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“Cute place off the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103   |  
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Ranked #42 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
1 review
“Cute place off the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the stay the view and the area. The trip was a spur of the moment stay made reservations online with no knowledge of the place. Left a phone charger in the room and called to see if anyone found it. Drove right on over and they had it there waiting for us. Great stay and fun weekend. Thanks!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I stayed in Santa Barbra after a really long day in Valencia. We were staying in California for a vacation from Minnesota. Did a lot of traveling in the previous days, so we REALLY needed a place to relax.

We were very happy with the price when we booked (that morning!) and we both were extremely happy with the location! It's RIGHT by the beach, and driving up to it is beautiful! So many things are nearby, and everything is walking distance. Opening the door to the ocean waves in the morning was the best! We got a full ocean view room, and would definitely do it again!

Now, the view was the most spectacular thing about this inn, but I was impressed with the staff as well! Ryan, the super cute guy who checked us in, was super friendly and funny. Very helpful and available if we had any questions. He was the only one we got a name from, but the woman who was in the dining area was very friendly, as was the man who checked us out.

The room was neat and clean, very spacious, which is all we needed. The beds are SO COMFORTABLE! I fell asleep the moment I put my head down! Barely wanted to get out, but the sound of the ocean was too tempting. :)

Thank you to everyone at Cabrillo Inn, and whenever I get back to Santa Barbra I will surely stay here again!

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good customer service excellent room clean and comfortable nice small pool friendly reception free car park Lovely continental breakfast Brilliant stayHandy for downtown had an Amazing meal in Santa Barbara brewing company excellent burgers

Room Tip: Beach front location
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I would go extra special and spend a little more money on a room so I pre-booked a room with a partial view at 179 plus tax totaling 208.00. I have seen and stayed in motel 6 rooms nicer than this for 1/4 the price! The partial ocean view wasca joke. If you look through the right lower portion of a standard window while kneeling on the bed. Next time i will save the money and stay stay at motel 6 accross the street!

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a perfect little place, not too expensive and fun. What I expected to get was exactly what I got, and I was happy with that. It is not a lavish updated place, however, the location and service you couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: Any of rooms that are beachfront are good, and have a beautiful view of the ocean
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your recent stay and comments. Our Oceanfront "East Beach" location cannot be matched along Santa Barbara's pristine Beachfront. Thanks for the simple statement that your expectation met or exceeded the price paid as we are not a 5 star hotel but do have a 5 start location at a surprisingly affordable rate. We do have future renovation plans including both exterior and interior to better offer the traveling public a more current product with added amenities to 35 year same family owned and operated Inn. Thanks again and if you call us to stay again mention that you are a returning guest to our helpful front desk staff.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been comming here for years. We love to sit outside on the roof top deck overlooking the pool and the beach on sunny afternoons or for breakfast. We also love to enjoy a late afternoon drink with snacks down on the lower glassed patio, relaxing after our drive down. you can't beat the location for being on the beach, but away from the crowds. My favorite bargain room during the week, is the one directly above the office. The windows open up to the street, and you don't have a view, but you have privacy from people walking by the rooms. Don't get a room that does not have a window, when it is hot, the room is very warm and the fans they give you sound like an airplane is ready to take off! Not good for light sleepers. I do not feel secure leaving the slider open for a breeze a night. Had a great time visiting the zoo(get there early or you will wait in line to buy tickets). Holdrens has an awsome steak dinner (State St.), and trader Joes is a few blocks away for snacks and sandwitches for the beach. IOur room this time was one of the last available for a Fri. night stay, and we paid $174.00! I think the walls need to be washed, because the room had a funky body odor smell. Thank God we had a window to open, aside the slider. Go during the week, it is worth the money then.

Room Tip: Make sure you have a window for cross ventilation, not just a slider.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Everything was clean and the stuff is very friendly. Good breakfast and nice lady. Sitting on the terrace and hearing the waves is great.
I was only missing coffee during the day or a coffee maker in the room.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

Address: 931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
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