The Inn at East Beach

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

2.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEast Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationCabrillo Pavillion4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Zoo7 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)14 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

The Inn at East Beach is located in East Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is near a train station and near the beach. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Mission Santa Barbara are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Butterfly Beach and Los Padres National Forest. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a segway rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Santa Barbara.

What's nearby

  • East Beach - 3 min walk
  • Cabrillo Pavillion - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 7 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 2 min drive
  • Stearns Wharf - 3 min drive


  • East Beach Grill — 4 min walk
  • Loquita — 3 min drive
  • Mony's Mexican Food — 3 min drive
  • Lucky Penny — 3 min drive
  • The Shop — 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 14 min drive

About this property

The Inn at East Beach

Motel in the heart of East Beach
Close to Santa Barbara Zoo, The Inn at East Beach provides free breakfast, free WiFi, and a snack bar/deli.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Self parking (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free newspapers
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Inn at East Beach have amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 15.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property - March 2021
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs welcome
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

East Beach Inn
Inn East Beach
Inn East Beach Santa Barbara
The Inn at East Beach Motel
The Inn at East Beach Santa Barbara
The Inn at East Beach Motel Santa Barbara

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 327 out of 979 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 364 out of 979 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 165 out of 979 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 82 out of 979 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 41 out of 979 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Ok I feel like this place needs a thorough review. This place is really a motel, not a hotel. The rooms have had some updating, like new laminate flooring, so it’s decent, but it’s old, and the bathrooms are worn. The complimentary breakfast was packaged food, so it’s ok to get you by. You can hear the upstairs guests, next door guests, and nearby showers very loudly so we did not sleep that well. Around 2 am we heard someone pounding on a door next to us and the person said “911, open up.” I don’t know if it was real or someone messing around. If you are a bit of a hotel snob, this place will not live up to expectations. But if you don’t care that much and just want an economical place to crash, it’s fine, but it’s hard to say if you’ll be kept awake by noise or if you’ll get lucky with a quiet night. Overall the room was clean and neat, and the staff was polite, and I was there late and gone early so I was ok with a modest room, but this would not be a place I would want to stay if I were on vacation.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Nice access to the beach. Well maintained property at a good price. Courteous staff. Spacious, spotless room. Downside: WiFi was unreliable. The breakfast offering was minimal.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location to East Beach - just a block away. Hotel offered a breakfast with breakfast burritos, eggs sandwiches, cereal) The staff was helpful and resolved an issue with the room. Would recommend .
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Excellent location
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location 1/2 block to East Beach. Set back from main arterial. Bike rentals at property for greater exploring. Staff friendly and very helpful. Clean, spacious room. Loved my stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021