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

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Very Good

Most Recent Traveler Reviews

Wonderful little gem!

We booked this little place very last minute (ie on the day of arrival) as we were doing a Pacific Coast road trip from Vegas – Yosemite- LA. Santa B proved to be our favourite part of the trip, not least due to this fabulous little gem of a hotel. Normally we would look at 4-5 star hotels but this was the only one with any availability that wasn’t extortionately priced, so we booked – but without high hopes. However, we were so impressed. Very friendly and helpful. Free wine and cheese tasting each evening, located right opposite the beach- although we ended up using the pool all day as we largely had the entire pool area to ourselves! The pool is very deep (8 foot) so children never seemed to appear, blissfully :) . It’s also a beautiful pool- tall palm trees and bright flowers surrounding it so you really feel on holiday. Free towels and sunbeds, free ice cold water all day, a laundry room you could use, great air con, and a wonderful breakfast included in the price. Also free parking, unusually. We only stayed 2 nights as we wanted to crack on with the trip and explore LA, but once getting there we immediately wanted to return to Santa B and the west beach inn. Sadly it wasn’t available any more so we didn’t. I would gladly return to Santa B to stay in the west beach inn for an entire vacation.

- KVA5000

Great hotel

Great hotel, great staff, great location what more can I say. When we arrived we where treated to wine cheese and coffee all free and to top it all of a great pool right across form the pier. Wonderful rooms and o would definitely stay there again and in any of there other hotels if they are this standard.

- Speedy1256

Good Location

This hotel is in a good location for beach, harbour, marina and shuttle into town or tourist hop on hop off trolley.The rooms were a reasonable size and clean and comfortable, wi fi worked.

The pool was next to the breakfast room which dissuaded me from an early morning swim, I’m not keen on an audience. We were able to breakfast outside but had the weather been poor the breakfast room would have been too small. Breakfast was satisfactory.

An incident occured while we were there that affected our comfort for one of the nights but the manager responded appropriatley. Overall good stay.

Tip- Don’t miss the Museum of Art in Santa Barbara

- Tutin

Perfect for me!

This hotel was so friendly, convenient and perfect for my needs. I visit friends in Santa Barbara and loved starting the day at the West Beach Inn and ending it there. Will definitely stay there again.


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