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The Eagle Inn
Ranked #3 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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La Mirada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“They Really Care”
Reviewed July 10, 2007

We had a room with two king beds reserved for three nights for self , wife and 17year old son. When we arrived, the front desk clerk asked us if we would prefer The Santa Cruz Cottage with a bedroom, a separate living room with sofa bed for our son and a small kitchen. She thought that we would be more comfortable with our son in a different bedroom from us and of course she was right. The cost difference was only a few dollars and it was well worth it. The cottage was separate from the main building. It was very well decorated modern and clean. The bedroom had a large Jaccuzi tub in it as well as having a very nice separate fully tiled bathroom.
The location of the inn was great, we didn’t need our car to do the tourist stuff but we did need it when we went to visit the university about 8 miles away.
If our son does get accepted into UCSB next year we will definitely stay at the Eagle Inn again.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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West Hills, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2007

My friend and I just returned from a fabulous weekend
in Santa Barbara. I had searched through tripadvisor
for weeks, trying to find the perfect place to stay. I have
difficulty sleeping in hotels since you either have people
walking above you or very thin walls. I wanted to try a B & B
but wanted privacy. We stayed in the San Miguel cottage at
the Eagle Inn and couldn't have been happier. It was like having our own little house! Never heard anyone. I am not sure how the
main house is as far as noise, privacy, etc. but they have a couple of cottages to choose from and the one we were in really
was perfect.

  • Liked — The privacy the cottage provided
  • Disliked — Continental Breakfast could have been a little better
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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1 Thank LovetoWineTaste
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Northern Cal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 17, 2007

The Inn itself was nice, located easy walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Off street parking. The room (2nd floor) we had was fairly nice, 2 Queens, updated, the bathroom had a very small shower, but it was doable. Beds were as expected within this price range. The issue that we had is that the room was very warm. We visited in June, the temperatures were in the low 70s during the days, probably in the 50s at night. We had the windows open and the room fan on all night, and still slept on top of the covers/with light sheet. Note: we come from an area that has daytime and nightime temperatures 10-20 degrees warmer than Santa Barbara and so are not heat intolerant. We were on the second floor, perhaps request the first floor if you think this will be an issue for you. We did note this to the Inn staff after the first night and they did provide us with an additional fan, however, it did not make a difference on the second, night. They do have at least a few rooms with AC, if you think this might be an issue, you might request one. Otherwise, this is a great central place to enjoy Santa Barbara.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The (warm) temperature in the room at all times
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mercedes_01
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Los Angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2007

This was my first visit to Santa Barbara. I researched the hotels and Inns for weeks and decided on the Eagle Inn because of the Whirlpool Jacuzzi Tub for two and the great reviews they received. I was not disappointed. The Inn is located on a quiet residential street, it has a charming ambience. We stayed in Room 105, Deluxe King with fireplace and Whirlpool Jacuzzi. I loved everything about the room, from the private balcony to the elegantly folded towels in the bathroom. It was very quiet with a relaxing atmosphere. Everything seemed recently renovated and was clean. The front desk staff were friendly and very helpful, they provided printed directions to resturants on request. The maid service was very accomodating when I asked it she would show me how she folded the towels. The next day our towels were folded in another lovely design. The continential breakfast offered a variety of fresh fruits, bagels, pastries, juice and coffee. The Eagle Inn is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing getaway.

  • Liked — Decor and Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Seal Beach, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2007

Stayed two nights in Room 210, Deluxe King with Jacuzzi, with its own double french doors, balcony, brand new bathroom, fireplace. Exactly the same room as the one shown in their brochures and on the web. Truly charming, very large room (a large studio really), and a very good breeze coming in through windows on two sides. This building is historic from the 20's so you can't expect terrific soundproofing. We stayed midweek, so maybe people are quieter than on weekends, hard to say. It was SO quiet... the trains were not a problem at all because the tracks are far enough away that you really aren't disturbed by them. The room is directly above the breakfast room, so some might be bothered by hearing the faint sounds of music and someone setting up the food service at 7am. I didn't really notice that much either. Another reviewer complained about paper cups and plates at breakfast, but that doesn't seem to be true anymore: nice ceramic bowls, plates and coffee cups. Really good selection of fruit, yogurt, cereal, bagels and what looked like locally made breakfast pastries. Excellent breakfast. I can hardly wait to come back and try one of the self-contained cottages. Lived in SB in the 1980's and like coming back occasionally to enjoy its charm and fantastic ambience. As SB hotels go, the price is really a good value. The cost of lodging in SB is truly epic so it's nice to come across a truly charming place with decent service and amenities. Easy to just walk everywhere from here, or catch the trolley on State. My only complaint was the pillows were terrible... so many hotels don't spend the money on decent, comfortable pillows which can make the experience so much better. I hope the Eagle Inn invests in better pillows, but I'll just bring my own next time just in case.

  • Liked — Charming ambience, room quality and size, location
  • Disliked — pillows
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jophine
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Fountain Valley, California
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376 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2007

We spent 2 nights at the Eagle Inn, and it was a great little inn. It is small and quaint and is located a short walk from the beach and Stearn's Wharf. The staff was friendly and very helpful with restaurant recommendations. We had a room with a fireplace and a veranda where we enjoyed our morning breakfast each day. Once we parked the car, it stayed parked. We walked all over town and to dinner each night. We loved the Eagle Inn, and would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Liked — small and quaint
  • Disliked — no complaints
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank beetrvln
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Kansas City
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2007

Just returned from a lovely stay at the Eagle Inn! The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. It almost felt like we were staying as a guest in someone's home instead of an inn. The free contintental breakfast was filling and plentiful. It they ran low on an item, it was quickly replenished. They serve a variety of fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, bread, cereal, juice, milk, coffee, etc. Instead of cheap plates and cups, they have very nice stoneware. They have a computer in the breakfast room for the guests. They also have free copies of the local newspaper.

When we needed dinner recommendations and reservations, they took care of that for us. The location is a short 2 block walk from the beach. We walked everywhere! Our room was huge! It had a full eat in kitchen and 2 king sized beds. You could open all the windows and let in that cool Santa Barbara breeze. The hotel is very quiet because of the thick walls. We slept soundly except for when the train went by in the early morning but that did not bother us at all.

They have flat panels TV's in the rooms and a DVD player. You can check out DVD's at the front desk. The hotel is charming with painted walls, high ceilings, plants, local art and coffee and cookies in the lobby. We got to know the staff during our stay and they were really top notch. The parking is plentiful and the price is really a good value, considering it's in Santa Barbara!

We highly recommend that you stay at the Eagle Inn!

  • Liked — The large rooms, friendly and efficient staff and the overall value.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: The Eagle Inn
Address: 232 Natoma Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3522
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Eagle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eagle Inn is a romantic quiet boutique hotel located just 2 blocks from the beach. We are a ten minute walk to downtown and The Funk Zone and all of the activities and attractions Santa Barbara has to offer. We have bikes, free, for you to use, and offer free parking and serve a complimentary, tasty cooked breakfast. ... more   less 
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