I must start by saying that Santa Barbara is a really expensive city (higher than SF), so it was extremely difficult to find a hotel very close to the beach for a decent price. My AAA discount made this a reasonable price, compared to others in the neighborhood. I have conflicting feelings about this property- the bedroom area was large, but the bathroom tiny; the bedroom nicely decorated & clean, the bathroom had broken bits, little place for toiletries and a tacky plastic blind; our ground floor room had chairs in the garden patio, but beyond the hedge we faced was a very busy street; the room was soundproofed well, but the air conditioner was noisy (we didn't feel safe leaving the sliding glass door to the patio open all night & the street would have been noisier). Still, this hotel has some real advantages- the convenience of an on-site laundry, free wifi, complimentary evening cheese & wine, a simple breakfast buffet, a warm outdoor pool and an incredibly helpful, friendly staff.
- 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