Hotel Milo

Santa Barbara, California

Deluxe King room

Deluxe Double room

Partial Ocean View King room

Partial Ocean View King room

Partial Ocean View King room

A colorful Spanish-style hotel in the heart of West Beach, with breakfast and beach-cruiser rentals

Hotel Milo is, first and foremost, a tribute to the past. Occupying the property that once housed the Potter Hotel, and named for its founding hotelier, this Santa Barbara getaway is proud of its origins. And why shouldn’t it be? Milo Potter is credited with putting this city on the map of wanderlusting Angelenos, luring them from other California destinations with his promise of blissful days by the Pacific. To that end, not only did he build a complex of Spanish Colonial homes around a palm-lined private park, but placed all two-and-a-half acres just across from sunny West Beach.

Neither the hotel nor the ocean has budged, of course, and more than a century after its birth, 202 West Cabrillo Boulevard is still one of Santa Barbara’s most central beach addresses. But while the historic architecture remains, Hotel Milo has moved toward a more modern look, with a fresh and playful palette anchoring its redesign. These days, it’s also part of the Independent Collection, a group of setting-minded boutique lifestyle hotels, and just a 10-minute walk to the artsy Funk Zone. And true to Potter’s vision, waterfront bike rides, wine tastings and other resort-style fun keep you busy, and you’re invited to live like there’s no day but the present.

Excellent for
Beach Relaxing Scenery Winter Sun

We like

  • Kick-starting your day with a breakfast of fruit and pastries
  • Taking a complimentary two-hour bike ride along the adjacent beach and all around town
  • Being just steps from the beautiful Pacific Ocean
  • Tasting the fruits of the Urban Wine Trail and the Santa Ynez vineyards

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