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“Very Clean, a Little Expensive and Noisy”
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Mason Beach Inn
Ranked #29 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed at the Mason Beach Inn on a whim this past weekend. We ended up in Santa Barbara on Saturday night and were stuck for a room. Ruth, from hotspots hooked us up with this motel. Given the beautiful weather and a lot of tourists, the Inn was charging top dollar (239 and we got a deal). The room (204) was clean, but clearly needed some updates. The bed was not comfortable and the individual air conditioner loud. The noise from the AC ended up being a blessing as the hotel was full of noisy patrons and the AC helped to drown out some of the activity.

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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We ended up staying here by chance after we cancelled another reservation because we didn't care for the location and rooms of that one. We were happy with the location of the Mason Beach Inn. It is located a few block from the ocean and wharf so it isn't as expensive as the ocean front hotels (about $160 a night compared to $300 plus). We were able to walk to the wharf and to restaurants. The rooms were average to small; clean and comfortable. The pool area is also average; the hot tub was not working during our stay of three nights and never did get fixed which was too bad. The continental breakfast had rolls, toast, fruit; it was okay for a quick breakfast. I would describe the hotel as a cute, quaint coastal-type hotel. Our room opened right up to outside compared to most of the rooms which were located in the indoor hallways; I liked the outdoor location which was right next to the elevator and stairs but was still quiet. We would stay again because of the price. Hotels right across from the ocean looked nice, but this one had the right price and was still pretty close to everything.

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Reviewed July 11, 2011

Have been to Santa Barbara many times and stayed in different places. But this time we decided to try this new place, and we are glad we did. Very well located, just a block from the beach, clean, nice size rooms with a refrigerator and a microwave. A very nice young lady at the front desk named Elsie, was very helpful and friendly. The continental breakfast was plentiful and in a very nice area. There were seating areas by the pool that have a very nice look of the gardens and overall we loved the place. Will come back!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank venice7_8
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

The Mason inn was great. The employees had great customer service skills. The room was beautiful, very nice and clean. They have a lovely continental breakfast and free wifi. It was walking distance to the beach and state street. The girl at the desk recommended a few places to go and they were great. I will definitely stay at the Mason inn again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

Mason Beach Inn is located close to the beach on a quiet side street and was a wonderful place to stay.. The staff was helpful, considerate and the room was clean and well kept. The pool and hot tub were perfect. Breakfast was more than I expected. I would definitely stay at Mason Beach again. I did read many of the reviews on Trip Advisor prior to staying at Mason Beach and all I can say is," IGNORE the NEGATIVE comments!"

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

The Mason Beach Inn was lovely. The morning breakfast was ample and it was so peaceful sitting on the poolside patio with our breakfast. The hot tub had temperature issues at first (too cold), then it was scalding hot, but the last 4 days of our 10-day stay it was just right. Others had also complained, and 1 of the front desk clerks was unfriendly about it, but all the other staff were very helpful and sweet. The room was very clean and nicely furnished. The beds were really hard, however. The maids did a superb job of cleaning and replacing our towels/linens every day. The hotel was quiet - couldn't hear any of our neighbors (we were on the second floor). Location is fantastic - just a couple blocks from the west beach (boat rentals, swimming, etc.) and a 10-minute walk to Stearns Wharf and the trolley to downtown State St. stores. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Lovetohikegirl
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Wonderful, friendly, staff. The room was a nice big size. Microwave, coffee maker, refers inside. When I arrived at the hotel the staff greeted me with a friendly package of tourist attractions for us to do... I have never been to Santa Barbara before and was not willing to try new things but the manager gave us a wonderful place to eat... and cheap too... Can't speak or highly of the staff and hotel.. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mason Beach Inn

Address: 324 W Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3822
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#21 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $141 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mason Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mason Beach Inn is within walking distance of beautiful West Beach and the oceanfront bike path, the Santa Barbara Yacht Harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the shops and restaurants on beautiful State Street in downtown. Santa Barbara’s world-class golf courses and renowned wineries are just minutes away.45 Well-appointed guest rooms, suites all non-smoking Year round heated swimming pool and SpaDeluxe continental breakfast Winter monthly and weekly rates available Complimentary wireless Internet service Front Desk Available 24 hrsMultilingual staff ... more   less 
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