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“Lovely clean room” 4 of 5 stars
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Mason Beach Inn
324 West Mason Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #28 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Lovely clean room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2004

Very pleased with the hotel and room, it was spotlessly clean and in very good order. The location is great for the beach, but just a little bit too far to walk to all the restaurants in town.
Don't dare to arrive before the 3 p.m. check in time or you will receive a very frosty reception!

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2004

We were there for 4th of July weekend, and prices everywhere in Santa Barbara were exhorbitant, including this place.
Our big complaints are that the linens, while clean, had a few stains on them (ug!) AND the carpeting was so dirty that the bottoms of our feet got black from walking on the carpet without shoes. Please clean the carpets people!! That's simply gross, and esp. at $250/night. The motel has recently been renovated, but the pool and spa area needed work. Unlike the sparkling clear water in the brochure, the water looked greenish in the pool and spa, and the jacuzzi jets looked like they needed fixing. We were really looking forward to spending some time sitting in the jacuzzi but once we looked at it, we opted out! On a side note, the beds were hard, too. Again, at $250/night we were pretty displeased. The staff were very nice and friendly, but I would not recommend this motel without major improvements in the above items.

  • Stayed July 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2004

Very nice place and very relaxing. I am definately coming back to this place of heaven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2004

The place was more than i expected. Good rooms good prices. Close to everything and in a quiet area. You couldn't ask for anything more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2004

I love this place! It is a great value, has great service and nice, spacious rooms. The service is accomodating and the hotel is relaxing and quiet. This is my home away from home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2004

On my first visit to Santa Barbara(Jan 04)I stayed at the Mason Beach Inn, the location was perfect(or at least very good)for me, a short walk to the beach and not far either to the State Street trolley. The room was of good size, very clean and quiet.Unlike some of the other reviewers I found the clerks(day and night both to be very friendly and helpful. This is not a 5 star hotel nor are their rates but I thought it was a nice comfortable, friendly place to stay and I'd stay there again without a second thought!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2003

Decent hotel in quiet area close to beach but firm walk to downtown.
This was our third visit and probably the last one. We had a room at the end of the corridor near the emergency exit. In the middle of the night somebody was trying to open our door, first by turning the know, then by trying to insert a key, then by pushing. Of course we were scared and called front desk. Phone was only picked up after 3-4 minutes. The desk clerk sounded very weird and said he was going to come and have a look. Nothing happened. We called again - of course we were scared - and he said that all was okay. That was it. We almost didn't sleep that night, but just overslept to miss breakfast. We complained to the manager about the behaviour of the night front desk clerk, and he called the guy immediately at his place. After a long discussion he had to admit that he was the one who tried to open our door. Probably he thought our room was vacant and planned to do a nap.
A misunderstanding, but it ruined our night. If the night clerk would have been more honest upfront it wouldn't have been that bad.....

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Additional Information about Mason Beach Inn

Address: 324 West Mason Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#22 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mason Beach Inn is within walking distance of beautiful West Beach and the oceanfront bike path, the Santa Barbara Yacht Harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the shops and restaurants on beautiful State Street in downtown. Santa Barbara’s world-class golf courses and renowned wineries are just minutes away.45 Well-appointed guest rooms, suites all non-smoking Year round heated swimming pool and SpaDeluxe continental breakfast Winter monthly and weekly rates available Complimentary wireless Internet service Front Desk Available 24 hrsMultilingual staff ... more   less 
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