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“Dog and people friendly with lovely flowers”
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Beach House Inn
Ranked #6 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Davis, California
1 review
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“Dog and people friendly with lovely flowers”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My husband and our bichon frise recently spent four relaxing nights at the Beach House Inn. The large room was very clean and we had a well equipped kitchen - including a doggie dish. The flowers and multicolored Adirondack chairs gave the grounds a cheerful tone. You could enjoy sitting in the garden outside the room to see and hear the birds. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, both with tourist tips or needed services. Off street parking behind the motel made unloading easy. This inn was in a charming neighborhood location close to everything. The beach, downtown, restaurants, supermarket, and winery tasting rooms were all in walking distance. Free wifi, morning coffee, and use of DVDs were a plus. We all plan to return to this little haven someday soon. We give it a thumbs up and Balzac the bichon gives it a double wag!

Room Tip: Room #9 was right near the bird feeders so you could see and hear all the birds. Very peaceful and r...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Easy last minute online res for a recent stop over during the height of SB Summer Tourist season with Dog in tow. Friendly Staff, basic but comfortable accommodations close to State and EZ access to all the action. I loved the pristine 40's pink Bathroom and the small patio.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Beach House Inn is a great find for those who travel with their dogs and for those who are looking for a more relaxed, casual environment. Their friendly staff was eager to help with dog friendly restaurant ideas. The room was large with a fireplace and kitchen. There is no breakfast included in the price, but they do offer free coffee in the mornings. The beds were clean and comfortable with a ceiling fan above. There was no A/C in the room, but the fans were helpful. Location is close to the beach and walking distance to the train station through a neighborhood of nice houses. Private parking was available behind the inn. Dog owners have to walk the dog around the corner to find grass outside the property, not too bad. So grateful to find a place that is dog friendly so that our four legged family member got to enjoy our vacation too!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Beach House Inn has a lot going for it; friendly staff, excellent walking location close to the waterfront, the train station, and downtown but our stay was marred by rooms that could not cool off. With temperatures only in the upper seventies, windows wide open, door open, and the provided fans going, neither of the two rooms we stayed in moved past being stifling until the early morning hours. With Santa Barbara's generally mild climate, it is understandable that older motels do not have air-conditioning, but the owners of the Beach House need to invest in roof vented fans that can allow the hot air in each unit to rise out through the single story roof. As much as we have enjoyed staying here in the past, we will seek other accommodations in the future to avoid this happening again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I was pleasantly surprised. The Beach House Inn is a dog friendly property that is VERY clean too. I didn't think that was possible. When I first walked into our room I expected the typical "dog smell" but instead found it to be odor free and spotless to boot. Believe me - I looked closely and found nothing to complain about...nothing.

The owners are lovely and welcoming. The morning coffee is hot and in abundant supply - YAY! We loved sitting in the courtyard in the morning - enjoying our coffee and the beautiful setting. This isn't fancy...but it is clean and comfortable. It's the only place we'll stay at in Santa Barbara.

If you're planning a trip to Santa Barbara - I suggest you pick up the phone, call and make your reservation now. My husband and I recommend it and so does our Boston Terrier, Bessie Mae.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed here for one night with our dog. Staff was friendly and helpful when we checked in. Our room was really big, it had a fireplace and kitchen/dining area. I wish we would've made more use of it, but we only stayed one night. The beach is a couple blocks away, but we ended up driving every where anyway. There were signs all over the property baring dogs from relieving themselves on the grass, so we had to walk around the neighborhood to walk our dog. There's a baseball park across the way, but don't go there at night alone. The lights to the park turned off while we were walking our dog and there were a lot of homeless people around. The Inn also offered free DVDs to borrow to watch in your room, which was cool. It was surprisingly a good collection too. It was a nice little find for us!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed at this little gem in SB with our dogs and loved it. Very clean and cozy, and all the rooms have kitchenettes. It's located in an adorable little neighborhood just two blocks from the beach and shopping district. We stayed 3 nights and didn't need to get in the car to drive once. And when we checked in, the lovely inn-keeper gave us a list of dog-friendly restaurants in the area. Our favorite was the pub just around the corner, that even had a little menu with fresh treats for the dogs! Our only complaint was the heat wave SB was experiencing, a rarity for them -hence the lack of air conditioning. No worries though, it just gave us all the more reason to stay at the beach!

Room Tip: Great, well stocked kitchenettes...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Beach House Inn
Address: 320 W Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3832
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 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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