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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Ranked #27 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Fullerton, California
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117 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable, My 2nd Stay, Would Stay Again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is not a luxury hotel, but decor is nice /very comfortable/clean. We had a 3rd floor, room 301, with a less than perfect sea/boat harbor/tree view, over a 4 lane road (quiet with sliding doors closed) View, off to the left, included the warf/pier. 2 Queen Beds, good sized mini fridge/w no freezer, microwave, coffee maker w/ fixings, hair dryer, approx 4-5' wide open closet space, a somewhat wide terrace beyond sliding doors, which was not deep enough to allow sitting. Room was very clean, spacious, w/table with at least 2/ possibly 4 chairs/ 1 ceiling fan, dressing/sink area with quite good counter space seperate from the toilet/shower. Pool appeared sparkling clean, did not test. Continental Breakfast included bagels, cream cheese, breads, rotating toaster, chilled hard boiled eggs, cereals, juices, and more, included in room cost. No AC, but not an issue on ''this'' stay, but was last time when in a north facing room overlooking park across side street. There is at least one ice machine, 2nd floor near elevator.

Room Tip: I called hotel direct for reservation, rec'd a discount /room upgrade/mid week/August.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

Although the room was of a decent size and had modern decor, there were some drawbacks. It was located on a main corner across from the wharf, which made for good views, but was very noisy. Walls not well insulated and people next door were very loud. The bathroom, although nice because toilet was separate from shower, was not that clean. The fan and light switches for whole bathroom were connected so if one was turned on, they all had to be on. Whole room had a musty smell and carpet did not feel clean. Location good for wharf and pier, but a long walk from shopping on State St. For the price per night, not really worth it. Did include continental breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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201 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

we stayed here for one night on a family trip. we were able to get the early check in we requested which was great! we have stayed at all 3 best westerns and this hotel is the best location out of the 3 in Santa Barbara! very simple so don't expect much but very clean! my only complaint is that the pillowcases smelled of bleach. we were able to walk to everything and our view from our room was great! highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed here after flying in to LA to drive the Pacific Coastal Highway, we were a bit limited as the Fiesta was on in Santa Barbara and most hotels were only taking bookings for 2 night minimum. We could only get a double queen room for 4 - 2 adults and 2 teenagers so were not looking forward to the night! However the room was large and spacious with a fridge, microwave, coffee machine etc and was plenty big enough for an overnight stop with huge amounts of luggage We even had a balcony!. The hotel was easy walking distance from the centre of Santa Barbara and opposite the beach. The Breakfast included was OK, the breakfast area was crowded with a lack of seating but you could easily take stuff back to your room. It was quiet and clean and did the job for an overnight stop. My daughter said she had the best nights sleep after 2 weeks of travelleing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

had the pleasure of staying at this hotel this weekend. It was in the perfect location to walk to the pier, state street or the beach. the room was fresh and clean. continental breakfast was very euro style. I had a great time and we got a great deal. I'd come back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

Incredibly nice staff, perfect location. Maybe a bit expensive, but everything is in Santa Barbara. Very recommendable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Great service. The room's balcony overlooked the harbor, great for an evening cocktail. Good proximity for walking downtown and to the pier.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Address: 336 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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 
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