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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 #16 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Encinitas
2 reviews
“Will return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is my second stay at this Best Western. Each time I was impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the hotel staff. The location and view from the harbor side rooms can't be beat. The pillows were so comfortable I was tempted to purchase a few.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The location of this Best Western is very good. Just across the road from the harbour, beach and a short walk to Stearns Wharf and State Street.
The breakfast is the usual good BW with hot and cold items and the breakfast staff were friendly.
Our room was very clean, although a bit dark due to the overhang of the upper floor walkway, and well equipped. Parking is by permit given on check-in and there is ample room.
We enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at Best Western, Beach side.

No it is not a super fancy and expensive hotel but, the rooms are great, clean and the beds are comfortable.

The staff really goes out of their way to make sure that you are happy. I would take that over a snobby resort where you look like a dollar sign rather than a guest.

We made our reservations on the phone with front desk night manager, Nick. Very helpful, friendly and professional.

Upon arriving, we had a view overlooking the harbor with the sound of rare blue heron birds singing in the trees across the street. Felt like we were in the tropics. So cool!!

In the dining room, felt so welcomed as we were greeted immediately by a hostess for our complimentary breakfast included in our stay. Wow, we were so taken care of, offered a tray to carry food to our room and a nice carry bag to take food with us in case we get hungry.
Wonderful " hair raiser " coffee, all you need is one cup.

The Manager, Harvey, professional, helpful, takes pride in his work, loves to get to know the guests and is funny too. Where do you get this kind of treatment? We felt like we were Family and this was our home away from home.

Even the cleaning staff always greeted us with a smile in the hallways.

Someone is doing something right here at this Best Western.

Thank you for an amazing visit to Santa Barbara...WE WILL BACK!!

Room Tip: Well, I like the view facing the harbor but, if you don't like the sound of a car going by, choo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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fountain valley, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

great location, walking distance to wharf and to State Street. hotel staff friendly and helpful. cold water in lobby and fresh cookies a plus. breakfast was great, hot eggs and the like. room was nicely decorated and clean. I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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New Castle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I'd go back anytime! From check-in to check-out everything was most welcoming and smooth.Can't say enough about the staff.Close to everything. beach right across the street.Walk to the shuttle for astrool down State Street.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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longmont, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Room carpeting needs overhaul, badly stained and dirty looking. Loud neighbors coming in late and leaving early, we didn't sleep well because of these interruptions. Breakfast was standard good and staff was nice.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Sherman Oaks, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Only stayed overnight but would definitely return for a longer stay. Great location. Great beach and pier access. Room was good size and well maintained. Outstanding continental breakfast. Very nice staff members.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

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
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
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