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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

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336 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
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LI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a harbor view room on the 2nd fl. We just stayed at BW in San Simeon so this was a bit less in comfort, amenities, and overall quality. We don't like the quality of food at free breakfast hotels but BW-SB was better than Choice Hotels where we are Diamond Members.

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Thank rpclancee
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent location. Paid $270 for a 1 bed, on the 3rd floor. No balcony. A wet room, no bath. Good hairdryer and makeup remover wipes in room. Very good breakfast, comfy clean bed and the staff were very nice and helpful. Downside was the lift was out of order (which we were told when booking), Feathered bird's outside the bedroom... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This Best Western is right across the marina and about half a mile walk to the pier. On the Saturday that we were here, there were many vendors along the grassy part near the beach selling artwork, jewelry, furniture, hats and all sorts of knick knacks. There were ample parking for $3 at this facility. The rooms were clean and... More 

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Clayton, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Paid full price for an elevator that was working. Upon checking out, I found out there was a screw in my tire that I had to get plugged. There was construction equipment extremely close to my car. There was no compensation off the room rate because of the inconvenience of a working elevator. We were put on the 3rd floor... More 

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Thank Frank P
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Western beachside was in a great location. Nothing fancy but it was clean and the ocean was right across the street. Elevator didn't work, but they had people to help with suitcases if needed. Pool looked nice and clean but we didn't have a chance to use it. Very good hot breakfast.

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Thank Kim G
BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kim, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, our elevator has caused all of us and our guests frustration, but we have done our best during this difficult time. Thanks again for mentioning. HJRobbins -GM More 

Tucson
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to book only about 6 weeks in advance which is always a bad idea for area in July. Limited choices and always costly! This Best Western is nicely located off State, near Sterns Wharf providing water front views, parking and a full breakfast, free internet with your stay. Retro feel/cute. Nice friendly staff.For a total of $400 for one... More 

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Thank Denise C
BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Thank you for the honest feedback. Santa Barbara has become quite pricey, and hard to believe we keep our prices on the lower end of the spectrum for the waterfront hotels. We are just "going with the flow" for the time being... Until our upgrade / renovation is complete. Can't wait for you to be back and see... More 

San Diego, California
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel gets just about everything right. It is priced for the location, which is fantastic for the beaches and for State Street commercial access. So, I can't complain about it being a bit steep. The pool is nice and heated very comfortably. Our room on the 3rd floor had fantastic light, and it was spacious. Beds and pillows were... More 

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Thank mikeclarken
BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mike, You covered it all, even Christian and Armand, who we have working extra hours these days because of the elevator issue. Glad they could show you "how we do things" at the Beachside Inn. See you soon I'm sure. HJRobbins -GM More 

Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to stay, right on the beach and also with a pool; super quiet and with some ocean view rooms. The staff is super friendly and at the reception there are always cookies, berry water and other treats for guests. Breakfast is served in the same room and many are the options. Not a luxurious place but perfect... More 

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Thank MariaGiuliacds
BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Maria, Thanks for mentioning my staff as many guests do. Its not luxurious yet, but my staff seems to make up for it as many find out. They obviously enjoy their jobs, after all, we do work on the waterfront in Santa Barbara. I can't get much better. Glad the family was happy as well! HJRobbins - GM More 

Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a room with an ocean view to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The room was nice, but for $547 for two nights, I was disappointed that the elevator was broken (we were on the third floor) and that the pool was closed for construction. Posting signs saying "sorry for the inconvenience" doesn't make up for... More 

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Our apologies for the disappointment you experienced during your recent stay. I admit during some of the recent improvements we are making, things tend to look as they shouldn't especially with construction workers walking around and some debris being dragged around. We do our best during the day to keep up with the dust, but sometimes it gets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean ,Tidy. Helpful staff. Great location. Value for money. Nice pool area. Closed at our visit due to building work. Hotel let us have a late checkout in order to watch the football. Would fully recommend this hotel in Santa Barbara . Nice breakfast included in the price. Choice of cooked breakfast or different fruits.

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Thank Alistair S
BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Alistair, Thanks for the kind words. We all had fun watching the soccer match with you and your gang in the lobby. Glad we could help you enjoy!! All the best, HJRobbins - GM More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Beachside Inn, perfectly located just across the street and a few minutes walking distance from the harbor, pier and beaches of Santa Barbara. From our fantastic location, you can also enjoy a beautiful walk to "downtown" Santa Barbara, and experience all our world class dining and shopping. And to make life even easier, the Santa Barbara beachfront/downtown electric shuttle is available at our front door if you're planning to have an even more relaxing day while visiting. Our 60 room hotel will be sure to offer you the quaint charm, which represents Santa Barbara's essence. But we also offer some of the most modern conveniences. From our very hi-speed internet, to a fabulous continental breakfast and the latest in air conditioning / heating systems, we are all confident you will have a memorable visit here in Santa Barbara all handled by our fabulous staff.We look forward to welcoming all of you to our wonderful littleescape by the sea in beautiful Santa Barbara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

Address: 336 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $237 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Best Western
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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