I have visited Santa Barbara several times in the last year. It is a tricky town to find nice well located hotels under $200 a night. I have stayed at the West Beach Inn twice in the past few months. While it is an older property, it is a great choice if you want to be near the beach.
I like lots of things about this hotel. It has a beautiful courtyard and small pool area. It is across the street from the harbor and is an easy walk to the pier and lower State Street. The rooms are reasonably nice... you may even manage a peekaboo view of the harbor from the rooms that are't sold as ocean view. Parking is easy and convenient.
Unfortunately, the doors/windows all face the the courtyard which means that you don't have any privacy from passerby's if you want to enjoy the view. Things that I wish they would improve include the beds (very firm) and the noisy wall unit ventilation system.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The West Beach Inn is nestled in between the beautiful Santa Barbara Yacht Harbor and historic Stearn’s Wharf along Cabrillo Boulevard. The hotel is centrally located, only a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara and steps away from the many beaches, restaurants and shopping areas. Complimentary wine and cheese and a deluxe continental breakfast are offered daily in our sunny lobby alongside the heated pool and large luxurious spa. Guest laundry facilities and Complimentary parking are available to all guests. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and include in-room safes, refrigerators, high quality bathrobes, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV including HBO, desks and telephones equipped with voicemail and automated wake-up call services. Complementary High-Speed Internet is available property-wide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
- West Beach Motel
- West Beach Inn Santa Barbara