West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel
Great location and a superb hotel.
Having stayed at a ghastly hotel in Pismo Beach on our ten day tour of California, we approached the West Beach Inn with some trepidation. We need not have worried. It turned out to be a glorious experience! The rooms were spacious and immaculate. Close to all the local amenities we were able to walk to the pier and indulge in a delicious seafood lunch. The shuttle bus downtown was quick and cheap and gave us the opportunity to explore the picturesque town of Santa Barbara. The complimentary wine and cheese session was a surprise and a delight. Breakfast next morning was of a superior quality as compared to other hotels in this price bracket. The downside being that we stayed for one night only! I would have loved to have stayed in this delightful hotel for an extra night and should we return to California, this hotel is definitely on our list.
- David M
Nice Inn and convenient location
We stayed at this inn for 3 nights and chose it for it’s location; we had to be in different sections of Santa Barbara that weekend. It’s across from the beach, harbor and pier and great for strolls along the beach or to many restaurants and, of course, if you have time, a beach visit. The welcome was very friendly, we had a corner room on the first floor, well decorated, complementary water and (excellent and plenty of) coffee and tea in the room. Coffee, tea and water, fruit etc were also 24h available in the lounge. Breakfast was included, simple but more than sufficient; muffins, some danish, bagels, bolled eggs, cereals and yoghurt, coffee, tea and juices.
We used the pool late at night, not large but nice enough for a refreshing swim. Although we arrived late at night, there was enough free parking on the premisses. Overal this was a nice place for an excellent price, 12 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes from downtown but you can also walk that in 10-15 minutes. Nice feature if yo stay longer; there is a washer dryer available for a reasonable fee. We did not hear any traffic noise in our room which may be different in the rooms with beach view. We had a very nice partial garden/beach view from our porch. We would definitely come back here.
West Beach Inn: Our Favorite in Santa Barbara
This is now the fourth or fifth time we have stayed at the West Beach Inn in Santa Barbara, California. Each stayed has won our emphatic “thumbs up”. Located right across from the Pacific and Stearn’s Wharf, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the staff friendly and the special amenities excellent. In the morning the continental breakfast is simple but delicious. In the evening they offer some great Central California wine paired with fruit and cheese–all included in the room rate. And there are great places to eat (and drink) within walking distance. We liked Moby Dick’s on the pier and LOVED Brophy Brothers.
Horrible customer service
Hotel front desk made a mistake in our reservation date and charged our credit card for the wrong date, then when we showed up on the correct date west beach inn staff demanded we pay more to stay – asking the customer to pay for a mistake made by them. When we requested to speak w the manager, we were told she was “unavailable” despite staff member speaking to her by phone 2 minutes prior to our request. Overall horrible vacation experience due to awful customer service by the west beach inn staff.
- Julie W
Excellent hotel next to all the attractions
Great hotel, very clean room with balcony seats. Staff very accommodating. Complimentary breakfast which was very good. Free wine and cheesed tasting every night between 5 and 7 pm. Not much more to say.