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“Awesome location, price and accomodations” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Ranked #28 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
West Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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“Awesome location, price and accomodations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I didn't have a reservation in Santa Barbara on a weekday after Labor Day and on arrival I found most hotels were asking close to $300.00 a night and some had no vacancy. The manager at this hotel offered me a reasonable rate and I was totally pleased with the room, view, cleanliness and location. It's right across from the beach and would book this hotel again in the future!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank mgal51
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thanks for the kind words guys. Glad I could help. We're always willing to help the tired traveler passing through our amazing town. We will see you next time for sure. Some great upgrades planned for the near future so come and enjoy!!
All the best!!!

HJRobbins - GM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and wished we had booked longer....what a great hotel in a great location. The room was spacious, very clean, lovely little pool area and a very friendly team. The breakfast area could have been bigger but hey, the fact that breakfast was included in the room rate was a bonus!!
Loved Santa B, see you again soon!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lindaho1
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hi Lindaho!!!
We loved having you here. Hope you had a safe trip home and looking forward to your next visit again soon. We'll keep the sun shining and the cookies baking for you.
We're here forever, so call whenever you need. We're here to help!!!

Thanks for the kind words!!

HJRobbins GM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We (4 people between 25&31) were there for two nights. We loved the big, clean room, the cheap parking (3 dollers a day) and the continental breakfast.

We paid just 180 dollers for a room fpr four and we were so happy we booked it.

Its in front of the beach and near the state street, were all the restaurants and shops are.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Nicole J
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hi Nicole...
We love it also when we can make our guests happy as you guys were. Come see us again soon. We'll show our Santa Barbara Love as much as you need.
Thanks for your cool feedback. It;s much appreciated!!

HJRobbins GM
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detroit, mi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We came to this hotel after not liking our original choice which had no air conditioning. The young man at the front desk was extremely accommodating to us and to all of our other traveling friends. He gave us great rooms, some suites!, and ours with harbor views. His smiling hello every morning and happy disposition made us all feel good! He and most of the staff there went out of their way to give suggestions, directions, and anything else we needed to make the best of our trip. They definitely, especially Mynor, are great assets for this hotel. They deserve to be commended!

Room Tip: Harbor view was nice but very noisy with traffic right out the balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank maureen j
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks again to our Michigan gang. You're all missed but more important we are stoked that we were able to play a part in you having such a great time in Santa Barbara. Until we meet again...Happy Golfing!!!!

See you next time!!!! HJRobbins GM
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We first stayed at this hotel 2 years ago and really wanted to stay here on this trip & again we were not disappointed. Fantastic location across the road from the harbour and a few minutes walk from the beach and Stearns Wharf. We arrived without a prior reservation but were given a lovely, comfortable, spotless room which overlooked the pool and was right by the quiet sunbathing terrace. The public areas are very clean and well maintained. The staff are helpful, informative and friendly . The breakfast is very good with lots of variety. The hotel is a short walk from the main downtown shopping area and restaurants. Great hotel in a perfect location!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mary F
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thanks Mary,
Cheers to you and thanks for taking the time to share the kind words. We're glad when we can help a random guest passing through enjoy Santa Barbara. You picked the perfect spot, dead center between the pier and the harbor. Can't get much better. Do us a favor a share our secret with all your UK buddies. We'll be glad to help!
All the best!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Had a good stay after leaving a hotel down the street that didn't have air con. The man at the desk, Mynor, was so nice to us and accommodating.it was a very convenient location.The breakfast was good, but can get a little crowded.They always helped us with directions and restaurants. They did not charge us extra for the weekends like the other hotels. There were 10 of us and we were happy.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gigideanb
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
We miss you guys already..Thanks so much for giving us the chance and glad we lived up to our reputation. Hope you're all back in Michigan safely and looking forward to seeing the gang again in the future. And by the way...Mynor misses you guys so much he had tears for 2 days...
Let's get ready to golf again soon!! Call us anytime and Thanks so much for your kind words!!

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Kirkland, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

great spot right across from the harbor, can walk to Stearns Wharf for great seafood. Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations for sights, restaurants. Fresh baked cookies in the lobby on our arrival! Room was large, with a balcony. Great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helpful?
Thank Don R
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
What can we say. We have a tough job taking care of great folks like yourself and looking at the harbor all day. Beachfront in Santa Barbara, how much better can it get? We've got great plans and upgrades scheduled for the near future, so come visit whenever you like. We'll be here waiting.

Many Thanks - HJRobbins GM
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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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