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

  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • 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 (28)
  • Very good (9)
  • Average (3)
  • Poor (2)
  • Terrible (3)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location, great staff, and all the amenities you need for a family stay in Santa Barbara.

Apr 12, 2021 joe92352 Lake Arrowhead, California

Great location and the staff were wonderful. The pool was never too crowded and always clean. Right in between State Street and the Harbor, near the beach and the wharf/pier, the location of this place could not be better.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the price

Apr 2, 2021 L7828VQdianac

I got there at 3pm to check in and my room wasn’t ready, the lady told me she would text me when the room was ready but I never got a text. When we finally got our room it was dirty so much so that I had to go purchase our own sheets. The tub’s paint was coming off. There was brown stains all over the carpet. Definitely not worth the price. Never… Read more
I got there at 3pm to check in and my room wasn’t ready, the lady told me she would text me when the room was ready but I never got a text. When we finally got our room it was dirty so much so that I had to go purchase our own sheets. The tub’s paint was coming off. There was brown stains all over the carpet. Definitely not worth the price. Never staying there again. Also my daughter got a rash from the pool. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t be fooled by the photos!

Mar 27, 2021 95viridianas San Bernardino, California

This hotel definitely needs improvement in both service and the facility itself. I won’t be my first choice again when I visit Santa Barbara. In fact, it wouldn’t be in my top three choices. Our bathtub was very old and run down. It was also extremely slow to drain so when we took showers, the water would rise above our ankles. On our second day… Read more
This hotel definitely needs improvement in both service and the facility itself. I won’t be my first choice again when I visit Santa Barbara. In fact, it wouldn’t be in my top three choices. Our bathtub was very old and run down. It was also extremely slow to drain so when we took showers, the water would rise above our ankles. On our second day there, we couldn’t get any hot water running for over 2 hours. The front desk did not inform me I could request housekeeping (a housekeeper did on our last day there.) I had a huge pile of wet towels that accumulated over my stay. I would get clean towels but the wet ones were not removed. I requested trash bags from the front desk 4 different times, and I never got them. So, I had to figure out a way to keep my room clean without trash bags and I took multiple trips to the trash can outside. Basically, my room accumulated trash and wet towels over the days. If you stay here, expect to service your own room and bring your own trash bags. The bathrooms are old and worn down, so also expect problems with the pluming. Don’t be fooled by the pretty photos of the lobby. Considering the price, you should be getting better service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beachside Inn

Mar 25, 2021 elinalast Davis, California

My two boys, 5 and 7, were here for a quick vacation. The hotel was nice, but the staff was really what made the visit awesome. Chris, the receptionist, was kind and super patient with my kids all while being efficient and professional. All the other staff were very helpful and friendly. The heated pool was a hit! We will be back for sure.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great room and service

Mar 24, 2021 Kamel1111

Love it. The room was clean and spacious. The staff is absolutely graceful and helpful. The Balcony had a pretty nice view. I enjoyed our trip. Hotel was tastefully done. They also provided fruits and pastries for breakfast since they couldn't make hot breakfast due to Covid. Love this place.