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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #41 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating. The hotel pool and upstairs patio have a great view of the beach. Hotel decor is out dated! A close drive to State Street. Overall we had a decent stay.

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san pedro, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An older hotel, but clean and great service. The location is perfect! Right across the street from the beach. Also, beautiful ocean view! nice size pool. walking distance to other hotels, and free trolly service downtown. I would stay there again.

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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. Yes our Oceanfront "East Beach" location is perfect and with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara Channel Islands our location and moderate rates cannot be beat. Even thou our property was constructed in the late 40's and completed in the early 50's we have improved and remodeled many... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to the beach, we had a room in the second floor facing the street but room was spacious and clean, Pool area is ok , you can park the car right next to the rooms.Nothing special, but pretty decent for a beach trip in SB.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A characterful hotel with lovely pool and sun deck, gardens were lovely, location was perfect. There should be coffee/tea making facilities in the room Shouldn't have to ask for hairdryer in 2014 A king size bed deserves two bed side tables there was plenty of room. Breakfast was not good, although the fresh fruit was welcome.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The craft and art fair on (and every) Sunday just up the street was a special treat. Fair prices from local craftspeople. I am an OP surfer who found great body surfing at Hensley's beach just a 15 minute drive north. I felt like I was 20 again. Very good continental breakfast, very upbeat and helpful management. Did not need... More

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Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Difficult to say much about this place apart from everything about it was pretty average. The best thing was it was near the beach and a pleasant walk into town. It had a small supermarket nearbye that sold all kinds of delicious things.It had a pool and breakfast with lots of delicious sweet things.

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Aston, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Cabrillo Inn is a lovely resort nestled between the majestic mountains and the gorgeous beaches of Santa Barbara. I had a lovely room on the sundeck that overlooked the Ocean. The rooms were clean. Remember to ask for a hair dryer/ironing board; they are available upon request. Please note, though, that you will not be able to print your... 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. Yes the Cabrillo Inn at the Beach's Oceanfront "East Beach" location is pristine and the views of the local majestic mountains and Channel Islands/Pacific Ocean are spectacular. Our Ocean view sundeck rooms do have great views and are larger than our standard or limited view rooms. Yes we do not have hairdryers... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This hotel was booked on-line and upon arrival and seeing the hotel, it was obvious that it is not a place to stay due to the safety, health and cleanness problem. Therefore, I spoke to the manager on duty and never checked-in due to the circumstances of the hazardous elevator, stairs and walkways that were closed off. Upon seeing the... More

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

Here are the facts concerning this negative review: A male guest made the reservation online and checked into the Inn on July 16, 2014. Guest registered and paid bill with his Master card and was issued 2 keys to his full ocean view room with one king bed with a private balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He then left our... More

Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Across from the beach where there are plenty of benches to sit and watch the waves roll in. Hotel is older but well maintained; pool was well maintained and clean; continental breakfast in lounge was typical with a good variety and breakfast lounge was kept very clean. Room was very clean. No air conditioning was disappointing but many other places... 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. We appreciate your comments about your room cleanliness and will pass this on to our housekeeping staff and also your comment about no air conditioning. There are a few days in the year when it can get warmer than normal and is why we supply fans for cooling especially when the cool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

They motel was great older but nice. Rooms older but clean and very comfortable beds. Very quiet and we really enjoyed are stay . The one thing I wish they did have was Air conditioning in the rooms. It was a little stuffy if you didn't keep fan running. But all and all I would stay there again.

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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. Yes there are a handful of days when abnormal temps show up and it can get warm in the 77-85 degree range along the beachfront and even warmer inland. Our normal average temps in the summer and fall months range from about 69-75 degrees with nights much cooler as we get... More

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Address: 931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 43
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