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The Inn at East Beach

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds, Fireplace | Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Inn at East Beach

The Inn at East Beach

2.5 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

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

Room options

About this area

Santa Barbara

The Inn at East Beach is located in Santa Barbara Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is near a train station and near the beach. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park and Rafael Gonzalez House are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Paseo Nuevo Mall and La Arcada. 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 - 3 min drive
  • Stearns Wharf - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 8 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 14 min drive


  • East Beach Tacos - 7 min walk
  • Loquita - 3 min drive
  • Mony's Mexican Food - 3 min drive
  • Lucky Penny - 3 min drive
  • The Shop - 3 min drive

About this property

The Inn at East Beach

Transformed motel, renovated in 2021 and located in Santa Barbara Beach
Take advantage of free continental breakfast, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a snack bar/deli at The Inn at East Beach. Adventurous travelers may like the cycling at this motel. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Bike rentals, self parking (surcharge), and outdoor furniture
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, smoke-free premises, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All 33 rooms 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


English, Spanish

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 continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Fence around the pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool gate
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Guest services

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


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor furniture
  • 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.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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 15.0 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
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Inn at East Beach have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–9:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Inn at East Beach?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Inn at East Beach on Dec 13, 2022 start from $166.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Inn at East Beach pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Inn at East Beach?

Self parking is available for USD 15.00 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Inn at East Beach?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Inn at East Beach?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Inn at East Beach located?

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is steps from Cabrillo Pavillion and East Beach. Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo are also within 10 minutes. Santa Barbara Station is 29 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Inn at East Beach and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Inn at East Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Inn at East Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 341 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 34%
Rating 8 - Good. 366 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 169 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 17%
Rating 4 - Poor. 82 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 42 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Affordable no-frills property moments from the beach. I like the art-deco feel and the room felt like a beachfront retreat. Everything worked as needed and the included basic continental breakfast was a nice way to grab a snack and head to the beach. For the price in the area, I was very happy.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

2/10 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The bed was very uncomfortable, the heater smelled like strong gas so we had to sleep without it on a cold night and the blankets were thin so we were freezing all night.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
The best part of our stay was the location. Aright across the street from East Beach. The coffee was great in the morning. Very old and we had a guest on 2nd floor walking around at 2am waking us up both nights. Maybe get a 2nd floor to not have this issue.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Staff was friendly but I did not get an ocean view room.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Location is great. More affordable than most in the area. Bed was not comfortable, and the pipes were very loud.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Mary Lynn, Santa Barbara
Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The location is just across the street from the beach, easy to walk to. The hotel had a nice pool and friendly staff. The bed and pillows were very comfortable! The furniture in the room was also nice. Considering the rates of other hotels in the area, this was a good value.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mostly fine for the budget conscious, if there is such a thing in Santa Barbara. Very friendly and helpful front desk. Towels were like sandpaper. Mattress comfortable but pad and sheets didn’t fit.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location and staff are friendly
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
The good and not so good.
Two issues with thisstay, first there was no AC and this was not mentioned on there web site or in the information. Second the fact that there was a charge for parking was not mentioned until the reservation was completed, also there was no mention of a security deposit being required. The motel was old but in good shape, clean, and pleasant staff.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

2/10 Terrible

Arianne Monica
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No air conditioning, was equipped with two portable fans. Two portable fans were not enough to cool us down during this weekend’s heat wave. Was very close to turning around and drive back home even given the circumstances of not getting our money back but was way too tired from heat exhaustion to try to make the drive. Tried to contact front desk and was put on hold several times as well as being hung up on.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022