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“Walk to beach and very secure.” 4 of 5 stars
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Inn At East Beach
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
La Habra
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“Walk to beach and very secure.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The manager, Frank, is a gentle soul. He knew and addressed me by name. We were provided with lots of discount coupons to local restaurant s. The rooms have been rennovated. Although they are very plain, they were extremely clean.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Location: check! Hosts/ 'management': check! Breakfast: check!
Ambience: check! Comfotr/amenities: check! We have been staying here for 7+ years on our way to family in LA.
Have tried other motels nearby and settled happily here. The 90+ pics tell the story.

How many inn keepers/ desk clerks do YOU usually want to pose with? Frank simply Is The Best.

Also wonderful is the international flair provided by the savvy Europeans.

Also -- there is a Hyatt across the street. From there-- you can catch a shuttle (50 cents) (seniors 25 cents) to wharf/ downtown Plus a big airport bus to LAX. I don't know what could possibly be missing!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The room was great, very comfortable bed and nice bathroom.

The property is a bit dated and the pool area nothing special but for the great price it's what you expect. The location is great being just a block back from the beach.

What sets this motel apart is the service. Frank and his partner are incredibly friendly and point out all the top spots to visit. We'll be back for sure

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was a little worried booking at Inn at East Beach BECAUSE it was so expensive... I was worried that the low price and nice website were lures and that I would end up with a not-so-nice hotel. My worries were unfounded. This place was great, the staff is friendly, the breakfast is of course continental, so don't expect eggs benedict or anything, but it surely is good (get there to get the chocolate muffin if you're reaaaallly on vacation!). The room was nice (could get a little hot!). No complaints and in terms of price to deliverance, truly on point!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What they say is what they give. This is a nicely appointed, designer decorated boutique hotel, in a prime location--(1 block to beachfront, 1 block to zoo, walkable along causeway to Stearns Wharf and SB Visitor's Center, as well as, is conveniently bus-accessible to all points downtown). Highly maintained by both Frank and Linda who oversee all details for the Inn and their travelers, this was just right as a secure, clean, convenient haven for 2-nights from the LA sprawl. The overhead ceiling fan is quietly tasteful and gently pulls the ocean breezes into the room. I had the fireplace-plus King size bedroom. The fireplace was mostly used in the cooler mornings when the fog layed low over the mountain tops. The flat screen LG TV was used primarily for "Soundscapes" music, but Cable TV/movies are available as well. Tri-County Wholesale Grocery is 2-blocks away if you want snack or edibles for your room's little refrigerator. Laundry and vending on premises, and Continental breakfast is served...but there are also other options. Ask Frank when you check-in: he knows everything and is the perfect resource for your stay--if traveling solo or with family or as a couple. Just kick back and enjoy!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A very friendly welcome and helpful hints on where to eat and drives etc.

Lovely size rooms, clean, with good showers, fireplace and free internet, tea coffee etc.

Breakfast was very good- pastries, cereal, good coffee and tea, bagels toast- happy for you to eat in the courtyard (little chilly in April) or take it to your room if you prefer.
Parking is on site around the back
Nice size heated swimming pool to chill by of 2 minute walk on the beach.

Santa Barbra is a beautiful destination with plenty to do.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Benicia, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Absolutely no complaints. Rooms were clean. The Inn has a warm & hospitable atmosphere. Ideal location for beach. Should we return and visit Santa Barbara in the future, the Inn at East Beach will certainly be the place we will call for reservations!

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Also Known As:
Inn At East Beach Hotel
Inn At East Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel At East Beach
At East Beach Hotel
Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn At East Beach 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps to Santa Barbara's best beach - Exclusive East Beach Resort area near zoo, wharf and shopping. ... more   less 
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