Near the Beach!
Hi, Stayed here for 2 nights in January and really enjoyed our stay. We arrived by Amtrak train and it was a 10 minute walk to the hotel. The staff were very helpful suggesting places to eat. The hotel is near the beach and we enjoyed walking along it. They have a wine and cheese in the early evening that is outstanding. The cheese and wine are plentiful and you can go sit out by the pool and enjoy the atmosphere. Breakfast is continental but good. Would stay here again and would recommend it to friends.
Cute Hotel Near the Harbor
The West Beach Inn is a hotel located right on the harbor. It was clean and comfortable. Our room was on the 3rd floor looking over the water. The street is busy, so you can hear traffic, but the location was perfect. It was pricey for what it was, but seems fairly standard with the area. All and all, a very pleasant stay.
"We need to make this our go-to spot"
I said that to my girlfriend halfway through our stay at the West Beach Inn in Santa Barbara. We instantly fell in love with this hotel the moment we pulled up to the curb, and no it wasn’t just from the allure of Santa Barbara itself. I’ll apologize now for the essay this may become. I just have so many great things to say about this hotel.
My girlfriend and I decided to take a New Year’s trip for our first little getaway together and we eventually decided on Santa Barbara. We spent several days narrowing down our choice of hotel before we finally agreed on this one. Rather than booking through a third-party website, we decided to book directly through the hotel. I spent time on the phone mostly with Austin and he was a huge help for me (and us). Honestly, he made this booking process so easy and he was super nice over the phone. Patricia also provided some valuable help for me regarding both the city and the hotel (I had called again closer to our check-in date to ask a few more questions).
We booked a room with a single Queen bed and a partial view. Our partial view was probably the most satisfying view ever. This came into play on New Year’s day because we were able to watch the first sunrise of 2016 right from our balcony. You can’t argue with that type of advantage. The room, although small, served its purpose. We honestly found nothing wrong with it. We had a min-fridge, TV (with many many channels), iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, bathroom essentials…we had no trouble referring to our room as “our home” for our stay.
The breakfast provided in the morning was nothing extremely exciting, but there’s honestly nothing wrong with that. They provide a nice little spread for their guests: bagels, pastries, bread, fruit, yogurt and granola, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea, and juice. I enjoyed every bit of it. Later in the day (from 5-7pm), they also do a complimentary wine, cheese, and cracker spread. We decided to make a stop there on New Year’s Eve and it was a nice little way to wind down (or get started). The main lobby/dining area had a very relaxing vibe.
Other than the inviting and helpful staff, the best part about this hotel was its location. It’s only 3-4 blocks away from the Funk Zone, which is where we spent most of our wine-drinking hours. Plus, it’s literally right across the street from the beach, which gave us the perfect opportunity to watch the sunRISE from our balcony! I think we were just excited to be sipping our coffee in our robes. Despite being right next to what we assumed was a busy street (Cabrillo Boulevard), we heard no traffic issues. Maybe that’s just because drivers in Santa Barbara are better than Los Angeles drivers (sorry…I promised myself I’d get that in there somewhere).
I’d recommend this place to anyone I know who is traveling to SB. I’d recommend this place to anyone I don’t know who is traveling here. We know for a fact that we want to go back to this city and we know we will choose this hotel first.
I will go back for a third time
I have been to this hotel twice now. I love it as staff are super friendly and helpful. They have a happy hour where they serve wine and cheese. Only outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Both these pool and jacuzzi are kept clean. The rooms are clean and beds are very comfortable. Lastly i like to add that it is right across the street from the beach and close to the dock.
- Gabriela G
Once again, we loved our stay @ WBI. This is approximately our 4th stay here-and every time we think we will stay at another hotel to rack up loyalty points, we realize we can’t beat the hospitality here. We did have problems with our television but Austin from the Front Desk came quickly to our rescue with a new television. He also resolved subsequent issues with the connection. Austin is a treasure to this hotel! While I was initially annoyed by the inconvenience, the way Austin and Joe addressed the situation calmed my frustration. The staff that work the Front Desk are professional and friendly. We only indulged in the complimentary HH once and enjoyed breakfast almost daily. My only suggestion for Breakfast is to have a microwave available, so you can warm the sweet treats to maximize their flavor. Our room was spotless and the housekeeping services spot on. The bed was cozy with lots of squishy pillows. The weather was very chilly on our visit and while the rooms have an in-room A/C Heater, it seemed to continually cycle on and off to maintain the temperature. In spite of the minor glitches, this is one of our fave getaways.