Santa Barbara Inn is located across East Beach in Santa Barbara, which gives you perfect access and walking distance to the walkway/bike lane across the street, shuttle stops, restaurants, etc. The staff was very nice, and the lobby welcoming and breezy. The hotel has been recently renovated; however, the bathrooms have not been. The floor tile was cracked, the lighting is terrible, the sink area small, not much mirror, the shower is small, etc. The room itself was very spacious and nicely furnished. Plenty of room to spread out. The breakfast room is on the 3rd floor with huge windows overlooking the ocean. My complaint is the continental breakfast was pretty poor. All the baked goods-muffins and pastries-were stale. Inadequate cereal selection. The fresh fruit was nice, however, and they did have yogurt and hard boiled eggs as well. The room was comfortable, but the lack of air conditioning made it a bit stuffy. To comment on one of the other reviews-it is nice to have the valet parking because you cannot always find street parking; plus, the garage valet parking is safer as well.
I would definitely go back to this hotel, but only if I had the third floor again. It would be really nice if on our return trip sometime, that the bathrooms were remodeled.
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