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“Good experience overall”
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West Beach Inn
Ranked #21 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I am very picky about my hotels,but not OCD or anal about tile. When I go to an oceanfront property, I want an oceanfront room. These rooms are good size, clean, soundproof, with very comfy and clean beds. The big balcony overlooks the marina and beach. It also overlooks the street which is busy and noisy in the morning if you are like me, and want the slider OPEN. At night, there are birds that roost across the street and can be noisy. I tell you this to give you a heads up, that if you have issues with nature noises, bring earplugs, don't complain about it. Because other than that, it's so peaceful and relaxing here! The grounds are beautiful, 24 hr coffee and fruit, full continental breakfast, happy hour daily, wonderful pool and huge spa. The staff was accomodating. There were a few families there but I think it's better suited for adults.

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms will be noisy in the morning,but worth it. I prefer 3rd floor.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MsFoz
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I loved everything about this hotel. It's small, across the street from the beach, wonderful staff and nice rooms. From the minute we checked in, I felt I was in paradise. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean, nice and got all the amenities I need. Perfect location and peaceful. I loved the added bonus of having continental breakfast by the pool and cheese/wine reception in the early evening. We booked a garden view room but got the 2nd floor - rooms 212 and 211. We have the view of the ocean from outside our room. Nightly rate of about 300usd is decent compared to the other hotels in the area. Lots of restaurants on the beach so no need to drive anywhere. I highly recommend this hotel. I will be back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank DTravelDiva
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The motel is in a great location--across from the beach and near the harbor. The rooms appeared to be recently renovated, except for the tile around the tub in the bathrooms. Our room was tiny and cramped however the biggest problem was discovering the bed sheets were crusty, stained and unclean. I discovered this in the middle of our first night. I reported this to the front desk and they ordered clean sheets, but as far as I was concerned I didn't want to spend another moment in the room. In addition, the fluffy white robe had a huge yellow stain over the front of the robe. The two incidents made staying at the Inn quite unpleasant. The town is beautiful but I recommend staying elsewhere until management improves the bathroom tiles and makes sure sheets and robes are not stained or unclean.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank vem28
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We arrived a day early to Santa Barbara and we were given a room on the ground floor which was lovely - it was small but very nicely laid out. The patio outside the room and seating was lovely and the pool very small but very well kept. The staff are fantastic and the location across from the West beach cannot be beaten - we loved it and wished we could have stayed longer. Wine and Cheese was a nice touch in the evening and the breakfast was really lovely.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have direct access to the patio
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ArdMhacha
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We arrived after a long days drive to find free wine and snacks early evening(what a nice welcome even if theyre served in plastic cups)
The rooms were small but spotless and very comfortable,
free parking and soooo close to the beach it was wonderful.
In reality its a motel with few facilities and the pool is tiny and was full of kids and people consuming free wine ,you are paying for the position though..a short walk to the main street and the pier and beach but quiet.helpful staff.Breakfast is the smallest buffet with everyone sharing three tables! in a tiny reception area.

Room Tip: all the same
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wine & Cheese everyday poolside! Convenient to State Street, Marina & Harbor, Stearns Wharf, Beach Walk/Bike Path; Bike, Kayak, Stand-up Paddleboard & Sailboat rentals; Restaurants - don't miss TOMA for dinner, SAMBOS for breakfast, BROPHY BROS for fresh seafood - Garlic Baked Clams...Dungeness Crab...Ceviche...Cioppino; Amazing views of harbor & mountains; lovely variety of delicious fresh-baked pastries, fresh fruit & yogurt everyday; Large heated pool & Hot tub; Friendly & helpful staff; Luxurious pillows, mattress & linens; The 24-Hour complimentary fresh lemon water in the lobby was such a nice touch! We'll be back.

Room Tip: 3rd floor Harbor view or 2-Bedroom Suite (Bath St) sunrise view
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Annie08034
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Additional Information about West Beach Inn

Address: 306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $212 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — West Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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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