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Coast Village Inn
Ranked #8 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My husband and I felt we needed to get some cool ocean breeze after a very hot week where we lived. Santa Barbara sounded great but we had a hard time finding a hotel that was not way overpriced or booked. We finaly found Coast Village Inn, not exactly in Santa Barbara but in the beautiful village of Monticito just a mile away. It had most of the things we needed, a comfortable king bed, a kitchenette, and a couple of blocks from the ocean, in fact you can get a view of the ocean from their driveway or the second floor. since we cannot climb steps we were lucky to have a first floor room available. the only thing I did not like about the first floor you had to close the curtains when getting dressed. the room was clean but nothing special. the staff was very nice.

Room Tip: no air-conditioning, just a ceiling fan. people walk by the first floor windows to get to their car...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This place is charming and great value.
Some of the earlier historic reviews may or may not be justified .
There are some people who will never be satisfied and they always write a review to tell others .
Thankfully they will not be at the Coast Village Inn and better for it.
The price is always right . It is a motel that is being constantly renovated and the rooms have improved greatly in the years we have been staying here.
Charming staff , super pool and the noise mentioned earlier is only made by noisy people and that can happen anywhere.
Stay at CVI , enjoy the elegant ambience of beautiful Montecito, take you $5 voucher to Jeannines bakery for the best coffee and breakfast and decide if you got great value.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

When I go to Santa Barbara solo I book the CVI, and have done this a half dozen times. The downside is that the rooms are small, the outside noises seem to be amplified at times, the parking is little funky. The upside is that the property is generally quiet, the housekeeping is excellent, the linens and toiletries are of quality....and the price is extremely competitive. It's Motel 6 with a Montecito pedigree, walking distance to beach, shops and nice restaurants on Coast Village Rd. It's no frills, but the WiFi is free and there's a $5 coupon per day for a popular breakfast place 2 blocks away. I usually request something on the top floor rear to minimize noise, and best to book well in advance since this place seems to have a high occupancy rate. The CVI is not a place you'd write home about, but it's well run and definitely Montecito on a budget.

Room Tip: Request a top floor back room, but park in front. The back parking lot is a squeeze.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

This is a typical motel that has been upgraded. Everything in the room is first class. There is no AC. With the window open, it was comfortable in
July, but you do hear some noise, not bad, though. We heard a train, but not during the night...we were there on the weekend. There was a two night minimum as it was the Fourth....$200 a night plus $3 to park, so not cheap, but best buy for the neighborhood. We were there to attend a private party, so were not in the hotel during the day. They have coffee in the lobby (paper cups). The staff was very nice and they are there 24/7. They gave us a $5 chit each towards breakfast at Jeannine's, an excellent place. It is a couple blocks down the street, a nice walk. We were on the second floor, no elevators, but we could carry our luggage...they offered help if we needed it. The view was of the parking lot and the street....looking towards the ocean, but not really an ocean view. But as I said, we were only there to spend the night. The first might we walked several blocks down Coast Village Road to The Montecito Cafe (the restaurant in their much more upscale sister hotel), and our dinner was excellent. There are other restaurants in the area, also. It is a nice street to walk along, many shops, etc. The Montecito Inn had a 3 night minimum for the weekend of the Fourth, so we opted for the Coast Village Inn. The CVI also has free wi fi in the room, so that is a plus!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Our stay in this hotel was absolute comfortable, the rooms are clean and the service is friendly. The location is near to the street where you can find excellent breakfast opportunities. The rooms are small but with nice style. If you book with kitchen, the kitchen is simple and comfort only moderate. But I can recommend the rooms without kitchen.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I have only great things to say about this hotel. It is amazing value for big rooms with very comfortable beds, a nice swimming pool and extremely helpful staff who will go out of their way to always help you. They go above and beyond service that I received at other, more expensive, hotels. Lastly, the $5 breakfast ticket they give you to Jeanine's - Use it! It introduced us to the best breakfast in town and we always looked forward to it waking up.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor with a pool view - they also have an ocean view and are very bright.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

I have been staying here for years, its a Motel not a Hotel and its the best in Montecito. It puts you in the center of the Lower Village, close to restaurants and not too far from the Upper Village. Santa Barbara is only 5 minutes down the road, and there is a swimming pool around which one can relax. It's my favorite place to hang out. The Lower Village has a great boutique shopping with a spa like atmosphere. All this so close, and one can take the short cut and walk to the beach by the Four Seasons Hotel to see the sunset.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Coast Village Inn

Address: 1188 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2717
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £93 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Coast Village Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1935, Coast Village Inn offers a relaxing retreat for family vacations, romantic getaways, and wine-tasting tours. Plan your escape and get ready to relax and unwind on California's Central Coast. With 28 guest rooms to choose from, we can accommodate nearly any size group. ... more   less 
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