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Escape to our romantic Inn in Santa Barbara, CA ideally located just one block from beautiful East Beach! There is much to enjoy at our charming Santa Barbara, including Wi-Fi, beach towels and beach chairs. Our rooms feature delightful modern amenities such as luxurious whirlpool tubs, cozy fireplaces, private entrances and private decks. Located just a short block from the lovely ocean side bike path that follows the shimmering beaches of Santa Barbara. We are one block from the shuttle and within walking distance to downtown and Stearns Wharf, unforgettable shops, galleries and ocean view restaurants. Our Santa Barbara beach inn is the perfect place to enjoy turn of the century charm. Built in 1912, the original house is a California Mission Craftsman and was used throughout the roaring 1920's as the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. In 1980, the inn was lovingly restored and became the first bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara. Guests can choose to stay in the original Bungalow, the Spanish Mediterranean Hitchcock House, or the beautiful 3-bedroom Beach House Suite which features Santa Barbara beach rental accommodations for up to 6 people. Each room is comfortably furnished with colorful fabrics and wallpapers, antiques, and oriental rugs, which capture the warm hospitality of our Santa Barbara, CA inn. Featured on the Travel Channel and Voted one of the Top 15 B&B/Country Inns by Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal.
2.4 on January 10, 2014
We stayed at the OYCI for a week during the Christmas holidays in a suite with a small fridge and microwave. Our rooms were clean and comfortable and the surrounding neighborhood very pleasant. The best thing going for OYCI is its location only a few blocks from the beach. Unfortunately, OYCI is in dire need of remodeling. The furnishings and decoration were dated and the window coverings worn and shabby. The OYCI claim to be remodeling for the breakfast room/reception was inaccessible and piled high with furniture and debris (we were told in advance breakfast was not served in winter--please ignore the above "Dining" rating). The name “Old Yacht Club Inn” might conjure to some an image of a picturesque B&B with rooms of charming decor and a reception reflecting a distinctive nautical ambiance and brightly decorated for the holidays. Alas, OYCI has almost none of that; it has rather all the charm of a dilapidated boarding house.
4.4 on October 07, 2013
This was our first stay at The Yacht Club Inn and we had a very positive experience. The inn was clean and the host, Eileen, couldn't have provided a more positive experience. She is very personable and easy to hold a conversation with. The food was great and the evening "wine hour" provided a nice forum to relax and meet the other guests. Our room (Castellammare) was clean, comfortable and exceeded our expectations. The bicycles that the Inn has available were well kept and they had plenty of them for the guests to use. There was sufficient parking available and the Inn is truly one block or less from a very nice beach. We'll definitely stay a Old Yacht Club on our next visit to Santa Barbara!
"We'll definitely stay at Old Yacht Club on our next visit to Santa Barbara!".....This is the greatest complement of all. So happy that your first visit to the Old Yacht Club Inn was so positive for you. Hope you visit us again soon for more beach, bikes, conversation & relaxation! Eilene
4.0 on October 03, 2013
If you want to stay in a quaint setting and be close enough to the beach to walk or ride a provided bike to get there , then this is your destination! We stayed in the lovely Bella Caruso room (with a small kitchen- so convenient!)(recommended by the Innkeeper- many thanx! : ) ) We were so involved on walking around the area (& bike riding) we missed the wine socials! Breakfast and the organic coffee kept us going! Our only regret is not being able to stay longer!!! We will be back! Santa Barbara is the perfect destination from the O.C. or I.E. to get away from it all and The Old Yacht Club Inn is a good place for your Home base!
Thank you so much for this wonderful review ".......then the Old Yacht Club Inn is your destination!" So thrilled that you had a perfect quick get away and wished you could have stayed longer. Love this area too. Bikes, beaches, Belle Caruso! Glad you had such a wonderful time and shared your experience with others. Thanks again!!!! Eilene
4.4 on August 06, 2013
My husband and I stayed two nights in the Jardon room; a clean, quaint and comfortable space with a private bath. We relaxed and enjoyed the wine tasting hour on the front porch both days. Each morning we enjoyed a very tasty breakfast in the dining room, while watching the comforting flames from the gas fireplace. My only complaint is that the walls are a bit thin, and some rambunctious children stayed up too late one of the nights.
Thank you for your 4 Star Review of the Old Yacht Club Inn. We are so please that you enjoyed your 2 night stay in our Jardan Room; and shared what a clean, quaint and comfortable guest accommodation that was for you. So glad you were able to relax and enjoy our wine social on our covered front porch both days. That's actually my favorite part of our Inn. I just love it out there. Oh, right tasty breakfast in the dining room, while watching the comforting flames from the fireplace, I love that too. Wish you would have called us about the rambunctious children one of the nights and we would have nipped that one in the bud for you. So sorry about the rudeness of some people. Having second thoughts about any more rambunctious little darlings, especially in an upstairs room. Sometimes what happens is that guests book their reservation on line for 2 adults and "forget" to count or mention the rambunctious children. They just show up with them like they don't count as people. So sorry about that. I wish I had known. Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate it.
4.8 on July 01, 2013
Everything is A+++++++, except that they only provide one bathroom for 3 rental rooms.
Thank you so much for your 5 star, A++++++++++++ Review of the Old Yacht Club Inn. I know what you mean about our 3 Bedroom 1 bathroom Beach House Suite but we price it accordingly. If each bedroom in the suite had a private bathroom it would be higher priced. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you visit the Old Yacht Club Inn again soon! Maybe try one of the private guest rooms with private bathrooms. Thank you for your stellar review! So appreciated.
5 on December 29, 2012
Our 5 star stay started at the time of our reservation. The Innkeeper took her time to place us in the room that fit our comforts and needs. She referred us to "off the beaten path" restaurants and wineries. Service continued in this manner through departure. Excellent food, staff and service. Charming property just a block to the ocean, bike path & trolley. We'll be back again and again!
5 on November 26, 2012
My husband and I spent a portion of our honeymoon (Nov., 2012) here and we were very satisfied with the location, the personnel, the gourmet breakfast, and the wine & cheese hour. (The cookies were my personal favorite!) My husband is a hearty breakfast eater and Skylar was so attentive and generous with us to offer my hubby 2nds! Cheap but yummy eats to try: Rosales Mexican (X:Milpas & Montecito), Lily's Tacos (were Chapala ends at the 101 fwy); Taqueria Cuernavaca (X:Carillo & DeLaVina St.). Eileen was very generous too as she provided a room upgrade to a Suite for the price of a less expensive room. Well worth it!!!
4.4 on August 21, 2012
My husband and I stayed for three nights and had a wonderful time! We've stayed at other B & Bs in Santa Barbara over the years, but they've all become so expensive. The OYCI has a terrific location, away from the noise of downtown but close enough for an easy bike ride to State Street. The neighborhood is quiet, parking easy, and our room was very comfortable. The staff was also terrific. Breakfast was good (but not spectacular), but the evening cookies made up for the so so breakfast.
Thank you for the review! We hope you took advantage of one of our specials for the return trip! We will do our best to make the breakfast more than just so so by the time you get back and appreciate you pointing it out to us so we may continue to improve the Inn for our guests. Those cookies get em every time! Our location and the available transportation options make it convenient to get around town and see all that Santa Barbara has to offer with a little feel of home tucked away a block from the beast in the East Beach neighborhood. We have on and off street parking for guests. We are happy you enjoyed your room as well. Thank you for the review and feedback and we'll see you soon! Cheers, -The Innkeepers
5 on July 16, 2012
We just celebrated our 20th anniversary at the Old Yacht Club Inn and enjoyed it very much. We used the bikes they provide to ride up to the Mission (a bit of a trek, but we did it!). We also biked to Stern's Wharf. We enjoyed our room, visiting with the staff and other guests, and the food. Oh my, the food was delicious! We enjoyed breakfast and wine/hor dourves. We were treated so well. When I asked for the granola recipe, they kindly sent it to me. So yummy. This inn is only a short block to the beach and we would gladly come again.
Loved your review, it was great! Happy Anniversary to you; we are thrilled we were able to help make it a happy and memorable celebration! You biked all the way to the mission on our beach cruisers? Way to go! Santa Barbara is very bike-friendly and it's a great way to see a little more of the city. We are thrilled you enjoyed the food so much you even asked for our granola recipe. We have some of our recipes on our website and our Facebook page, delicious and easy to follow. Thank you so much for the review and feedback. Cheers and congratulations to you! Here's to another 20 and maybe celebrating back at the Old Yacht Club Inn again! -The Innkeepers
2.6 on July 02, 2012
We recently spent a night at the OYCI. We were in one of the suites in the next house. The pictures on the web site were a far cry from what we actually saw. The room was very bland, pale or mint green walls with a plain off white bedspread. The "sitting room" had a bumpy day bed and was also shabbily furnished. The bathroom was more pleasant....It had wallpaper with a small pink print. The room looked like it had been cleaned but when I got down on the floor to check under the bed for items of ours, there was dust and a few pieces of paper ....I guess housekeeping missed that part. The ceiling fan worked but the lights could only be turned off by unscrewing the bulbs - same thing with the bedside lights. The suite just needs some TLC - little decorating touches that matches the pictures on the website. The hospitality was nice and it was enjoyable meeting the other guests.
A bit improved! We are in the process of updating our website with new photos from the recent remodel and redecoration and much needed TLC of the Santa Cruz Suite. We got a new day bed that has a trundle to an extra person may sleep there if needed. We also took off the remaining wall paper to match the more contemporary feel we are trying to give our Hitchcock House. New paint and a new tv make it quite lovely! Also, the light fixtures are new energy efficient ones so some of them are turned on and off by a simple touch or flip of a switch. If you were unsure how they worked, we would have certainly helped you had we known! This is why we love the B&B feel; the Innkeeper is available all day to assist guests with their needs, concerns, etc. We have an "open door policy". We have spoken to the housekeeping staff to make sure they always check under the beds, thank you for the info. Thank you for the review and helpful feedback. Regards, -The Innkeepers
Natural Habitat Zoo, Trolly stops 1 block from Inn, Stern's Wharf, The Harbor, East Beach-1 block, Downtown shops/antique malls, Airport, Beachside, City, Downtown, Mountains, Oceanside, Suburban, Tropical, Wine country
Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 12 miles
101 S. to Cabrillo Blv. exit. Go West 1 mile to Corona Del Mar, Turn right. 431 Corona Del Mar Dr.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Stearn's Wharf, The American Riviera, Mission Santa Barbara, Arroyo Burro Beach (dog-friendly), Santa Barbara Harbor, Botanical Gardens, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary Bicycles & Body Boards, Gourmet Gift Baskets, Custom Floral Arrangements, Complimentary Beach Towels, Complimentary Beach Chairs, Full Gourmet Breakfast & Afternoon Wine Social
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Farmer's Market, Wine Tasting, Santa Barbara Mission, Trolly Tours, Fisherman's Market, Whale Watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports
Coleen, Jazmin, Skylar and Kori
The Owner/Innkeeper/s are a married couple with a 28 year old daughter and 3 year old grandson. Interested in fine food, hospitality camping &amp; travel. Former teacher, animal lover (has English Bulldog, Toy Poodle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel &amp; Mini Dachshund at home). Former foster parents. Artist &amp; business couple.
Full Home Made
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Early Breakfast
Green Chile Cheese Souffle
A delicious breakfast or brunch souffle that is easy even for the simple cook! You can make it for 2 people or 50 people and it's delicious and a real crowd pleaser. Our Saturday morning breakfast, don't miss it! We serve it with a freshly baked homemade corn muffin, fresh fruit and our own mixed berry juice. Enjoy! Visit our website for this recipe and others!