Ratings based on 250 Verified Reviews

3.4 out of 5
59% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Sherborn, MA

Nice hotel, traditional Spanish style.

Posted Sep 22, 2017
Pros: Nice comfortable feeling and traditional style in good taste not glitzy.
Cons: Breakfast was adequate but not special.
Location: The location was near the beach which we didn't take advantage of but we did go out on the pier and had a meal at one of the seafood restaurants.
The room was nice with a four post bed and a small balcony overlooking the pool. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Torrance, CA

Location is excellent. Hotel is old, outdated.

Posted Sep 1, 2017
Location and staff excellent. Hotel needs updating.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

Funky chic. Cottages are old apartments next door.

Posted Aug 23, 2017
I didn't know that the cottages were separate from the hotel located in an old apartment building next door. The room and bed were more comfortable than they looked. The new Motel 6s are cleaner looking. The location is great for the SB Funk Zone with good restaurants and wine bars blocks away.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

beautiful design

Posted Aug 15, 2017
too many homeless on a beach which makes it unclean and anti sanitary!!!!!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 25, 2017
Pros: the Staff was extremely friendly.
Cons: Hotel needs to be updated. Just looks old.
Location: Close to State Street and Pier/Beach
Rooms had no AC, carpet was dirty, very little parking
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Quaint Inn near the beach

Posted Jun 30, 2017
Pros: Location: one block from the beach; short walking distance to restaurants and shops on State St.
Cons: Small bathroom.
Location: Walking distance to beach, restaurants, bars and shops. Short driving distance to local attractions.
The Inn has old world charm; Spanish style Villa with furnishings from that era. Large comfortable rooms (although the bathroom is quite small). The complimentary continental breakfast and the evening wine & cheese are an added bonus. The location above all else is one of the best features; centrally located and walking distance to the restaurants and shops on State Street. 1 block from the beach. Can't beat it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

30's Spanish Hotel

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Interesting botique hotel near beach/pier and trolly to go downtown on State St. Wonderful 30's architecture. Continental breakfast. Staff helpful. A little shabby - things could have been kept up better thru the years.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 25, 2017 on Hotels
Light in bathroom was uncovered and rusted. The balconies were unusable and rooms stuffy. The premises was full of Santa Barbara charm, however. Loved the ambiance, but attention to detail in maintenance issues were a slight bummer
4 out of 5
by Robert

Welcoming hotel, great breakfast, needs updating.

Posted Jun 13, 2017 on Hotels
The Villa Rosa Inn is a well located hotel right by the Santa Monica marina and beach front. The hotel is welcoming and had snacks and wine to drink when we checked-in. The room was located at the back of the building and was very spacious; we had a kitchen included. The outdoor space was very nice and it was quiet and peaceful. The staff very friendly and the breakfast was great, but the overall condition the hotel was a bit shabby and in need of updating.
5 out of 5
by Joseph

Quaint charm

Posted Jun 2, 2017 on Hotels
Fantastic location, Spanish charm. Please don't update anything as that's what gives it the old world feel. The local neighborhood is beautiful but the parking can be fun. Very close to beach, marina and restaurants. We've been coming here for years and will keep coming back as long as they don't change anything. We get a different room every time. They are all unique.