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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 #17 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Granada Hills
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“Best Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The weather was beautiful and enjoyable as our room had a view of the harbor and beach. The staff was so pleasant and helpful - all of them! They spoke very highly of their manager and truly enjoyed coming to work which created a very pleasant atmosphere. And, the location was incredible! We booked 2 additional trips for 2014! Can't wait!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Stacie,
I heard you were coming so I put a call in for you to my contacts that control Santa Barbara weather. Glad they could help. I'm also glad that the staff had some good things to say about me. They usually complain that I talk to much to my guests. Enjoy coming to work..hmmm what a unique idea. Glad I could play a role in accomplishing that.

Thanks HJRobbins - GM
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Beachside Inn wins "best hotel" from our recent four day tour of Best Westerns along the California Coast from Ventura to Carmel. While customer service was excellent at Ventura, SB and Cambria, the Beachside won across the board in nearly every category.

First, the location is nearly perfect, nestled up along the harbor front in a neighborhood of charming side streets and small inns/motels/hotels. We could walk to just about everything and what we couldn't walk to, well, there's the trolley.

Second, from our first steps in the door we were bathed in top notch customer service. The manager was on site to say hello, we were HANDED fresh baked cookies and, and this doesn't hurt, of course, we were UPGRADED to a king oceanfront with balcony. The staff was just warm, helpful and anxious to please at every turn. Great for them! The staff made this feel more like a B&B than a small hotel.

Third, great room, great property in general. We parked just steps from the rear stairs that led straight to our room. The property was SPOTLESS. Mature plants, a quiet pool area with lush gardens. Remember this is on a major street, so there is some traffic noise, but you are right across the street from the harbor front, breakwater, restaurants and Stearns Wharf. A charming location Our room had huge patio doors sliding on to a deck which looked out to the yacht harbor. Not shabby! Lots of space, a nice king size bed, spotlessly clean and very quiet (end unit, 2nd floor).

The staff even allowed us to check out and leave our car in the parking lot until nearly 3 in the afternoon while we traipsed about town. Again, making us feel more like a B&B level of customer care.

What would have been my only complaint -- "where's the waffle iron?" -- was offset by a lovely fresh fruit salad in the place of waffles at breakfast. The dining area is a little tight but you can take your food to the pool and enjoy it there instead.

I suspect the prices are a little higher in season - we paid about $170 all in.

I 'd rebook in a heartbeat. Thanks for being great hosts, Beachside!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Hi Mark...
Wow!!! We're blushing already and you put a huge smile on our faces. Those are some powerful words so THANK YOU!!! We're just trying to offer everyone a little bit bigger bang for there buck these days and we put a decent value on the service we try to provide. Thanks for noticing, even the little things like the fresh cookies that I'm starting to smell right now..Got to run!!! YUMMMM

See you next time....HJROBBINs - GM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Our family of 4 stayed for 2 nights in a double queen room facing ocean boulevard.
Location of hotel is great: beach across the street, fantastic Italian restaurant next door, walking distance to state street (main shopping, restaurant street in town)
Room was simple but very clean, street traffic no problem, staff super friendly and helpful. Although we did not have reservations and arrived in the evening they offered a good discounted rate with a simple but o.k breakfast for 4 included.

Sta Barbara is one of the pricier towns along the PCH, so hotel rates are higher than elsewhere. I believe the Beachside Inn delivered good value for money. We would stay there again.

Stayed November 2013
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thanks guys for choosing us and for being the best marketing tool we could ever ask for. Your words almost said it all. For all that we offer you guys a huge " Danke!!!" and many safe travels.

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wow what lovely Inn I had the opportunity to stay @ last week. Location, grounds (very tropical), parking, rooms & cleanliness are terrific!! The service was also very pleasant, professional and most informative. The neighbor restaurant, "Toma" was absolutely outstanding!! I can't wait to stay again and dine @ Toma. The Octopus appetizer followed by Black Pasta Vongole was simply Awesom. I sat at the bar and really felt welcomed. The bartender was so friendly & knowledgeable and made wonderful recommendations to accompany meal & desert.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Hi Jeff,
Thanks for noticing all the great little things about our awesome hotel. We're working hard everyday to do our best and we actually do feel its paying off. We are a lucky bunch getting to work here sitting right across the street from the beach,pier and harbor. Almost like a dream.

Thanks again for the Great kudos...

HJRobbins - GM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The manager and staff are outstanding and they will go the extra mile to meet any and every request. Very helpul. Rooms are clean, very comfortable and updated. Balconies are a nice plus whether overlooking the waterfront or the park. Centrally located, convenient and easy to access. Convenient on site parking.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thanks John for noticing the new staff and I are trying hard to take care of our friends. We truly enjoy what we do. After all, we're stuck starring at Santa Barbara Harbor all day, a terrible situation :) Thanks for visiting and we'll see you next visit I'm sure.

Have Fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Really nice big quality rooms with everything you need. Super clean, big bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Staff was helpful in calling me cabs when needed, and the breakfast was good. Only complaint would be the cost, but in Santa Barbara you can't expect anything cheap.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Hi Simon,
Big,clean and comfortable rooms...You said it all, so many thanks! We'll see you next time I'm sure.

HJRobbins - GM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Santa Barbara and this motel was nice. Great location right on the water and a great view from the room. Breakfast not good but usually isn't at these motels so no surprise. There are better options close enough. Good service and a really nice room.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Hi Domino,
Glad you had a "great time" so many, many thanks! I'm really concerned however about why you didn't enjoy our breakfast. As you will read below, so many of our guests love it and we're proud of our offering. I would like to hear more, but wasn't able to reach you with the information we have on file so if you see this or someone knows this reviewer please have him contact me. But I again thank you so much for having a " GREAT TIME!! while with us.

Let's talk soon

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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 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 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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