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Best Western Beachside Inn
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 11 January 2012

After booking a B&B that had no record of my reservation, I did not want to cancel my planned Santa Barbara weekend....and the Best Western had a room. I was so happy...clean, quiet, accessable from the freeway....great breakfast. My weekend was not ruined by the Eagle Inn...the had no record of my reservation, which I booked the day after I bought a deal on Living Social. Let me add, I am glad I didn't stay at the Eagle inn..there are reasons they ran a deal....

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

Most of the accomodation in Santa Barbara seems to be high. We thought this hotel to be a little costly for what it was, with that said after staying we enjoyed our one night stay at this hotel. It is very clean and tidy, Bed was comfy . Nice little pool area, not that we used it . Staff very friendly happy to recommend places to eat, we ate in the restaurant next to the hotel very nice. Car parking was cheap. Breakfast was good for a continental and a plus as it was incl in price. Would stay again when visiting Santa Barbra.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

This hotel is very good value for money- The room was clean and tidy not huge but you are only sleeping in it - you overlook the pretty garden area and the pool which was lovely and also had a spa in the pool area. There was free wine and cheese between 5.30 and 6.30 p.m. which was great for people on a budget from Sydney to have a few drinks. There was some good Mexican restaurants around the area which you could walk to and a very good local restaurant about 200 metres away. The hotel was opposite the beach and even though it was too cold to swim. The breakfast was okey not much except toast and cereal but that is enough. It was about 20 minutes walk to the main road of Santa Barbara where all the shops were which was a bit painful but you could always get a bus back to the hotel. Overall great value for money when you are on a budget.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

This hotel isn't in the best location, however we didn't realise this until we got there. Luckily, we had a car to get around.
Breakfast was a huge downfall! Expect some cereal and maybe a slice of toast if you're lucky.
Small rooms, but we were only staying overnight to break up the drive from San Francisco to LA.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Stayed here for 3 days as part of our Highway1 drive holiday (LA to SF). Arrived in Santa Barbara and commenced looking for accommodation on spec. Having been disappointed in some offers (mainly due to excessive price) we came upon this gem. Immediately clicked with staff who couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Very customer focussed. Staff were very fair when we negotiated a price for a room. The room turned out to be just what a weary traveller would wish for, clean, tidy and well appointed. As part of the 'deal' was breakfast and this turned out to be an enjoyable experience. Whilst the 'eating area' isn't the biggest it lends itself to a cosy dining experience where you have the opportunity to speak to others. The breakfast (continental style) is plentful and really varied compaired to what I have experienced elsewhere in my travels - so well done Best Western. We had initially planned to stay only 2 days in Santa Barbara but due to the quality of the accommodation and especially the excellent staff we stayed an extra day (would probably have stayed longer had we not been on a tight schedule for the rest of our journey). I have focussed on the staff and deservedly so, as they couldn't have been more genuinely interested in ensuring your stay in the hotel and Santa Barbara was excellent. Very helpful with a minor crisis that I won't bore you with but they saved the day. Lovely clean swimming pool and patio and surrounds. Well done to the management and staff at this Best western.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We did not have a reservation for a busy Saturday night, so we considered ourselves fortunate that the Best Western Beachside had a cancellation. Our room was spacious, clean, modern and comfortable. I am very fussy about beds/sheets and I have to say that both were very comfortable. We also had a small sofa (sofa bed), coffee table, and fridge in the room. The room had a balcony view of the park and a peek at the ocean. It's an enjoyable walk to the pier and State Street restaurants/shopping. The staff was courteous and quick. We would definitelly stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

the hotel location is ok, right on the beach front and a few blocks from the main street. the hotel itself is a bit tired, there was no aircon just a fan and the bathroom needed a refurb. it was ok but there is plenty of other choice here

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 336 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $177 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Beachside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Beachside Inn, perfectly located just across the street and a few minutes walking distance from the harbor, pier and beaches of Santa Barbara. From our fantastic location, you can also enjoy a beautiful walk to "downtown" Santa Barbara, and experience all our world class dining and shopping. And to make life even easier, the Santa Barbara beachfront/downtown electric shuttle is available at our front door if you're planning to have an even more relaxing day while visiting. Our 60 room hotel will be sure to offer you the quaint charm, which represents Santa Barbara's essence. But we also offer some of the most modern conveniences. From our very hi-speed internet, to a fabulous continental breakfast and the latest in air conditioning / heating systems, we are all confident you will have a memorable visit here in Santa Barbara all handled by our fabulous staff.We look forward to welcoming all of you to our wonderful littleescape by the sea in beautiful Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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