Peaceful and Great Service
The rooms were spacious and well decorated. The view of the harbor from the balcony was great, loved watching the boats. The staff was attentive refilling breakfast items (typical continental breakfast food). Wine & Cheese by the pool was great. Hotel is a close walk to Stearns Wharf. Only downside is that the bathroom is small with limited counter space.
- Colleen S
The nicest part of this hotel is the “lobby”, which is really more of a check in area. The breakfast consisted of some fruit and boxed pastries. The pool area did not have enough lounge chairs and was full most of the day – this wasn’t much of an issue for us as the area left much to be desired and wasn’t worth spending time in. The room was fine, but for the price (we paid about $275 for the night) – you can do better. We arrived at 4 on the dot and were told that we wouldn’t be able to access our room for at least another 20 min as there was a snafu with the maid service – no apology or anything.
Wonderful Santa Barbara Location
We hit Santa Barbara around lunch time and booked our room at West Beach Hotel from the local Irish pub. We were excited when the drive to our hotel took us by the pier and beautiful beach. West Beach Hotel is located right across the street from the marina.
Our friend has a bum knee so she asked if we could get street level room. Sometimes having people overhead can be an issue, in this case it was not. While I did hear our upstairs neighbors in the morning, or rather felt them, since my head was against the headboard as I was reading the morning paper and enjoying a cup of coffee, the room was fabulous! Main floor rooms are bigger and enjoy a nice, large patio with two chairs and table.
Our King bed ( in room 121) was SO comfortable! The sheets were yummy and I just loved the soft, but fluffy pillows. The chartreuse,silk duvet cover contributed to a kind of spa feel.
Amenities in the room include fridge, blow dryer, safe, coffee maker, desk and two chairs, free wi-fi. I especially appreciated the large closet (with iron & board). We didn’t use the A/C because we had a bonus window by the front door that we were able to keep open for fresh, cool air. You may get ocean views from the upper rooms, but even the peekaboo views you get from the ground floor rooms give you a sense that water is near.
Breakfast is very basic, but very good continental: hard boiled eggs, bagels, fresh pastries (that are not your boxed variety fare). The front desk staff is pleasant and helpful. The pool and hot tub looked very inviting. The multi-building layout gives the property an intimate feel. This is a good find – with extremely easy walking access to the Funk Zone (wine tasting area) and all that State Street has to offer.
Far above the average motel, great choice for the road trip
We stayed for one night on the way to San Francisco from LA. The room was clean and we had a nice sea view. The location is perfect. Attentive service, nice breakfast. If you are runner, get up early and excercise during the sunrise.
- Marina T
Great view room
We had a balcony room across from the pool/beach and really enjoyed sitting there in the afternoon viewing the ocean. The room was clean and the staff were great. We had breakfast and afternoon free wine/cheese around the pool. We like to walk and this place is within easy walking distance of everything at the water front and to State St. The one drawback would be the AC was noisy at night but a small complaint. We would stay here again.