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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Santa Barbara Inn is definitely top of the line. The hotel has recently been updated and it was done first class. The ocean view rooms has a wonderful balcony that is great to relax on. The room itself was nicely decorated with a very comfortable bed. We ate in the restaurant "Convivo" on the main floor of the Inn.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful newly refurbished hotel. Check-in was a bit slow but staff was friendly. Room was very nice with a beautiful ocean view and spacious patio - but nowhere to put my suitcase in the room. Bed already had a slump as though someone really big had been sleeping in it and pillows were hard. The bathroom was beautiful but needs... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice hotel that is almost perfect. The remodel is gorgeous, the location prime and the restaurant delicious and forward thinking. Not too mention it has an outdoor patio which believe it or not, is actually rare in Santa Barbara. What makes this hotel just slightly shy of perfect are the rooms and their lack of a... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious rooms w/ new Drexel furniture, drapes, large double-sink bathrooms w/ separate shower & baths... all well-maintained! Our room #332, had a private balcony w/a table & 2 chairs. Room service is available, as well as valet. Great value!

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say? It was definitely worth the wait! This great hotel is located close to the Santa Barbara Zoo, as well as providing easy access to all things Santa Barbara. Walk across the street and you're on the beach. A short walk to State Street (with views that make the walk an adventure) and the famed Funk Zone.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience with The Santa Barbara Inn was excellent. Everything about the hotel: from the lobby, to the rooms, to the view, is nothing short of beautiful. We arrived on a Saturday for a one night stay, and wish that we would have been able to make a longer trip of it! The valet was courteous and helpful. They showed... More 

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3 Thank Luv2Trvl4567
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Classy European design opens to the Ocean, The rooms have beautiful views of the Pacific with beds that are very comfortable and inviting. The Bathrooms are sizable and well appointed with amenities. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs.All in all a great experience, we dined at the Hotel's restaurant Convivo and the food was exceptional... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, nicely renovated but the staff is brand new and still needs training. The room was good size but strong food smell in the hallways and smoking smells as well coming from the offices on the second floor. We could not sleep the last night because the hotel decided to put a family with young Children's right above our... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Wow, spectacular newly renovated hotel, beautiful room, excellent service and loved Convivo Restaurant. The flat bread margarita pizza with prosciutto was fantastic. We will be coming back sooner then later. Cheers, well done!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy our visits to Santa Barbara and so happy to have stayed at the newly renovated Santa Barbara Inn. What a beautiful hotel and a perfect location. From the time we arrived until our departure, we were met with a friendly and efficient staff. The room was great with an ocean view from our private balcony. So beautiful! I... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Inn

Address: 901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $258 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Barbara Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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