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Best Western Beachside Inn
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed here for two nights. We were totally impressed from the minute we arrived. ALL staff are cheerful, helpful, efficient and genuine, and there is nothing they will not do to ensure you have what you need. The front desk always has cookies freshly baked, and flavoured water, and coffee... and breakfast is just what we needed. A choice of the usual yogurts, toasting breads, even bacon and potatoes and some version of cheese omelettes (the hot things are microwaved but decent enough). Harvey, the Manager, is THE single biggest asset in this hotel, and he keeps it all going really smoothly. The property is kept completely immaculate. It was quite impressive to see the attention to detail. All the time! The pool area, too, was lovely. You cannot beat the location...water views between the harbour and the wharf. And the price, given the other in-town options, was right. This is not a fancy hotel. This is a great, friendly, low-key but exceptionally run property, in the best location in Santa Barbara. Do NOT miss Toma's next door (no affiliation with the hotel). Absolutely outstanding!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Good value for the location: very clean and comfortable. It was great to get free (simple) breakfast early in the the morning. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Location is outstanding: walking distance to beach trail and lots of excellent restaurants.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This hotel was fantastic. This hotel was booked by our entire family and many of our guests for our wedding for the weekend. When we first got engaged, we went to this hotel to check out the rooms for our guests. Nick walked us around the hotel. He gave us a tour of their best room 322. He then went downstairs without being prompted and made sure our room was this room. When we arrived for the weekend we had a panic with many details of our trip and details of the hotels. We called the hotel and Mynor told me he had everything covered. He worked with management to make sure that we were well taken care of, even beyond their normal policies. During our stay they worked to make sure all of our family and guests were on the same floor and same wing of the hotel. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and congratulating. The hotel was also very nice, breakfast was great and the hotel is an ideal location to State st, the beach, and the harbor. I would highly recommend this hotel. When you walk into your room it feels like your secluded on the beach with the accommodations of a nice hotel. Thank you Mynor, Nick and staff!

Room Tip: The third floor can't be beat. Rooms 322-320 have amazing views.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Fantastic place to stay over the road from the beach, pier etc. Light and bright, very clean, spacious room, with views, very comfortable bed, and hot shower. Friendly staff and an above average breakfast for Best Western - an extra effort is made to make it appealing. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband surprised me with a Highway 1 coastal birthday trip and this hotel was one of our stops along the way. We didn't have a reservation but they had a great room with a view of the beach! The decor was very beachy which matches our home, very clean, and unbelievably quiet. Would definitely stay here again, it was a bargain for Santa Barbara area!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Although we found this hotel very costly due to location, the hotel was extremely clean and very friendly service. Staff went above and beyond to exceed expectations. The location was ideal, as it was only steps away from the beach and the harbor.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I think Best Western Hotels are generally quite good and this one is no exception. The room was very comfortable but the location makes this one a stand out for the money. It across the street from the beach, in walking distance to many restaurants and the main Santa Barbara attractions.

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Additional Information about 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
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £107 - £245 (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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