West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
Nice hotel with beach views
This was a very nice hotel that was clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. Upon checking in, the gentleman that greeted us gave us all the information about the continental breakfast, the daily wine and cheese party held poolside, and the free trolley service to State Street, which is the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. In addition, there are several free daily newspapers, a lovely pool with beach towels, and many lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas. We upgraded to a king room with an ocean view, and it was well-worth it. Our view from the balcony was delightful, and we enjoyed many hours sitting in our chairs, sipping cool drinks, enjoying the ocean views. The bed was very comfortable, the room was large, but the bathroom was a bit small. I would definitely return.
We only stayed 1 night. The room was very spacious and comfortable although the bathroom was a bit on the small side. Plenty room for a family of 4 and a nice front facing balcony albeit not a great view really since the street is between the hotel and harbour. The pool area was pretty small but very nice, with heated jacuzzi. Breakfast was good, and especially liked the complementary cheese/wine in the late afternoon. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and more than happy for us to hang out at the pool until late afternoon on the day of our departure. Close to beach and State Street. Recommended.
Loved being near the beach!
Excellent stay! It was quiet ,but near State St, harbours and beach. We walked everywhere. Pool, hot tub, daily wine and cheese, and great continental breakfast. Room are nice and we really enjoyed the front chairs outside our room.
We keep coming back!
I took my son and granddaughters to Santa Barbara and once again the West Beach Inn was our “go to” hotel. The girls, 14 & 10, loved the pool and easy access to the beach right across the street. The trolley stops right in front of the inn which was great to get to the zoo and downtown and costs just 50c. We didn’t rent a car and did just fine with “Uber” and the trolley plus lots of walking in the beautiful Santa Barbara weather. We had the North Suite this time which was terrific with full kitchen, bedroom with King bed and comfortable pull out couch in the living room. The grounds are very pretty and relaxing although we really feel for their terrible drought which makes the landscaping more difficult to keep pristine. We couldn’t have been more comfortable. Patricia and all the staff are friendly and helpful. Their breakfast is good and the afternoon wine & cheese is nice after a day at the beach, sightseeing, or shopping. We look at and consider other hotels but this little inn is just perfect for us whether it’s my husband and myself or our extended family, so we keep returning and continue to be very satisfied with our choice.
- Pamela D
Good location and great rooms
We stayed at the West beach in June 2014 and really liked it. The location is great, really close to some good bars and within walking distance of the centre. We were able to park easily in the car park and check in was quick and smooth.
The reception is small and there is a pool which we didn’t get to try out but the whole place was clean and fresh. The room was great, we were on the second floor and had a balcony with views over the beach and the pier. The room was really clean and there was loads of room. This was great as there were four of us sharing and so plenty of space for cases and general stuff.
The complimentary breakfast was basic to say the least – bit a scrum in the tiny room and the stuff on offer was toast / pastries / cereal and fruit.
All in all a pretty good stay, we wished we’d had longer than just one night!