Mason Beach Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
Having slept so well for most of this trip, I had one of those awful restless legs hot and cold sort of nights only to be woken with a piercing whine at just after six. I had tried to set the alarm on my mini-ipad for the first time last night, and very carefully chosen a peaceful tone to wake up to. Not a piercing whine. Fumbling about in the semi …
Santa Barbara lies between a 3,000-foot tall mountain range and one of the quietest stretches of the Pacific Ocean along the west coast of America.
It was so nice to leave behind the hustle and bustle of LA and find this beautiful little seaside town (just a short 2 hour drive). Its Spanish inspired architecture and red terracotta …
... we could cook dinner. We then chilled in the hostel that night drinking coronas and eating Oreo's in our room planning our road trip together (classy backpackers introducing Rob to the life of a backpacker at the same time!) The following day we had a busy day planned we were all looking forward to exploring as we loved the sound of the town. Santa Barbara was an old Spanish settlement so European architecture and culture is very vivid here. We ...
... of Natural History, Reagan Ranch Centre, El Presidio State Historic Park etc., etc. There is just so much to see, we only had time to briefly see some of the amazing sights. At lunch time we headed down to the Harbour and Marina area. There is a fantastic restaurant "Brophy Bros" right on the front overlooking the Harbour and Marina. It was a Monday lunchtime and it was packed. While we waited for a table, we had a glass of wine and a beer and just watched ...
... we got back in the car and drove down to the wharf. It is about $2 an hour to drive out onto and park on the wharf. It was a sunny and clear day, but there was a crisp breeze out on the water. Because the coastline in this part of the city is relatively flat, when you walk out to the end of the wharf and look out you only see blue ahead of you and in your peripheral vision. It is a very peaceful place to just sit out with a coffee ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsMason Beach Inn Santa Barbara
Great location, hot tub, very friendly staff, clean rooms, hot showers and comfy beds.
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