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“Room was OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
Ranked #26 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Room was OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This place was fine, though not great. It was clean, with friendly staff, and a nice breakfast, but don't expect much out of the room.

The two main pulls are the fact that hotels in SB are super expensive, and this is on the lower end, but also that it is literally across the street from the beach.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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West Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

This hotel has a great location across the street from the beach and half a mile to State St, which is why we chose it. I would consider staying there again if the price was right just because of the location, since most of the other hotels on Cabrillo were quite a bit more expensive. However, the rooms are very basic, poorly appointed, and somewhat run down. Our shower, which was very small and crowded, leaked all over the floor and we had to use pool towels to soak it all up. The furniture was tired and the the whole room had a dingy feel to it. Many of the other rooms were being renovated though, so maybe the room we stayed in was on the list for updates. There was a nice pool with VERY warm water. (Almost too warm for my liking, but my husband thought it was the perfect temperature.) The free breakfast was fine and the afternoon cookies were good. The staff was very friendly and granted us with late check-out when I asked. Overall, our 2-night stay was good and it was a fine hotel for the price.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

The best part about this hotel is location. It's conveniently and beautifully located along the beach and has nice views of the ocean and marina. It's walking distance to the pier which has nice restaurants. The room we stayed in was dated and had no frills. The shower was so badly clogged, I had to shut off water while soaping and after every rinse to avoid back up. They offer free decent breakfast and delicious warm cookies in the afternoon. They also have free wifi, but I believe they charged for parking. They have a pool, but no hot tub :(

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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lake forest, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Took the train to Santa Barbara for 3 days. Great location just a short walk from the station. Walking distance to everything. Stearns Wharf, Harbor, Trolleys and restaurants. Our room was clean and beds were very comfortable. Nice pool area. The lobby staff and breakfast staff were very pleasant and helpful. Very happy experience

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jayne F
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

What a wonderful surprise to find ourselves in a fantastic location with a super room with ample balcony overlooking the Harbor! We have nothing but good things to say about this Best Western Inn! The location was within walking distance of the pier, many great restaurants and tourist attractions and the staff were so very helpful with sightseeing and dining advice. We would love to return in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Edwards, CA, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

The customer service could not be better: Nick was fabulous. He was able to find us adjoining rooms and took care of all our needs. Rooms were clean, comfortable and the pool was a little oasis from a long trip on the road. The hotel is walking distance from many restaurants, the pier and harbor - ideal.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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 Tiffany M
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Tiffany,
We are all looking for good deals and value these days so thanks for choosing us when you have so many travel options. Glad we were able to have you enjoy Santa Barbara

HJRobbins - GM
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our room faced the beach, love waking up on the beachside. We have stayed here twice. Beginning of January and end of March, had great weather both times. We really like the location, right across the street from the beach, not far from State Street and the harbor. The front desk staff are great! The rooms are clean and a nice size and beds are comfortable. I did not eat breakfast here. It just did not look very appetizing.

  • Stayed January 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RWoodfin
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BeachsideGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hi Rwoodfin,
WOW..Thanks for the great feedback, but more sorry that the breakfast didn't look appetizing. Have no fear please, because I'm pleased to say in the near future we will have a new lobby and breakfast area and I PROMISE you it will look even more appetizing than now... even though so many of my guests love it as it is...Wait and see..You'll be surprised...

Come back soon...HJRobbins - GM
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn

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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Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
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