By Lynne Tucker

Hotel Milo is in the heart of Santa Barbara’s beloved West Beach, a favorite hangout for local residents and visitors alike. On one side sits the iconic Stearns Wharf and on the other the harbor and pier, where local institution Brophy’s is serving up the best clam chowder you’ve ever had. Take a short ten-minute stroll towards State Street and the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara’s popular arts district, to discover new galleries, boutique shops, and restaurants—and don’t forget to make a few stops on the Urban Wine Trail to sample the new wines of the day. Head out on a short drive to Santa Ynez for a day of wine tasting or stay local and explore the nearby Santa Barbara Mission or Zoo. When the weather is nice—and it almost always is—hit the mountain trails for a hike or bike ride, or get into your wetsuit and ride the waves, before catching that spectacular Pacific sunset you’ve waited all day to see.

Hotel Milo takes inspiration from Santa Barbara’s most prolific hotelier, Milo Potter, whose magnificent Potter Hotel put this picturesque coastal destination on the map. 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. Built in the traditional Spanish-style architecture that reflects this city’s rich colonial history, this classic Santa Barbara hotel steps from the beach features 122 charming guestrooms, as well as a beautiful courtyard with outdoor pools and gardens.

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. Their hotel’s staff will also gladly share a few neighborhood secrets, from their favorite Santa Barbara restaurants to the best tasting rooms to visit on the Urban Wine Trail.


For more information visit:

202 W. Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93101

866.547.3070 | Fax: 805.962.1372

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Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photojournalist based in Palm Desert