This bed and breakfast is located walking distance from the beach in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is also a 2 minute drive from a grocery store. Yummy homemade breakfasts provided - filled your soul for whatever you were doing that day. "Social" wine and cheese in the afternoon if you were in.
Excellent host who was cordial and provided information although not very knowledgeable about the restaurants or wineries. But did go out of his way to assist us with written info and other places where we could get additional info.
We stayed in the Hitchcock House on the first floor with our own private entrance. The room was very spacious. However, if you have back problems or other "aches and pains, the mattress on the queen size bed will not be your friend --- it was lumpy and the springs were old, maybe like the large pictures on the wall of the 1930s individuals who lived there..... Remember this room is in the front of the house. Garbage collection, recycling trucks that hang out in the front, will wake you up and keep you up from 5 AM on. Sleeping with the windows open was out of the question and the room was "hot" inside even though it was October. The did bring us an extra fan to go with the ceiling fan, and it helped some. This is negative for the place and probably the loss of the 5th star.
Good value for the money - great attitude by all staff.
They have bikes you can borrow. Don't expect state of the art cycling! They were old but functional enough to ride around in for a few hours down to the beach.
If you are flexible and in excellent physical shape, great place. The positives outweigh the negatives.Check out your room location and your mattress.
Then - enjoy the beach and Santa Barbara.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover our historic Santa Barbara inn and vacation rentals only 1 block from famous East Beach! Cozy rooms at our romantic Old Yacht Club Inn provide modern amenities, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces, with private entrances and decks. Enjoy complimentary bike rentals, boogie boards, beach towels and beach chairs. Experience turn of the century charm at our Santa Barbara, CA inn and vacation rentals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Yacht Club Hotel Santa Barbara