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“Perfect location for experiencing the beach and pier.”
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West Beach Inn
Ranked #21 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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259 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Perfect location for experiencing the beach and pier.”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

The location was simply excellent. Santa Barbara is a wonderful community to get away for the weekend. The beach is protected, the shops are extensive, and there are many wonderful restaurants. The hotel has been updated and the rooms are nice. the pool / hot tub are a wonderful sanctuary. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We decided to stay here based on the excellent reviews and we're glad we did! The hotel is really a chic motel that has been modernized with Mad Men undertones. Our room was spacious and clean and the beds were very comfortable. We had some issues with our original room which were promptly addressed by the very helpful front desk. In fact we were moved to an even more spacious suite that we enjoyed even more! We loved being right across the street from the beach and close to Stearns Wharf and all the fun restaurants. Also really liked that parking and wifi are all included in the cost of the room (no extra charges!). Overall the inn is a great value. We will definitely be back for another stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

A comfortable 2&3 story hotel right across from the beach, bike path, and a walk to State Street shops. Some rooms have water views, others enter from the courtyard and pool. Breakfast in the lobby won't fill you up, but afternoon wine and cheese are a nice offering if you aren't out enjoying all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Weekends require a 2-night stay in the summer, but West Beach Inn is a good place to enjoy Santa Barbara and worth the drive from LA.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view if you want it. There is a master suite with it's own entrance area.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The location, room and staff was excellent. We had a room facing the harbor and we really enjoyed our stay here. Big plus that they offer free continental breakfast, wine and cheese hour as well as free parking.

The hotel is also located right next to Toma Restaurant & Bar which is a great restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a great place. Beautifully comfortable bed, plenty of room, lovely toiletries in the bathroom and quiet. Loved the wine and cheese hour and free breakfast. And loved that it wasn't too far a walk to pier etc. this hotel is great value and I recommend it.

Room Tip: Ground floor garden are quiet but no view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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tstiff, General Manager at West Beach Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for your review of our lovely Inn. We pride ourselves on keeping our property quaint and comfortable with all the added amenities free of charge, it's rare to find in this day and age. We hope you return to stay with us again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed our final night in Santa Barbara at the West Beach Inn because we wanted to enjoy one night close to the beach. We had a garden view room with a queen bed on the ground floor. The bedroom and bathroom were both quite spacious, the chairs outside our unit were comfortable and we were fine with the garden view. The pool and hot tub were just a few steps away and we especially loved the cross the street proximity to the beach and shoreline walking trail. Other perks included complimentary parking, continental breakfast, wine and cheese reception. Enjoyed dinner in easy walking distance at The Lark (reservations needed) and many of the urban wineries. Staff members were nice. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Enjoyed staying here since a 5 minute walk to whale watching cruises which were a daily event during the stay. Nice Happy Hour free wine plus cheese and crackers, refreshingly tasty lemon water in the lobby, free water bottles provided daily when room cleaned and mints at night. Light sleeper had no early bird or train noise problems unlike other reviewers mentioned. Luckily stayed here in Apr/May where prices were reasonable, whereas refused to pay the outrageously overpriced July 2014 rates when plan to return for the humpback whales-unjustifiable prices based on the fact the property is an Inn/motel not an upscale hotel, size of rooms, and amenities provided; so found another property further from the ocean but a very reasonable high season price. Free wifi provided consistent Internet access-no slow speed or connectivity problems and decent sized bathroom. Nice creature comfort-bathrobe hook on the back of the bathroom door so when one finishes with a bath or shower your robe is easily accessible. Continental breakfast was very basic but free. Spacious hot tub. Very poorly designed window A/C unit located directly in front of the drapes/blinds so forced to leave curtains open in the middle of the window while running A/C or the blinds would block air flow into the room. Would stay here again outside of the high season Ritz Carlton rates.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about West Beach Inn

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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