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“GREAT PLACE - GREAT LOCATION!!”
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West Beach Inn
Ranked #22 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“GREAT PLACE - GREAT LOCATION!!”
Reviewed 15 October 2007

My husband and I recently honeymooned at the West Beach, and we were more than happy with them!! Friendly staff, manicured grounds, beautiful updated rooms, his/hers robes provided, great view if you go with the Ocean View room (go for the second or third floor for the balcony and the view!!). There was also a wine and cheese reception in the lobby every evening, and State Street and the Wharf are minutes away. Hollywood and Beverly Hills are only about a 2 hour drive - but we recommend taking the PCH through Malibu!! We would definitely stay there again!!
-Mr & Mrs Harrington - Michigan

  • Liked — Cleanliness and View
  • Disliked — Cleaning staff was a bit pushy!! ;-)
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank yolanda71
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Reviewed 25 September 2007

Read about the West Beach Inn on Trip Advisor and booked on the strength of the strong reviews. We weren't disappointed. Perfect location opposite the beach and a short walk to the shops and restaurants on State Street. The pool and spa were great and our room with a garden view provided everything we needed. The room wasn't huge but clean and quiet. Happy to recommend to others.

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  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank JDLondon
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Los Angeles
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2007

From arrival to departure our comfort was attended to. Our favorite spacious two room Patio Suite was reasonably priced, and to our surprise, recently updated. The very generous continental breakfast, (6 am-10am) was appreciated, and we looked foward to the afternoon (5p-7p) snacks and wine/cheese samples. The grounds and the rooms are lovely, and there is plenty of free parking. Great location for hopping on the trolley for State Street shopping, biking on the bike path along the beach or enjoying the harbor/boating activities. :)

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  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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5 Thank Mikey42
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London
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2007

We stayed here for 2 nights during a california trip. It was a great location, right on the beach front and only 10 minutes walk from the main street and less than 10 minutes to the peer.

The room was small, but clean and well equiped, we even had his & hers ropes!

As it was March the weather was sunny, but a bit to breezy for the beach, however we spent some time in the hot tub which gives you a nice view of the beach and is very relaxing!

Breakfast and an evening reception (cheese and wine) was a nice touch. The buffet area from which you help yourself to these was small, and there was limited indoor seating but this was not a problem for us because it was out of season and not too busy.

  • Stayed March 2006, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank lemel
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Oakland, CA
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133 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2007

In need of a getaway, my husband and I drove to Santa Barbara and stayed across from the west end of the beach within walking distance of Stearns Wharf and the marina. The rooms were a decent size and kept very clean. There is a nice pool and the basic continental breakfast (oatmeal, fruit, a variety of pastries, muffins and bagels, juice, coffee, tea) can be enjoyed in the lobby or around the pool, weather permitting. There are wine, cheese and crackers in the afternoon (if you like good wine, bring your own!) Bathrobes are provided with the room which is a nice touch. Off-season rates are very good for this location. Ocean-view rooms will have a little more noise since the hotel is on Cabrillo, but the garden rooms (we had 104) were totally quiet. Front-desk staff varied in knowledge about local attractions, tours, excursions, but were always friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — The location and price
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank SaraEOakland
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Sacramento
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2007

While I found at booking the best deal on rooms at this place were on the Coast Hotel's website with the discount for the Christmas Holidays, the low season in Santa Barbara (buy 2 get 1 night free), I receievd an even better deal from the front desk on check in. I had to cancel my first night and they were cool about not charging me for that last minute cancellation because it was a family emergency, when I arrived though, they were very kind in offering me an even better rate so I upgraded to their best room, top floor, overlooking the harbor. I rented a bike at Wheel Fun for 3 days and had a great time. No need for a car with Amtrak, the local buses and cabs. By the way, the best cab is Lucky Cabs, which has new Prius cabs and the most knowledgable cabbies. This hotel has a lot going for it so I would compare the details of the others (newer hotels like Andalucia have smaller rooms and are on busy streets) and location which is very important. The property is beautifully landscaped and at night it was quiet, but this was over Christmas, about all I heard were the sea lions barking. The weather is the best at Christmas, sunny, in the 70s and a light breeze, a far cry from last June when it was overcast and muggy and what the locals call "June Gloom." West Beach is practically downtown and central to everywhere else in Santa Barbara. I would stay there again, but I read on the hotel's website the rates are going up in 2007. 2006 was a record year for tourism in Santa Barbara so with the demand up so the rates are up too.

  • Liked — It was a better than I bargained for.
  • Disliked — Carpeting needs cleaning
  • Tips/Secrets — The room safe is big enough for a laptop computer and wireless internet is free.
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled solo
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13 Thank SansCar
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Burlington, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2006

My husband and I stayed here once before and liked the fact that the hotel is small and very accomodating. The room is large and the bed is comfortable. It's close to the wharf and pier. The trolley into town was a nice way to see State Street. The driver was very helpful with his recommendations for site seeing. Must see the courthouse. The view from the top is amazing. Stay away from Sambo's food isn't good.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Beach Inn
Address: 306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The West Beach Inn is nestled in between the beautiful Santa Barbara Yacht Harbor and historic Stearn’s Wharf along Cabrillo Boulevard. The hotel is centrally located, only a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara and steps away from the many beaches, restaurants and shopping areas. Complimentary wine and cheese and a deluxe continental breakfast are offered daily in our sunny lobby alongside the heated pool and large luxurious spa. Guest laundry facilities and Complimentary parking are available to all guests. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and include in-room safes, refrigerators, high quality bathrobes, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV including HBO, desks and telephones equipped with voicemail and automated wake-up call services. Complementary High-Speed Internet is available property-wide. ... more   less 
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