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Old Yacht Club Inn

431 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #12 of 22 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice location but not sure the savings were worth sacrificing no wifi, no air conditioning, no ceiling fans. Last nights wine and cheese not picked up this morning. Quite sleeping and no other guests in the house made it pleasant. Nice breakfast but it's extra : (

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Longmont, Colorado
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great getaway if you are tired of hotel stays, want to stay in a homey atmosphere, ride the bikes they provide and sit on the beach, just a block away. You can have your own private room entrance, LYFT will take you to the airport from there, and you never need a car to get around. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Old Yacht Club Inn for the Santa Barbara Triathlon in August 2013. The rooms were very nice, enjoyed the B&B decor, staff was very helpful and friendly, put breakfast out for us real early before our race and enjoyed their regular breakfast the next day, and relaxed with wine, cheese and fruit on the porch in... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've lost track how many times we've stayed at this fantastic gem. Rates are a steal for the location and we will return. They've added kitchenettes so we now had a choice to add breakfast or not. New bikes and even boogie boards now. We planned on staying for only 5 nights but ended up adding an additional 5.

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San Diego, California
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place is not work even one star. They are no longer a bed and breakfast, they no longer provide the happy hour. The sheets are made of burlap, it is uncomfortable and creepy. Looks like a hoarder lives in the main house - the porch which looks so inviting on their website is filled with old furniture and clothing.... More

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Santa Ana, California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Worst experience and service I have ever had! I travel all over, even stayed here once about four years ago- and received great service and a very unique experience-back then. This person has changed everything and ruined a really great bed-and-breakfast! Oh excuse me it's just a bed! No breakfast!!! I reserved this for my girlfriend's birthday and referred many... More

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Old-Yacht-Club-Inn, Owner at Old Yacht Club Inn, responded to this review

These lovely guests went to the wrong address. We (owners) were repainting the main house added high end bedding, new living room furniture & new decorating in the main house at 431 Corona Del Mar Drive , These guests had a reservation in the Hitchcock House at 427 Corona Del Mar, not at the main house, 431 Corona Del Mar... More

Corona, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My daughter and I just came back from a mid-week getaway to Santa Barbara. We loved the Inn! No frills (breakfast & wine), but clean, friendly and so affordable. The staff and hostess Eileen were perfect hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Very close to the beach and everything else. I would stay over and over again!

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Old-Yacht-Club-Inn, Manager at Old Yacht Club Inn, responded to this review

You are so thoughtful to have taken the time to let The Old Yacht Club Inn & Vacation Rentals know what a relaxing time you and your daughter enjoyed on your mid-week getaway to Santa Barbara. Good to know you loved the Inn! with our no frills & reduced rates (& added kitchenettes) and that you appreciated the cleanliness, friendliness... More

Atlanta, GA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

we stayed in this sometimes B&B (only during high season do they serve breakfast and do a wine social late afternoon) twice this year. The first time we moved our son into UCSB during high season so the breakfast/wine social was going. If you think of going to visit grandma and the smells of her house and the good home... More

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Old-Yacht-Club-Inn, Owner at Old Yacht Club Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Old Yacht Club Inn twice this year and mentioning the good value you discovered here. Our reasonable pricing and beach location are the reason guests like you return year after year. Thank you for sharing your experience with other potential travelers. More

White Stone, Virginia, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We visited Santa Barbara for the first time and stayed at this place. While well located the Inn is run down and desperately needs a serious make over. We stayed in their "annex", the top floor of a home across the street from the inn. Three bedrooms, one old bathroom and everything in need of a paint job. I can't... More

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Los Angeles
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It has a great location and the free bike loans were the best part. One block to beach and then an easy bike ride all around SB. We were hoping for something a little more up to date in terms of the room itself. This has more to do with our taste vs. what the B&B promises in its ad.... More

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Old-Yacht-Club-Inn, Owner at Old Yacht Club Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing that The Old Yacht Club Inn has a great location and that the free bike loans were the best part.! One block to beach and then an easy bike ride all around SB. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Fine pricing & very quaint and quiet made your stay home run! Come back and see us... More

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Address: 431 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Discover a historic Santa Barbara bed & breakfast only 1 block from famous East Beach! Cozy rooms at our romantic Santa Barbara inn provide modern amenities, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces, with private entrances and decks. Enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine social, bike rentals, and Wi-Fi at our B&B in Santa Barbara. Experience turn of the century charm with antiques, oriental rugs, colorful fabrics, and wallpapers at our Santa Barbara, CA bed and breakfast. ... more   less 
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