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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #14 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Santa Rosa, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Decent room in a terrific location. Walking distance to beach, pier, State Street. Not too noisy. Room had recently been updated. Nice beachy colors. Ask for quiet room. Had balcony and view of park. Good value in pricey locale

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tampa, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in March 2013 during a California road trip. It was exactly what I expected.

PROS:
1. Location is very good in front of the water. You are on the main road and walking distance to the pier and a few restaurants. However you are not walking distance to the downtown area. If you wanted to walk it would be a couple miles to get to where most shops are. We walked to Enterprise Fish and Co. and that was the farthest we went at night. During the day you might feel comfortable going further.
2. Very clean room
3. Okay breakfast - good enough to be free, and the breakfast area is nice and clean not dingy. When we were eating one of the hotel staff came up and cleared our breakfast and chatted with us.

Cons:
1. Small room - the bathroom is tiny not tub just a small stand up shower.

I would definately stay here again if visiting Santa Barbara on a budget. I would assume during summer time this hotel would be more expensive and some people may not justify spending over $150 for this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

This was a very nice Best Western. The location is key. It's right across the street from the beach, a short walk from the pier, across the street from a park, and a quick stroll from downtown. It's also not far from the 101. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean, and the shower was nice. The staff was also friendly and accommodating. It has a nice litle pool too. My only complaint was the shutters let in a bit more light that I would have liked. Overall this was one of the nicest Best Westerns I've stayed in. I'd definitely go back next time I'm in Santa Barbara.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The hotel is very good, simple, but everything runs alright. Personnel very polite and nice. The manager, Mr. Robbins is fantastic, attentive and very nice with guests. For my purpose of staying two nights in Santa Barbara the hotel was perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern Virginia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed one night on our way north from Los Angeles. This is a very nice property. Great location across the street from the harbor and a nice city park across the street on the other side. Last time I passed through, I wanted to stay here, but I couldn't because it was an October weekend and they wanted two nights minimum and it was pretty expensive (for a Best Western anyway). But this time, we were there on a Thursday evening in February, so rates were low. The rooms are updated, the view of the mountains from the balcony is awesome, the staff is very friendly, breakfast is good, and you can walk to any number of waterfront restaurants and go up on the pier. We'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights - wish we could have stayed longer! All the staff were helpful and friendly. The room was bright, sunny, a good size and spotlessly clean. The beds were very comfortable, having a microwave and fridge is useful. We had such a busy time in the area that we didn't get time to use the pool which looked very inviting - maybe next time.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks for coming back and for all the kind words. I'm glad we were able to get you in without a reservation. Lucky guys!! Also, thanks for the cleanliness comment. These days it's a serious challenge to keep up with the standards given all the bad PR out there. On a cleanliness side note, we actually use blacklights and UV wands as an extra step towards achieving the most sterile and cleanest rooms possible, so thanks for noticing..We're all working very hard...

See you again. - HJRobbins GM
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Address: 336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Beachside Inn, perfectly located just across the street and a few minutes walking distance from the harbor, pier and beaches of Santa Barbara. From our fantastic location, you can also enjoy a beautiful walk to "downtown" Santa Barbara, and experience all our world class dining and shopping. And to make life even easier, the Santa Barbara beachfront/downtown electric shuttle is available at our front door if you're planning to have an even more relaxing day while visiting. Our 60 room hotel will be sure to offer you the quaint charm, which represents Santa Barbara's essence. But we also offer some of the most modern conveniences. From our very hi-speed internet, to a fabulous continental breakfast and the latest in air conditioning / heating systems, we are all confident you will have a memorable visit here in Santa Barbara all handled by our fabulous staff.We look forward to welcoming all of you to our wonderful littleescape by the sea in beautiful Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
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