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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

3.0 of 5 336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good location, near the beach attractions and at walking distance of the main street. Breakfast is good, Best Western quality. Room had a small terrace with ocean view - a most wonderful sunrise experience. Room was clean, internet worked perfectly. A very nice place to stay in Santa Barbara.

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Meaford, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Across road from beautiful beach, 3 block walk to Stearns wharf retail, marina nearby, Our balcony west facing room was facing road and there was some annoying noise from occasional very loud trucks, cars and motorcycles A loud train whistle woke me one night of 2 Ask for room not facing one of two roads Good continental breakfast with bacon... More 

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Indio, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The price is kind of steep for a Best Western, but then again its beachfront in Santa Barbara, CA. Can't beat that. I didn't like the part where the door locks do not properly read the cards and you struggle with opening the door. Other than that, good experience.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel had a few pluses that are often hard to find. For us, we enjoy sitting on a balcony, with a view of the sea, sipping some wine and that's exactly what we did. The sunrise and sunset were beautiful, reminding us of the Mediterranean. There were lots of restaurants nearby and we had a very pleasant stay. The... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was in a great location next to the waterfront and pier. Within walking distance of all the action downtown. Hotel was very clean and staff was great. Would recommend for any family looking to stay in the area

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tim, I didn't even get to say Good bye when you left. Thanks for the kudos and see you soon I'm sure. Harvey R GM More 

Winchester, KY, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know. I was pleasantly surprised. My usual ratings for Best Westerns are 2 to 4 (for a really good one). This was one of the better hotels I've visited, and clearly the best of the many Best Westerns I've seen. And I travel a lot (30-40 motel nights a year). My room was spacious and well equipped. I had... More 

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, We're glad we were able to earn such high praise from you..If that is your final answer, we will Gladly take the 5 !!! Thanks so much for your great comments!!! I'll share them quickly with the staff to enjoy. See you next year and it was great chatting with you!! All the best!! HarveyR GM More 

Paso Robles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room on the second floor overlooking the park was a bit tired looking and had quite a bit of road noise during the day. However, overall, the hotel can be a great value, given its location. The $3 parking is a bargain and the breakfast includes bacon and eggs, etc. The pool is small but it's warm enough that... More 

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Robert, I'm glad you found us a great value as many of our guests do. Also FYI...We absolutely know about that "tired" feel which I'm glad to see is being addressed as we speak. OUR UPGRADES/RENOVATIONS have just begun. So come back soon and witness the new Beachside Inn in the future. All the best and many thanks! HarveyR... More 

Brentwood, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a birthday and had checked out a number of the hotels along Cabrillo. The hotel was convenient for all that we wanted to do. The employees were amazing and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Would stay again!

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thanks for acknowledging our "amazing" staff. How could they not be, we work on the waterfront in Santa Barbara. What more could we ask for? Fun, happy and amazing, That's us! Thanks so much! HarveyR GM More 

Wildomar, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid full price for a room that I did not have full access to mainly the ac unit. This was important because one of my daughters went for a night swim and we could not get the heater on for the night. After a number of complaints that fell on death ears and being toyed with the rep "Minor" eventually... More 

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Donald, Obviously we have spoken already about the HVAC issue you experienced. Our sincerest apologies for the misunderstanding in how this new technology operates. Just to clarify, you do have FULL control of your unit in the room, however we have remote access to all units to assist if there becomes confusion. It's actually an amazing system that my... More 

Stevens Point
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem! Helpful staff, pleasant rooms, great location allover highly recommended. They ARE expanding the building, but all construction is limited to from 10:30 AM to about 4 PM, so unless you need to sleep during the day the noise is NOT a problem.

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Address: 336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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