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Inn At East Beach
Ranked #28 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
San Clemente, CA
2 reviews
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“Excellent Hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

This is a great, affordable hotel half a block from the beach! Clean newly remodeled rooms, flat screen tvs, fireplaces in some rooms, nicely decorated. Free breakfast items and aaa discounts are a bonus! The owners are fabulous and live on the property. Super friendly and treat guests like family. I come to sb a few times every year for work and have stayed here the past 3 years. Have recommend to my coworkers as well.

  • Stayed March 2011
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La Pine, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

We absolutely loved our 4 night stay at this hotel. The manager Frank is awesomel! He is extremely accomodating, polite, informative about the area, and just a really nice man. Our room was very nice and looked to be recently updated. It was clean and had every convenience that we needed. Walking distance to the beach but off the busy road made it a perfect location for our wonderful vacation.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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evanston, illinois
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2011

This was my second nine day stay at this superb Inn. Other reviewers mention the many amenities, friendly staff and location but here are some of the reasons for returning for another visit. General Managers Linda and Frank Santana are supportive and professional on-site help, as is a newer member of this fine team, Christina (Front desk host). The rooms are thoroughly cleaned daily, with fresh towels, coffee and the like. The breakfasts are a sufficient reason for staying here, even if there were no other even better reasons. As a photographer and writer I need lots of easy to use electrical plugs--here there are two table level plugs on the bases of each of three lamps. Reading lights are abundant. A gourmet, but very reasonably priced bistro is across the street (Bistro 1111 in the Hyatt Mar Monte hotel). One day it rained and the full cable and HD tv meant that I could entertain myself with "Captain Blood" and other fine classic movies. The free wi-fi worked very well. There were many european guests, not a surprise given the fine location and amenities of this superb inn. All in all, a gem; I'll be back next year, hopefully for even longer than these nine days. Craigclaire

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2011

Manager Frank was real cool and very helpful. Room was super clean with nice flat screen tv (we watched Star Wars) and fireplace. Free breakfast included a nice variety of bagels, muffins, breads, fruits, pastries, coffee, tea, milk, juice and more I just can't remember it all. You can throw a rock from the hotel and hit the beach.. I mean the beach is close... I did not throw any rocks... I swear. Fun place for sure. Frank will help you with anything you need. He gave us several discount coupons which came in handy. Why pay full price if you don't have to... Right? Anyway overall a nice place at a great price. We will definitely return. Oh, Frank plays (the Sinatra station) cool jazz out by the pool. Real Smooth. Free earplugs in room help guarantee a quiet nights sleep.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2011

We found the Inn at East Beach by complete fluke and oh my, were we happy! Frank is the host with the most! Rooms were great, spacious and clean with nice stuff to bring into the shower. Nice big screen TV with cartoon network (among other channels, but that made our kids happy and our mornings peaceful...). Breakfast served by the reception. We chose to sit outside in the glorious weather with a nice view over the mountains, but you could bring a tray to your room if you preferred. Breakfast was a nice spread, the choice of cereal made the kids happy and the bagels and lovely selection of tea made the grown-ups pleased. We never tried the pool, but it did look great and very peaceful to lounge there. All in all, we are SO returning!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2011

It's not much from the outside but this is a hidden gem. Frank & Linda are the resident managers who greet you with such a warm welcome you feel like a member of their family instead of an anonymous traveler. Ask them for directions, restaurant recommendations, anything at all - a great resource. FREE parking is just behind the hotel. FREE wi-fi access from the rooms. FREE continental breakfast in the mornings includes pastries from a local bakery (yummy!), Kona coffee, hard-boiled eggs, bagels, cereals, instant oatmeal, biscotti, fruit, tea, milk, OJ, apple juice, with all the condiments. Perfect start to the day. Plus, the room rates are amazing for a location just 1 1/2 blocks from the beach.

The rooms are modern & clean (although the automatic light in the sink/vanity did get annoying. I must not move around much brushing my teeth because the lights would go off a lot.) Bath tub/shower combo (shower has a rotating head-neat!). Lovely Gilcrest & Soames shampoo, conditioner, shower gel & lotion. They must have read some of the reviews that complained of the thin walls because ear plugs are also provided.

We did hear the upstairs neighbor walking around but it wasn't a big deal. The bed was very comfortable. There's a desk & chair for computer work, a comfortable chair for reading or watching the flat screen TV & a dresser plus the closet for clothes.

This is a great place, an excellent value and we'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Covina, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2011

Very nice, clean and modern. Great location. Would definately stay here again and will reccomend to friends!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn At East Beach
Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3705 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn At East Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps to Santa Barbara's best beach - Exclusive East Beach Resort area near zoo, wharf and shopping. ... more   less 
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