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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #41 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed here a couple of times, nice location, hotel rooms are a bit dated but it is clean and the staff are friendly. Right near the beach and within walking distance to Stearn Wharf and the shopping area of Santa Barbara. We would stay here again and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Pomona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that gives you a feel of living at the beach. It is charming, the view from our room was very nice, and the staff from office to the groundskeeper and all in between are plus in making your stay very enjoyable!

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Simi Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third year in a row we stayed here for the Santa Barbara Wine Festival. The location is perfect! The rooms could use some updating but overall a cozy place to stay. The best views are in the garden area.

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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your third year in visiting us and our beautiful seaside city of Santa Barbara. Yes our Oceanfront "East Beach" location is perfect for strolls on the beach or bicycling or rollerblading on the bike/walk path located directly in front the the Inn. Our location is close to downtown State Street and Historic Stearns Wharf and within a... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent only one day/night in Santa Barbara, and the Cabrillo Inn was the perfect place for our visit. Located right across from the beach, you can literally walk out your room and cross the street for some Pacific Ocean goodness. Cabrillo Inn is located about a mile from the center of Santa Barbara, so you are a little removed... More 

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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and choosing the Cabrillo Inn at the Beach for your recent stay. Yes our beachfront location is perfect for strolls on the beach, bicycle rides or roller blading along the beachfront bike/walking path located right in front of the Inn which continues to the Pier and beyond. Yes you are right that we are not a... More 

Pineville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint little place on Cabrillo, across from the beach near some larger more fru-fru places. For the money its great, close access to the beach, trolleys to take you to the wharf. Add to that; friendly accommodating staff. Downside.... Rather small rooms, somewhat difficult parking, meager carb filled breakfast.

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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and review. Yes our Oceanfront location coupled with our moderate rates are an exceptional value for Hotels/Inns along Santa Barbara's pristine Beachfront and our staff always strives to give excellent customer service which exceeds their expectations. The Cabrillo Inn at the Beach is located next to several large full service hotels that offer accommodations... More 

Ridgecrest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Cabrillo Inn and it was fantastic just as it was the first time. The staff are wonderful. They accommodated us when we found out we needed to stay an additional night and went out of their way to make our visit very pleasant.The view of the beach is amazing and the hotel grounds are... More 

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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and kind comments. Our current 3 front desk agents have been with the Cabrillo Inn at the Beach a long time, one at 11 years, another at 5 years and the last one at 2 years. Our front desk staff as well as our housekeeping staff will always go the extra mile to make... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older hotel and not all of the rooms have ocean views, but the patio rooms are spectacular. You can sit on your own patio among the flowers and look out at the ocean. There is no air conditioning, but each room has a fan. The beds are comfortable and the maid staff is very considerate. If you... More 

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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and comments. Your review was very accurate and yes our Oceanfront East Beach location is spectacular with great views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara Channel Islands. Our moderate rates coupled with our location makes us a surprisingly affordable choice for Inns/Hotels along Santa Barbara's beachfront. More 

Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a great place to stay for one or two nights. It is across the street from the ocean and beach. The continental breakfast is acceptable and the price is great. We stayed in a ocean view room. We have stayed before in the suite during off season. 50's style motel. There is an elevator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Dated accomodations but who cares when there's a great view! Room was clean and staff very friendly. Bed was comfortable. The big drawbacks here are no air conditioning and a sliding toilet seat (Room 246). Seriously, replace that or someone may slip off the seat. The ocean breeze was better than the fan which we didn't use. A cloudy day... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were room 238 upper level and sea front. As another commented locked into the 70-80s...so true but suited us for one night, Nate at front desk was helpful. Wifi was intermittent at best in the finish tethered to my Traveltab. All in all We were happy with our choice of stay.

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