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“Good location and great rooms”
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West Beach Inn
Ranked #21 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed at the West beach in June 2014 and really liked it. The location is great, really close to some good bars and within walking distance of the centre. We were able to park easily in the car park and check in was quick and smooth.

The reception is small and there is a pool which we didn't get to try out but the whole place was clean and fresh. The room was great, we were on the second floor and had a balcony with views over the beach and the pier. The room was really clean and there was loads of room. This was great as there were four of us sharing and so plenty of space for cases and general stuff.

The complimentary breakfast was basic to say the least - bit a scrum in the tiny room and the stuff on offer was toast / pastries / cereal and fruit.

All in all a pretty good stay, we wished we'd had longer than just one night!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We booked this hotel through Expedia several months ago. This hotel has a good location, within walking distance of the pier and downtown, but it is an older hotel with very small bathrooms. It may be my own responsibility, but when we checked in and I realized the age of the hotel, I went online to find out what the rooms cost that day and found out they were $100 less that what we had paid through Expedia. I asked the Front Desk person if she would honor the price difference and she said no, I asked if there was a AAA discount and she said not through Expedia. She said we should have called the hotel directly and then we could have had the discounts. I don't know if I am more mad at myself, the hotel or Expedia. Whichever, I won't stay there again.

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tstiff, General Manager at West Beach Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Hello and thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. The two rooms you booked were Harbor View rooms with private balconies and two queen beds in each, the rate you saw online upon your arrival was our starting rate for a smaller room with one bed which would not have accommodated your party.
Unfortunately Expedia does not offer AAA or AARP (senior rates) on their website. The front desk was correct in stating that guests who book directly with us are offered any of those qualified discounts along with any other promotions the hotel might be currently running, but is unable to apply those same discounts to Expedia reservations.
Sorry for the confusion in room type and hope other than that that your visit to our Inn & beautiful town was a pleasant one.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was a wonderful setting (the gardens smell amazing and you are a stones throw from the beach!). The rooms are fresh and clean. The beds are extremely comfy. The front desk staff is extremely nice. The pool and jaccuzzi are perfect. The location is great and everything is very walkable (one site parking is free! so just leave you car and walk!!). The continental breakfast does the trick; its basic but they are constantly refreshing everything.

Room Tip: We had a garden view and it was great. With the AC on couldnt hear anything else. Some of the courty...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Our extended family stayed at the West Beach Inn last week. When the manager saw we had several families coming they upgraded us to a three bedroom Master Suite. All I can say is WOW! Besides the 3 large bedrooms & 2 baths there was a huge living room that easily fit our group of 16. The Kitchen was also gigantic and had all of the necessities including a dishwasher, washer and dryer. On top of that we had a wrap around deck. It really made a difference that we could all get together at one place. Besides the suite, the heated pool and hot tub added a lot of fun to our stay. Great continental plus breakfast and wine and cheese happy hour all included. Wonderful views of the beach and harbor just across the street. We walked everywhere. The staff is excellent. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: We rented several different rooms besides the master suite. Some faced the harbor. The patio suite g...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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tstiff, General Manager at West Beach Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Hello and thank you for your kind review! We are glad that the upgrade to our lovely Master Suite met the needs of your group and that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to the rest of the staff and we look forward to your next visit in Santa Barbara!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, wish we had stayed for longer. We arrived at midday, but we were able to check into our room.
The staff at reception were really helpful.
Our room was lovely, I booked a garden view room, but sitting outside we also gad a sea view, which was great.
The location is also perfect and very close to the Beach and a shirt walk to the restaurants and shops
Santa Barbara is fantastic, we are from the UK, and also visited places like Monterey and Pismo Beach, not very nice, a bit cheap and tacky, but coming from the UK, Santa Barbara was just how we imagined Calafornia would be.

Room Tip: Garden view rooms, as you also get a sea view when sitting outside
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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tstiff, General Manager at West Beach Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you for your review of the West Beach Inn! Often times our guests wish that they had booked a longer stay with us and we look forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The location was simply excellent. Santa Barbara is a wonderful community to get away for the weekend. The beach is protected, the shops are extensive, and there are many wonderful restaurants. The hotel has been updated and the rooms are nice. the pool / hot tub are a wonderful sanctuary. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We decided to stay here based on the excellent reviews and we're glad we did! The hotel is really a chic motel that has been modernized with Mad Men undertones. Our room was spacious and clean and the beds were very comfortable. We had some issues with our original room which were promptly addressed by the very helpful front desk. In fact we were moved to an even more spacious suite that we enjoyed even more! We loved being right across the street from the beach and close to Stearns Wharf and all the fun restaurants. Also really liked that parking and wifi are all included in the cost of the room (no extra charges!). Overall the inn is a great value. We will definitely be back for another stay.

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Additional Information about 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: £144 - £280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
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