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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel and it's closeness to waterfront. Checked in, put on sandals and was strolling beach within minutes. Surprisingly sunset was over mountains behind us and sunrise was over ocean. Loved it! Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Eaglewings! So glad you were able to enjoy Santa Barbara in between our rain. Glad we could make things comfortable and convenient for you. Hope to see you again after the renovations are done. HJRobbins - GM

San Diego, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may not look very fancy from the outside, but the rooms were large and very nice. Had microwave and fridge. Everything worked well and was clean and new. Lot's of sound proofing and double glass doors was quiet and warm. Room Service was top notch. large flat screenTV with HBO was great. Wireless WiFi worked well and was faster...

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi April and many thanks! You are so correct...the outside isn't much RIGHT NOW! You should see the obstacles encountered with the local planning and Coastal commission to even change the outside color because of our historic landmark status. BUT, we're working on it while we continue to upgrade everything on the inside. We're happy you enjoyed the Wi-Fi and...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel, clean room, comfortable bed. Close to many restaurants, stearns pier, walking and running trails. Staff is awesome! Front desk, house keeping, etc. very good breakfast too. Affordable price. Easy parking onsite.

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Guys for all the great kudos! If you liked it now, can't wait to hear what you say after our upgrades are done! Safe travels!! HJRobbins - GM

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been our go to hotel when we visit Santa Barbara. I love the location and the fact we can walk all over town/to the zoo etc. Great pool that is the perfect temp. Rooms are clean and the hotel staff have all been super friendly and helpful. Even had Almond milk for my breakfast! It did rain during...

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Welcome back and sorry I didn't get to see you. You are correct, in an effort to pay for our ongoing renovations, we are now offering washcloths as poolside towels to save expenses. (Actually, it's raining so much I didn't think anyone would go swimming so I skimped) I'll go out there and make sure the right size...

Ca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of good bits here: Clean mattresses (yes, I am that girl who pulls back the sheets to check the cracks and seams for dust and bed bugs and these were CLEAN) clean towels, clean rugs, clean grout (I am a total stickler on this one) and clean property. The people who maintenance this place are clearly awesome. Pool was...

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Smallfacts, And many thanks for the numerous large facts you mentioned. We get things right virtually all the time, but we're struggling a slight bit these days with all the upgrades and renovations taking place. Rest assured, we will continue to always try our very best, THAT WE CAN PROMISE!! HJRobbins - GM

Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TV remote was the worst we have ever had; channel was hard to get from guide and TV stopped sometimes in the middle of a program. Light & fan for bath ran together and fan was noisy. Outlets were convenient and accessible. Breakfast was good and included eggs.

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi photobug, Thanks for the honest review. We are just working out all the little remote issues after our installation of the latest HD programming installed at the hotel. Those darn remotes are a little complicated as well but we're working on a replacement already. And please note that light/fan issue you mentioned is a bit annoying, but it is...

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome location for the right price. It's only a 10-15 minute walk to all the best of Santa Barbara's downtown, but even better, it's across the street from the beach. Clean, comfortable, and convenient, this place had everything at a reasonable rate for a last minute booking.

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Caribbean, Thanks for the kudo's and so glad you stumbled upon our little gem by the harbor. See you next time :) HJRobbins - GM

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very clean hotel by the Harbor/Beach area. Our pet assigned room was very clean and we were pleasantly surprised by the well kept grounds. Parking wasn't too far from room. Breakfast included had eggs, sausage and coffee bar. Great place if you have a pet and want to stay near the beach. There is a park across the street for...

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hello MTWolf, We love pets and we know how much the dogs love our "leashfree" beach across the street. We'll see you soon I heard. All the best! HJRobbins - GM

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is an ordinary Best Western near the beach in Santa Barbara, slightly run down, but clean and with convenient parking. An alright breakfast with many different choices. Staff member Chris was exceptionally helpful and service minded.

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for mentioning Christian. He does an outstanding job and glad you enjoyed out specail little corner by the harbor. "Slightly run down" we agree and that's we we are redoing the whole place. We are so excited!! HJRobbins - GM

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed one night for a mini vacation on Jan 1-2. It really wasn't what I expected. I was told our room would be overlooking the harbor parking lot but it didn't, all we saw was trees, homeless people and what looked to be a public pool. Our balcony was so tiny we couldn't fit a chair on it like...

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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Palemke, Our sincerest apologies for making your 1st day in 2017 such an awful experience. As you can see from hundreds of our other reviews, your experience is not typical of what we offer and we are making every attempt to research each and every concern you mentioned so as to avoid any repetition of these events. I would...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Beachside Inn, perfectly located just across the street and a few minutes walking distance from the harbor, pier and beaches of Santa Barbara. From our fantastic location, you can also enjoy a beautiful walk to "downtown" Santa Barbara, and experience all our world class dining and shopping. And to make life even easier, the Santa Barbara beachfront/downtown electric shuttle is available at our front door if you're planning to have an even more relaxing day while visiting. Our 60 room hotel will be sure to offer you the quaint charm, which represents Santa Barbara's essence. But we also offer some of the most modern conveniences. From our very hi-speed internet, to a fabulous continental breakfast and the latest in air conditioning / heating systems, we are all confident you will have a memorable visit here in Santa Barbara all handled by our fabulous staff.We look forward to welcoming all of you to our wonderful littleescape by the sea in beautiful Santa Barbara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

Address: 336 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £121 - £321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Best Western
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“If you are on the ground floor expect to hear people moving around above you.”
 of 5 bubbles PurdieParks, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms on the ground floor facing the pool if possible.”
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“If possible, stay away from highway/street to lower noise.”
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