Comfortable, Well Located and More
The very helpful guy at the Santa Barbara Visitor Centre made several hotel suggestions, all of which were close together in the West Beach area. We liked the look of the West Beach Inn, close to the harbour, so we stopped in to check availability. We were offered two options, both of which were well in excess of the rate advised by the Visitor Centre. However, once I mentioned the price quoted by the Visitor Centre, the receptionist willingly matched it. After all, it was the hotel that had advised the room rate to the Visitor Centre earlier that day.
Our king bed room was comfortable and spacious. There was adequate space on the granite vanity top. The glass-enclosed shower provided a strong jet and easy to control temperature. In the bedroom a welcome feature was the comfortable pillows. The TV control box appeared to offer some sophisticated features beyond simple channel changing, but we didn’t explore them. Since it was wet and foggy, we were not tempted to try the pool, but it looked inviting. We could imagine taking a dip and enjoying a poolside drink among the citrus and palm trees.
The unexpected bonus was the complimentary cheese and wine provided between 5 and 7pm in the lobby. A nice touch. With a typical continental breakfast included as well, we left feeling satisfied with the quality we had received for the price and good memories of our night in Santa Barbara.
Comfortable, spacious and friendly hotel
Friendly staff on arrival, spacious room and comfortable beds. Breakfast basic but sufficient. News channel playing on silent in breakfast area. Background music playing, very pleasant. View of pool from breakfast/lobby area.
Wonderful place, wonderful service
During the rain, we stayed in Santa Barbara at the West Beach. The gardens and grounds were beautiful. The hotel staff was very informative of areas prone to mudslides and helped us find ways to see the sights despite the weather. Both the complimentary breakfast and evening wine & cheese were well appreciated. Our corner room was bright and welcoming. Everything was clean and comfortable. A job well done! Thank you.
I arrived in the early evening to check in at West Beach Inn. Even in the dark I was pleasantly surprised on how beautiful the grounds were. I originally booked a single queen room but wavered on weather I would prefer a double queen room. The gentlemen was very accommodating and offered to show me the two rooms so I could see for myself before I made my choice. Both rooms were very nice. He offered the double queen room at just $20 more which I thought was more than fair. I ultimately choose the single due to the fact it was on ground level and I had a beautiful view of the garden. The room was Very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. It was everything I needed to be comfortable!
I was in town to accompany my daughter who goes to UCSB to a doctors appointment. My plan was to stay 2 nights however, after some unplanned medical needs I had to extend my stay an addition 3 nights. Luckily they had availability and the front desk gladly changed my reservation from 2 to 5 nights.
I really enjoyed the simple breakfast and coffee in the morning and the wine and cheese at night. Certainly a nice touch. There is a staff member at the front desk 24 hours which I thought was nice too.
If you are a parent of a child who attends the university they offer 30% off your room rate for weekdays. The kicker is you have to book directly from them so if you’d like to receive that discount it will not apply if you use a booking app. Unfortunately I didn’t get the discount because I booked through an app but I now know for next time😉Lord knows, Any little bit helps!!
Great service, nice clean rooms. Heated pool and hot tub. Beautiful grounds. Free-Safe parking. Friendly/accommodating staff. Located right across from the beach…what more could you ask for?! I will be back.
- Leanne H
We had a great time, it was a gorgeous Hotel. We traveled with our 8 month old and originally we had a queen over the garden, but there was no was his playpen would have for in there, so we upgraded to a king and it was awesome. Highly recommend this hotel. The staff was fantastic as well, very helpful.