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The Inn at East Beach

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff is wonderful. Rooms are great price for Santa Barbara. This place is about location!!! Location is grest!

Very happy with experience. Friendly staff. Modest motel near beach.

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Our room had a fireplace, we really enjoyed it. Lots of towels were provided. Everything was very clean. The front desk people were great.

Great stay! Staff was very helpful and friendly.

This is the second time we stay in this hotel and we like the location, price etc. but with the time look like they need to update the furniture and clean or change the carpet, looks dark and dirty.

Room had a strange scent, sundries were nice. Had trouble charging electronics as many outlets were not working. Had portable air-conditioner that I did not find until check-out

Very friendly and acommodating front desk staff. Great location close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping.

Hotel was clean and decent considering the price. However, the heat didn't work and the bed had a sheet and spread only, no blankets. Spent a very cold uncomfortable night. At least the hot water worked in the morning to warm us up.

Need to park on the street or pay $10 to park. Bed a bit soft. No frills but near the beach.

The hotel advertised continental included as many in the area do, but it was very poor. Consisted of bread products/toast, juice and coffee. This is a deal breaker when others in area at similiar rates have cereal, yogurts, even hot oatmeal. The hotel was okay, but nothing special. Location is good to East Beach, next to Hyatt etc. The rooms were renovated a while ago but they are clean and at least modern enough. If they would improve their breakfast and put some extra touches like art in the rooms it would be better.

I'm not sure If I would recommend this hotel if there are other options available. The Hyatt and Santa Barbara Inn are just a street away, and I'm sure the overall quality would make for a more enjoyable stay.It's not the worst that I've stayed at, we were only there for one night ,but there are certain things lacking that you want and expect from a hotel that has as many good reviews as it does. There is no air conditioning, so you pretty much have to leave your door open, leaving you subject to other guests leering into your room and all of the noise from the pool which is centered right in the middle. It's an old apartment complex so the noise control is not the best and you can hear everything everyone is doing. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful and know all the hacks, like the one we had to use to get the shower started! The bed was worn in and squeaky and the pillows were lumpy, bring your own! It is very very close to the zoo and not too far from the Piers, and all you have to do is walk across the street for beach access. Overall not the worst for one night, but I do wish that I paid the extra $30-$50 to stay at the Santa Barbara inn or the Hyatt just next door!

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!!

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

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of The Inn at East Beach's 33 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. 42-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


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, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Inn at East Beach

Everyone (19) Couples (60) Business (15) Family (31) Other (9) Friends (7)
3
Everyone

Staff is wonderful. Rooms are great price for Santa Barbara. This place is about location!!! Location is grest!

By on Jun 21, 2018

4

great option at reasonable price near the beach.

Everyone

Very happy with experience. Friendly staff. Modest motel near beach.

By on May 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5

very nice hotel, close to the beach

Everyone

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Our room had a fireplace, we really enjoyed it. Lots of towels were provided. Everything was very clean. The front desk people were great.

By , from Ventura on Feb 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2018

Dear Misty, We appreciate your review and look forward to getting you back here soon. Kind Regards, Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

5

very relaxing and enjoyable.

Everyone

Great stay! Staff was very helpful and friendly.

By on Feb 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2018

Dear Guest, We appreciate your review and look forward to getting you back here soon. Kind Regards, Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

3
Everyone

This is the second time we stay in this hotel and we like the location, price etc. but with the time look like they need to update the furniture and clean or change the carpet, looks dark and dirty.

By on Feb 6, 2018

2
Everyone

Room had a strange scent, sundries were nice. Had trouble charging electronics as many outlets were not working. Had portable air-conditioner that I did not find until check-out

By on Feb 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We use these reviews to enhance our property and appreciate the comments. Thank you. Kind Regards, Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

5

great value

Everyone

Very friendly and acommodating front desk staff. Great location close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping.

By on Jan 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 29, 2018

Dear Guest, We appreciate your review and look forward to getting you back here soon. Kind Regards, Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

2

brrrrrrr.

Everyone

Hotel was clean and decent considering the price. However, the heat didn't work and the bed had a sheet and spread only, no blankets. Spent a very cold uncomfortable night. At least the hot water worked in the morning to warm us up.

By on Dec 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We use these reviews to enhance our property and appreciate the comments. Thank you. Kind Regards, Christina and your Inn at East Beach Team

3

close to east beach

Everyone

Need to park on the street or pay $10 to park. Bed a bit soft. No frills but near the beach.

By , from halifax, ma on Nov 2, 2017

3

breakfast offered was a joke.

Everyone

The hotel advertised continental included as many in the area do, but it was very poor. Consisted of bread products/toast, juice and coffee. This is a deal breaker when others in area at similiar rates have cereal, yogurts, even hot oatmeal. The hotel was okay, but nothing special. Location is good to East Beach, next to Hyatt etc. The rooms were renovated a while ago but they are clean and at least modern enough. If they would improve their breakfast and put some extra touches like art in the rooms it would be better.

By on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2017

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to do a review on us. We are very you enjoyed our location. We would also like to thank you for your honest thoughts on our breakfast. I will be sure to pass along the information. Kindest Regards, Vanessa Ramos Inn At East Beach