Perhaps our expectations were too high, based on the glowing reviews we read here. We booked executive King room 107 for a two-night stay of $358, including taxes.
Convenient, safe and quiet location close to beach and a 20-minute walk to State Street.
Friendly and responsive staff.
Spacious clean room with ceiling fan, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, 32" flat-screen TV and DVD player
Airy breakfast room was filled with cheery music and offered free online access.
Breakfast included fresh fruit, bagels, cereals, yogurt and assorted beverages.
Hot coffee, tea, apples and hard candy available 24 hours.
Cruiser bikes available to guests, and the beach bike path is only a few blocks away.
Need sign directing guests to front desk from parking lot.
Our room's only window faced the parking lot.
Bathroom offered a single hook and limited counter space.
Narrow and dark shower stall.
I had to request a box of Kleenex.
King bed contained only three pillows for two people. A spare pillow and blanket would have been appreciated in the closet.
Although our room was vacant all morning, the maid did not arrive until 3 p.m., when we'd returned for a nap. So our room was not cleaned during our stay.
Pastries at breakfast tasted stale both days.
The bikes' brakes were worn out and there was no way to adjust the seats or inflate the tires, which made us feel unsafe.
Santa Barbara hotels are expensive, so perhaps we expected too much for the price of our room. Because of the concerns described above, however, I'm not certain we'd return.
If you want a memorable meal, however, we enjoyed delectable dinners at Seagrass and Opal. Neither are inexpensive, but we felt we received quality and value for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eagle Inn is a romantic quiet boutique hotel located just 2 blocks from the beach. We are a ten minute walk to downtown and The Funk Zone and all of the activities and attractions Santa Barbara has to offer. We have bikes, free, for you to use, and offer free parking and serve a complimentary, tasty cooked breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eagle Hotel Santa Barbara