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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Sleep Quality
Very Good

Most Recent Traveler Reviews

Nice place to stay

This is a nicely renovated older property centered around a lovely garden. It’s just across the street from the harbor – location couldn’t be better. There’s a good parking lot and it’s relaxing to be able to leave the car behind and walk along the harbor and around town.

The staff were pleasant and helpful. The continental breakfasts were good and seemed healthy after many hot, high fat breakfasts at other hotels on our trip.

The bed was comfortable and everything was clean. When we asked to have our room made up early in the day while we were out, housekeeping accommodated our request.

Price was on the high side, though that seems to be the case with everything in Santa Barbara. The a/c unit was beside the bed and was loud when trying to sleep. The other small negative was the lack of a microwave in the room. We did have a fridge. The staff were happy to microwave our food in the office, and I noticed other guests making the same request.

- vicsail0r

Average motor inn with some TLC

We booked based upon a friends suggestion and found it to be very adequate, not top of the line. Seems to have been an older property renovated to a more modern standard. Beds good, baths need upgrade. Good location. Nice pool, grass area. Included breakfast very weak with stale pastry . Helpful staff. Would consider staying again if price was better.

- opus11

Spectacular sunrise

Our room overlooked Santa Barbara Harbour and we were treated to the most wonderful sun rises. The hotel is clean and well equipped and the staff really are as friendly and helpful as other reviews said. The free wine and cheese and biscuits every evening was a nice touch and you were never likely to get drunk at that strength.

- Keith P

Birthday get-away

Went for a birthday celebration and this place is great. It’s within walking distance of the Harbor, Stearns Wharf and several restaurants. We had an ocean / harbor view and enjoyed it from the balcony. They offer a wine and cheese in the early evening which was quite yummy. We enjoyed the pool and the hot tub. Perfect weather for this time of year. I would imagine the summer would be more crowded because of the area but all-in-all, it’s worth it. Lots of stuff to do within walking distance. Can be a bit pricey because of the area but worth it. Will definitely be back!

- Dahlia G

fabulous vibe!

This is a great location, right near State Street for food and shopping, the harbor is across the street and the wharf just a couple blocks up the beach. We had a room with harborview and it was fantastic. plush bedding, great service, very private balcony with chairs and table. There are several markets within walking distance and a small refrigerator in room. Free wine and cheese for two hours in the late afternoon and continental breakfast included. We paid over $300 for one night, but for us, if we’re going to bother to travel and want to enjoy our room awhile, it’s the only way to go. rooms are available that aren’t on the beach for less. Biking, walking, skateboarding, paddle boards, kayaks – all nearby and with trails along the harbor. Sambo’s practically next door. The only negative is the traffic noise while trying to sleep. We live in the country, so it was a bother, but for those who can deal, the room is worth it. Heck, it’s worth it anyway. Also beautiful pool and jacuzzi all lit up in iridescent blue/purple at night.

- diane k