I was a bit taken aback by the cost of the room -- $179 per night plus about 13% state, city, and other municipal taxes. However, considering the competition all want in excess of $200 a night, I adm... more
I was a bit taken aback by the cost of the room -- $179 per night plus about 13% state, city, and other municipal taxes. However, considering the competition all want in excess of $200 a night, I admit it was a good value after a;;. The appearance of the place is Spanish Mission motif, complete with ocre and glazed tiles; quite charming and excellently cared for. There's a swimming pool on site, though we're not the kind to use them. In addition, there's a restaurant and bar, though they only service wine and beer as alcoholic beverages. We had prior meal arrangements, so I can't comment on the food there. The air conditioner in our room was top notch and very easy to use. The refrigerator was just a cube. We'd have preferred one with a tiny freezer to keep our gel ice packs (for headaches) frozen. And as with every locale that is popular, parking was just a tiny bit of an issue, with respect to finding a spot close to our room (we were in and out a lot) and with squeezing our car in between the lines. The spaces are not really too narrow, but other guests didn't always feel the need to center their cars in their spaces. I loved the window treatment; we had room-darkening drapes to keep out the glaring sun, and when the sun was on the other side of the building,the gossamer drapes provided both light and privacy. Most importantly for any hotel/motel stay, the bed was wonderfully comfortable. Finally, the staff was outstanding -- polite, ready to help, friendly, courteous, just a pleasure to deal with. We couldn't have been happier. less
David Romero, General Manager at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the kind review, we truly appreciate your feedback and will be sharing it with the entire team. Especially the part where you say how "Outstanding" they are.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Until next time,
Director of Operations