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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great and so friendly

May 14, 2019 sodiy St. Albans, United Kingdom

Only stayed one night on our US trip but would have liked to stay longer. Great location and a very nice room in a very nice hotel. Staff were so friendly and polite. Location is great close to the beach and some really nice restaurants and bars. Would definitely stay again if I find myself back in Santa Barbara again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Mother’s Day Weekend

May 13, 2019 Scenic26748161022 Diamond Bar, California

The location is great! Walking distance to Marina. The check in was very efficient. The rooms were nicely decorated and clean. Small refrigerator in room. Superior quality continental breakfast served. We will stay here again. No problems or concerns. Parking lot was convenient but unload your car before parking. Only 1 elevator! … Read more
The location is great! Walking distance to Marina. The check in was very efficient. The rooms were nicely decorated and clean. Small refrigerator in room. Superior quality continental breakfast served. We will stay here again. No problems or concerns. Parking lot was convenient but unload your car before parking. Only 1 elevator! Excellent trip! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, but that's about it.

May 13, 2019 lm1986 Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Room was relatively spacious, but the bathroom etc looked tired and in need of attention. We didn't use the pool, but it wasn't particularly inviting. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming, and the breakfast was nice. Having said that, we would probably not stay here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious rooms and comfortable beds.

May 1, 2019 Elisabeth W Sollentuna, Sweden

We stayed for one night at the hotel in order to make a stop-over in the town before heading north. OK hotel with good parking and location just close to the harbour. The breakfast was OK, but as a Swede, I am not used to eat at paper dishes so that was an somewhat unpleasant experience. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean.
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Apr 30, 2019 Trek39180163891

Super small Queen Suite, the room was very closterphobic, carpet could use a cleaning. The upside is the cleaning crew was very good, didn't miss a beat. The gentlemen that checked me in had a great personality and made us feel welcome.