A practical small hotel located between the train station and the picturesque waterfront.
Though Mason Beach Inn falls woefully short of its advertised claim to provide luxurious travel accommodations, it is not a bad little hotel. The 45 rooms, including one deluxe suite with kitchenette, offer basic amenities. The property is a practical and reasonably priced option, well located between Amtrak’s Santa Barbara station and the picturesque waterfront. Wi-Fi is complimentary, and the recently refinished pool area (with Jacuzzi) bolsters the attractiveness of a nicely landscaped courtyard. Service here is relaxed and informal --- easygoing, like the character of Santa Barbara itself --- while the property’s Spanish style adds to the spirit of place.