Normally I like supporting mom and pop places over the corporate giants, but this place is far from great - just okay would be more appropriate. First of all it is a motel, much like a motel 6.
No air conditioning, tiny rooms, and and you hear all the noise from people outside your door or above you. Decor, bedding, linens, and pillows are nothing to write home about, so I'm shocked to see so many reviews that say stuff like "pleasantly surprised". Really? I paid over $200 for a base room and "pleasantly surprised" are not the words that came to mind when I saw my motel room.
To be fair, the the place has free parking, you are close to the beach (but a bit of a walk from the center of town) and the included breakfast was okay (but just okay, not great). I know Santa Barbara can be expensive, but a basic room like this should not be so expensive. There is nothing wrong with the place, but I don't how it merits more than just okay.
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- Just steps to Santa Barbara's best beach - Exclusive East Beach Resort area near zoo, wharf and shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At East Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
- Hotel At East Beach
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