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... Later, in the afternoon we were heading towards Big Sur on our way we stopped in a State Park for a bit of hike. The park was set in a forest and we done a few walks out to waterfalls which was a pretty good end to the day. After, this we only had a short drive to where we were staying in a nice cabin in the forest in a nice little park. It was pretty nice to be out the cities and towns and chilling in the middle of no where. We spent the ...
... bad idea, never do that.
Tomorrow is my last day of work at the museum. Nooo! This whole experience went by too fast, way too fast. I feel like I grew up a lot these past two months. I have 3 complete days left here. On Saturday, Amy told me that she will bring me to In N' Out for lunch. Yummy! On Sunday, I am planning to go to the beach, to shop on State Street and to eat at Panera for the last time. This is going to be so sad, I don't want to leave these ...
... coast to Eureka
California being buffeted by
great gusts of wind where we could see curtains of rain being driven though the
trees. SURF WAS REALLY BIG AND AWESOME!!!
I don't think I have ever felt the wind so alive and become
so familiar with the terms sheets of rain, rain squalls and buffeting by the
wind. Goldie handled the bluster and blowing like a real trooper with grace and
style. By the time we got to Eureka things ...
Woke up to the sound of the alarm today as we wanted to be up early as today we were setting out on our second and longest leg of our drive along California state highway 1 from Monterey to Santa Barbara. We grabbed an early breakfast downstairs in reception which wasn't the best of the trip so far but the waffle making machine was good fun and my effort tasted acceptable. Breakfast did take a little ...
... git a but geographically embarrassed driving in Santa Barbara suburbs, but it was an interesting insight, very well kept and cultivated. Seemed like a place wealthy people may retire to.
We kept driving up the 101 to Pismo Beach for dinner. This is a beachside tourist town with beautiful Pier. There seems like many coastal towns boast huge piers. Lots of surfers, and to my delight swings on the beach. I took the boys to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eagle Inn Santa Barbara
As perfect as Possible
The hotel is only 2 blocks from the beach and the wharf; you can see the water when you are driving down the road. We stayed in a deluxe King room with balcony, fireplace and whirlpool tub. The room was amazing. The staff was friendly and there were no problems at all. The entire hotel was extremely clean and welcoming. I will definately stay there again.
The rooms were the highlight. I think they were newly redone and they smelled and looked great. The exterior of the hotel is also attractive.
This is very basic in terms of services but well worth the money in a pricey city. Would stay here again.
Eagle Inn is fantastic
Fantastic B&B. Great location for the money. Big clean rooms. Helpful staff, knew a lot about the strip and recommended restaurants and shopping.
Definitely will be back when visiting Santa Barabara again.
Good walking distance to shopping and beach.
My partner and I stayed at the Eagle Inn recently, and we loved every minute of it! Callie at the front desk was so helpful and fun to talk to. For an extremely reasonable rate, we had the best room in the place, renovated the previous month, with a king bed, living area with fireplace and jacuzzi tub, as well as a balcony overlooking the street with views toward the beach (which is only 2 blocks away).
I'd stay here again in a minute!!!
Nicest place on my Vacation
I felt that I must recommend the Eagle Inn because we just loved it. My wife & I were visiting California for the first time and, with no advance reservations, we just hoped to find a room wherever we happened to find ourselves at the end of a day's driving. We arrived in Santa Barbara and found this charming hotel just off the main beachfront road. Our room was very nicely furnished, it all looked so new, and what we particularly liked was the large Jacuzzi tub in the room. We had not seen a hotel room like this before, it was the best. The staff were really friendly and offered to help us secure a reservation at a very nice nearby restaurant. We enjoyed our stay so much that we stayed two more nights than we originally intended.
Very Honorable Management
I posted the previous negetive review of our experience at the Eagle Inn due to our calling card being used by the cleaning crew. I am happy to report that the Manager, Roy, has done a thorough investigation and has handled the situation better than would be expected. The cost of our calling card was refunded by the inn. It was a negative experience and one in which we hold partial responsibility, we shouldn't have left the calling card out for room service to see. The management did go out of there way to correct the problem and we couldn't ask for anything more from them. With all that said, our stay at the Eagle Inn was wonderful.
I found this small, quaint hotel/inn after spending my first night in Santa Barbara at an unacceptable lodging two blocks away. The Eagle Inn is surrounded by beautiful, blooming shrubbery, and well kept grounds, all very representative of the area's Spanish history and charm. Muraled walls in the foyer's entrance make for a pleasant welcome for guests on arrival. Santa Barbara was very hot during my stay, although there was no air conditioning, the room had a ceiling fan which made for comfortable sleeping at night. The linens were clean and fresh, although the shower curtain was not so clean. A continental breakfast is served each morning in a small dining area. Down side: (1) The Inn did not serve coffee with the continental breakfast. Guess they figure that guests will brew their own coffee, since a coffee pot w/ coffee is in each room. (However, the coffee pot in my room had mold where the water is poured and I did not use it.) (2) Night desk attendant was slightly rude and condescending.This is an excellent hotel, worth the $130 a night versus $225 I paid for a similar nearby lodging which was unacceptable. (I was sorry to read the guest's review who experienced the calling card problem. Never leave credit/phone calling cards out in any hotel. Hotel does have safe in closet!) This little inn is tucked away on a quiet, tree lined street and only a short stroll to the beach. The tour trolley also stops a few steps from the front door and runs about every two hours.
Quaint Spanish Inn
This quaint 100 year old inn, identified as the former Harbormaster's Residence, was referred to us by the visitor centre. We were extremely impressed by the ambience of the inn and its rooms. I would have no hesitation in recommending this inn. The staff were very friendly. The inn is located two blocks from the waterfront, harbour and pier. It was reasonably priced for this time of the year (early August).
Great Little B&B
My wife and I just spent a couple of days there, and even though they were in mid-remodeling, the place was excellent!!!! Friendly people, very relaxing, highly recommend the honeymoon suite. definitely would visit it again.
Excellent Place to Stay
I discovered this place a couple years ago on my annual jaunt to SB. It's a lovely hotel. Sort of reminds me of a bed and breakfast. It's clean and within walking distance to everything from downtown SB to Stearns Wharf. The rates are reasonable too considering it's so close to the beach and all. Though they almost screwed up my reservations (they cancelled my reservations by mistake) I would highly recommend this hotel.
Be sure to book early especially if you're heading to SB on holidays because this place will sell out.