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Reviewed 27 February 2010

I recently traveled twice to Santa Barbara on business. My first hotel experience was not a good one, so this time, on the advice of a friend, I stayed at the Santa Barbara Inn. What a lovely hotel and the staff are among the friendliest and most customer-oriented that I've ever seen. While the first hotel charged me $4.00 for...

2Thank Renoarty
Riverside, CA
Reviewed 3 February 2010

I took my kids on a trip to Santa Barbara before school starting this fall and we stayed that the Santa Barbara Inn. The staff was very nice and upgraded me to an ocean view room when I tried to check in early. Nice that it's walking distance from the zoo, ocean, and pier. The room was spacious and clean,...

1Thank kcweir
Salinas, CA
Reviewed 28 December 2009

We stayed for one night, and actually found it because we went to a nearby place that looked better on the web site than in person. But we turned around and went back and are glad we did. The location is across the street from the beach. This is an older building but it is fairly well maintained. The halls...

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Reviewed 23 December 2009

From the minute I walked in the front door, I knew this was a going to be a great stay. Not only was the staff curteous and helpful but the room was large/clean and very comforting. I truly didn't want to leave. The sound of the waves crashing onto the seashore was an added bonus! I will recommend this inn...

1Thank cap002
Palm Desert, California
Reviewed 23 October 2009

Stayed at the Inn for a couple of nights in Sept. for a conference. The hotel is older which is par for the course in this area. However, there are lots of other places to stay that do a better job working with the older property's charm - the Inn falls short there. That said, the exterior of property was...

1Thank daijobu1
South Carolina
Reviewed 21 October 2009

I stayed at the Santa Barbara Inn for four nights in October, 2009. My room was quiet and nicely furnished. The bed was very comfortable. It is located in a scenic location, right on Cabrillo with an unobstructed view of the Ocean across the street. From my perspective there are negatives about the place: 1. There is no air conditioning....

Thank Tim4
Davis, CA
Reviewed 16 October 2009

Stayed here for one night. The room was large, but the furnishings were very dated. The tv was small and probably 20 years old. The bed linens were nice. The location was nice. The room felt like it could have been cleaner. Rooms in Santa Barbara are expensive, so this is a decent deal, as long as you are ok...

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Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 8 October 2009

The Inn was comfortable, clean, quiet and close to the beach. We stayed for two nights and the service and staff were excellent. The location was great and the room was terrific.

1Thank soupfor1
Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed 3 October 2009

We stayed for three nights. It is a wonderful location, across from the ocean. You can get the trolley nearby to go downtown. There is valet service for your car. All the employees were very nice. The rooms were GREAT! Each night someone turned down the duvet and put out the terry robes and a box of chocolates. The continental...

1Thank rbird47
San Francisco
Reviewed 5 September 2009

Had a nice two night stay at the Santa Barbara Inn. Newly remodeled hotel and rooms, clean rooms and nicely done. Rooms seemed reasonably priced at $170/night for ocean view. Hotel not crowded on Mon/Tues night, staff let us choose room we liked the best. Not a lot of amenities, small pool but with beach across the street ok with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $304 - $822 (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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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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.”
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“Suite 400 is the BOMB!”
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