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Castillo Inn at the Beach
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Rooms, Good Price”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Really great place to stay - room was 80 dollars which was clean, spacious, and with a great ensuite bathroom, a (small) double bed and a sofa bed. Location was also decent not far from the water and State Street. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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La Crescenta, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you are wondering where to stay in Santa Barbara, this is the place! We stayed in a spacious king deluxe room, #15 - which I could have stayed in forever! The whole place looked clean, neat and definitely, a cut above the other places you could stay in Santa Barbara without breaking the bank. The location is wonderful, a half block from the beach, close to restaurants, and you can walk to the Sunday arts and crafts faire. The staff is nice, friendly and very accommodating. Try this place - I can promise you - you will not be sorry!

Room Tip: We loved 15 which was a king deluxe room, tucked into the corner and we parked our car right in fron...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had a great stay at this hotel/motel and recommend if you're looking for clean, inexpensive, great access, easy parking and want to be a few blocks from sites! I travel all the time and stay in a variety of places. If you're looking for a high end spa keep looking, this is a perfect high end budget stay with renovated rooms, nice decor, and even a separate, clean water tap! Super hot water, great shower, big bathroom & bed, coffee maker and fridge all for less than an $$$ dinner! Easy access off the highway and you can park right in front of your room, big bonus! You can walk one block to marina and 4 blocks to harbor. The .50cent trolley also picks up on the corner which goes to harbor-zoo and you can catch the other trolley that goes from one end of State street to the other - which is where all the shopping is.

I read about Dan and he was as great as the reviews. I got in late and he took time to give me the run down on what to do, where to eat and how to get everywhere. He is friendly, helpful and manages business well. The housekeepers were out and cleaning by 9am so if you want to sleep late wear ear plugs, etc. and put your sign out. But why sleep late… Beautiful little city with so much to enjoy!

Room Tip: King room #18 had great bed, clean water tap, good shower and big bathroom! Place looks just like p...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Perth
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We really liked the Castillo Inn, the accommodation was a cut above the rest. Nice bathroom, rear door out onto a nice courtyard, inside the room was well appointed with comfortable beds. Basic breakfast in reception and enough to get you going in the morning. The staff very friendly and location was very close to the ocean front / pier / marina.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I brought my family of 7 to Santa Barbara on as part of a vacation. Had 2 clean well appointed rooms. Stayed several days.

Arrived after hours. Dan at the front desk was very accommodating. He made a number of good local recommendations. Coffee pastries and fruit every am were high quality.

This is a motel, not a spa or a luxury hotel. It is small. But the location is perfect, access is easy and Santa Barbara is your destination after all, not the hotel.

Very inexpensive for a nice room in the perfect location with outstanding management. That's value.

Stayed January 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2013

. Stayed in the Castillo suite room which was a 2 bedroom room with full kitchen. Was very impressed with the location and quality of the accommodations. You can tell that there has been a lot of time, money and thought into making the room comfortable and functional. Would stay here again in a heartbeat

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shaken not Stirred!
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

This will be our new rest spot when in Santa Barbara. Very nice room, just a few feet from the ocean, and across the street from a large park. Spanish styling, and appears to be relatively new or freshly remodeled.Great pricing...

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Castillo Inn at the Beach
Address: 22 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3809
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 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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