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.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 12, 2020 Kamiller123

Great location. Right across from the beach and down the street from the original Sambo's. Clean, comfortabtle and friendly with great ample breakfast, eggs, sausage fruit. This is so much more than a continental breakfast. First time stay. It was recommended by family member. Reasonably priced too. Not a spacious unit, but clean and great rain… Read more
Great location. Right across from the beach and down the street from the original Sambo's. Clean, comfortabtle and friendly with great ample breakfast, eggs, sausage fruit. This is so much more than a continental breakfast. First time stay. It was recommended by family member. Reasonably priced too. Not a spacious unit, but clean and great rain combo shower with everything you need. HBO and some Starz. Ill be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I'll keep coming back!

Dec 30, 2019 elevatingtheglobe

After staying at this property a handful of times before when visiting my mother, I was concerned when I heard they were no longing going to be affiliated with Best Western, wondering if their standards and service would be diminished from what I've experienced. I was incredibly pleased to see that that was not the case. This charming hotel… Read more
After staying at this property a handful of times before when visiting my mother, I was concerned when I heard they were no longing going to be affiliated with Best Western, wondering if their standards and service would be diminished from what I've experienced. I was incredibly pleased to see that that was not the case. This charming hotel which is pleasantly furnished and in a GREAT location to the beach, harbor and State street now had even better service than before. I loved getting a text before we checked in that day and the next day checking in. It was an easy way for me to ask for more towels than calling the front desk. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. I'll continue to stay here when in the area. Read less
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Dec 30, 2019 CatherineM954 Yuma, Arizona

Rude staff member thought that making fun of my husbands name was a good idea, um....not smart. The room we had was meh, at best. The remote died which was no biggie as we were completely ready to leave by then. The bathroom was horrible. You could see inside the ceiling light fixture, the shower was so-so and they suddenly had NO hot water when… Read more
Rude staff member thought that making fun of my husbands name was a good idea, um....not smart. The room we had was meh, at best. The remote died which was no biggie as we were completely ready to leave by then. The bathroom was horrible. You could see inside the ceiling light fixture, the shower was so-so and they suddenly had NO hot water when my husband stepped in, so that was not very pleasant. The corners in the bathroom we’re almost moldy looking and appeared to be recovered in paint multiple times. Thankfully the patch across the street quiets down, but it was necessary to leave the sliding door cracked since the AC/heating unit was impossible to use and caused frustration to my already tired and annoyed spouse. We stayed back in October, so I can’t honestly remember the staff persons name, or exactly who we spoke with, well who I exploded at. I explained that I could forgive some of the issues -minus the nasty bathroom- but I would not accept some random person thinking it was fine to insult my spouses name. I love Best Westerns, but this place.....pfft. I do wish to thank the company for compensating me in the form of points for a free stay...just not there! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and staff!

Dec 16, 2019 skykulczycki

The location of this place is awesome- right by the water and a quick walk to pretty much anywhere in town. Our room was comfortable and we had an amazing view of the harbor. Continental breakfast was just that...a continental breakfast. Don’t expect anything gourmet...but there is Sambo’s right down the street that is delicious. Or you can go to… Read more
The location of this place is awesome- right by the water and a quick walk to pretty much anywhere in town. Our room was comfortable and we had an amazing view of the harbor. Continental breakfast was just that...a continental breakfast. Don’t expect anything gourmet...but there is Sambo’s right down the street that is delicious. Or you can go to Brophy Bro’s, an amazing seafood place. However, the highlight of our stay was the man at the front desk, Jay. He was so friendly and gave us so many suggestions of place to go. Jay is the best! Seriously, ask for Jay if you have any questions. Read less
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Dec 15, 2019 pilip0t

Arrived on a Saturday evening and found out I had made a mistake with the booking. Aaron was working the front desk and bent over backwards to accommodate us. He suggested places to eat and things to do. To top it all off, I heard his interactions with the guests after us and he was as genuine and accommodating to them as he was with us. I… Read more
Arrived on a Saturday evening and found out I had made a mistake with the booking. Aaron was working the front desk and bent over backwards to accommodate us. He suggested places to eat and things to do. To top it all off, I heard his interactions with the guests after us and he was as genuine and accommodating to them as he was with us. I never make recommendations or reviews, but I needed to do one for Aaron and the staff we encountered. The service we received in the morning by the staff was equally as kind and helpful. Would definitely go back. Read less