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Inn At East Beach
Ranked #31 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Wish we had stayed longer!”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We only stayed one night in Santa Barbara, wish it could have been longer! Nice location for us, we went to the zoo in the morning, which was great. Room was nice, it was quiet, beds were comfy. Tub/shower in the bathroom was enormous!
Breakfast was good, and I added a paperback book to the basket near the fireplace.
Frank is a great host, and makes you feel at home.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Brasilia, DF
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Certainly, the star of the hotel is Frank. I believe he is the owner of the hotel and he is always receiving guests at the door with his good humor, as well as education and kindness.

The hotel is located near the beach in Santa Barbara, but far from the main street of town, where are the shops and restaurants. It is close by car, but not in a walking distance.

The rooms are large. It has free wi-fi and free parking! Just did not like the room ventilation. It was cold when I went and thus I could not leave the window open. Thus, the towels do not dry out.

The breakfast, which was included in our book, is excellent!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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evanston, illinois
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Reviewed 30 March 2012 via mobile

This is my third weeklong stay in 3 years. As before all was perfect. The superb location, famous hospitality and modern room all play a role in this Midwesterner's choice to return so often. A gem in every way.

Stayed March 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

The owner Frank is proud of this place and it shows. The rooms are beautifully remodelled and the grounds are immaculate. Our room had a private little patio with table and chairs - perfect for meals with the kids. Super comfy beds, nice soft sheets, lots of drawers to store our belongings. The breakfast buffet was really good: a variety of huge pastries, bagels, hardboiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice, cereal. And the whole place is a two minute walk to the beach. Great value. We were sad to leave after two nights!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Had to make a swift choice for a last minute business trip and looked briefly at reviews on TA which were almost universally positive. We weren't disappointed. GM Frank has a sly wit and great charm which makes you feel totally at home. The rooms have been tastefully updated with v comfortable beds, a cute faux log gas fire to keep you warm in the chilly winter nights and vaulted ceilings which make you feel you're in a fancier place than you are. apart from intermittent wifi (which we found in so many places on this trip) its a terrific place to stay and such incredible value, a hop skip and jump from the beach and 15-20 mins walk into town or a gentle bike ride. Self-serve buffet breakfast is a cut above the rest, but just make sure you use the serving tongs or Frank will tell you off, gently. Really pleased we found this gem, thank you fellow reviewers!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Property: Inn At East Beach
Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3705 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn At East Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps to Santa Barbara's best beach - Exclusive East Beach Resort area near zoo, wharf and shopping. ... more   less 
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