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Castillo Inn at the Beach
Ranked #9 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
North Saanich, Canada
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110 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

I booked this facility based on the positive reviews posted on TripAdvisor and was not in anyway disappointed and both of us were taken with the size of the room and the outstanding decor. I have had hotel rooms with similar levels of refinement such as granite countertops and tiled bathrooms but at several hundred dollars a night. Our room was immaculate and nothing short of outstanding especially given the cost. This facility has to be one of the best kept secrets in Santa Barbara albeit that it was the only facility showing "no vacancy" the night we stayed there at the end of our recent holiday in Southern California. Those looking for moderately priced accommodation will be more than pleasantly surprised. In our view, the Castillo Inn is truly a great travel bargain

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our room at the Castillo Inn in Santa Barbara was excellent in all aspects. The room was Clean, fresh and roomy. with good beds. It was recently remodeled with lots of granite and upgraded fixtures. The staff was exceptional, helpful and courteous. The Continental breakfast was more then adequate and the location (less then a block off the beach) was perfect.
The room we stayed in was as good or better then many 5 star hotels we have stayed in.
All this for a very modest price.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We thought we would take a drive up from Santa Monica for the day and decided that morning that we would stay the night and we were extremely fortunate that they had a room available. It was double double in the corner. I would say that a family of 4 would be pretty cramped in there but for two of us it was fine. Very nicely decorated room and bathroom and the breakfast was more than adequate. As Londoners who knew nothing of the area we might have left thinking that it kind of consisted mainly of two piers, touristy main street and some nice restaurants (Brophys was excellent). Dan drew us up a scenic drive which we took and were amazed by the houses and scenery. It was a wonderful sunny weekend to enjoy the harbour and the lunch outside of Brophys enjoying the sun is one of our stand out memories of our stay in the US. This motel is excellent value and I have indeed recommended it to friends already.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

#1, Dan is the best Inn Keeper we have encountered. He truly cares about his guests and the property, and it shows. Clean and up to date. Comfy bed, lovely tile and granite in the bathroom. Hot water..(really HOT water). fridge, quiet...and scones to die for, all at an economical price. And this was in the least expensive room on the property. The perfect accompaniment to the low key lovely town that is SB. We were looking for a late winter destination away from Colorado cold, and I think we have found it. Thank you Dan, for this potential home away home inspiration. Janine

Room Tip: We had room 17 in the corner...don't be fooled! It was quiet and just fine for a queen bed room...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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MISSOURI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

we stayed there one night last week and it was great, room clean, large and cute with a nice bathroom. the manager was fantastic, gave us great tips on where to go for dinner and very knowledgable about the area. Would not hesitate to stay there again, in fact if he had had an opening we would have stayed a second night. Wonderful!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montgomery, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

I used TripAdvisor to book this place for the night that we stayed in Santa Barbara two weeks ago, and could not have been happier. The room was spacious, clean and the decor was really attractive, both in the bedroom and bathroom areas. The location could not have been better in terms of being right by the harbor, especially because it was somewhat rainy, so we did not have far to walk to get to the beach, the pier or the shops on State Street. The price certainly was very reasonable considering the location. There were no vacancies when we were there and we could see why. Management was very helpful in mentioning places to eat, and we ended up with a local Mexican take-out restaurant, right by the Inn, that could not have been any better! In the morning, there were lovely scones and coffee which were perfect. All in all, very pleased!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Looked for an inexpensive place to stay near the water in Santa Barbara; this place was rated pretty highly, and at a good price. Made reservation the day before arrival - got the last room - and glad I did. Nice place, older but clean and well maintained (renovation work was going on during my stay). Helpful and well-informed staff. The park across the street was really nice too. I'll stay here again...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Castillo Inn at the Beach
Address: 22 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Castillo Inn at the Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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