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“Best Wester Beachside Inn Santa Barbara” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Ranked #25 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Rancho Palos Verdes, United States
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Best Wester Beachside Inn Santa Barbara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is a great pet friendly inn. Close to the ocean and the Marina. Wonderful staff who is very helpful. Rooms are nice. Very accomodating for dogs. This inn has a wonderful breakfast. It is located next to a park (great for dog walking), near the pier and State Street. We just kept our car in the Car Port and used the public transportation to get around town. Our dogs (us too) had a lot of fun on the beach, playing in the beautiful ocean and walking in the Marina. Great restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carlin R
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Great location and pet friendly..What more can someone want while traveling except a great staff to take care of them...We have that too.

Enjoy the day...HJRobbins - GM
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

This Hotel was in a great spot. In lovely Santa Barbara.

Room and Linens clean and upgraded, bathroom a bit cramped.

Rooms a little noisey

Bonus Breakfast included.

Felt price was a little high.

Staff very efficient and helpful, especially Nick at the front desk.

Stayed April 2014
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Thank C W
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thanks CW
We appreciate all the feedback we can get. We stand open for improvements everyday, but the funny thing is, we actually do improve as you will see from all our great reviews.
Sorry for the noisy room. Not sure why, but maybe to many of our guests having to much fun!!

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Glide, Or
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

My husband grew up in Santa Barbara and has been gone nearly 40 yrs. He was surprised to see all the changes. This hotel had been there then, but not as a Best Western. It was so easy to walk around there. Across the street is the harbor where we ate and took a whale watching cruise. It was hot that day and perfect on the boat. We saw many humpback whales and thousands of very cute dolphins that swam and jumped around the boat.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JustGoForItPals
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Speedy,
This is one great place to visit and work. Hope to see you next time. Glad you enjoyed!!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping in Santa Barbara but we suddenly remembered we had left our passports and money in the safe of the last hotel!! Which happened to be 3 hours!! back. It was also a best western in Santa Monica. We were desperate so went to the beachside inn and told the young lady at reception,( her name is Heidy by the way, I wouldn't forget that as our daughter has the same name :-) )
She took charge of the situation and arranged for the best western in Santa Monica to send our belongings via ups to arrive the following morning. Sure enough at 9.30 our package arrived. Thank you Heidy for saving us a 6 hour drive and probably missing a night at our hotel in San Francisco but being charged for it I would think?
Even without all that help, I would still recommend anyone to stay there, It is clean, handy and the staff are great ! Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Leslie015
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Leslie,

Great story and the funny thing is I never even had to hear about it. Heidy just did it. That is awesome and I will give her a big hug for you. Thanks for taking the time to let everyone know about us. That's awesome!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

My friends and I stayed here for a girls weekend. I used to live in downtown SB, so I knew exactly what to expect from the area: right next to a park, across the street from the harbor and beach, a little less busy than right on State St.

I was first to come around 12noon, and asked if it was possible to check-in early. Not only did they confirm that they could have my rooms cleaned within the hour, they offered to put the rooms next to each other (we had 2 rooms). Mohammad was especially helpful and professional. He offered to hold my overnight bad in a locked room while I took a walk waiting for my room and helped me to my room to make sure everything was ok. My friends enjoyed their fresh cookies in the afternoon, so after coming home from dinner, my friend asked if there were any more. David, who was at the front desk, said he would check and ring us if there were any. After being in our room for 30 minutes (it was close to 10pm now), David knocks on the door and offers us fresh oatmeal raisin cookies! What a sweet heart! Overall, the service was fantastic and very friendly; great location for walking; minimal parking permit fee; good sized rooms with comfy beds.

Cons: The pool area is covered in shade by mid afternoon :( but you do have the beach right there. Also, they don't have a kitchen, so there's only expensive Best Western contracted room service (just look on yelp and order delivery; it is so much cheaper!).

Overall, great service, comfy rooms, happy times.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vi N
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Vi N,
Glad everyone made you guys so comfortable. That's all we try to do everyday. Why not...we work almost on the beach in Santa Barbara. How can we be anything but nice...
Glad you and the GF's had a great time, we'll see you next time I'm sure.

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portland, oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Great location near marina and beaches. TripAdvisor #1 restaurant right next door. Although our room, 301 was very nice, large, with nice view of harbour, we asked for a quiet room. 301 is right across from the stairs and elevator. Hotel desk reception assured me it would be fine. Not even. It seemed like it was going to be OK at first so we did not say anything. We settled in. By 7.30 PM it became clear this location would not be as advertised. Whatever you do, get a room away from the elevator (and pool).

Stayed April 2014
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2 Thank steveallenpdx
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi,
Sorry about your noisy experience. 301 is actually one of the most requested rooms by many of our regular guests. It must have been a noisy monday evening that you experienced that we weren't made aware of. My staff is always available to quiet things down whenever needed.
So sorry about that. Please visit again and I will personally keep you away from the elevators
just in case.
All the best HJRobbins - GM
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Fawnskin
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Although my husband and I have stayed at five star hotels, we were comfortable staying in, what people reported as a three star hotel. Actually after arriving here and walking around the harbor and State Street, we decided it deserved a four. Inexpensive, walking distance to the harbor and State Street, with a couple great restaurants nearby, especially Eladio's which is a block away.
Not a place to stay if you plan just to hang out in your room, but if you are looking for a place across from the ocean, walking distance to the wharf with a couple great restaurants within walking distance, make a reservation.
Saved over fifty bucks by using tripadvisor.
Nice staff. Quiet.. Get out and walk around Santa Barbara. Have lunch at the pier. Take the Santa Barbara Trolley Tour!!!
Better, pricier hotels near East Beach, but the Best Western is so close to everything!
Ask Heidi for help!!! She will go out of her way to accommodate your every request!!!

Room Tip: Try to get an ocean view. We stayed downstairs with no view, but , once you leave the hotel, spectac...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Carol W
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Carol,

You're hired as my new marketing director. Couldn't have said it all better myself..almost :)
And I think I'll promote Heidy to your assistant. I will surely pass on your kudo's to her..

Wow..Thanks and all the best....Straight to the point!!

HJRobbins - GM
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Property: BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Address: 336 W Cabrillo Blvd, 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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