4.2 out of 5

"Hotel was close to beach and piers with a very comfortable and relaxed environment. " More

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Hotel Description

At West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel you'll be 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Presidio Santa Barbara and 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Highlights at this beach hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 46 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, refrigerators, down comforters, and free local calls are available.

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include a free manager's reception, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served between 6 AM and 10 AM.

This 3-star Santa Barbara Beach hotel is 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Santa Barbara Museum of Art and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Santa Barbara Zoo.

West Beach Inn ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to beach and restaurants

Pros: Quiet rooms, happy hour
Location: Close to beaches, tourist areas, shopping and restaurants nearby. All were within easy walking distance.
Hotel was close to beach and piers with a very comfortable and relaxed environment.

Posted by , from Tucson, AZ on Jun 28, 2017

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3 out of 5

Location is great. Hotel is not.

Pros: The location.
Cons: The hotel could use a very extensive renovation with most of the interior painting, fixtures, and carpeting.
Location: It's right across the street from the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Very close to Santa Barbara's famed "State Street".
For the price paid, this hotel was a disappointment. It was run down, old, and came complete with strange smells. They do a halfway decent job of "trying" to keep it up, but that doesn't stop this hotel for showing its age. I think the best way to describe my experience is to say I felt like I was staying in a cheap Motel 6 that had been renamed. Now here's the good part. This hotel is located right across the street from the beach, so if that's what really matters to you, then you might overlook the condition of the rooms. It's also within walking distance to restaurants and shops, so I'd rate this place very highly on location. Unfortunately for me, I was there for the wineries about 25 miles away, not necessarily for the beach. I would have gotten a hotel closer to the wineries, but I wanted to be near more restaurants and stores. Almost all of Santa Barbara's small hotels are outrageously overpriced because it's a touristy beach town near wine country, so despite what I've said above, this is about the best you'll get (especially near the beach) for a reasonable price. I'd recommend this particular hotel to others only if they care much more about the location than they do about the condition of the hotel.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Aug 5, 2016

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4 out of 5

West beach inn- pleasant surprise

Perfect location for walking to beach, pier, marina, state street and funk zone. Across street from beach. Street side has great views but can be noisy- we turned on ac fan and we're fine. Beds and pillows were great. 5:00 wine and cheese nice touch, ok continental breakfast. Great boiled eggs. Nice small well kept inn. Had 2 rooms, party of 5 rooms good sized with balconies overlooking ocean.

Posted by , from connecticut on Nov 3, 2015

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5 out of 5

Lovely oasis

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the West Beach. Our room was quiet, well appointed and very clean. The view, looking through the garden out to the sea was gorgeous. We enjoyed the delicious pastries, and fresh fruit in the morning sitting at the table and chairs outside of our room. It was perfect. The location by sea gave us the opportunity to ditch the car and walk to restaurants, shopping or on the beach. Ultimately relaxing! The only complaint I have is that the pillows were very soft, which is probably just my personal preference of a firm pillow. Free internet is a super plus!

Posted by , from Minnesota on Feb 28, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great hotel near state street and the boardwalk

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, free wine and cheese
I liked this hotel very much, the staff was nice. The rooms were comfortable. My room had lounge chairs right outside. The pool was nice. They had complimentary wine and cheese in the late afternoon and a continental breakfast. I woul. Recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Oct 4, 2012

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4 out of 5

Nice location

Pros: Free breakfast
This hotel is between the wharf and harbor - a short walk to either. The room and breakfast were average. Nice outside seating as we had a garden facing room.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

Weekend stay

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Close to state street, close to the beach, able to walk to destinations

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great hotel, friendly staff and great location!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
I loved my stay at this hotel. It was close to the beach and pier. Wonderful friendly staff and good breakfast and wine time! I would recommend this to friends and family.

Posted by , from Frisco, CO on Apr 14, 2011

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4 out of 5

Renovated, maintained, but loud .

We were on the first floor with our room facing the courtyard. I was woken up pretty early with the gardeners and other maintenance staff. Their Wifi was also horrible, the signal wouldnt last more than 3 minutes, and when it did, it was crawling.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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3 out of 5

Great location, satisfactory stay

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
This is an older hotel that’s been “refreshed,” though signs of age are still visible. The location is fantastic--directly across from the beach, and several blocks from State Street. We went during low season, so rates were affordable. There was a terrible sulfur smell emanating from the sink, which was somewhat (but not completely) mitigated after we brought it to management’s attention. The cleaning staff is good. The complimentary continental breakfast is serviceable, though the in-room refrigerator allows for stashing any other goods you may need. All in all, a satisfactory stay, and at least affordable (in February) in a town where hotel room rates rival, and in some cases surpass, those in New York City.

Posted by , from Denver on Feb 14, 2011

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About the West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

Location 306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Property Features

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel also features a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Santa Barbara hotel.

  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.7 km / 10.4 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel offers 46 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

This beach hotel features a heated outdoor pool and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests requesting accessible accommodations must contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This hotel requires written consent from a parent or legal guardian of unaccompanied minors, assuming full liability for the minor's stay.

This property will place a credit card authorization equal to the first night of stay plus tax for guests arriving after 6 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Beach West Inn
  • West Beach Coast
  • West Beach Coast Santa Barbara
  • West Beach Inn
  • West Beach Inn Coast Hotel
  • West Beach Inn Coast Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.


Complimentary Paddleboard Session and Bicycle Rental

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive a 1-hour paddleboard session and 2-hour complimentary bicycle rental.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.