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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews West Beach Inn Santa Barbara
Great location but mixed bag inside
The West Beach Inn is in a great location, across the street from the beach and an easy walk to shopping on State Street. The room was fine but the bathroom was old and dated. Triple sheeting on the bed was a big plus.
The staff at the front desk was young and inexperienced. When I requested a luggage rack I was told to put my suitcase on the closet shelf or on the floor. While prices in Santa Barbara are high on weekends, at $167 per night the value should have been better. Rooms with newer bathrooms are at even higher rates.
When I describe my stay at West Beach Inn, the first thing I always say is that every morning I woke up to the sounds of birds chirping! My husband, our 2 year-old son and I stayed at the WBI for 3 days, and it was so relaxing.
Great weekend in Santa Barbara
my husband and I were here for 2 nites and loved it. the staff was wonderful - so accomodating and full of suggestions - we were treated well and enjoyed the wine and cheese reception and all the wonderful goodies on their continental breakfast bar. Our 3rd floor ocean view room was spacious and lovely - big balcony for watching the city come alive in the morning and enjoying the nitely sunset...
Can't go wrong.
We had a very nice stay here. Our room was a large, clean, no frills, basic hotel style room. The bathroom was huge! There was a refrigerator, but no honor bar.
Free wireless internet was great. The hot tub was nice too - we got some helpful travel advice from two other couples we met therein one evening.
The staff ranged from polite to indifferent. When we checked in, the kid at the desk barely said a word. However, when we stayed late in the hot tub one night, we were gently coaxed out. My girlfriend got some friendly advice on where to find a good manicure.
The $1.00 self service washer and $0.75 dryer was helpful.
Disappointing hotel. Aug 11, 2004
The room was clean, but the pictures really distort the size of the pool. No hotels are on the beach; there's a 5 lane highway separating the hotels from the beach, so your 'Ocean View' is really a view of the water overlooking the highway. The small pool was filled with screaming children and by 3 pm; was already getting covered with shade. Don't count on a big lobby for the breakfast; also very small. We viewed the room before checking in and decided it was not the place for us. They were nice enough not to charge a cancellation fee after we said we didn't want to stay. We stayed at the Fess Parker Doubletree and it was worth the extra money.
My friend and I stayed here after I innocently and quite stupidly booked us at a hotel across the street from the mall. We were enticed by the nightly 2 hour wine and cheese soiree, which provided us with our nutritional needs for the duration of the trip. The pool and hottub were both excellent, and except for the creepy older man who insisted on talking to us incessantly, we had a perfect time. We also enjoyed enticing the young male college clerks while we lounged by the pools in our bikinis. We will definitely be returning.
One of my Favorites
I have stayed here twice in three different rooms (had to change rooms in order to extend our stay one of the times.) All three were very clean, bright and with nice views of gardens or pool area and beach.
All came with refrigerator, safe, ironing board and iron, and terrycloth robes. Continental breakfast was very nice as was the wine and cheese in the evening. Staff friendly and helpful. Pool and spa very clean and location is very good, across the street from beach. I agree it is a little farther from State Street than some, but all in all, a great place and I will definitely return.
Stayed overnight at the West Beach Inn on the way up to Monterey. Clean rooms but very old and worn out. Would not stay again.
Had booked 2 nights at beginning of 3 week tour and ended up booking another 3 nights at the end of our trip! Very comfortable and relaxing and a great location. All staff were a pleasure and nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait to go back!
Great Little Hotel
My family and I stayed for three days. We had a garden room with 2 Queen beds. Room was very clean and spacious and even had a fridge. The staff was very helpful and even let us use their microwave to warm up our baby's food. The pool and hot tub were very clean and very nice.
Loved the free continental breakfast and the wine/cheese afternoon socials. Although a little far from State Street, the hotel was worth the price and the ambience was very nice. Will definetly return when next in Santa Barbara.