We stayed at the Cabrillo while visiting family for 4 days. The hotel is across the street from the beach so is very convenient if beach fun is in your plans. We arrived earlier than expected from a red-eye from Hawaii and were exhausted. We asked for early check-in so we could catch a nap before meeting up with family. The manager on duty (June 13th, 2014) was extremely helpful and told us he would make sure the room was ready within an hour so we would have the opportunity. We appreciated his willingness to be helpful more than we can say. It made all the difference to be able to have that nap!!
During our stay the room was clean and tidy. I really liked the patio area that was outside the room we had (partial ocean-view). It was a pleasant place to have my tea in the morning while hubby still slept.
The complimentary breakfast is the usual continental fare, but there was plenty of it and a good variety of danish as well as quiche and waffles.
My only suggestion for the hotel would be to reconsider not having hair dryers and coffee makers in the room. Hair dryers are available at the front desk, but it seems silly not to just have one in the room. I was also very surprised not to have an in-room coffee maker. It is inconvenient to have to go to the lounge area to get a morning cup of tea and any refills.
The only actual negative we had was the lack of parking for the hotel. We spent every evening out with family and if you are not back at the hotel early enough, there is no parking available on site. One night we drove around the hotel area for 20 min. looking for parking. This was inconvenient enough to make me think hard about staying at the Cabrillo the next time we go to Santa Barbara.
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- Also Known As:
- Cabrillo Inn At The Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
- Cabrillo Hotel Santa Barbara
- Cabrillo Motel Santa Barbara