"Location, location, location (zoo, beach); otherwise a clear 2-star"
Literally walking distance to the zoo, the beach, bike rental sites, etc. Acceptable room, although the bathroom heater hasn't worked in years, and the bedroom heater is kinda puny. Staff are nice, absent such niceties as room refrigerator or hair dryer. Ya gets what ya pays for, and it is clearly less expensive than other sites in the area (although a Motel 6 is nearby, which I didn't check out. Even I have some standards.)
Traveller from LA
Pacific Crest Inn by the Sea is a charming hotel; two stories U shaped building with a heated pool in the middle and covered …More
We got a tiny ipgrade to another building on the Hyatt property since Parkside was under renovations. The hotel staff were kind and very helpful. Beautiful location! We would definitely stay here again.
This was our first time at the Santa Barbara Inn. We were told at check in that we would be the last guests in our particular room because the Inn is undergoing renovations. When we got to our room, it looked just like the photo on the cover page, except you could tell that it was a bit worn out. The carpets and wallpaper were well worn and ready for an upgrade. But the room was large, the bed was very comfortable and the view was outstanding.
We were fortunate to have a room facing the beach. It was wonderful to wake up to that exceptional view. We are looking forward to returning after the renovations are done. We had a great vacation!!
Stretching 1.6 miles along the heart of Santa Barbara's waterfront, East Beach is a quintessential California beach destination, with sand volleyball courts, a playground for the kids, a seafront bike path, and plenty of swimming. Located across the street from many of Santa Barbara's largest hotels, East Beach is also home to a weekly Arts and Crafts Show, held every Sunday.
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