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Coast Village Inn
Ranked #8 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I really want to be able to return to this awesome motel and not have to compete with other people or higher prices, but it was such a surprising and wonderful discovery that I am morally obligated to share. This lovely hotel was a shockingly good value in Montecito. The hotel is located right in the center of town and is super convenient. The room was clean and tasteful, sunny, comfortable and well-appointed. We got a $5 voucher for breakfast at a great local restaurant each day. I appreciated the tea and coffee service in the lobby and the warm reception we received. A ridiculously good bargain for the area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Short and sweet. Best value in the best location. Can rent bikes and ride to water activities in Santa Barbara.
This Room was booked through Hotels.com which just iced the cake. Clean room, comfortable surroundings and accommodating staff. The coffee, complementary was awesome! I would recommend it and be sure to discover the secret pathway to the beach, unbelievable.

Room Tip: Not much of a view from the front rooms so save a few dollars and take one facing the east. Rooms ar...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We were looking for a convenient place to stay and to use as a base while we were in the Santa Barbara area, this place worked out very well. A very nice clean comfortable room with a breakfast voucher to a great cafe (Jeannines) just down the street. This inn is just to the north of 1-101 which makes it easy access, but far enough to reduce noise. Lobby provided excellent coffee. While walking around town, just a couple blocks to the west of the inn and just east of the Chevron station, we discovered a tunnel that goes under 101 and leads to the beach.

Room Tip: We had a queen room. We would try for a king in front next time. Queen room was rather small.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

When you are looking for a value hotel on a shoestring budget, this is the hotel for you. It is clean and on the small side. Would recommend getting a top floor room or one on the end as the walls conduct noise easily (bring earplugs). The staff in the front office--both shifts--were extremely nice and helpful. There is tea and coffee in the lobby which was very nice. We enjoyed the location: had a wonderful walk to the ocean by the Biltmore/Four Seasons property and walked Butterfly Beach. We felt very safe doing this in the dark of night and during the day. There were others jogging, walking and enjoying the ocean breezes and warm weather. Santa Barbara is just a couple of minutes away by car. The $5 breakfast coupon to Jeannine's was a nice surprise. There is a restaurant being remodeled in the Coast Village Inn's parking lot, so it was a little noisier than typical. We would definitely consider coming back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SedonaMich
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

While driving from San Francisco to San Diego on Highway 1 we sort of stumbled upon the Coast Village Inn. Booked for 1 night but stayed for 2. Excellent reception from staff, simple but very clean room and comfortable bed. Great place to relax for a couple of nights. Small and clean pool with a few sunbeds. Vouchers from reception for an excellent breakfast a few yards down the road. Don't expect too much and you will be pleasantly surprised. Would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: We had one at the rear but as its so far off the road it doesn't really matter.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Whensmenextholiday
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We went here with friends who are regulars including someone who uses it on business. We booked well ahead (3 months) and choose King rooms, front facing. The rooms are simple and the beds are heavenly. However, on our first night all hell broke loose when a wedding party returned and continued to party on the stairs, on the landings, in the pool. It was really truly awful. Whilst management did all they could, the police should have been called sooner and the guests should not have been allowed to stay a second night. Even after the place had calmed down and the police left, the party goers continued to make loads of noise. We had little sleep and had to pack up, move rooms and downsize. They have lost our custom, and our friends who are locals.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

I was interested in booking this Motel / Hotel for a week or two in the near future so went personally to the "Office" - and requested to take a look at a room if possible as it could be more than a couple of weeks.
Possible - at 3pm - ? No, apparently all 27 rooms were occupied at that moment ( do they believe in Santa Claus?) they were apparently not interested in a long term booking, they had enough customers and a good going business they said... odd way to run it though, as though they maybe had something to hide?!
The reviews , sound good and would have liked to stay there, but the 2 girls couldn't manage to take a booking, check it out online I was told- too much of an effort.
Being where they were, business is obviously good, but is this how you run a good business ?? No, keep dreaming , now next door it was different - they appreciated $2000 + of business....

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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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: £85 - £152 (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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