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Riverside, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was small and right off the parking lot with a sliding glass door for entry. The bathroom was small and the only window was the slider entrance in the front of the unit. It felt like you were staying in some one's garage. It was certainly overpriced, but then it was August in Santa Barbara. It was clean... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very basic-a clean place to sleep. Pluses: Across the road from the beach; clean; parking and “breakfast” included in price. Good coffee in the breakfast room. Not positive: No air conditioning, but 2 noisy fans instead. The fan in the window sill not usable when closing the curtain for privacy. No in-room coffee. No hair dryer which would be useful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was just a bit worried about staying here based upon some of the other reviews. Room was adequate and good size. Bed was large and comfortable and everything worked just fine. Had to ask in the office for an iron and a blow dryer. Our first floor room had a nice screen door and a view of the beach.... More 

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Cambria, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Not really wanted to stay in Santa Barbara but due to family member illness we had to find someplace to stay. Clean room. Fridge. Nice overall. The thing we didn't like was the drag racing on Cabrillo St. Contential breakfast was average. Hot coffee. Good ice machine. Old style place. Looked like it was built in the 60's. Needed ceiling... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Found this place on hotels.com. Little concerned as we drove up due to the size but we were more than pleasantly surprised. Don't hesitate to book here. You can walk right to the wharf and a couple of great restaurants. We were given room number 25 in the corner and it was large and wonderfully quiet.

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

For over 10 years our group of 25 stays at the Cabrillo for a weekend in July. We don't move our cars and walk everywhere. Great patio and lawn for bocci ball. One of us always rents the suite so we have a mini kitchen with microwave and refrigerator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Prime location on Cabrillo Blvd across from beach park with beautiful unobstructed views from selected rooms, helpful staff, fine fruit and pastries at included breakfast, beautiful landscaped setting with private view deck or balcony for each room. We really enjoyed the landscaped private porch for room 233. One of the last motels in an area of resorts and condos, it... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful location, older property but our room was large and clean with a large deck and awesome view directly outside our slider. Good coffee too. We'll definitely stay here again!

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Irvine, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The beach was across the street and one can take long walks either by going left or right. The wharf is a 20 minute walk. State Street with all its sores and restaurants is 10 minutes away by car. Delicious breakfast. Friendly staff. Good prices.

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TonySantaBarbara, Owner at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and comments. Based on your comments you stay was enjoyable and your experience was all that we offered you was favorable. If you missed the rating areas of either location, service and cleaniness you can correct as all these are defaulted to 1 on a scale of 1-5. Otherwise we hope that you will... More 

San Luis Obispo County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Cabrillo Inn is away from the busyness of Stern's Wharf yet an easy walk to there. It is directly across the street from a lovely, uncrowded stretch of beach, and close to the SB Zoo. Rooms are pleasant, and bottom floor rooms have a tiny sitting porch attached. Nice pool. Nice breakfast provided. Relaxed atmosphere, kid friendly. I would stay... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

Address: 931 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $142 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Cabrillo Inn At The Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Cabrillo Hotel Santa Barbara
Cabrillo Motel Santa Barbara
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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