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Best Western Beachside Inn
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 10 March 2011

I had a wonderful stay. It is so close to the water and the breakfast was awesome.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

Pet friendly - walking distance or shuttle to Harbour eateries and Wharf area - small property - pool with towels,can order room service from restaurant next door-big park across street , nice harbour boardwalk pet friendly - easy friendly check in, free internet - $3 parking (ridiculous) stayed 1 night - 2 would have been better! central air/heating - no A/C (dont really need it) ceiling fan - motion act lights in room ie bathroom - frig. micro - didnt like - ice on 2 floor - we were on 1 st floor 102 - recommend eat at Chucks Waterfront Steakhouse - Maritime Museum there as well

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2010

Just returned from 2 nights on a getaway trip. First time I've stayed here. I really enjoyed it. Room was immaculate just like the rest of the hotel. Staff very friendly and informative. Room was huge with refrigerator and microwave. Had actual ceramic mugs for the in room coffee service. Continental breakfast was fine. Stayed on third floor with balcony overlooking the harbor. Could see the boat parade from my room. Lots of closet space and roomy bathroom. A little noisy from the street traffic but being able to look out at the ocean was worth it. Italian restaurant next door, Emilio's, has very good food in my opinion. Will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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2  Thank Caymom
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. We walked to the hotel from the train station and never had to set foot in a car all weekend. We walked to the Mission Santa Barbara, downtown museums, the pier, and several wineries. The room was nice, a bit noisy about the street. But we loved the sunset on our terrace and watching the action along the waterfront. The complimentary breakfast was enjoyed by many families with their small children. The coffee served is quite good. The restaurant right next door, Emilio's, provided a wonderful romantic Mediterranean dinner.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

This hotel has a great location and is a great value if you want to be close to the beach. It's within minutes of restaurants and attractions...the zoo is five minutes away. The front desk was great for making dining suggestions. It's a little noisy but worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2010

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and found it to be good value for money. All staff we're very friendly and very knowledgable about the local area. The breakfast was quite basic but good. Before we booked in we drove around a few other hotels, but all were about double the price! This is not a cheap town to stay in, but it is beautiful with lots of things to do. Bottom line, this hotel doe's look a bit outdated, but don't let that put you off. We paid $180+.

Hope my review helps.

Ps. We are back in Santa Barbara in June and won't hesitate in staying here again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

I'm sure I could have gotten a better deal if I had looked into and researched hotels prior to my arrival but since this was a last minute family trip, I paid the price, litteraly. I don't think this hotel is worth the $200+ price tag for a single room. Location great but the accomodations and hotel itself is very outdated. Staff was nice and their continental breakfast was decent.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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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: £141 - £267 (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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