$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 15, 2014 Check-out: Dec 16, 2014

Inn at East Beach

2 stars
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
117 reviews
Great for the Price

For the money, you cannot go wrong here. Location, breakfast and service are outstanding. Upstairs... See full review

  • Moss 12345
  • Oct 2, 2014
Better than your average Motel.

This place was a pleasant surprise, on the outside it looks like your average motel- but when you... See full review

  • c.flann
  • Aug 16, 2014
Budget-conscious East Beach property near the East Beach
The Inn at East Beach features free Wi-Fi throughout, a heated outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, local newspaper and free local phone calls. Just one block from beloved East Beach, the inn is also close to Santa Barbara shopping and dining. Travelers seeking a combination of location and value in Santa Barbara stay at The Inn at East Beach.
Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • One block from East Beach
Rooms
The 33 rooms in The Inn at East Beach each have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television with HBO, a remote controlled ceiling fan, coffee-maker, mini refrigerator, premium bath amenities, free local calls, and an iron with ironing board. Rooms come with one king or two queens, with an optional fireplace. Junior kitchen suites are spacious quarters with a king bed or two queens. A kitchen with ample counter space, a sink, full-size refrigerator and separate dining area are also included.
Features
The Inn at East Beach displays a free continental breakfast spread each morning. Guests can take care of laundry on-site and swim in the heated outdoor pool while gazing at breathtaking mountain views. The local newspaper, beach towels, umbrellas and boogie boards are also available. Famous East Beach is about a five-minute walk from The Inn at East Beach.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (11.9 mi/19.2 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (88 mi/141.6 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (94.5 mi/152.1 km)
Attractions
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel

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Inn at East Beach Rooms

King with Fireplace
The Superior King with Fireplace offers a king size bed in a spacious non smoking room featuring a fireplace, refrigerator and coffee maker. Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, 70 television channels including HBO. Room Rate includes complimentary continental breakfast and local newspaper. For parties of more than 2 people, please contact hotel directly for details and availability.
2 Queens with Fireplace
The Superior Room with 2 Queen beds offers a fireplace refrigerator and coffee maker. Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, 75 television channels including HBO.Room Rate includes complimentary continental breakfast and local newspaper.Non smoking room. For parties of more than 4 people, including children, please contact hotel directly for details and availability.
2 Queen Beds
The Superior Room with 2 Queen Beds offers refrigerator and coffee maker all in a spacious non-smoking room. Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, 70 television channels including HBO. Room Rate includes complimentary continental breakfast and local newspaper. For parties of more than 4 people, including children, please contact hotel directly for details and availability.
King
The Superior King offers a king size bed in a spacious non smoking room featuring refrigerator and coffee maker. Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, 75 television channels including HBO. Room Rate includes complimentary continental breakfast and local newspaper. For parties of more than 2 people, please contact hotel directly for details and availability.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Antioch University: 0.1 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 1.1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 1.3 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.4 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 1.8 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 2.3 mi
  • Alameda Park: 2.4 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.7 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 8.7 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 10.3 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 10.4 mi
  • Antioch University: 0.1 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 1.1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 1.3 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.4 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 1.8 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 2.3 mi
  • Alameda Park: 2.4 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.7 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 8.7 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 10.3 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 10.4 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 12 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 194.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (117)

Ratings and reviews for Inn at East Beach

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
117 out of 117
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler99999
Business
Colorado
Oct 30, 2014

October 2014 vacation

Love this hotel for the price. Great location near the beachk, marina, and the State Street outdoor mall. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go sailing!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Moss 12345
Business
Calgary
Oct 2, 2014

Great for the Price

For the money, you cannot go wrong here. Location, breakfast and service are outstanding. Upstairs King rooms are pretty small but fine for a couple of days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kathy62
Business
Illinois
Sep 2, 2014

Great people great location

Just got back to reality! The Inn at east beach (location) is spectacular. The managers and staff were wonderful. Awesome continental breakfast with a smile every day! There are a couple of things that i would recommend. Those being air conditioners added to the rooms, the pool should be repainted inside, Overall, I would stay there again because of the location and the staff, Rooms were clean but very hot during the day. They had fans in them but circulating warm air doesn't help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

sushi teri . best sushi around. atmosphere awesome. eat outside>

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
No More Stay
Business
Santa Barbara
Aug 20, 2014

Average

The room was average at best. I was next to the pool so had noise from that anytime anyone was swimming. You can hear every window and door being opened and shut anytime of the day or night. Only hear the train whistle coming through town twice a day so could be worse. The room was very stuffy and hot. It has a mounted fan in the window trying to bring in fresh air and a ceiling fan running all day but the room was overly warm and stuffy. Thankfully it had two more fans in the closet so we had all four fans running to be able to sleep through the night. Not a horrible hotel but definitely not worth the money spent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
c.flann
Business
san Francisco
Aug 16, 2014

Better than your average Motel.

This place was a pleasant surprise, on the outside it looks like your average motel- but when you open up the door to your room or even just meeting your hosts you see that it is much more. They have put a lot of work into this place rooms are up to date the place is spotless the hosts are amazing breakfast is good across from the beach (they provide chairs and beach umbrellas) What more do you want??? It is a bit far away from the main "strip" but that didn't matter much to us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Get the .50c bus to the pier and go wine tasting there - there is an amazing place which is cheap where you can watch the sea and enjoy a good cheap bottle of wine!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sbu79
Business
MSP
Aug 3, 2014

A Very Nice Hotel at a Good Price for Santa Barbara

First - Frank the Manager makes this place. He is personable and really makes a great impression. The hotel is very nice for an old style, but updated, property. The breakfast was a pleasant surprise for what was available. It's not a "hot breakfast" but abundant and satisfying none the less. The pool is smaller, but kids don't mind. The only disappointment I would mention is that the room became very warm on hot July afternoons. There is no air conditioning, but ours did have a ceiling fan, and things did cool off considerably at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

You can try just about any restaurant and have a good meal. Don't feel the need to go to places like Brophy Bros. when there are others where you will be just as happy.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Linda Retired
Business
Tucson
Jul 25, 2014

Excellent location

This appears to be a renovated 60's motel and they have done a very good job. The beds are comfy with loads of soft pillows and excellent lighting for reading in bed. Flat screen TV and a large desk for those who wish/need to work. Bathroom fine with a nice high showerhead although it is carpeted which is not good. There was a large trough sink in the wash up area. There is a large variety of breakfast goodies - cereal, yogurt, bagels, many pastries including quiche, fruit ( wonderful strawberries when we were there# and a variety of breads for toasting. There was also Mamite which you rarely see for breakfast in America. The coffee is some of the best I have ever had, and Frank # owner) is amazingly friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking off the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nksophia
Business
brea,ca
Oct 15, 2013

nice location

walking distance to the beach, looks old outside, but very cozy room and friendly staff member.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
California Coaster2
Business
Utica Ky
Oct 9, 2013

Pacific Coaster2

From the second that we walked in the door we were greeted by Christine and knew that we had made the right choice in where to stay. She was extremely helpful and nice. The room was amazing. Very well kept, nice furnishings and a bed that was so comfortable. The free breakfast was way more than what you typically get. Frank, the manager was on hand to make sure everyone was happy and well fed. The spread of food was immense.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wandering Architect
Business
Alexandria, VA
Aug 21, 2013

High design value

We were pleasantly surprised by this motel. The rooms are have a retro design that is very appealing. The color scheme, details and fixture selection are well done. The staff could not be more pleasant and accommodating. The amenities provided compare with more expensive hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Palace Grill is another hidden SB gem.

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