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Inn At East Beach

2.5 of 5 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, VA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about it? It was wonderful. Beautiful room, quiet, wonderful breakfast. You have your choice of eggs, cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt and all kinds of muffins and pastries. You can also borrow bikes to use which we found out later but we went exploring too far to ride bikes. Its not far from the beach at all.... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment to tell us your thoughts. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! I'm glad that you enjoyed our bike rentals. It is a great pleasure to have them available for rent and I am ever so grateful to Santa Barbara Fitness for allowing us to use... More 

Northern California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a few days for a family wedding and needed to find decent budget accommodations for 4 nights. There were several possibilities, but the one that stood out was the Inn at East Beach. I had been hoping for one of the suites with a kitchen, which would have fit our needs perfectly, but we missed... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for taking a moment to stop and leave us your thoughts. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It is always nice to hear back from our guests, especailly when they take the time to really detail their experience. I am thrilled that you enjoy our teas! I too am... More 

Bristol
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really clear that the Inn At East Beach is run by owners who are passionate about their hotel and customer's happiness. The staff (owners?) are unbelievable cheerful, welcoming and helpful. The rooms are immaculately clean, spacious and modern with even the tiniest of details such as free earplugs and all sorts of complimentary bits and pieces to make you... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review! I am so very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us so much! It is so nice to hear when our guests have a good time. Thank you for taking a moment to tell us your thoughts. I do hope we will get to see you again on your... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This hotel was a fair walk away from the main strip, but only a stone's throw from the sandy beach itself. Hidden away from the road, the complex could appear a bit Dexter-esque, but the rooms were great with all effort made to cool them down without a/c - state laws ban a/c in certain distance of the ocean.

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Pete, Thank you for your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I do hope we will have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Kind Regards, Christina Montalvo More 

Aptos, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had to make a last minute-ish trip to SB to take my aging parents to see my nephew at UCSB. It was Parents' Weekend and hotel rooms were few. I lucked into the Inn at East Beach and got the last room. There is a 2-night minimum over the weekend, and I had booked through Orbitz. I was only... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Lindora, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us your thoughts. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I do understand about our bathroom flooring and am working to have it replaced with our next renovation. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have any bathrooms with a tile floor, with the exception of... More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just a short block from the Santa Barbara beach, the Inn at East Beach is very well situated for travelers looking enjoy the seaside without paying exorbitant rates. Rooms are clean and well-appointed, recently renovated with perhaps just a few leftover finishes (e.g., shower tile) from a previous era. I rather liked it. No AC, as other's have noted, but... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us your thoughts. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Though I do understand about our lack of A/C and am pleased to be able to say that we are finally making progress in getting it added to our property. I am sorry to hear about... More 

oxford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed for 2 weeks in September 2014 This wonderful hotel is just 1 road away from the beach, rooms are spacious and very comfy. breakfast is amazing, make sure your hungry all types of bagels,toast and pastries as well as cereals,porridge fruits and even hard boiled eggs. Frank is the most amazing host who has so much knowledge about the... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am thrilled to hear that you have returned to us again and that you have enjoyed your time with us again! It is such a happy moment to hear from our return guests. I am so excited to hear that we will get so see you again someday! I hope that will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great location, close to the water, decent rooms and a free continental breakfast, but… Please know that there is no A/C in any of the rooms and opening the windows at night to cool off only leads to the sounds of the freeway and train tracks. One might be able to handle the sound of cars on the freeway and... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Randy, Thank you for your feedback. I do understand about our lack of A/C and soundproofing. I am very excited to say that all of our hard work is finally paying off and we are making headway on getting A/C installed! We are still in the bidding process, but it is on the way! As for the soundproofing and... More 

Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The best part of staying here is having the free continental breakfast with Frank the manager. He is so friendly and helpful. He is also very funny. This place feels like a boutique hotel without the high price tag. It is very close to the beck and a decent walk to State Street if you are up for some exercise.... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us your thoughts. I am thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we will have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip through Santa Barbara. Kind Regards, Christina Montalvo More 

windsor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having travelled all over the country I found this hotel very interesting in terms of its central american artwork on the walls; the textures of the bathroom and the amazing pale blue stonework on the walls. Discussed this with the hotel manager who told me it came from Indonesia. Room was clean and as I said different because of the... More 

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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review

Dear Caitlin, Thank you for taking a moment to tell us your thoughts. It is so nice to know that you enjoyed our artful design. We are so glad you found it as pleasing as we do! I hope we will have the honor of seeing you again on your next trip through Santa Barbara. Kind Regards, Christina Montalvo More 

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Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn At East Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Inn At East Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel At East Beach
At East Beach Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara

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