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“Got a wedding at the Biltmore? Stay here!”
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Coast Village Inn
Ranked #8 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“Got a wedding at the Biltmore? Stay here!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

So so pleased with this gem in Montecito. My favorite amenity was cruiser bikes available for rent during the day FOR FREE! Fantastic and central location for a reception at the Four Seasons Biltmore and wedding at San Ysidro ranch. Walls are a bit thin and would be great to have access to a laundry machine, but those little things were far outweighed by all the positives of our stay. The front desk employees are sweet and professional. The single biggest contributor to our pleasant stay, however, was an impeccable housekeeping staff. They clean the pool every morning and I even saw one man meticulously scrubbing the hotel's welcome sign. Everyday when we returned to our room, we had fresh towels and a tidy room. Best of all, completely unexpected turn-down service before bed. Fancier hotels in the area may be out of your budget, but you won't have to sacrifice comfort and luxury if you choose to stay at the Coast Village Inn.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

It was inexpensive, but it was still a tiny room with no a /c. The area was kind of business like, but a few restaurants close by and a quick walk to the beach. Unremarkable is probably the best word.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Coast Village Inn is a very clean and perfectly located hotel in Montecito. Santa Barbara is a quick 5 minute drive to state street. Montecito has many very good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel and there is a Von's shopping center again within walking distance with many great shops. I really like the Montecito area. The one problem was it was 94 degrees that day, not common in Montecito, and there was only a ceiling fan, so it was a bit warm that night. Lila at the front desk was amazing with places to have lunch and dinner. I will be staying there when I go to the Santa Barbara area again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Irvine, CA
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

There are only three hotels in Montecito proper. The Biltmore is so expensive it's not even on my radar. That leaves Montecito Inn and The Coast Village Inn. Both I believe are owned by same people and are a block from each other. I have stayed in both. Coast village is the lesser expensive. It is old, as is Montecito Inn but without the charm. It is very clean and serviceable, very small bath. Not a good choice if you are really tall or burly. It is more like a motor lodge with every door opening to outside. I was concerned that people tramping along the balcony/ walkway would be a problem but even though it was a Sat night people settled down early. Front desk people very nice but they charge $3 for parking! If you are not familiar with the area you should know that the 'town' is very small and not much in way of shopping although there are enough restaurants to choose from. The inn had bikes I think which you can ride to beach but other than that you absolutely need a car. Much more to do and see in Santa Barbara. I only stay in Montecito because it is very close to my daughter's college which is up the hill in Montecito.

  • Stayed March 2014
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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.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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