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Best Western Beachside Inn
Ranked #23 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Atascadero, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice Place”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

The staff at this Best Western are FABULOUS! The location was nice being across the street from the harbor and close to the shuttle. the room was comfortable and very clean. I think the decor needs an update. The free frig was a surprise, as well as the microwave. I have stayed at many resorts and so my standard might be high for interior/exterior design. This is where this hotel could use a face lift. If this doesn't matter to you……pick this hotel for the staff, location, and clean room.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Cal J
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Cal,
Thanks for the accolades. Glad my staff made you feel comfortable... As for the older, tired feel, you are correct but have no fears...We are so excited to say the facelift has been approved and is forthcoming for the near future. Many great secrets and surprises are in store for our 67 year old friend. She deserves a little facelift and it's well deserved...Hope down the road and see the progress in the near future...

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed January 8, 2014

I stayed here for business and my room was beautiful and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, I was very satisfied and plan on staying there again. The front desk manager, Josh Redford, was so professional and polite as were the rest of the staff I spoke to. I really like this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Aly K
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Ali,

Glad Josh was able to make you feel so welcome...After all, we're working on the waterfront in Santa Barbara, CA, how could we not be happy and welcome you. I hope my upgraded wifi network worked well for your business needs. I did everything I can to make it super easy for everyone to use... See you next time upon your return.

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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This Best Western is one of the best ones we've stayed at - and we always stay with Best Western when we travel. We took the train up and the hotel was within easy walking distance of the station. It's right by Santa Barbara Harbor and close to Stearns wharf and State Street. It's a couple miles from the zoo. The hotel itself was adorable. An extremely clean and well decorated room with a lovely balcony. We stayed on the Harbor side on the 3rd floor. The sunrise was beautiful! Will definitely stay longer next time! The staff members were very friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was everything we expect when we stay with Best Western - simple but very good - get there early! :-)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pam S
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Pam,

Thanks for the kind words as well...I love that train ride. So many of our guests are now returning and deciding to take the Surfliner here from north or South. As you know its just a short walk from the train station to the beachfront and or wondereful little hotel.

Looking forward to your return..

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Castaic, California
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Josh and Heidi greeted us with huge smiles and just baked cookies. We were allowed to check in a bit early which is a plus when you're traveling with a bicycle and a case of wine! The room was spotless and included a microwave, fridge and coffee maker. Free internet, a large screen TV and a hot breakfast was perfect for my husband. I sat in front of the window and enjoyed the sunset and sunrise over the harbor and the long wharf. I've stayed in Santa Barbara many times, but never had such a great location. (Easy on and off access to the freeway, but very quiet at night thanks to double paned windows.) As Arnold would say, "We'll be back."

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Judith H
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Judith,

Glad we got you hooked as well. You will be back and thats why we are smiling. So many of our neighbors visiting for the first time decide to return because we make it so easy, fun and entertaining for you. And don't forget, we now have the #1 rated trip advisor restaurant and Santa Barbara 200 feet from our front door...TOMA is here and amazing...

Comeback and play again soon!!!

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

A simple and older property, but so nice! Well-located. On-site parking reasonably priced. Facing the water. Easy walk to State St. and downtown. The reception staff and housekeeping staff whom we encountered were all very professional and friendly. The rooms clean...and surprisingly BIG!

Room Tip: Balcony facing the water is my favorite...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CaliforniaMarie
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi CaliforniaMarie...
Our baby here is 67 years and doing great so far but get ready for a major faceilft in the near future. Some great things to come...The best part is that we're not moving anywhere so we'll have a newer feel in this same amazing location...

Come visit whenever you want and many Thanks for your kind words

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Paradise Valley, United States
1 review
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The location right across the beach and next to a park is fantastic. It is a comfortable hotel with modern updates. The beds are comfortable and it is relatively quiet…it is an urban setting. The front desk is very helpful and the General Manager, Harvey, is a gem. We can't wait for our next visit to Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Joseph B
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Joe,

Thanks for the kind words and for giving us a try...I'm glad I / we could make it so enjoyable for you. As for being a "Gem"....hmmm..I'd call myself a gem in the rough but I'm surely trying....

See you next time I'm sure...

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a wonderful vacation and stay in Santa Barbara. This hotel is in a great location and the staff is so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend and and will be staying there again. The breakfast is a great value. The front desk with Nick was so helpful. He is a great asset to this hotel. There are fresh baked cookies every afternoon. We will be returning.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Farantreve
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Farantreve,
Thanks for your kind words and ESPECIALLY for mentioning Nick by name. He could sure use a pick me up after having 4 wisdoms pulled the other day. I mentioned your note to him and it was the first smile he's had in days...He should be back to work soon so give him a call for your next reservation...
Many Thanks again and see you soon...

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Property: Best Western Beachside Inn
Address: 336 W Cabrillo Boulevard, 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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