"Staff were awesome and so accommodating. Excellent customer service! " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 19 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Presidio Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara

Seaside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Santa Barbara Beach hotel, you'll find Santa Barbara City College and Stearns Wharf. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and free newspapers are featured at this hotel. Guests will appreciate free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning are also on offer.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 60 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include WiFi and room service.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$314 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Beachside Inn ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Beachside Inn

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great room. I had easy access to all the places I wanted to go.

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff were awesome and so accommodating. Excellent customer service!

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2018

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2 out of 5

Don't stay at Jr. Suite

It sounded very nice idea on description. It's a corner unit so there is less air circulation. So room smells horrible. Worst part is, there is electrical transformer right next to the bedroom window... Noise was so bad... I only noticed after I took shower and went to bed, I couldn't ask them to change the room. When I told them about it during check out, the employee couldn't hide laughing internally... Looks like they know about it... Nice location, but it's not worth the trouble..

Posted by , from California on 3 Dec. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, very close to beach.

Pros: Location
Cons: Rooms in need of redo, had a plumbing issue with our bathroom.
Location: Beach, downtown and restaurants.
Hotel very well located such that one can easily walk to the beach or downtown. Rooms are large and comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. Would stay there again.

Posted by on 9 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Good value

Pros: location and staff
Cons: Room comfort
Location: great location with many restaurants and sights within walking distance.
Basic rooms with great location. Solid 2 star hotel - nothing fancy, Excellent staff.

Posted by , from CA on 23 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

great value near the harbor!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
the staff was exceptional, gave great dining recommendations and tips. Room was comfortable, looking over the pool and away from the street. The street can be noisy with lots of traffic, so if that might bother you and you have a choice, choose the side farthest from the street over the pool. Only noises we heard were of occasional guests passing by the hallway. we also enjoyed our dining experiences at the shoreline and rusty's pizza.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on 12 May 2012

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4 out of 5

This hotel made me feel at home

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, location
Hotel with a very good location. The rooms are very clean and the staff very good. Next time in Santa Barbara, I will be back there.

Posted by , from Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil on 16 Nov. 2011

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4 out of 5

Good family place to stay in Santa Barbara

Pros: Close restaurants, great location
It's not a luxury hotel, but it's a nice place to stay. The kids had a blast in the pool, and we loved the proximity to the beach and bike path. The only con: we had a room overlooking the park, so it was not-so-nice to have a view of its homeless residents, or should I say their view of us?

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2011

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4 out of 5

Location, price, and staff are great!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, location to wharf and shuttle
I want to commend the cleaning staff and the general manager for finding my daughter's stuffed animals and mailing them to her free of charge. The look on her face when she saw the toys was priceless. Thank you for taking the extra steps! The price was good for the location near the wharf and ocean. We took the Amtrak in and it's great the hotel was on the Shuttle route. We got to everything without a car. The free continental breakfast had enough food for everyone. Overall, the experience was great! Only thing my husband would have liked was a jaccuzzi/spa.

Posted by , from burbank, ca on 12 Apr. 2011

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is available. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Best Western Beachside Inn. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Santa Barbara hotel.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1953
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.5 km / 10.3 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Beachside Inn offers 60 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided. This Santa Barbara hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0 per night (rates may vary)

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

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Beachside Inn
  • Best Western Beachside
  • Best Western Beachside Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Best Western

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.