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The Inn at East Beach Hotel Review: Celebrated for character and value, The Inn at East Beach has earned a devoted following of return guests. The innkeepers --- a charming couple who live on-site --- treat visitors like family, and the 33-room boutique hotel nestled in an exclusive neighborhood offers a taste of the good life without breaking the bank. Though the property is not on the sand, it is close enough to hear crashing waves and smell the ocean. An easy stroll takes guests to the palm-lined waterfront of Santa Barbara postcards, and it’s a short taxi ride to the downtown cultural district with its museums, restaurants and stylish shops. Guests enjoy daily continental breakfast before striking out to explore the city or settling in to relax by the heated pool. The inn was recently refurbished in a more contemporary style. Complimentary high-speed Internet is accessible throughout the property, and amenities and beddings have been upgraded. But, to be sure, the unaffected personal service at this quiet gem is its most distinguishing characteristic.