Ratings based on 356 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Northern California

Nice view, no privacy, really loud, no AC

Posted Jul 14, 2016
Location: Location was OK, about a 1/2 mile walk to the beach but nothing else is within walking distance and you have to drive 10 miles to anything else.
The view from the Inn was beautiful and there is a pretty quiet beach area about a half mile walk away. We booked this hotel so we could listen to the waves while we slept however sleep was not possible. We left our window open but while it overlooks the ocean, it is also where people walk by to get to their rooms adjacent to yours. So if you leave your window open, people continually walk by and look into your room. There were also incredibly loud birds that woke us up multiple times and the maintenance staff was really loud late into the night and started scrubbing concrete early in the morning. There are NO restaurants nearby except the one at the inn so we had to drive 10 miles to find anything else to eat. The room was small but clean...our refrigerator wouldn't shut all the way so it was useless. The shower was extremely small so it was impossible to even shave my legs. Overall, we would not stay here again.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Oceanside, CA

Nice right on beach BUT can't access beach

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Pros: We loved the attentiveness of the hotel staff..
Wonderful staff. No close-by shops or places to eat. YET they have their own restaurant and bar in the hotel that was outstanding. Customer service was great. There is no access to the beach from the hotel. The waves crash into a rock barrier. You cannot get to the beach even in low tide. The lovely sound of the waves crashing onto the rocks is soothing and the view is lovely. But if you are looking for a place to walk on the beach from the hotel, this is not the place. They do have a sidewalk boardwalk that runs between the freeway and the water.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 21, 2016
The Cliff House Inn has become a regular stop for us when we visit Santa Barbara. It has an intimate relationship with the ocean, and a great restaurant too!
5 out of 5
by Ernesto from Long Beach, CA

Perfect get-away right on the beach-cliff!

Posted May 19, 2016 on Hotels
Great business, great service! Perfect for a local honeymoon for me and my wife!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 7, 2016 on Hotels
Great location and amazing views but hotel is far overdue for a remodel.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 6, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from arizona

Nice hotel with a beautiful view

Posted May 5, 2016
The hotel was very clean, the stuff really nice, the view was beautiful!! I love this hotel and we are definitely going back!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Looking forward to staying here again

Posted May 2, 2016 on Hotels
This was a stop along the way of a road trip to Southern California. All the rooms overlook the ocean, with a pool, lounging area and restaurant directly between the rooms and the ocean. Great place to sit and watch the sun set. Food and service was great. Will stay here again when we come southward to visit family.
4 out of 5
by Linda from Hacienda Heights

Greatest place for relaxation and delicious food.

Posted May 1, 2016 on Hotels
Have stayed there at least 10 times and always have a GREAT time.
5 out of 5
by Kjell from Ängelholm

Posted Apr 28, 2016 on Hotels
Helt underbart ställe