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Inn At East Beach
Ranked #31 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“hotel and staff many degrees of separation.”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

If you have read any other positive reviews about Inn at East Beach, they rightly orbit the great work of Frank as manager. Yep, sure is a phenomenon, accolades are appropriate. If you were a visitor who was apprehensive about coming Santa Barbara (whatever your reason). I'd recommend Frank and the Inn at East Beach. If you were an experienced traveler, with a few good hotels under your belt, then I would set the GPS for another hotel. The Inn is WAY overpriced for the simple room you receive. No air conditioning. a fan apparently should be supplied (we didn't know this so we had to stay with our doors open, like many rooms did until late at night) our room did not have a fan. Frank was surprised at this .it has either been stolen or taken to another room. Nice pool, O.K. laundry. Fine parking. The Inn is a bit far from State Street compared to other hotels with similar amenities. I prefer to walk in towns and cities, and after a few Margaritas The Inn in too far to walk. So overall, I'd stay at other places in Santa Barbara, that's me and my family. If you are an apprehensive traveler then I think Frank would make the difference for you.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We stayed here for three nights and found it to be an ideal location. The beach and trolley bus are just a short walk away.
The room was spacious and furnished to a high standard.
Continental breakfast was very good.
The owner Frank was a delight to meet.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Had a very late check-in after flying into LA and driving up to Santa Barbara - Frank came down at 11pm or so to get us squared away, nothing but smiles and hospitality. The room was clean and comfortable and even had an electric fire place, which caught me off guard for a California hotel. Frank should actually become a hospitality industry consultant and train employees for hotels - he's a personality plus guy that definitely makes your stay a better and more memorable one. Would I stay here again? Without a doubt.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stafford, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Our budget was slightly constrained so we aimed for the lower end of the hotel spectrum in Santa Barbara. For the money we paid, especially in comparison to other prices of hotels nearby, the Inn at East Beach was fantastic. The room was big and linen very clean, the bathroom was spacious with a bath tub. The most impressive thing was the breakfast: a glass cupboard filled with pastries a size you cannot even fathom in Europe, brownies, bagels, doughnuts, everything you would want! There were also about 10 different types of tea, porridge and cereals as well as eggs, fruit and good coffee. Frank was a great manager, constantly tell us that "more food is better" and so we took some eggs and fruit for the day too!

The location was great for the beach - you walked 2 minutes and you were at East Beach. We walked to State Street a few times and found it not too far, though we also drove. Parking in the centre is free for 90 mins and cheap thereafter. Late at night we found the buses very convenient and cheap ($1.25) though you have to catch it by 10.30pm.

The pool was a nice touch, but to be honest it was a little dirty, and in the shade of one side of the hotel. With the beach so close by, we didn't use it.

Overall, for the cost, the service and the quality of the room, this was one of our favourite hotels in our two weeks US trip, and we would definitely stay here again. Thanks Frank!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

It is all true & even better enjoyed in person: what a fantastic place! Not just Frank but all from the staff we met or talked to were just fun & friendly & full of great tips. The rooms are wonderful & tastefully done. We stayed one night in double queen which had plenty of space and then got complimentary upgrade to suite with 2 queens which had even more space. Beds are GOOD. Free & off street parking, free internet and breakfast included with more pastries than we knew existed: jalapeno quiche or croissant, anyone? The pictures are true to what you will find. We spent 2 relaxing pm's at the pool which was not overcrowded at all. Beach & pool material available: noodles, boogie boards, beach chairs, buckets & shovels for sandcastles... Beach is closeby. Downtown is nice walk away but you can just take 50 ct bus.
Although pix show loads of stairs, you can actually manage with wheelchair.

Room Tip: Near the back is more quiet: you donnot hear people coming home late or early breakfast crowd.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Inn At East Beach

Property: Inn At East Beach
Address: 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3705 (Formerly East Beach Lodge)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,810 - ₹ 28,388
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn At East Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps to Santa Barbara's best beach - Exclusive East Beach Resort area near zoo, wharf and shopping. ... more   less 
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