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“Nice and Quaint”
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Mason Beach Inn
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Redondo Beach, California
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice and Quaint”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This little Hotel is nestled off state street not to far away from the wharf.Its only about a ten minute walk up to the main drag on state St...The people at the hotel where very helpful and let us check in early.The spa and pool were nice and the Hotel was as much as some Motels that came with nothing.The Continental breakfast was very good as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was a great find for a room. Front desk staff was very accommodating. Room was quiet and quite comfortable. Continental breakfast left a little to be desired. I tried one of the cookies to go with the coffee and it was stale. Location was about two blocks from the marina of Santa Barbara's downtown area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel in the morning for that nights stay. Great value for money & a short walk to all the bars & restaurants.

Pool was great and really nice jacuzzi which was welcomed following a long drive from Carmel.

Room was very spacious with two double beds.

Free parking!

Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Sao Paulo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice hotel with friendly front desk staff. Breakfast was good although there's not too many space for guests (only three tables). room was confortable but one can hear people walking on the upper floor as well as on the hallway. Still, I would definetely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed here for SB Triathlon the last weekend in August 2013. Clean rooms. Nice setup. Nice pool. (Jacuzzi needs cleaning). Great location. Excellent staff. Joe at front desk was particularly awesome!!! Thanks Mason Beach Inn!

Room Tip: stay in the front on the ground floor- the wi fi works better there.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Glendale, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Mason Beach Inn has a good many positive features. For that matter the hotel is ideally located near the beach, offers a continental breakfast, maintains freshly brewed coffee brewing throughout the day, has a friendly, personable staff, and is very clean. However, BEWARE, the less expensive rooms are far smaller than they appear on the photos offered by the Mason’s website. Fortunately, due to a glitch with the wireless connection, my wife and I were switched to another, slightly more expensive room; which had the same layout as the room we had reserved……..except that it was far larger!

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the hall had poor wireless service. Also, be aware that the rooms might be smal...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

My family and I love the Mason for it's location, friendly staff and comfortable feel. We've stayed here several times. The rooms are big and have a comfy feel to them. They are amazingly quiet, even with a full hotel. The suites are perfect for gathering before or after dinner to relax and chat. The pool is great for families, or just sitting and reading. The breakfast is definitely continental - nothing hot, but the pastries are fresh and tasty. Coffee was pretty weak, so needed to get out and go find stronger. Santa Barbara Roasting is the closest.

Room Tip: Suites are on the corners, and a great choice if traveling with family.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mason Beach Inn

Property: 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:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#21 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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