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Inn At East Beach
Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great place for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were very happy with the Inn at East Beach. Frank was very friendly and welcoming, and the other staff were the same. The room was very large with a very well equipped small kitchen – including oven, gas top stove top, full size fridge, microwave, cutlery, salt and pepper etc. The room was very comfortable with a fireplace which made it very cozy when the nights got chilly. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever had in a hotel. The breakfasts were very generous with delicious fresh pastries, hot beverages, cereal and breads. The only negative with the room was the fact that the pool was not heated, and the noise from the highway made sleeping difficult, especially in the early morning. The location was great – about a 45 minute walk to downtown, along a beautiful waterfront. If a person didn’t want to walk, one could take the shuttle for 50 cents from the Hyatt across the street to downtown. Based on the price, it is definitely a bargain for Santa Barbara. There was plenty of parking behind the hotel also. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is an older property that has been nicely updated. It's located just a block from the coast and near the highway exit. The staff is friendly, the room comfortable, and the continental breakfast was above average.

As said, the property is older so it had its squeaks and show of wear, however, our fireplace king was more than comfortable. I would choose this property any day over a luxury chain who sock you with fees for parking and WiFi.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We arrived mid afternoon and checked in. The desk clerk was friendly, informative and helpful, like telling us how to get our luggage to the room with the fewest steps. The motel is a three story swirl of rooms that circle the pool. The center court yard is filled with the pool. Our room was a nice size with a king bed and gas fireplace. The room was clean but needed some attention like the peeling paint on the door. The motel is near the beach and a short drive to downtown shopping and restaurants.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were looking for something close to the beach, clean, and reasonably priced. We got all of the above *and* tasty coffee and breakfast items in the morning. Rooms were a wee small, but we were travelling with our two teenagers, so that is normal. I'm pretty picky about cleanliness, so this place deserves a good review just for that! Fun pool, too! Easy parking. Quick drive to downtown.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We only spent one night at this motel, and we had an excellent stay. The room was a reasonable size, everything was clean, they provided mugs for the coffee machine, (instead of the usual paper cups!). Our host, Frank was delightful, and was pleased to ensure that we had a great time.

There was a good selection at breakfast, and it was all good.

Would definatly go back, and can recommend staying there!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We arrived after a long journey of difficult driving, but forgot everyting after the very nice and enthousiastic welcome we received from Franck. Franck is really great, the site we booked at, did not transmit the correct number of persons we were travelling with, but no problem for Franck: he solved this problem even before we arrived to our hotel room. The hotel looks a little bit retro style, but this makes it very charming, everything was very clean and we definitely will stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Inn at East Beach was perfect for the price -- just one block from the beach (and the East Beach Grill and their blueberry pancakes) with private parking, helpful and friendly staff, clean, quiet rooms. All rooms are outdoor entry. They've done a nice job keeping things updated/renovated while keeping the charm of the original building. Happy to support a local business. I didn't have the free breakfast but the spread looked nice enough. Considering that Santa Barbara has some places beyond my budget, the Inn at East Beach was perfect for the price. Can't beat the proximity to the beach! I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Inn At East Beach
Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3705 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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