west beach inn

a coast hotel - santa barbara, california

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Most Recent Traveler Reviews

A wonderful stay!

This hotel is amazing! It has a fabulous location across the road from the promenade and beach and we had a stunning view from our balcony of the pool and the beach. Our room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and was well decorated and modern. The staff were all extremely helpful. We spent a couple of days chilling by the pool which was a lovely way to start the holiday. The pool area was lovely and generally quiet and relaxing.
The complementary continental breakfast and wine & cheese between 5 and 7 was also delicious.
We would definitely stay here again without hesitation if we ever return to Santa Barbara in the future.

- Jan C

Great place to stay near the beach!

This was our first time staying here, although we have visited Santa Barbara before. The hotel is extremely conveniently located across the street from the beach/harbor, just a few blocks from popular Stearn’s Wharf (restaurant & shops) and State Street (more great restaurants and shops). Also right next door to one of our favorite Italian restaurants, Toma. My husband and I stayed here for an overnight anniversary getaway. We chose West Beach because of its location and amenities. We were able to check in early (2:30pm) because our room was ready and the hotel had vacancies. The desk clerk was very friendly and personable. Told us all about the free breakfast buffet (6-10am daily), free wine/cheese reception (5-7pm daily) and where to park (free on site parking). We checked in and went down to relax by the pool, which was empty except for a few other people. Lots of lounge chairs, big towels to use, a jacuzzi and right off the area where the food/wine is located. After 4pm (normal check-in time), the pool area filled up quickly.
All the rooms face the courtyard/pool area. We were on 2nd floor. Rooms are good sized and appear to be recently renovated. Bathroom was clean and good-sized. Nice amenities. Room had a table, 2 chairs, queen bed, large walk in closet w/safe, free wifi, a/c worked well, flat screen TV with cable, coffee maker with Starbucks coffee, complimentary bottled water. Two nice cushioned patio arm chairs and small table outside of each room’s door to sit in and look into the courtyard/pool area.
One caveat: this is a family-friendly hotel. There were many families with young children staying during our visit. The pool area is open until 11pm (!) each night, which means that you will hear any yelling/screaming, etc. that comes from the pool area unless you put your a/c on full blast until after that time. There are no “quiet” rooms in that sense. Aside from the noise, the room itself was comfortable.
The free breakfast buffet had dry cereal, instant oatmeals, bagels, toast, hard boiled eggs, juice, coffee, tea. Fresh and adequate.
Free parking, wifi and breakfast were all great perks, since most nearby hotels charge you to valet or for internet. Also the later 12pm checkout time was convenient (some nearby hotels had 11am checkout).
We will definitely stay here again and just remember to keep our a/c running during the night!

- LAMel16

Great stay!

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a wine tasting trip. Would definitely return and stay for longer. We were upgraded and given a suite which was amazing, so spacious and very clean and comfortable. The pool area is great, surrounded by lush plants and palm trees, and perfect for relaxing after a day sight seeing, especially when they provide cheese and wine. What a perfect touch we could have stayed all evening but had dinner reservations! The buffet breakfast had a good selection of cereals, breads and juices, you can get coffee and water at all times from the reception area. The staff were friendly and very welcoming from the moment we arrived. Great location for walking to Stern’s Wharf and into the town, right opposite the beach. This is a must stay place when visiting Santa Barabara.

- Mark & Sally K

Wonderful

We were only at this hotel for one night as part of a trip up the coast and would have happily stayed longer. The rooms were very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. Our ground floor room even had a small patio with rattan furniture.
The pool and spa were perfect and at 5.00 they served free cheese and wine!
The breakfast was also much better than you would expect.
Staff friendly and helpful and excellent location across the road from the beach. We were sad to leave

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Excellent visit

This is a lovely property. Quality sizeable rooms all clean and fresh. Modern and nicely furnished. We had a patio with chairs and lovely garden/flowers. Lovely pool and spa area. Staff friendly and attentive. Nice touches such as wine and cheese early evening appreciated after a long day travelling. Super stay. Looking forward to returning.

- sarahmrsi