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The Inn at East Beach
Price Range: $$$$
The Inn at East Beach is a surprising budget find just steps away from, well, East Beach. This hip motel has a retro flare with amenities unusual for its price bracket. For example, if you're headed... Read More
The Inn at East Beach is a surprising budget find just steps away from, well, East Beach. This hip motel has a retro flare with amenities unusual for its price bracket. For example, if you're headed to the beach, stop at the front desk to pick up towels, umbrellas and even boogie boards. There are guest laundry facilities on site and, of course, a warm pool if you feel that the beach is just too far away (it's about a 3 minute walk from the inn, FYI). A continental breakfast is free for every guest, but don't try to sneak anyone in; Frank, the legendary general manager, greets every party upon arrival and is quick to shoo outsiders away. Frank also loves to give advice about his beloved city, so if you have any questions during your stay in Santa Barbara, just ask Frank!
1029 Orilla Del Mar
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
- Best for Beach Hotels Because: An affordable hotel in a fabulous, family-friendly location with just the right amount of personality.
- Best for Bed and Breakfast Because: In a word: Frank. Frank Santana, general manager, has developed a cult following of visitors who go to him for all the best local tips.
- Best for Family-Friendly Hotels Because: The Inn at East Beach has everything your family needs for a fun stay in Santa Barbara, including beach towels and umbrellas you can borrow.