Room was spacious and clean, however bed was EXTREMELY uncomfortable. The mattress was very worn and sagged, with no support. I have no back problems or health ailments. My sleep was not restful and I woke up each morning with a painful stiff back. There was no evening turn down service, which would have been nice, but is not essential.
I would stay at this location again, however, I would check the bed comfort, & ask for a different room if the mattress condition was the same.
We made a late reservation and mindful of the fact of it being high summer and the room having an ocean view, paid the $600+ per night anyway. On check in I asked for a refrigerator and was told it would be $25 per night and after I complained that for $600 per night this fee was unnecessary was told the refrigerator would be complimentary. It never arrived. Also I tried using the mini safe to put valuables in but that didn't work either. Given the lack of follow through with the refrigerator, I admit I didn't bother to complain about the safe until check out, there not being much point, when I was given two free breakfast buffet vouchers!! My bill for three nights was about $2,500 with extras so I don't think I will be back. The view is spectacular but the management need to put more thought into services.
"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
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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