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 (22)
  • Very good (8)
  • Average (3)
  • Poor (1)
  • Terrible (2)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Improvised road trip!

Jan 14, 2021 353yarav

Loved our stay here Employees are so nice and very attentive Pool is nice and warm and clean Rooms are spacious with a wonderful view. Definitely recommend this hotel If you have kids this is perfect.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great value, huge room, very friendly staff!!

Dec 6, 2020 RachelBraude West Hollywood, California

This hotel is great value. The bed was so comfy, it was advertised as a queen but was a king. The room itself was huge and the location is perfect, right off the beach. Also the water pressure in the shower is great!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Truth About Beachside Inn

Nov 21, 2020 Dancing_Boy Los Angeles, California

It is no longer a Best Western... and it shows! They have upgraded everything, including incredible service! Management is quick to contact you to make sure everything ahead of time is to your liking - Check-in was smooth, fast, and (gulp) they gave me an incredible upgrade to room 220 with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Wow! The room was… Read more
It is no longer a Best Western... and it shows! They have upgraded everything, including incredible service! Management is quick to contact you to make sure everything ahead of time is to your liking - Check-in was smooth, fast, and (gulp) they gave me an incredible upgrade to room 220 with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Wow! The room was upgraded with the latest in amenities. To those that have mentioned the bed is too soft... you're right. The bed is too soft. For me anyway, so if you like a hard bed, maybe they still have a few left. I like a firm mattress and didn't sleep very well my 2 nights there. YMMV. But the sheets were new and of fine quality. A/C worked perfectly. Fridge was perfect. Plenty of free parking. Inexpensive soda and snack machines. I didn't use the pool but it sure did look inviting. Do yourself a favor, go next toor too TOMA. The food is outstanding. For breakfast, its just a short walk to Chad's, but be prepared to spend your entire paycheck there. 35 bucks for two orders of bacon and eggs? Yikes! Due to Covid, the dining room was closed but they did have delicious coffee in the morning. No maid service (covid, again) but extra towels were just a "0" call away. Internet service is excellent and you can't beat the view in the morning. Fantastic job everyone. Look forward to coming back. Thank you for taking care of me and my lady! Read less
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Oct 12, 2020 Katia traveler K Los Altos Hills, California

Location facing the wharf is good but our room smelled like an old hotel room where people had smoked. This Best Western motel was recently remodeled and the remodeling is nice but the hotel itself feels old with tight and dingy corridors and the basic room with Queen bed is very small and dark. We traveled in high season so paid over $300 for… Read more
Location facing the wharf is good but our room smelled like an old hotel room where people had smoked. This Best Western motel was recently remodeled and the remodeling is nice but the hotel itself feels old with tight and dingy corridors and the basic room with Queen bed is very small and dark. We traveled in high season so paid over $300 for our room and for that, would expect better accommodations. Check in/check out and parking were all easy. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Beach Location - Leadbetter

Oct 7, 2020 X3555ATtonir Oakland, California

This was the perfect spot for a quick stop in SB. Right across the street from harbor for biking/walking/swimming and access to public pool. Clean, easy and friendly. Easy parking, no hidden fees and free breakfast (although not during Covid)