West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

west beach inn

a coast hotel - santa barbara, california

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West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

Traveler Rating

Sleep Quality
Value
Service
Rooms
Cleanliness
Location
Excellent
 
122
Very Good
 
140
Average
 
39
Poor
 
8
Terrible
 
11

Most Recent Traveler Reviews

Very nice , great location

We had a great weekend stay at the west Beach Inn. Great staff, very comfortable bed, and well maintained. Easy to get around Santa Barbara, just catch the local shuttle for 50 cents and cruise State St. Santa Barbara is always a great escape.

- jglinco

Wonderful location with an ocean view

We stayed here for 3 days including on New Year’s Eve. We had reserved a double twin bed with an ocean view.
The pros:
Location – ocean facing, close to State street where all the restaurants and shops are located, walking distance to the pier, water based activities like kayaking available just across the road, reasonably priced for the location and amenities
Free wifi, coin operated laundromat within the hotel, heated pool, free parking, free breakfast and evening wine and cheese, fridge in the room
Cons:
Uncomfortable springy beds, lousy breakfast (the bagels were stale), indifferent staff at the reception, breakfast room too small, noise from the train station closeby
On the whole a a very nice hotel except for the deficiencies pointed.

- Freelander270

Our Go-to inn for the holidays!

West Beach Inn is well located across from beach, breakwater, and harbor near Stearns Wharf in picture perfect Santa Barbara. The rooms are clean and comfortable, harbor views are awesome and the staff is very helpful. We had a car problem and staff went out of the way to get us a ride and a good mechanic. Parking is free and they offer a more than adequate continental breakfast plus wine and cheese in the evening. There is a lovely pool and jacuzzi – a nice place to enjoy the warm California sun. We will be back.
An added bonus is Toma Restaurant adjacent to the property. The owners are hospitable, food is delicious (up-scale Italian), and the wait staff was flawless.

- RichardKHarsh

Very Good Choice for Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara hotels are expensive, that’s simply the reality of staying in such a beautiful beach town. This hotel is a bargain for the location, amenities, and size of the room. We paid a bit extra for a harbor view which we really enjoyed with coffee on our balcony. (Odd to see the sun RISE over the water though–ask the front desk to explain!) The property is older but our room was spacious, bed comfortable, and there is a heated outdoor pool and spa. The convenience of breakfast and free parking, along with the location, really make this hotel worth the price in Santa Barbara.

- Michelle B

Will not stay here again...

I am very disappointed with the attitude of the staff.

This was my second stay here and I booked whatever I saw online on their website.

I was not happy with the room and was not offered an upgrade even though the hotel had availability. Was just told u booked a “queen room” when asked can I have a room with a view?

I was more than willing to pay up if offered the option on check-in.

We culdnt sleep at all the whole nite due to heater noise and the bad jumpy spring queen bed.

The second day, I went to inquire if there were any rooms with king size bed and was told that my wing didn’t have any king size beds in any rooms.

They did send someone to look at the heaters.

Few minutes later I saw a party checking out and lo and behold the room did have a king bed.

Even though the hotel had availability, they made no attempt to upsell the better nicer rooms at all or even offer them.

Not staying here again. Feeling robbed and not treated fairly.

- Poozza