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The Inn at East Beach

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pleasant hotel wonderfully close to the zoo. The zoo is a don't miss. Close to the beach.

Staff was very friendly and allowed us to change our reservation very last minute! Room was very clean, but much smaller than anticipated. The room was generally quiet but you could hear some people walking past the room late at night and the sound of the highway. This is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. Overall, if you're looking for a nice little place that is generally less expensive than the other hotels in the area, but still decent quality, I definitely recommend!

The gal from India at check-in was awesome. Suggested things to do & provided coupons for nearby restaurants.

Semi refurbished motel thInly disguised as a boutique inn. Old musty sheets and blankets that are likely home to an infestation of bed bugs because I was bitten by them on my face and hands. I should have run when I saw yucky carpet in the bathroom. Horrifying experience.

Quiet, clean, spacious, good HVAV. Quality continental breakfast.

We had a great time in Santa Barbara. The staff at this hotel were great, very helpful and friendly. It was also a short walk to the beach from our hotel.

Great would stay again. Perfect close to beach. Very nice.

worked out fine, used two rooms for five people for three night. Was in town for a wedding. No A/C but was not a problem for our stay in early May. Parking could be a problem, but I think the motel would work it out.

We enjoyed the room, the bikes and the beach toys they provided. The best was Frank, the guy in the office!!

The manager is very helpful and fun. Across the street from the beach and near many Santa Barbara sites.

Best continental breakfast anywhere - including an ample serving of turtle eggs - unusual! Very comfy bed

A little bit overpriced. Manager was very nice and friendly.

I was in town for a wedding, and this hotel did just the trick. Hotels in Santa Barbara are pricey on average, and this is a good option for those that are a bit more budget conscience. The room was clean and well maintained, though some features were dated. WiFi lacked speed at times, Daily continental breakfast was a nice touch, and the location was perfect beach is a stone's throw away and with wedding events being held at the nearby Fess Parker we were within a short walking distance of where we needed to be. I would stay here again if I were to come back to Santa Barbara.

Great, convenient location for this quint hotel. The cover photo implies its on the beach which it's not, but only a block away its close enough. Room was great - not your normal Holiday Inn layout which makes it more interesting. Staff was very friendly & helpful and the breakfast was better than most from hotel that include it. I'd definitely go back again.

Great family stay. Bike rental experience was perfect and so close to the beach. Clean hotel, both inside the room and on the premises. But most of all, the service was fantastic.

Terrific small inn run by charming and enthusiastic owner Frank. Frank obviously loves what he does and he makes it a point to make sure you have everything you need for a pleasant stay. Please note that there is no air-conditioning (which is normally not needed this close to the beach). This is a great place to stay if you are attending a wedding at one of the big, expensive resorts near by (as we did).

It was a nice stay here. The queen beds are big and comfortable. The location is very good. We had a nice walk on the beach in the morning. My only complaint is that the shower and faucet are too noisy. I got waked up at 6 am by someone taking a bath in the first floor.

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

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.

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.

1029 Orilla Del Mar Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool

Located in East Beach within a short walk of Santa Barbara Zoo, The Inn at East Beach is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Presidio Santa Barbara. This 33-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara are also nearby.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

The 33 rooms have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Hair dryers and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of The Inn at East Beach enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Self parking is available for USD 10.00 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This motel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Inn at East Beach

Everyone (8) Couples (60) Business (15) Family (31) Other (9) Friends (7)
4
Everyone

Pleasant hotel wonderfully close to the zoo. The zoo is a don't miss. Close to the beach.

By on Apr 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 23, 2017

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! Kind Regards, Vanessa Ramos Inn at East Beach

4

friendly staff and clean rooms

Everyone

Staff was very friendly and allowed us to change our reservation very last minute! Room was very clean, but much smaller than anticipated. The room was generally quiet but you could hear some people walking past the room late at night and the sound of the highway. This is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. Overall, if you're looking for a nice little place that is generally less expensive than the other hotels in the area, but still decent quality, I definitely recommend!

By , from P on Mar 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2017

Dear Kaila, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. I am overjoyed to hear that your stay was enjoyable! I will be sure to share your kind words with our Team. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Santa Barbara! Kind Regards, Komal

4

nice comfortable room

Everyone

The gal from India at check-in was awesome. Suggested things to do & provided coupons for nearby restaurants.

By , from Chicago on Jan 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2017

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

1

bed bugs!

Everyone

Semi refurbished motel thInly disguised as a boutique inn. Old musty sheets and blankets that are likely home to an infestation of bed bugs because I was bitten by them on my face and hands. I should have run when I saw yucky carpet in the bathroom. Horrifying experience.

By on Dec 16, 2016

5

will book here again.

Everyone

Quiet, clean, spacious, good HVAV. Quality continental breakfast.

By , from NC on Dec 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 17, 2016

Dear Grandma, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Komal

5

nice hotel close to everything.

Everyone

We had a great time in Santa Barbara. The staff at this hotel were great, very helpful and friendly. It was also a short walk to the beach from our hotel.

By , from Milwaukee, WI on Aug 19, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2016

Dear Brian, Thank you for your thoughts. I am so happy to hear that you had such a great stay! I will be sure to share this with Frank and our Team. I hope we will see you again when you return to Santa Barbara. Kind Regards, Christina

5
Everyone

Great would stay again. Perfect close to beach. Very nice.

By , from Fallon Nevada on Jun 9, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2017

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

worked out fine, used two rooms for five people for three night. Was in town for a wedding. No A/C but was not a problem for our stay in early May. Parking could be a problem, but I think the motel would work it out.

By on May 6, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2017

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5

great time!

Families

We enjoyed the room, the bikes and the beach toys they provided. The best was Frank, the guy in the office!!

By on Oct 7, 2015

4

5 great days

Singles

The manager is very helpful and fun. Across the street from the beach and near many Santa Barbara sites.

By on Aug 16, 2015