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Beach House Inn & Apartments
Ranked #6 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
san francisco, ca
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Just okay...”
Reviewed 1 August 2011

For the price we paid, this place was definitely not worth it. I guess being that this is peak tourist season and we were traveling with a dog, I can't complain too much.

Pros: Reasonably clean and neat property and rooms. Not very specious but not cramped either. Coffee maker w coffee, microwave and refrigerator make it convenient for family with kids. Owners are helpful, friendly and nice. That to me is a big pro. Location is convenient but not the best you can get...there are many that are better.

Now the cons: Room had no privacy...all the windows are around walkways and there are always people walking by so we had to keep the curtains closed. I hated that. No light blocking shade on the blinds in the family room so it was bright in the morning when I wanted it dark. The beds are terrible. Our king size mattress was convex and I was practically rolling off the bed and had to keep re-positioning myself while sleeping. The twin bed in the other room was squeaky and sloping too. This place needs to invest in some new mattresses. The bedding was cheap and "motel like". We paid over 260 a night for this hotel so it was disappointing. Cheap plastic chairs on the cute front lawn/garden are a turnoff as well. The hotel was advertised as having premium cable but anything above basic cable channels had no sound.
So all in all..I would not stay here again. I also would not recommend it to anybody unless they dropped the price or upgraded the room quality.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Madera, California
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We have been going to The Beach House Inn since 1968 as a family, it was a tradition. We hadn't been for a while and were delighted to find that it has been thoroughly refurbished since the last time we were there. The rooms and marvelous! Ours had a kitchen, fully equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster and stove, and a lovely fireplace. Artwork on the walls completed the beautiful ambience. There is a mere 3 block walk to the beach and we had a great time walking down to the pier and also to the breakfront with ease. The management was so friendly and provided coffee each morning as an extra touch. There is a courtyard that is so inviting and we spent our evenings there. All in all, I would highly recommend this as a destination in Santa Barbara, California.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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bournemouth
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Stayed here for a night on our way down the coast road in California, and wish we could have stayed longer!
We paid $89 for the room (we got a discount as the lady at tourist information sorted it out for us) and this was amazing value! a huge room, closet area, nice bathroom and a kicthenette. The rooms are around a little courtyard, charmingly set out with coloured chairs, longers and tables.
As we were only in SB one night we wanted to be close to the beach, and from Beach House Inn it was less than a ten minute walk to the beach, bars, shops, market etc.
Service was great, rooms were comfortable and well kept. Overall a great value little hotel, with everything you'll need. Santa Barbara is just lovely and we were sad to only stay one night.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2011

We had a very nice stay. However, because this hotel is Dog and Family friendly other travelers may not appreciate the morning noises. We went with our dog and had a great time. Very clean, reasonable and conveniently located with a friendly and helpful staff. We couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: Perhaps the 2 upstairs rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Santa Barbara is general quite expensive however I thought this room was great value!

Headlines Super Clean and tidy! lovely size TV and massive bed!
highly recommended - My Girlfriend loved the room.

lots of little nice touches!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Although our reason for visiting Santa Barbara wasn't the best, my sister and I shared a hotel room when we flew in from MN and FL for the funeral of our brother. Our planes were late and we didn't arrive until well after the office was closed. A key was left for us, and our double room was warm and inviting, with a fire roaring in the gas fireplace! Owners Pamela and Sandra Gifford have a fantastic little inn, and I look forward to returning to Santa Barbara and The Beach House Inn for a family reunion under happier circumstances! I heartily recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

A very warm and informative welcome was waiting when we arrived. The room was spotlessly clean with lots of space to spread out. Wish we could have stayed longer because this is a brilliant base for exploring the Santa Barbara area. We do not hesitate in recommending the Beach House Inn, it's not a hotel with the usual amenities but for us it was a better option....and there are lots of places to get a good a breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Beach House Inn & Apartments
Address: 320 W Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach House Inn & Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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