Along with ravishing ocean beaches, mountain trails, and sun-bathed wine country, a Hyatt Unbound Collection guest room or suite here at Mar Monte Hotel gives you amazing access to everything that Downtown Santa Barbara has to offer. And needless to say, that’s an awful lot!
Your accommodations at our boutique hotel along Cabrillo Blvd., for example, puts you within easy reach of the Santa Barbara ARTS District, one of the true cultural hubs of the American Riviera.
The ARTS District of Santa Barbara comes anchored by the 1100 to 1300 blocks of State Street and their surrounds. Here you’ll find some absolutely standout museums, theaters, art galleries, and boutiques, not to mention a fine lineup of bars and eateries.
Among the linchpins of the ARTS District is the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1130 State St), established back in 1941. SBMA boasts a splendid permanent collection some 25,000 pieces strong and 5,000-plus years in coverage, including truly exceptional shares of classical antiquities and French Impressionists—not least the largest holdings of Monet works on the West Coast.
The museum also hosts noteworthy temporary exhibitions. Upcoming this fall, for example, is Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911 Masterworks from Tianjin Museum & Changzhou Museum, which opens on October 15th.
More than a few topnotch centers of the performing arts reside within the ARTS District and the overlapping Santa Barbara Theatre District, among them such history-steeped venues as the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St), Granada Theatre (1214 State St), Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St), and New Vic Theatre (33 W. Victoria St), home to Santa Barbara’s Ensemble Theatre Company. Enjoy films, concerts, dance, lectures, and more across these stages and screens, including performances by Opera Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, and other companies as well as the packed itinerary of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
From ballet and rock concerts to film screenings, gallery shows, and restaurant-hopping, the many pleasures of the Santa Barbara ARTS District are just a stone’s throw from your boutique accommodations here at Mar Monte Hotel.
From the guest rooms and suites of our main building—including setups with dazzling views of the Pacific Ocean or the Santa Ynez Mountains—to the comforts of the Palmono House, our lodgings, part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, provide an enviable perch on the American Riviera, including for its rich arts-and-culture scene!