santa Barbara's vibrant nightlife and beaches, you'll never be bored. Montecito is a popular tourist destination, due to its beautiful scenery and its many amenities. Also, it is located near Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz Islands, Channel Islands National Park, Los Padres National Forest, and Los Angeles. The community provides access to backcountry hiking trails. So come and experience all that Montecito has to put forward. More from this guide...

Montecito Hotels/Accommodations

Montecito Inn
+1-888-389-4121
1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~1.19 miles southwest of Montecito
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$139
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Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
+1-888-675-2083
1188 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~1.32 miles southwest of Montecito
  • Three Star property
  • 2 floors in property
From$90
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
+1-800-716-8490
1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~1.48 miles southwest of Montecito
  • Luxury 5-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 26 suites
From$495
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Inn on Summer Hill
+1-800-805-5223
2520 Lillie Ave., Summerland, CA 93067 ~2.45 miles east of Montecito
  • Mid-scale property
  • Hotel has 14 rooms
From$90
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The Inn at East Beach - Santa Barbara
+1-888-965-1860
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~2.53 miles southwest of Montecito
  • 3-star property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$90
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara Beach in Santa Barbara
+1-888-788-5576
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~2.60 miles southwest of Montecito
  • Cheap hotel
  • 51 rooms in hotel
From$40
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Palmoro House : 424 Por La Mar Dr.
+1-888-897-9207
424 Por La Mar Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~2.61 miles west of Montecito
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 24 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$89
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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
+1-888-311-4278
633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~2.92 miles west of Montecito
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 17 meeting rooms
From$139
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Hotel Californian - Santa Barbara
+1-888-469-4795
36 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.72 miles west of Montecito
  • 4 star hotel
From$75
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Riviera Beach House in Santa Barbara
+1-888-734-9421
121 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.77 miles west of Montecito
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 41 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$276
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The Waterman in Santa Barbara
+1-888-841-5292
12 East Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.81 miles west of Montecito
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
From$139
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Villa Rosa Inn : 15 Chapala St.
+1-888-455-5160
15 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.81 miles west of Montecito
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$100
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Ala Mar by the Sea in Santa Barbara
+1-888-965-8297
102 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.84 miles west of Montecito
  • Two star property
From$129
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Spanish Garden Inn in Santa Barbara
+1-888-906-6358
915 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.91 miles west of Montecito
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 6 suites in hotel
From$289
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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
+1-888-749-6785
202 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.92 miles west of Montecito
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$150
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Hotel Virginia Santa Barbara, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
+1-888-878-9982
17 West Haley St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.95 miles west of Montecito
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$145
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Hotel Santa Barbara
+1-888-389-4485
533 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~3.97 miles west of Montecito
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
From$80
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West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
306 West Beach Inn, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.01 miles west of Montecito
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
From$239
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The Eagle Inn : 232 Natoma Ave.
+1-888-675-2083
232 Natoma Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.03 miles west of Montecito
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has 31 rooms
From$147
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Mason Beach Inn - Santa Barbara
+1-800-716-8490
324 Mason St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.09 miles west of Montecito
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 2 suites in property
From$71
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Beachside Inn - Santa Barbara
+1-800-805-5223
336 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.09 miles west of Montecito
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast available
From$80
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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
+1-888-965-1860
128 Castillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.12 miles west of Montecito
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$80
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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
+1-888-788-5576
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~4.18 miles west of Montecito
  • Luxurious 5-star Resort property
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$295
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Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel : 31 West Carrillo St.
+1-888-897-9207
31 West Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.23 miles west of Montecito
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$75
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Upham Hotel
+1-888-311-4278
1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.55 miles west of Montecito
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$225
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Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown in Santa Barbara
+1-888-469-4795
1601 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.55 miles west of Montecito
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
From$109
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Simpson House Inn : 121 East Arrellaga
+1-888-734-9421
121 East Arrellaga, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~4.74 miles west of Montecito
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3pm
From$410
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Best Western Plus Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
+1-888-841-5292
2220 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.16 miles west of Montecito
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$125
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Quality Inn Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
+1-888-455-5160
3055 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.65 miles west of Montecito
  • Two-star property
  • Free breakfast available
From$99
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Motel 6 Santa Barb North Ca - CARPINTERIA
+1-888-965-8297
4200 Via Real, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 ~6.09 miles east of Montecito
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Check in: 11am
From$60
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - State Street
+1-888-906-6358
3505 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~6.15 miles west of Montecito
  • Inexpensive hotel
From$40
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Sandpiper Lodge in Santa Barbara
+1-888-749-6785
3525 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~6.17 miles west of Montecito
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$84
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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn - Carpinteria
+1-888-878-9982
4558 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013 ~6.46 miles east of Montecito
  • 2-star Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$109
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Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
+1-888-389-4485
3850 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~6.71 miles west of Montecito
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$91
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Hyatt Place Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
+1-888-389-4121
4111 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93110 ~7.36 miles west of Montecito
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 12:00PM
From$150
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara S Ca : 5550 Carpinteria Ave.
+1-888-675-2083
5550 Carpinteria Ave., CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 ~7.51 miles east of Montecito
  • 2-star hotel
From$60
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, an IHG Hotel
+1-800-716-8490
5606 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013 ~7.58 miles east of Montecito
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$109
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Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
+1-800-805-5223
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 ~8.97 miles west of Montecito
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 126 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$118
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Extended Stay America Suites Santa Barbara Calle Real
+1-888-965-1860
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 ~9.14 miles west of Montecito
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$101
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Pacifica Suites - Goleta
+1-888-788-5576
5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111 ~10.54 miles west of Montecito
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • 2 floors in property
From$155
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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
+1-888-897-9207
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 ~10.77 miles west of Montecito
  • Two-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$139
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The Leta Santa Barbara Goleta, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
+1-888-311-4278
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 ~10.83 miles west of Montecito
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
From$149
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Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta in Goleta
+1-888-469-4795
5665 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 ~10.93 miles west of Montecito
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 101 rooms
From$149
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Motel 6 Santa Barb Goleta Ca : 5897 Calle Real
+1-888-734-9421
5897 Calle Real, GOLETA, CA 93117 ~11.23 miles west of Montecito
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check in time: Avail
From$60
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Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta : 6021 Hollister Ave.
+1-888-841-5292
6021 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 ~11.40 miles west of Montecito
  • Low Cost Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta : 6878 Hollister Ave.
+1-888-455-5160
6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 ~13.56 miles west of Montecito
  • Midscale hotel
  • 4 suites in hotel
From$179
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Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta - Goleta
+1-888-965-8297
401 Storke Rd., Goleta, CA 93117 ~13.67 miles west of Montecito
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
From$289
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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara : 8301 Hollister Ave.
+1-888-906-6358
8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117 ~15.68 miles west of Montecito
  • Luxury 5-star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
From$289
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Ojai Valley Inn
+1-888-749-6785
905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 ~21.42 miles east of Montecito
  • Luxurious 5-star Resort property
  • 308 rooms in hotel
From$285
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Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai
+1-888-878-9982
905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 ~21.42 miles east of Montecito
  • High end Resort hotel
  • 305 rooms in hotel
From$300
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Bar Chart: Upcoming 20 Days of Montecito Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Montecito, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Montecito hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The best time to visit Montecito, CA

Montecito has a mild climate that is perfect for enjoying the outdoors all year round. The average high in the summer is 78 degrees, and the average low in winter is 43 degrees Fahrenheit. There is very little rainfall, so you can count on sunny days throughout the year. The weather is during the springtime - not too hot and not too cold. This is the perfect time to go for a hike or a bike ride and take in all the natural beauty that has to offer. Summer is the time to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that Montecito has. The days are long and the weather is warm, making it ideal for swimming, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and more. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and enjoy everything that the area has to offer during the summer months. Fall is the perfect time of year to go for a walk or a hike and enjoy the stunning scenery. The Fall is also a great time to visit the nearby wineries and taste some of the delicious wines that the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Montecito, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Montecito

Montecito by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Montecito, CA. You can use these charts to calculate the most cost effective time period to book in Montecito during the year.

The Best 4-Star and 5-Star Hotels in Montecito, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $271.82

The villas offer the perfect blend of privacy and luxury and come complete with all the amenities you could ever want or need. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, villas will make your stay in Montecito unforgettable. Each is unique, but all feature stunning views of the ocean, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and private pools. The rentals offer all the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable, including a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, and a washer and dryer. Plus, vacation rentals are located in the center of Montecito, CA, so you'll be close to all the best shops, restaurants, and attractions. Once ready to start planning your dream adventure, use our handy online booking system to reserve your ideal room for the trip.

Low-Budget Hotel Options in Montecito, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $234.70

There are many bed and breakfast options in Montecito. These lodgings offer comfortable accommodations and basic amenities and are located in some of the most beautiful settings. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and gardens, and can expect to receive impeccable service during their stay. You can find a cozy little inn nestled in the hills or unique oceanfront property. No matter what your budget or preferences, there is sure to be a B&B that is perfect for you. Many even budget-friendly housings in Montecito offer amenities such as spa services, private balconies, and gourmet breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Montecito

2 Star Average Prices: $180.14

Montecito, CA hotel discounts

If you're planning a group getaway to Montecito, CA, is the ideal destination for your next trip. Here are some great hotel options that offer special rates and amenities for group stays. Several luxurious resorts have a variety of group packages, including a special rate for groups of 10 or more. Guests can enjoy access to the private beach club, a world-class spa, on-site restaurant, pool, and championship golf course. The secluded hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends. There are also deals for various categories of visitors like AAA members, military personnel, and senior travelers. You may also cut your rate significantly by becoming our member or reserving your room well in advance.

There's Always Something to Do in Montecito, CA

This wonderful town offers plenty of activities to keep you busy, whether you're a local or just visiting. There is plenty to do in Montecito, whether you'd like to have a relaxing day by the beach or an adventurous day exploring the nearby mountains. Start your day off with a stroll down Montecito's main street, State Street. This historic street is lined with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries, perfect for an evening foray. Make sure to pop into one of the many tasting rooms for some local wine or grab a bite to eat at delicious restaurants. The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is one of the finest art museums in the area. It is home to an incredible collection of art. The museum is home to a beautiful garden and a great gift shop. The Stewart Fine Art Gallery is another great place to visit in Montecito. This gallery is home to a wide variety of art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography. Casa del Herrero is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the United States. The home was designed by George Fox Steedman and built in 1925. It is a National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Landmark. The house is open for tours and features original furniture, artwork, and a garden. If you're seeking something a little more active, Montecito, CA, offers plenty of options. Spend an afternoon hiking through one of the many trails in the area or take a swim in the many pools and beaches. For those feeling really adventurous, it even has a zip line that takes you through the forest. Or, if you're searching for something more active, you can go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or surfing. To explore the natural beauty of the area, you can take a hike in one of the nearby state parks. Or, you can go for a bike ride on the many trails in the area. Lotusland is a public garden featuring a wide variety of plant life, including a large collection of lotus flowers. Lotusland is open to the public for self-guided tours and also offers educational programs for school groups. Birnam Wood Golf Club is one of the most prestigious and historic golf clubs in the area. Founded in 1968, the club has hosted numerous championship tournaments over the years. Birnam Wood is also famous for its picturesque setting, nestled among towering oaks and eucalyptus trees. The course features challenging elevation changes, well-bunkered greens, and beautiful views of the Santa Barbara coastline. After a long day of exploring, unwind with a glass of wine at one of Montecito's many wine bars or take in the stunning views of the sunset from the many lookout points.

FAQs about hotels in Montecito

What are the best rated hotels in Montecito?

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel and Ojai Valley Inn are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Montecito?

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara and Simpson House Inn are the top 3 luxury hotels near Montecito city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Montecito?

Montecito Inn, Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara, and Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara are the properties closest to Montecito city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Montecito cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Montecito can be as cheap as $180.14 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Montecito cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Montecito has been $234.70 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Montecito cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Montecito has been $271.82 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Montecito?

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, Ojai Valley Inn and Montecito Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Montecito?

Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta and Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Downtown are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Montecito?

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara, Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Best Western Plus South Coast Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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