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“Room with a View” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Anaheim, United States
2 reviews
“Room with a View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We got a harbor -side room. We enjoyed the view of the harbor, at night we could hear the seals. My grandsons and I enjoyed the hotel, the staff was very accommodating to us. Breakfast good and easy check-out. Would go back again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Irene,
It so funny you mentioned hearing the seals...Just recently and never before we have been experiencing the largest migration of whales just off our harbor with people claiming to hear them as well because of the abundance of whales. It's remarkable. I actually went to see them myself just the other day with the Whale watching tour across the straight. Come back and check it out soon and I'll give you the "Whale" rate just for returning...

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We enjoyed our Mini-Vacation in Santa Barbara. We stayed in a room with the harbor view which we really enjoyed watching the going on there, walked to the local restaurants around the State Street area, and walked for cocktails to the various restaurants on the 2 piers. The Best western has a very good location !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Guys,
To tell you the truth...I don't think we are going to be moving from this amzing location for a very long time....We're having way to much fun in the middle of everything...

Come visit again soon...

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Santa Rosa, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We've stayed at this hotel for one night on our way to San Diego. The location is awesome. It's right at the harbor and beach. You can walk to the pier and the the restaurants and shops on State street. The pool is small bet very warm. We've stayed in the master suite. It had big living room with sleeper sofa for our two boys, a separate master bedroom and bathroom. The suite was newly renovated with pool view. Great for families. Huge hotel parking for just $3 a night. Free breakfast with fresh fruit, scambled eggs, sausages, bagels, toast, pastries and cereal. Small breakfast room.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thanks WorldTraveler,
You did a great job covering "almost" all of our goodies. I'm sure you also had a chance to try our night-time sweetness with the fresh baked cookies made by the staff. They can't be missed. See you next time..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Very upbeat staff. Across the road is a park. There is also a great walk around the harbour. Watch out for high tides that splash over the sea wall. Please visit State Street for many types of shops. Watch a train arrive at the Santa Barbara station. Visit the Mission, light a candle, and see the artwork on the pavement. See the Christmas lights on the trolley. Of course there is beaches to visit. Do enjoy your visit.

  • Stayed December 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, December 24, 2013
WOW!!!

I just closed my eyes and pictured everything you just spoke of, Pretty cool. All that and an awesome hotel beachside....Sounds almost like heaven to me...
What a Winter in CA it is...another beautiful one!!!

Happt New Year

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Los Angeles, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

the eating on the boardwalk is awesome. hotel rooms wihave a very nice view. surrounding area is quiet. can take a walk to see boats, sunset and sunrise. you are not far from downtown atmosphere.there is alot more to do than what i had a chance to see. my stay was very short

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, December 24, 2013
Hi Robert,

Location, Location, Location...What more can we say. You're only 100 miles away in LA so come back and continue the trip. We've always got a room available for our neighbors:)

Happy Holidays!!!

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Flagstaff, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We've stayed in many hotels over the years--large & small, pricey & not, but have never had such a total staff so courteous, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They're to be commended for such a fine group of employees.

  • Stayed December 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, December 24, 2013
Hi Wendy,
Thanks for acknowledging the great bunch that works here. They all really try hard and do there best as it obviously showed with you. Big hugs and smiles back to you for your kind comments!!!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is an impressive little hotel. We booked at the last minute and paid a little more because of that but I'm glad we did. We arrived to freshly baked cookies at the front desk and a very warm welcome from the staff. Our room was a comfortable size and overlooked the park next door. Nicely appointed room and comfortable beds. The bathroom was nothing fancy, but clean and functional.

It's really the little touches, though, that made this place special. Like I said, the staff is wonderful - very friendly and accommodating. Fresh cookies! There are flowers everywhere, including flower-boxes on the balconies surrounding the small but attractive pool area. Free Wi-Fi! After getting used to $25/day parking at most hotels these days, I almost giggled when they informed me that parking is $3/day at the Best Western.

The breakfast was really good! I recently stayed at a different free breakfast hotel and the breakfast was all rubbery eggs and gloppy oatmeal. By contrast, the Best Western had a great selection of good eggs, terrific pastries, wonderful ripe fresh fruit, and delicious coffee. When the lobby/breakfast area was largely filled up with a visiting girls' volleyball team the morning we were there, the staff offered us trays to take food back to our room or out by the sunny pool.

All in all, we had a great stay at this friendly, well-run hotel. It's exactly what you want from this type of hotel. And of course, it is perfectly located right near the water in Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 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, December 24, 2013
Hi Dawn,
I think I have a great marketing position available for you at the hotel. You hit it all perfectly on the head. A job well done. Need I say more....Except.....THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS!!

Until we meet again!!!

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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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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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Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
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