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Best Western Beachside Inn
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The location right across the beach and next to a park is fantastic. It is a comfortable hotel with modern updates. The beds are comfortable and it is relatively quiet…it is an urban setting. The front desk is very helpful and the General Manager, Harvey, is a gem. We can't wait for our next visit to Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the kind words and for giving us a try...I'm glad I / we could make it so enjoyable for you. As for being a "Gem"....hmmm..I'd call myself a gem in the rough but I'm surely trying....

See you next time I'm sure...

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We had a wonderful vacation and stay in Santa Barbara. This hotel is in a great location and the staff is so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend and and will be staying there again. The breakfast is a great value. The front desk with Nick was so helpful. He is a great asset to this hotel. There are fresh baked cookies every afternoon. We will be returning.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Hi Farantreve,
Thanks for your kind words and ESPECIALLY for mentioning Nick by name. He could sure use a pick me up after having 4 wisdoms pulled the other day. I mentioned your note to him and it was the first smile he's had in days...He should be back to work soon so give him a call for your next reservation...
Many Thanks again and see you soon...

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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Spent a quick night. This hotel has a great location across the street from the harbor. The stream wharf is an easy 10 minute walk.

The room cleanliness is ok. It is an older hotel with exterior entries. Noise can be a problem.

The room heater/ac is erratic. The room would swing between hot and cold pretty quickly.

Location would bring me back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

Hello there!

Thanks for your kinf words and offering to return. Thats what we love to hear. We did quickly correct the HVAC issue and offer our apologies. Hope fully when you return you can see some of the great new upgrades in improvements schedule to begin shortly in our wonderful hotel.
Please say hi when you get in...

All the best!

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We got a harbor -side room. We enjoyed the view of the harbor, at night we could hear the seals. My grandsons and I enjoyed the hotel, the staff was very accommodating to us. Breakfast good and easy check-out. Would go back again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Hi Irene,
It so funny you mentioned hearing the seals...Just recently and never before we have been experiencing the largest migration of whales just off our harbor with people claiming to hear them as well because of the abundance of whales. It's remarkable. I actually went to see them myself just the other day with the Whale watching tour across the straight. Come back and check it out soon and I'll give you the "Whale" rate just for returning...

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We enjoyed our Mini-Vacation in Santa Barbara. We stayed in a room with the harbor view which we really enjoyed watching the going on there, walked to the local restaurants around the State Street area, and walked for cocktails to the various restaurants on the 2 piers. The Best western has a very good location !

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Hi Guys,
To tell you the truth...I don't think we are going to be moving from this amzing location for a very long time....We're having way to much fun in the middle of everything...

Come visit again soon...

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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We've stayed at this hotel for one night on our way to San Diego. The location is awesome. It's right at the harbor and beach. You can walk to the pier and the the restaurants and shops on State street. The pool is small bet very warm. We've stayed in the master suite. It had big living room with sleeper sofa for our two boys, a separate master bedroom and bathroom. The suite was newly renovated with pool view. Great for families. Huge hotel parking for just $3 a night. Free breakfast with fresh fruit, scambled eggs, sausages, bagels, toast, pastries and cereal. Small breakfast room.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Thanks WorldTraveler,
You did a great job covering "almost" all of our goodies. I'm sure you also had a chance to try our night-time sweetness with the fresh baked cookies made by the staff. They can't be missed. See you next time..

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Very upbeat staff. Across the road is a park. There is also a great walk around the harbour. Watch out for high tides that splash over the sea wall. Please visit State Street for many types of shops. Watch a train arrive at the Santa Barbara station. Visit the Mission, light a candle, and see the artwork on the pavement. See the Christmas lights on the trolley. Of course there is beaches to visit. Do enjoy your visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at Best Western Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2013

WOW!!!

I just closed my eyes and pictured everything you just spoke of, Pretty cool. All that and an awesome hotel beachside....Sounds almost like heaven to me...
What a Winter in CA it is...another beautiful one!!!

Happt New Year

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Additional Information about Best Western Beachside Inn

Address: 336 W Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £128 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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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