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 (19)
  • Very good (7)
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Sep 13, 2020 Denise F

The bed was extremely uncomfortable and there's ants in the bathroom and the pool was unfortunately unavailable. The staff were friendly and offered another room, however that bed was just as bad. Please upgrade your rooms or cut the cost No Breakfast. I get the covid gig but other hotels are inprovising!!! On a good note its a convenient… Read more
The bed was extremely uncomfortable and there's ants in the bathroom and the pool was unfortunately unavailable. The staff were friendly and offered another room, however that bed was just as bad. Please upgrade your rooms or cut the cost No Breakfast. I get the covid gig but other hotels are inprovising!!! On a good note its a convenient location Read less
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Sep 10, 2020 butcheredbettie

check-in was a breeze. Jay was even cool enough to let us check-in a tiny bit early. We had zero issues while staying here. Akia sent us courtesy texts to check-in on us and to report any issues directly if need to. Conveniently located in Santa Barbara to the beach (across the street) shops and restaurants/bars on state street (all within walking… Read more
check-in was a breeze. Jay was even cool enough to let us check-in a tiny bit early. We had zero issues while staying here. Akia sent us courtesy texts to check-in on us and to report any issues directly if need to. Conveniently located in Santa Barbara to the beach (across the street) shops and restaurants/bars on state street (all within walking distance or short drive if you're lazy lol). I recommend this place. Read less
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Jul 22, 2020 GulliversTravels72 California

Wowww thanks to the Beachside Inn team (Harvey, Jay, Damion and Chris) for making us feel so welcome. You certainly lived up to the online reviews and offered such an amazing guest experiences. We can highly recommend staying at Beachside Inn and look forward to visiting again.
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Jul 20, 2020 Mhay90

Front desk personnel were nice and friendly. Room was clean and bed was comfy. We got a balcony room and it had a beautiful view of the harbor, ocean and mountains. No breakfast offered due to covid, not even a “brown bag” to take back to the room which would have been nice. Overall a decent experience.
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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!