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Carmel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and our stay was awesome. We were able to check in early which was nice, the staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful. The bar and restaurant is really beautiful. They have a beautiful courtyard and pool area, unfortunately it was a little too cold for us to use...

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nyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at this newly remodeled inn! We had a spacious room on a higher floor overlooking the pool, Cabrillo Blvd and the ocean. Even the hallways were gorgeous. I loved the framed prints. Our king bed was very comfortable and the room was much larger than the room we had later at Kimptom Canary hotel. We...

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Thank lovinglifenyc
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience, definitely recommend upgrading to an ocean view mini suite, we had amazing panoramic views with balcony. Service was great from checking in with Joanna, the valet and our dinner at Convivo also a great experience. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and had a great little Staycation. Love the new renovation! Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank Tom D
North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an immaculate new hotel that far outshines the dated and faded nearby Hyatt and Doubletree. Beds were very comfortable and we had a beach view with beautiful sunsets. Perhaps an improvement would be higher end amenities in the bathroom. The continental breakfast seemed European with lighter fare like yogurt and fruit. Lovely sun shining during our morning coffee....

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Thank Chicagocats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sized room, comfy bed. Location was a bit far from downtown - had to drive. Breakfast was pretty dismal. But all in all, a clean hotel with nice staff. The valet boys were extremely nice, which pushed this rating from 3 to a 4.

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Thank Talia W
springfield, pa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice refurbished Inn on the PCH across from Beach. Everything is renovated and the place sparkles spotlessly clean. It has sort of refined retirement home feeling to it, with heavy furnishings and thick, rustic colored decor. Very quiet place. Biggest drawback is the poor service in the restaurant. Wait staff is indifferent, hard to find and lack the overall...

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Thank brandbridgeltd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four stayed one night. Staff was very accommodating. We booked through booking.com who tried to manipulate our reservation at our expense. The Santa Barbara Inn fixed the problem on our behalf. I would highly recommend. Room was clean and spacious. Great location.

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Thank Matt P
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Loved this hotel. We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds, view of the ocean, amazing bedding (if I was the kind of guy to take pillows from a hotel, I might not have been able to resist the temptation) and great decor. Very close to tons of shopping and restaurants and of course just a couple of steps...

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Oxnard, California
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd floor corner room was spacious, comfy and clean with a gorgeous view. Huge bathroom with spa tub and heated floors. Enjoyed an amazing breakfast on the beautiful new patio. The new restaurant inside has a modern sleek feel. 10 steps to the sand and you're ready for beach fun, art walk, park and harbor and pier restaurants and...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was our first time at the Santa Barbara Inn. What a beautiful place, we learned that it had recently been remodeled. The attention to detail, the pleasant staff, and grounds were wonderful. The room was comfortable and quite large for 2 people. We took the train from San Diego, although the walk from the train station took approximately 30...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Inn

Address: 901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $297 - $835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Barbara Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“All rooms seem nice.”
 of 5 bubbles brandbridgeltd, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not get a room located above the kitchen, it will be very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Q7166RZkimm, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles clippedwingsstew, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't know - we paid for "ocean view" and were disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles vtm2733, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“King room with balcony and view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Rhodes25, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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