This is an impressive little hotel. We booked at the last minute and paid a little more because of that but I'm glad we did. We arrived to freshly baked cookies at the front desk and a very warm welcome from the staff. Our room was a comfortable size and overlooked the park next door. Nicely appointed room and comfortable beds. The bathroom was nothing fancy, but clean and functional.
It's really the little touches, though, that made this place special. Like I said, the staff is wonderful - very friendly and accommodating. Fresh cookies! There are flowers everywhere, including flower-boxes on the balconies surrounding the small but attractive pool area. Free Wi-Fi! After getting used to $25/day parking at most hotels these days, I almost giggled when they informed me that parking is $3/day at the Best Western.
The breakfast was really good! I recently stayed at a different free breakfast hotel and the breakfast was all rubbery eggs and gloppy oatmeal. By contrast, the Best Western had a great selection of good eggs, terrific pastries, wonderful ripe fresh fruit, and delicious coffee. When the lobby/breakfast area was largely filled up with a visiting girls' volleyball team the morning we were there, the staff offered us trays to take food back to our room or out by the sunny pool.
All in all, we had a great stay at this friendly, well-run hotel. It's exactly what you want from this type of hotel. And of course, it is perfectly located right near the water in Santa Barbara.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
- Best Western Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Best Western