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“Perfectly adequate Harborside Hotel”

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Best Western Beachside Inn
Ranked #26 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Perfectly adequate Harborside Hotel”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Santa Barbara can be so booked up on weekends, for no particular reason. And it is hard to know what of the mid-priced hotels to trust if you're new to the area. This hotel is clean, well-located to walk all over, including the Harbor, Stearns Wharf and to easily get to State Street for all of the action. The Harbor view makes all the difference. Parking is easy and the bedding is nice for a hotel of this caliber. Hotel offered free wifi but I never got it working and just used my broadband card.Decent value for the price.

Room Tip: High floors, harbor view will give you the best experience.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hi Guys...
We'll totally take "Perfectly Adequate" from you anytime. Sorry though about that WiFi issue, we usually don't hear of any problems with it, but will for sure keep an eye out on it. Thanks for the info.
See you next visit...

HJRobbins - GM
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

we will be back and wish we could stay longer then 7 nights. Great location and service. Excellent breakfast. Very nice pool and guest parking. Also, dogs are welcome and across from the beach and city park.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank DaveB6901
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
We are a hidden treasure, but not for long if you keep telling everyone Dave, Thanks for the kind words again! And don't forget, no more 7 hour drives to get here, we have that non-stop from Phoenix to SB airport just 10 minutes from us...
See you soon, I'm sure

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Hermosa Beach, United States
1 review
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Perfect location across from beach and walking to harbor. Prices were very reasonable for summer time compared to others in same vicinity. Staff was great, very accommodating and rooms large and updated. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hi Robyn,
What more does a traveler need then a great price and a great location. Well, maybe great service and staff..OH..You did happen to mention that too. Guess you got it all covered for us. You're awesome!
See you next time your up here... HJRobbins - GM
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Swansea
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed here for two nights during a ten day trip of the west coast. I cannot fault this hotel at all and was my favourite place to stay out of the five we stayed in. Location is spot on being just a short walk to the wharf,harbour and state street and just across the road from the beach. Our room overlooked the pool and was very clean and well maintained. Had the best night sleep in a long time due to the very comfy bed! Breakfast was good with lots of different options including hot omelette,sausage and bacon and various pastries,toast, cereals etc.I really enjoyed the fresh fruit cocktail with yogurt which was a welcome healthy change! Coffee was lovely and available all day with strawberry iced water and freshly made cookies in the afternoon. The pool was well heated and towels always available. The staff at the front desk were by far the friendliest and most helpful that I have ever come across and made us feel very welcome. would highly recommend staying at this hotel. State street has plenty of shops and restaurants which is about a ten minute walk away. If you get a chance you must experience the land shark! totally awesome!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Mandy,
"SAY NO MORE" Signed, sealed and delivered...and the Land Shark thanks you too, he just drove by...
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Fremont, Cambodia
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a great view from our room. We were facing Cabrillo Drive and our view was of the marina. We had a 3 to 4 block walk to Stearns Wharf. We also had a balcony on the 2nd floor which was absolutely great to sit outside and enjoy the view of the marina and ocean. Would stay again if in area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jan C
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hi Jan,
Location and views...Just check out the TA photos..Obviously you paid few dollars more for that view and balcony, but come try out some of our less expensive rooms with our pool views, after all your not in Santa Barbara to sit in your hotel room all day and stare outside :)

See you soon! HJRobbins - GM
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Anaheim, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hotel rooms clean and staff friendly, givern age of hotel. My family and I had two room next to each other. Breakfast was great for the kids and family. Lots of stuff for the kids to do. Beach , marina, and pier across the street.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Irene M
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thanks Irene,

Thanks for the kind words. We take care of our little 64 year old with kit gloves and pamper her everyday. I'm glad you were able to see our efforts.

See you on your next trip up I'm sure. HJRobbins - GM
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Scottsdale, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This Hotel was perfect for us. Great restaurants and beaches within walking distance for a family of 8 ranging in age from 3 years old to 65 years old. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was our first time in that area and because of the staffs' suggestions we did not waste our short time there searching on our own. The area is beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Susan C
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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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