We were very happy with the Inn at East Beach. Frank was very friendly and welcoming, and the other staff were the same. The room was very large with a very well equipped small kitchen – including oven, gas top stove top, full size fridge, microwave, cutlery, salt and pepper etc. The room was very comfortable with a fireplace which made it very cozy when the nights got chilly. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever had in a hotel. The breakfasts were very generous with delicious fresh pastries, hot beverages, cereal and breads. The only negative with the room was the fact that the pool was not heated, and the noise from the highway made sleeping difficult, especially in the early morning. The location was great – about a 45 minute walk to downtown, along a beautiful waterfront. If a person didn’t want to walk, one could take the shuttle for 50 cents from the Hyatt across the street to downtown. Based on the price, it is definitely a bargain for Santa Barbara. There was plenty of parking behind the hotel also. I would highly recommend this hotel.