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4.6 out of 5

"The property is beautiful and well maintained. We loved the size of the room and balcony overlooking the ocean. The hotel staff was amazing and the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Santa Barbara Zoo

Close to the beach

A stay at this East Beach hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and 2 miles (3 km) of Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Bowl and Santa Barbara City College are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. There's a fitness center on site, and concierge services and free newspapers are also offered.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Boasting comforts like premium bedding and down comforters, the 70 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include balconies or patios, refrigerators, and room service.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$379* Per night/room May 16 - May 17

Studio, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Penthouse, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Anacapa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Santa Barbara Inn ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Santa Barbara Inn

Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
The property is beautiful and well maintained. We loved the size of the room and balcony overlooking the ocean. The hotel staff was amazing and the restaurant food and staff was incredible. Everything was perfect! I'm looking forward to returning in the near future!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 27, 2021 by SBI

Thank you.

5 out of 5
I appreciated the call and the text before I arrived and that they checked with us through text after our first day. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The hotel was lovely.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2019 by The SBI

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to write such wonderful things about the hotel and our staff. We hope to see you soon and welcome you back for another memorable stay with us!

2 out of 5
We had an evacuation due to something contaminating the air and people were coughing. It’s was awful. The room was just ok; and dinner was ruined by fire trucks investigating the air issue. No refunds or discounts were offered.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Sep 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2019 by SBI

We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment. However, it was out of our control and our team resolved it very quickly.

5 out of 5
friendly valet and front desk. Great restaurant and room is large and comfortable with beautiful ocean view. overall a great hotel and great location with very good restaurant.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 19, 2019 by SBI

Thank you.

5 out of 5

Comfort and character, by the beach, good value.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Attractive, beautifully decorated, older and didn't feel like a copy of a chain of hotels; we really enjoyed it. Good continental breakfast with nice fresh fruit. Good bed. The windows open which is great because Santa Barbara has fresh ocean air and a good climate. Very convenient location to the pier, restaurants, shopping. They're having trouble upgrading TV system so no HBO, just regular cable; fortunately we didn't care but that might be a big inconvenience for some; be sure and ask if it's fixed. I highly recommend Eladio's restaurant by the pier, about a block away, great food! The highway can be a little noisy but not a problem at night.

Posted by , from Mobile, AL, USA on Apr 5, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great spot in quiet Santa Barbara

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet, great views
Came for an October weekend and spent plenty of time just sitting on my balcony. Staff was great, patio view was great, breakfast was good for continental. With my windows open I could hear the water and the occasional seal at night. A little bit of a walk to the main drag, but I liked that. Rented a bike where they recommended and never moved my car. Hotel staff nice and easy going.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012

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5 out of 5

An absolutely excellent experience

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
From the front desk staff, to the parking valet staff,to the custodial staff, all hotel personnel we met had one thing in mind - to make our stay great. And that is exactly what they did.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

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Property Features

Santa Barbara Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Santa Barbara Inn also features tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) (18.9 km / 11.7 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Santa Barbara Inn offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Convivo - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Guests using the pullout sofa in the Studio, Ocean View room will incur a per night surcharge.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 24 per night (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Santa Barbara Inn
  • Santa Barbara Inn Hotel
  • Santa Barbara Inn Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Inn Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.