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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Ranked #43 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Doha, Qatar
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Still a little warm”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Cabrillo Inn at the Beach is a lovely little place to stay in Santa Barbara. Located right across from the beach, only a 2 minute walk and you're in the sand. The pool is nice and it stays warm. The breakfast comes with the room and was very good. On the other hand I did not notice one room that had onthe air conditioning, it was way to hot for just a fan. When the fan was blowing from the window it was too loud. All in all I would stay here again, the staff is very nice and the location is near to everything but far enough away to make it a hassle free trip.

Room Tip: 2nd floor with a pool view
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The location was great. The grounds and landscaping was beautiful. The rooms were adequate size although the decor was average and a bit dated. For the location (right across from the beach) it is a good value. The continental breakfast was done very well. The staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

The room was large, had a lovely view of the ocean and a spacious rooftop deck. No air conditioning, which was a drawback, but the staff was very friendly and the continental breakfast was so much better than we expected.

Room Tip: Spend the extra few bucks on the ocean view rooms...totally worth it!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bakersfield, California
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1 review
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Directly across the street from the beach; free parking; Rooms are clean but sparse and did not include a phone.The staff was wonderful! friendly and helpful giving me a late check out when requested without even batting an eye. Continental breakfast extra's included Quiche, Gourmet coffee, Half and half for my coffee rather then the powdered creamer which is a big plus in my book, Croissants, Strudel, Bagels with flavored cream cheeses, yogurt, as well as the usual continental breakfast offerings. If your looking for a new updated resort you might be disappointed and you should go next door to the Hyatt where you will probably spend a couple of hundred dollars more a night. But if you are happy with a clean room, sparkling pool, friendly staff, affordable price, great location then you will love the Cabrillo Inn

Room Tip: My room was a less expensive "No View" room but with the views from the Lounge, pool, and...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've stayed here many times over the years. I've always enjoyed my visits, but this last trip was a disappointment. The location is great and the vibe remains unpretentious and beachy. Unfortunately the motel has not kept up with the times- smoking is allowed at the pools and patio areas, and during my last stay smoking was commonplace and regular - pretty obnoxious when you are trying to enjoy the fresh air of Santa Barbara. Given the hotel layout you may also end up with cigarette smoke in your room if you keep the windows open. There are tons of places to stay in Santa Barbara, unless you are a smoker I'd avoid the Cabrillo Inn.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a beautifully located, nicely furnished, clean, comfortable hotel on the beach in Santa Barbara. I had the pleasure of having a room with a garden patio and I decided to eat dinner outside, before taking an evening walk, along the beach to the pier as the sun was setting.
My stay was thoroughly enjoyable. My only caveat would be that there was no coffee/ tea maker in the room, however the room was virtually odorless.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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El Granada, California
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

We spent a couple of days in three rooms at the Cabrillo Inn in Santa Barbara this week.
We got two gorgeous room on the second floor adjoining a balcony overlooking the beach. The third one overlooked the pool.
While the rooms aren't air conditioned they are all equipped with fans.
The rooms were clean the beds were comfortable. The rooms had everything including a refrigerator.
The continental breakfast is funky and may not be to everyone's liking but it serves the purpose of getting you going in the morning.
Overall, the Cabrillo Inn is a friendly and wonderful place we like to come back to whenever we travel through Santa Barbara

Room Tip: Ask for rooms 229/230/231 and generally away from the pool and/or on the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Address: 931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cabrillo Inn at the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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