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West Beach Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   306 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #22 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Lincolnwood, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Very nice inn, excellent service, all amenities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Best hotel service we had on our trip to SoCal. Front desk was very helpful and informative. Free breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese, wi-fi, cable, heated pool, parking -- all very good and included in the price. Location was excellent. Only complaint is that the rooms were a little "tired", but they were still comfortable and clean. I'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Found the West Beach Inn on TripAdvisor and it is a true gem! We were in an upstairs single Queen room (#211) and had a peek of the ocean and the SB pier..great view...lovely garden view also. The staff is friendly and efficient. Love the continental breakfast and evening cheese and wine reception. There is a great pool and hot tub and the beach is just across the street. The rooms are clean and recently remodeled. I love having a window in the bathroom and plush robes!

Room Tip: Rooms 210 thru 214 have peeks at the ocean and not the price tag! We were in 211..perfect!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Third Time to stay at the WBI ,Two nights at the west beach inn great choice, the rooms are sharply decorated the grounds are manucured the staff was courteous, the location centraly located on the beach and is easy walking distance to stearns wharf and the marina restaurants could not be happerier with the place and would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plano, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our first review was a year ago and we said we'd be back. This year we had the opportunity to come back and we did -- didn't have to think twice about it. This is the kind of place that fits right in with the beach. It has a very relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere. You can sit on your balcony, the courtyard, or at the pool and take it all in. It is a small place so everything you need is close by -- nice and cozy. The rooms are very spacious, well appointed and clean. Morning breakfast and evening wine and cheese are nice touches. And as an added bonus, we got a discount as returning guests (booked in advance). This is our choice for a Santa Barbara stay.

Room Tip: Normally we get balcony rooms for the view. This time we needed a wheelchair accessible room so we...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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swansea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed here in September 2012. Had the best deal in Santa Barbara (after 3 hours calling in x no of places and visitor centre!! ) 4 nights for the price of 3 ($260x3) in a superb room with balcony looking out across the road to the beach/marina/Stearns Wharf. Cheese and wine between 5 and 7 was a bonus, the breakfast great, staff wonderful! for a 4 day chill out perfect!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Whitby, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed here for our 35th anniversary and it was all we hoped for. Right across from the beach and all the action. Very clean room and lots of space. Hotel is well cared for and it shows.
Good complimentary breakfast although nothing is hot. Nice touch with the complimentary wine, cheese and crackers from 5 - 7 pm. Wifi is a little slow but not as bad as some hotels that we have been at. Christian on the front desk went out of his way to make sure that anything we wanted was looked after. There are many restaraunts in the immediate area to suit anyones taste. A couple of hints...
1. If you can, ask for a 3rd floor room facing the marina...very nice views.
2. If it happens to be your wedding anniversay while you are staying here, let them know when you book and they will give you 1% off the price for every year that you are married. We saved 35% which was huge! You will have to have a copy of your marriage cert.
Would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: 3rd floor, facing marina
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morris County, NJ
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Reviews in 204 cities Reviews in 204 cities
2,331 helpful votes 2,331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

First the good and then the comical, which cost it a star.

The hotel is a clean, well maintained hotel across from the marina and near the beach in Santa Monica. We had a room that faced the marina. The view was great; it was large and it was clean. We paid about $300 per night for it. We stayed there two nights.

Now for the comical. On the morning we checked out, we ran out of toilet paper and there was no spare roll to be found. So at 7:30 when I went for breakfast, I went to the front desk and asked for another roll. They did not have one and I was told that I would have to wait for the maid to come in at 8 and she would bring it up. 8 am comes and no toilet paper. 8:30 comes and still nothing. By that time we thought about going to a store and buying a roll,but there were no stores nearby. 9 am nothing. We checked out at about 9:45 and of course did not get it. I am not a demanding person, but when I am paying $300 a night, I expect something as basic as toilet paper in my room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about West Beach Inn

Address: 306 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#21 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The West Beach Inn is nestled in between the beautiful Santa Barbara Yacht Harbor and historic Stearn’s Wharf along Cabrillo Boulevard. The hotel is centrally located, only a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara and steps away from the many beaches, restaurants and shopping areas. Complimentary wine and cheese and a deluxe continental breakfast are offered daily in our sunny lobby alongside the heated pool and large luxurious spa. Guest laundry facilities and Complimentary parking are available to all guests. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and include in-room safes, refrigerators, high quality bathrobes, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV including HBO, desks and telephones equipped with voicemail and automated wake-up call services. Complementary High-Speed Internet is available property-wide. ... more   less 
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