Best Western Beachside Inn

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

Most choose Best Western Beachside Inn for its location: just across the road from the beach and Santa Barbara Harbour, and a stroll from Stearns Wharf, with its seafood restaurants and boat trips. But it’s got more than a good address. It comes with little treats to make your stay in Santa Barbara both easy and comfy – like the complimentary WiFi and Continental breakfasts each morning, to the microwave and fridge in your room. Then there’s the swimming pool: hidden away in a courtyard-style setting, it has an intimate feel and Mediterranean styling that make it an utterly relaxing spot. But, if you prefer to do your swimming in the ocean, there are several stunning beaches just a short stroll away.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Seconds from the beach and Santa Barbara Harbor, both just over the road, the hotel’s only half a mile from Stearns Wharf, with its ocean view seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, sea life centre, and boat trips. There are other beaches within walking distance, and Santa Barbara Zoo is less than 2 miles away. Self-parking available $3 a night plus tax (payable locally, subject to change). Transfer time to airport: 1 hour 47 min.

Hotel information

60 rooms and suites. All with balcony, cable TV with premium channels, complimentary WiFi, clock radio, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron and board. Queen Poolside Rooms have a pool view with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

King Bed with Harbour View Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. 2 Queens with Harbour View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults. King Bed with Park View Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. King Bed with Queen Sofa Bed Rooms have 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children. Queen with Living Room Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. 2 Queen Beds with Park View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Lobby breakfast area (with complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast and a microwave available). Heated outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour Front desk. Activity desk. Dry cleaning*. Safety deposit box.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (17)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friend weekend getaway

Jun 16, 2020 200kendallm

Super nice hotel! Friendly staff who helped with anything we needed. They were also nice enough to give us two parking permits for both of our cars. The room was spacious and had a nice balcony with a side view of the ocean. Overall great place would recommend!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mid Range Hotel - Going Through An Upgrade/Refresh

Mar 26, 2020 jt0475 Worsley, United Kingdom

The location of the hotel cannot be faulted - right on the sea front and really handy for the marina and pier etc. Breakfast was included which is a bonus and wasn't expected, so again, not a negative at all. However, at the moment, we believe the hotel is undergoing a refresh and the ocean view rooms haven't been reached yet - so don't expect… Read more
The location of the hotel cannot be faulted - right on the sea front and really handy for the marina and pier etc. Breakfast was included which is a bonus and wasn't expected, so again, not a negative at all. However, at the moment, we believe the hotel is undergoing a refresh and the ocean view rooms haven't been reached yet - so don't expect amazing decor right now if you book one of those at this time. But - it's a good value for money hotel and I am sure that once it's been refurbished it will be great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff

Mar 20, 2020 litmanen16 Dublin Ireland

2 nights in a good location hotel for a morning walk along the beach to the Wharf and State street. The front of house staff were good fun and we had the craic with them (that's 'the Irish craic' and not an illegal substance). Breakfast was adequate and the rooms were good. Would recommend. Also, as I remember, they had free parking which is very… Read more
2 nights in a good location hotel for a morning walk along the beach to the Wharf and State street. The front of house staff were good fun and we had the craic with them (that's 'the Irish craic' and not an illegal substance). Breakfast was adequate and the rooms were good. Would recommend. Also, as I remember, they had free parking which is very important in Cal. The cost of parking your car during a weeks holiday could double the rental costs....jeeez!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, price and clean rooms

Mar 8, 2020 siliconvalleytravel Los Gatos, California

Quick stop in Santa Barbara on way to La and found the beachside inn. Check in was a breeze, rooms are recently updated. Bathrooms are tiny and could be cleaner, but overall decent. Can’t beat the location and overall experience was very good. Staff was extremely nice and very helpful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, lovely staff

Mar 7, 2020 The4Benns Los Angeles, California

Rooms are nicely appointed, as is lobby. Staff are super helpful and friendly and go out of their way to accommodate you. Great location within walking distance to shops, pier and across the road from beach