This past November, my family and I had a wonderful time on our weekend get away to Santa Barbara, the American Riviera. We planned our weekend so that we could hit up as many places as possible in the few days of our stay. We looked into many Santa Barbara hotels on the beach, but ideally wanted to stay at a resort that had first class accommodations and was located near all the activities the city had to offer.
Upon our search for a well-rated hotel, we came across the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara. You can’t find a better situated hotel than this one, which is a stone’s throw from the beach and a few minutes’ walk to downtown. The Hyatt Centric is also just a brief drive from the Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and MOXI Museum.
Santa Barbara Hotels On The Beach
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara has all the amenities you would expect for a great vacation. The hotel has a sizeable pool and a jacuzzi replete with a firepit for those balmy evenings. From the pool area, the hotel offers a magnificent view of the ocean and an extraordinary vantage point to witness a beautiful sunset. Our family got to witness that sunset sitting by the firepit, while mom and dad enjoyed some wine and the kiddos a cup of hot chocolate.
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is an elegant historic hotel that was built over 88 years ago. It is of old Spanish colonial style lined with magnificent dark wooden celling’s and beams of far reaching archways filled with the ocean’s breeze.
The hotel was then named The Mar Monte Hotel and Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara has meticulously maintained the original essence of this historic Santa Barbara landmark. There are pictures of the hotel from the 1930’s lining the hallways that reveal its rich history as a premier hotel in the American Riviera.
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
Our family was graciously invited by Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara to stay in their Santa Maria Suite. What a marvelous treat! We were welcomed with a spread of cookies and other goodies. The suite was graciously appointed with a dining table, a living room area with a wrap-around couch and two 42’ flat screen televisions to enjoy a movie with the family. Overall, the suite was quite spacious at 586 sq. ft and offered a view of the ocean from every window.