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West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

Very close to the beach. The exterior of the motel is nothing special. Rooms have been recently renovated- everything appeared new or near new. Bathroom was tiny but nice. Small refrigerator and free wi-fi were nice touches. Free breakfast was also a nice touch.

Main portion of State Street is about a 15 or 30 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk).

Could hear people walking in room above us, but they went to bed about the same time we did, so no big deal.

Motel is right on the street, so road noise was an issue with the sliding glass door open. When it was closed, the road noise was not an issue.

It is probably one of the better deals in Santa Barbara. For kicks, we came back and checked the prices of a few places we walked by that we thought looked nice. They were roughly the same price or more.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2008

We switched to the West Beach Inn after reading reviews of cockroaches about our already booked hotel. The inn was pretty bland on the outside, not much can be done to its 1960s concrete stucco exterior. It has a nice location, good price for the area, and nice interiors. From looking at the outside, the room interiors were a lot different. Apparently the inn was updated recently so the rooms were modern in their decor and furnishings. I would recommend this hotel.
The beach in Santa Barbara though I didn't find it all that exciting.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2008

for the price, go next door to the Harbor Inn, which is stunning and modern in comparison.
The hotel location was convnient , about 15 min walk from State street, but aside from the location, the hotel felt more like a motel! it was old fashioned with a motel like breakfast. For the first time in my life I was given paper plates and plastic cups.. it was a very strange..
For the price they charge, one would expect a decent buffet, instead the selection is very very limited. I'd recommend to grab a breakfast from one of the lovely restaurants nearby.. The breakfast was so depressing it took me a while to get over it!
The rooms are clean , service was pleasant. The pool is tiny and the furniture all round is oldish and not very attractive. All in all, I wouldnt return, I did check out the Harbor Inn next door, it looks fantastic and I would prefer to pay a higher price and get my money's worth.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2008

My friend and I travelled to Santa Barbara to attend a wedding and chose the West Beach Inn for the good reviews and value. We were not disappointed - the room was just lovely, the location was great - close to State Street (loved the trolleys). The continental breakfast was just a perfect way to start the day - although there is not much seating inside, there are patio tables outside or take it back to your room. The free wine and cheese and crackers in the afternoon was a very nice touch. Only used the pool once, but it was very nice and clean. Santa Barbara is a beautiful city to visit - we walked all over or used those darling little trolleys. Would definitely come back to the West Beach Inn.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 16, 2008

We booked this hotel after reading the other positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Stayed two nights with two teenage daughters and we all loved it. The bathrooms were nicely appointed and clean. A tad small but fine. Rooms were very spacious and beds were awesome. Pool and jacuzzi a hit with all of us. Very nice continental breakfast for something quick. Convenient location if you want to walk to State St. with all the shops. Would definately stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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