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“Gem in an overpriced market”
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Inn At East Beach
Ranked #31 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed August 14, 2011

This hotel is cute, in a good locatation and friendly. The 'modern make-over' gives the hotel a cool vibe without the huge price tag. I was really surprised to see how expensive hotels in Santa Barbara are! So based on that I gave the hotel 4 stars. For what you get and what you pay it's very good value, especially compared to other hotels in the area. It's not luxury but it doesn't come with a luxury price tag either. Breakfast was included which is always nice.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights for our first SB visit. Frank was super friendly and helpful. The walk across the street to the beach was a plus! I loved the recently renovated rooms. The room itself was spotless! Extremely clean - very impressive! We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Dear DesignGirl30,

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Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

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Reviewed August 13, 2011

Nicely furnished though note that all rooms encircle the pool, which could be bad if you have inconsiderate guests. Luckily, we did not. Room smells faintly of commercial detergent. Main lights are on motion sensors and rooms don't have a/c. Walls are thin. Again, this would be a problem if others were noisy but we lucked out. Rooms also have a small fridge. 

Seems that the proprietors have made every possible effort to make the best of the rooms and their setup. I give them tons of credit.  High end toiletries refreshed everyday. Modern decor and furnishings that have no more wear and tear than any 4* room.  For a town that's so expensive, I'm grateful for this option.  

Breakfast was bountiful. There were healthy options if you restrain yourself (boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereal, fruit). But next to the cinnamon roll or brownie the size of a small child's head...I don't need to elaborate. 

All in all, one of the most restful stays I've had anywhere. 

  • Stayed: August 2011
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InnatEastBeach, General Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Dear Molly2004,

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Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

My husband and teen daughter stayed here for one night on a college tour to UCSB. The room was pleasant with a fireplace and the location one block from the beach was great. The continental breakfast was fantastic, croissants, muffins, gourmet bagels, hard boiled eggs, cereal, juice and coffee, definitely a good value in pricey Santa Barbara and the service was very friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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InnatEastBeach, General Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Dear Etshih,

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Stayed one night on our way up the coast. Glad we were only staying one night. Room was very nice and clean. Our room was on the third floor and since there was no elevator we had to lug our suitcases up the stairs. I would say if you are looking for a place to stay for one night and are not planning a leisurely day around the pool with the family, stay, but if not go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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InnatEastBeach, General Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Dear Bagginit,

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

The Inn provides what a family needs, comfortable beds, a generous en suite, a relaxed atmosphere, good humour, beach extras gratis, and bucket loads of helpful advice,

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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InnatEastBeach, General Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Dear Nik2011_11,

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Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Our stay started with a warm welcome from the manager, complete with an assortment of coupons for various area restaurants and attractions. While the exterior of the property shows wear and tear, our room was very comfortable, modern, and recently renovated. The location was terrific - one block from East Beach. The complementary continental breakfast exceeded our expectations. Just a few things were inconvenient during our stay: 1) Parking is very limited. One night when we returned late, all spaces in the lot were taken and there was no street parking in sight. The office closes nightly, so there isn't someone available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise. 2) Check out time is 11:00. Due to an appointment, I asked if we could check out by 11:30 rather than 11:00 and was told this would not be possible. All-in-all, we would definitely consider staying at the Inn at East Beach again due to the friendly staff, the location, and value.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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InnatEastBeach, General Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Dear Nanosmom,

We appreciate your review and look forward to getting you back here soon.

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Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

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Additional Information about Inn At East Beach

Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3705 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $116 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn At East Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps to Santa Barbara's best beach - Exclusive East Beach Resort area near zoo, wharf and shopping. ... more   less 
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