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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Turlock, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try to stay at Best Westerns because we are point members. This hotel was right across the street from the water. Our room was across from some construction being done. It did not disturb us because we got up before 8 am. They had a great looking pool. The breakfast was also really good and they had a...

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Manhattan Beach, Ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was surprised at the parking charge and the $25.00 deposit that we knew nothing about and was told nothing but it would take a month or so to get it back. We have never had to pay to park our car when paying so much for a room and still do not know why. Other than the TV not working...

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Dayton, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to California We wanted to stay near the beach and the convenience of this hotel was exactly what we wanted. We could walk to the pier our son could ride.his skateboard on the walkway. We could walk to downtown. Very convenient. Our rooms were harbor side so we could open our sliding door to the...

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Davis, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel does not live up to the overall rating of a "four". The hotel is dated and the current construction activity was a detraction. The shower curtain could have been replaced. We received two hotel cards--one that worked and the other one did not. We grabbed the wrong one when we left for breakfast and upon returning to our...

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

Dear Guest, Our apologies for the inconveniences experienced during your visit. We are in the midst of our complete overhaul/upgrade which will address our dated feel and the construction is part of all of it. We try to advise all our scheduled arrivals of the occasional noise and various service disruptions to expect over the next 4 months, and I...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very noisy place. And inconsiderate housekeeping staff; everybody seems to make noise wherever they can. For $140 a night that is the worst hotel I have stayed in. The first room they gave was next to the laundry although the entire hotel seems empty.

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BestWesternHotels, Corporate at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback regarding the noise issue and will work to improve our guest experience and address this with our staff. We hope you give us another chance in the future to make it right. - Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Newtown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The hotel and rooms were clean but everything was old and dated. For the price and the description of beach-side, I expected this to be much nicer and closer to nicer part of the beach. The location is probably the least desirable spot along the beach.

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  • 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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  • 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 93101-3855
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £122 - £290 (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
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“If possible, stay away from highway/street to lower noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaashee, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are nice.”
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“Get a room overlooking the harbor”
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“Any of nice, but know that harbor side does not mean Ocean view.”
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