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Inn At East Beach
Ranked #27 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Northeast
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Booked two nights based upon reviews while relocating to the Santa Barbara area and then extended for another 3 nights in another room. Location is excellent - short walk to the great beach. Frank makes the entire experience very enjoyable especially during breakfast. He could moonlight as a standup comedian. Rooms are clean and acceptable, beds are comfortable with lots of pillows. The breakfasts is quite good with a variety of breads, muffins, bagels, juice, hard boiled eggs, cereal, etc.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Guest

I am so very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Inn at East Beach! Thank you for your kind words! I will be sure that Frank sees this and to share it with the rest of our team! I do hope we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to Santa Barbara!

Sincerely,

Christina Montalvo
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Inn at East Beach is incredible. Inexpensive, quaint and the customer service is just fantastic. Wine and fruit on arrival, great rooms and a lovely location with a minute walk to the beach.

Facilities are incredible, but its not that, or the great pool, or clean fresh homely rooms.

This Inn has something that you cannot buy or replicate … a little bit of magic that makes you feel comfortable and happy when you stay there.

If your passing and need a room … I would recommend this place …. and when your there say 'Hi' to Frank from me and Emma …. He is an amazingly friendly and welcoming guy!

Have to say … although not the most luxurious or most expensive hotel I have ever stayed in I think this ranks in my top 3 ever ….. Hugely recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony B
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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so very much for your kind words! I love to hear that others see the magic in this place as well!!! I will be sure to share your words with the rest of my team, especially Frank! I do hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future!

Sincerely,

Chrisitna Montalvo
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Nashville, tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights on a leg of our California coast road trip vacation and have absolutely no complaints. It's well worth the money. Just one block from the beach. You get complimentary parking,wifi, beach chairs, breakfast. The owner frank is awesome. You can tell he really loves it and has a passion for customer service. I would definitely stay here again! Oh, and we LOVED Santa Barbara. I would definitely come back to visit! LA not so much :)

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank rikkibri
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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Guest

I am so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us! Thank you for your feedback! I will be sure to share this with Frank and the rest of our team! I hope to see you again in the future!

Sincerely,

Christina Montalvo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stopped off on the way through to San Francisco. Once here we wished we could've spent longer. The Inn at East Beach is basic but most importantly clean. The rooms are dark yet airy, but when it's hot, it just means the rooms keep cooler, which is what you need. Other reviewers have mentioned that isn't air con - well we didn't need it, the fan kept us lovely and cool. The best part of the place has to be Frank the GM. Genuinely helpful, chatty, warm and friendly - we would take him home with us if we could. If we lived over in the US we would easily return here on a regular basis. Oh and the bed was miles comfier than the Ritz Carlton in Naples Fl.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MrandMrsEdge
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant motel. Warm welcome from manager Frank. Free parking. Amazing room with separate toilet, bathroom, power shower, toiletries, big bed, kitchen with all amenities, desk, flat screen TV, fan.... All lovely and tastefully decorated. For breakfast Frank couldn't do enough... Pastries, bagels, toast, cereal, yoghurt, coffee, juices... Opposite the beach. You won't get a better place to stay. Highly recommend

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lfurn
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California
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

An older facility nestled in between more upscale venues such as the Hyatt across the street, the Inn At East Beach is a great place to stay for a visit to Santa Barbara. The inn has been kept in excellent repair and features high quality accents and fixtures, e.g., overhead fans, HD TV, individual in-room coffee maker and mini-fridge. Nothing has been left to chance and everything is up to date and designed for the visitor's comfort.

Our gracious host, Frank, immediately makes everyone feel welcome and
"at home". Not only is he a fount of local knowledge about attractions and dining, he also puts on a marvelous breakfast spread which can only be defined as "continental" in the narrowest sense. The choice of delectable croissants, rolls, bagels and breads are complemented by gourmet coffee, juices, fresh fruit and his famous "turtle eggs".

Only a short jaunt to Stearns Wharf and State Street, the location could hardly be more convenient for the tourist and our whole experience was nothing short of amazing. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Wonderfully warm sunny welcome to Inn at East Beach by the very charming owner. Bedrooms were fresh, clean, charming, airy and comfortable. Breakfast was wonderfully presented with fresh pastries and cereals in great abundance including a pleasant outdoor seating area. This Inn is great value for money, ideally located near the beach and town centre and parking was no problem at all.

Room Tip: between my family we took up 5 bedrooms, and ALL of them were very nice :-)
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DiamondSparkle
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InnatEastBeach, Front Office Manager at Inn At East Beach, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind words! I am so very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us! I will be sure to share your words with Frank and the rest of our team! We all look forward to seeing you again in the future! Ride safe!!!

Sincerely,

Christina Montalvo
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Property: 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:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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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