My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night for our anniversary. It was the least expensive hotel in the area that still had nice reviews so I already knew it wouldn't be amazing, but adequate. We arrived before check in but the room was ready anyway. We had a standard queen room, and although I mentioned it was our anniversary in the booking, there was no mention of it at check-in, no upgrades of any kind, and a view of the tiny parking lot. Since I only booked the cheapest room I guess I couldn't expect much more.
The room was clean, though, and super quiet. The bathroom was stocked with the normal shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and shower cap but only one soap. Luckily I brought my own bodywash for the shower or I would have been out of luck. The strangest part of the room was a slot for your key, which is needed for the lights! It was crazy that upon check in, no one mentioned this- so I'm grateful I didn't arrive at night in the dark or I never would have found that slot. I like that this saves energy to ensure no one leaves a light on when they leave the room but it would have been good to mention this since I had no light in the bathroom and couldn't get any lights to work for some time. (at least til this was discovered)!
The window was open in the room when I got there, and didn't realize it until the next morning when I was trying to sleep and a very loud garbage truck was beeping and emptying dumpsters at 7am. It was so loud is sounded like it was right outside the window. This was certainly the worst part of my stay. Of course I already didn't have a great sleep because despite the amazing sheets, the pillows are so crazy soft you just sink into it with no neck support.
Breakfast was just ok. It runs 7-10 and I went at 9:30. At that point there was no fresh fruit left (I noticed bowls of sliced melon on both the other tables in the dining area but they never brought us any). We also got what seemed the last batch of potatoes since there weren't very many of them and they were a bit too crispy. The eggs were scrambled with tomato, feta, and spinach. There wasn't much of the spinach or tomatoes but at least it tasted alright.
The fresh baked cookies in the afternoon were a highlight and the people working were nice and helpful (other than the warning about the room lights). The hotel is easy walking distance from the water, harbor, and wharf. If you are looking for a quiet stay close to the water, this hotel is decent- just make sure your windows are closed or the morning won't be so quiet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eagle Inn is a romantic quiet boutique hotel located just 2 blocks from the beach. We are a ten minute walk to downtown and The Funk Zone and all of the activities and attractions Santa Barbara has to offer. We have bikes, free, for you to use, and offer free parking and serve a complimentary, tasty cooked breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eagle Hotel Santa Barbara