Stayed 2 nights in room #17. When we arrived, the Inn's outward appearance is quaint and inviting. Once inside, the lobby area was cozy and nicely appointed. After checking in, we proceeded to climb the interior stairs towards our room. There was an ever increasing feeling that the Inn was well worn and in need of maintenance work. This became more evident as we notice stains and scrapes on the walls, a wooden chair in corridor with a broken arm rest, and an ever present musty smell emanating from the carpeting.
We entered our room and with one look were very disappointed with it. It was dingy and stuffy. For $199 per night it did not come close to the level of quality or spaciousness we expected from a room at this price. We have stayed in rooms at half the price that were more spacious, and better appointed than this room. The worse part of all was the bathroom. It was the smallest and most cramped we have ever encountered. There is only one sink with little counter space along with plumbing exposed underneath. The toilet is located in narrow slot next to the shower wall and when sitting on it, your face is practically hitting the bathroom door. The tub/shower is a joke and is entered through a narrow opening right in front of the toilet. The tub portion is about half the width and length of a standard tub and the shower handles are located on the side wall instead of on the front like most showers. If you're not careful you will hit your leg or backside on them if you turn round in the shower.
The room has a small balcony and is barely large enough for two people. One of the chairs had tiles missing from the seat area and one leg of one chair was bent inward making it unstable. There is no air conditioning in the room. There is a small ceiling fan and a portable electric fan, but on a warm day, they will not keep you very comfortable. We had to keep the balcony doors open all the time to get cooler air into the room. Since the balcony overlooks the pool area, you will hear all the noise when people are using it.
The only positive about the Villa Rosa Inn was it's location in town to the beach, shopping, and restraints. Otherwise, it's just an over priced and low quality facility.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Rosa Hotel Santa Barbara