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“Family Friendly accommodation, right across from the beach in Santa Barbara” 5 of 5 stars
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Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   22 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #6 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Katherine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Family Friendly accommodation, right across from the beach in Santa Barbara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We booked into Castillo Inn at the Beach in Santa Barbara following a search on Trip Advisor. The friendly staff, Frank and his crew were able to provide us with 2 queen beds and 2 tvs in our room for $140, in a spacious room right across from the beach. We enjoyed a great breakfast around the corner at the original Sambo's.
We appreciated the check out time of 11am, and the friendly advice of the staff. Would recommend to families and couples.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kern, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

Just about everything the reviews say about the Castillo Inn is true. It's beautifully redocorated and modern. Really close to the beach, marina, shops and restaurants. But I'm afraid I have a ding! The bathroom floor was not clean. The coffee cup in the bathroom was so dirty inside (had obviously been used with crumbs, etc. in it and not replaced) that I took it down to the office to show them. Obviously, the housekeeping was not up to par this day in this particular room.
Otherwise, a good motel in a great location at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

We've stayed here three times now and each time its been excellent - which has prompted this review. Apart from the genuinely friendly welcome the best part is the proximity to the beach and marina, it really couldn't be much closer. The rooms were spotless and roomy with everything we needed, and of course you can park right outside. We will be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Not to much to say about this place decent size rooms good lacation free internet and parking. Breakfast isn't the best . One thingI i think is that the local information provided could be a lot better. And on arrival there was a bit of lacksy daisy attitude towards the clenliness of the rooms lipstick on glasses and dirty face cloth hanging over shower hmm. It was ok overall

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The rooms are immaculately presented, if small, with attractive furnishings and design details. Excellent quality linens and toiletries. Everything is pristinely clean. Good sized fridge in the room was useful. Some noise from the little street adjacent to our room - not enough to disturb sleep - but none from adjoining rooms, and the hotel was fully booked during our stay. Two minutes walk from the ocean, and five to the pier. Would strongly recommend 'Sambos' around the corner for breakfast - open from 6.30am.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

A charming little 20 room motel/hotel one black from the Ocean and about a 15 minute walk to central State Street. Not cheap, but not as pricey as most the hotels in the area.

The manager was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and visitor information, since this was our first time in Santa Barbara.

The room we had was cute, clean and well appointed. It was so nice to have some decorative items and LOTS of clean towels, unlike most of the hotel chains at which we stay, where every lamp is bolted down.

A small but nice continental breakfast is provided, which includes TERRIFIC coffee unlike most hotels.

We would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Castillo Inn was a really great value option, we got a spacious room with two queen beds, two tvs and a sofa for just over $100 a night! The hotel was in a good location, a few minutes walk from a lovely beach populated by seals and diving pelicans.

Absolutely recommended

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castillo Inn at the Beach

Address: 22 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Castillo Inn at the Beach 2.5*
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