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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach

931 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642
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#41 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Inn at the Beach is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Cabrillo Inn at the Beach makes it easy to enjoy the best of Santa Barbara.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the motel.

Cabrillo Inn features a sun terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Cabrillo Inn At The Beach Hotel, free parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as Moreton Bay Fig Tree (1.3 mi) and Santa Barbara Harbor (1.6 mi) make Cabrillo Inn a great place to stay when visiting Santa Barbara.

Travelers looking to enjoy some fish and chips can head to Brophy Bros., Santa Barbara FisHouse, or Jane. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Italian restaurant such as Toma Restaurant and Bar, Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano, or Opal Restaurant and Bar.

Should time allow, Stearns Wharf is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Cabrillo Inn At The Beach Hotel is sure to make your visit to Santa Barbara one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
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Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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We were arriving late and moving on so only wanted something cheap and cheerful. Not entirely sure it fit the bill of either. This is motel accommodation and is at the lower end of the price bracket for Santa Barbara which still means it is pricey for what you get. The rooms are very tired. Clean yes and a good large TV but no AC and strange in wall set heat and a large portable fan. Fridge under sink counter. Our room was set at a strange angle and had a small triangle balcony. I swear the room next door had a large window onto the balcony (no access) but not exactly private for either. Breakfast is continental buffet which is fine but not enough tables for the number of guests and all quite cramped. Paper plates and plastic cups and cutlery. Fresh fruit and pastry selection was good but no labels to know what they were. Two women sitting in what looked like a cupboard, but guess was the prep area, just seemed to sit and chat the entire time we were there (having waited for soemwhere to sit). Have to say best selection of tourist info I have seen around California so thats a plus. We ate dinner next door at Convivo which we can recommend. The location of this place is good opposite the beach but I wouldnt want to stay for more than one or two nights
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Once a year, we travel to Santa Barbra, to go to the Zoo. This place not only has the best Breakfast, but walking distance to the Zoo and Ocean. Extra clean rooms, friendly staff and just over all great place to stay. Prices are very reasonable too.
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Lupe, in charge of the breakfast (for over 40 years!) is so welcoming, cheerful, and delightful. The breakfast selection is the absolute BEST we have ever had at any vacation hotels! Even outshines the Marriott and Hyatt hotels we’ve stayed at!! Location location location!!! Love the location of this Inn......right in front of the beach/ocean. We originally intended to stay here only one night however we loved it so much we stayed two nights and we wish we could stay a lot longer. Steve at the front desk is incredibly kind, accommodating, friendly and helpful!! THIS PLACE IS GREAT!!!!
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This Inn is set between two grand hotels. The guy on reception was very nice and friendly. We had a room overlooking the ocean and road. The furniture in the room was quite dated, the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was ok but again dated. The vanity basin was outside the bathroom which was a bit odd as the mini fridge was under the counter top of the basin unit. Large verandah outside our room which was nice. Did not sleep too well as the hotel next door had a party and it did not end until about 2am. All in all was fine for a one night stay. Breakfast was self service, not much selection and you had to use disposable plates, cups and cutlery. Safe off road free parking was available.
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Due to car trouble, ended up needing one night's lodging. I prefer hotels that are not part of big chains, and this fit the bill. The furnishings are not the most modern, but my room was clean and comfortable. The upgraded faucet and shower head lets you know that someone is paying attention. The bed is adequate, the cable television selections more extensive than a typical Marriott, and the towels are above average. The continental breakfast was great, featuring four kinds of fresh berries and a wide selection of pastry choices--including ham and cheese croissants and quiche. Another plus is that they have boiled eggs available. Even on a Saturday night, this stretch of Cabrillo Blvd was quiet by 9:00 pm and the traffic died down enough so that I could hear the ocean from my room (first floor of the building on the east end). Other guests were enjoying the common patio areas which (for me anyway) added to the friendly feel of the place. In the morning, the front desk graciously extended check out by one hour which gave me a chance to walk around the neighborhood and swim in the heated pool. Yes, there are a couple of other motels in the area but the Cabrillo Inn has the best location. The pool was clean and warm with plenty of towels available. Overall, a great stay and I will be back.
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$83 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Cabrillo Bike Path (0.7 miles), Santa Barbara Art Glass (0.6 miles), and Santa Barbara Zoo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Convivo Restaurant and Bar, and Habit.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cabrillo Inn at the Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa del Herrero (2.4 miles), Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.8 miles), and Casa de la Guerra (1.6 miles).
Does Cabrillo Inn at the Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cabrillo Inn at the Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.