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Old Yacht Club Inn

431 Corona Del Mar Drive , Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3601 USA (Show map)
4.3
105 Reviews
$119 - $299
per night

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About

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Castellammare Room

Very romantic room with French doors that open to a semi-private balcony. Second story bedroom in our main house w/ King size bed, private bath with large whirlpool tub in the room and an old fashioned hand-held shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Portofino Room

Very pretty upstairs room in our main house decorated in blue hues. Built in dresser & window seat with comfortable sitting area & fireplace. French doors open to a semi-private balcony. King size 4 poster canopy bed, private bath w/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Montecito Room

Cozy and bright corner room with queen size bed, private bath and shower. Located upstairs in our main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Captain's Corner

Located downstairs in our main house. French doors open to a private furnished deck with private entrance. Fireplace and King size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Julia Metelmann Room

Very spacious antique furnished room with king size canopy poster bed, sitting area and twin day bed. Fire place, private bath with shower, tv and private entrance. Located downstairs in our Hitchcock House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Jardon Room

Cozy room with queen size bed and built in window seat. Private bath with tub and shower, tv, private entrance and shared patio. Located downstairs in our Hitchcock House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Gallaher Room

Private entrance, shared patio, tv and private bath with whirlpool tub and shower. Pretty and private room with queen size bed. Located downstairs in our Hitchcock House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Santa Rosa Suite

Very large room with large separate sitting room and trundle bed. King size four poster bed, fireplace, large tv and private bath with whirlpool tub and shower. Located upstairs in a semi private wing of our Hitchcock House

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Santa Cruz Suite

Very spacious newly remodeled room with King size sleigh bed. French doors open to mountain view sitting room with trundle bed and tv. Private bath with whirlpool tub and shower. Fireplace in bedroom. Located upstairs in a semi private wing of our Hitchcock House

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

San Miguel Room

Very pretty & cozy room with queen size bed, private bath with whirlpool tub & shower. Located upstairs in our Hitchcock House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Cottage

King-size bed. Detached from main house, private entrance and deck. Whirlpool tub for two people with a hand held shower a small sitting area, tv and a fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Queen

Queen size bed with private bath. Full gourmet breakfast is included. Complimentary bicylcles are available to guests. Complimentary beach towels and chairs are also available. Afternoon wine social.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe King

King size bed with sitting area and electric fireplace and private bath. Full gourmet breakfast is included. Complimentary bicycles are available to guests. Complimentary beach chairs and towels are also available to guests. There is an afternoon wine social as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

King Suite

Very spacious and romantic bedroom with large separate sitting room. Private bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower. Electric fireplace and t.v. Complimentary bicycles are available to guests. Complimentary beach towels and chairs are available to guests. There is a daily afternoon wine social as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Belle Caruso Room

Spacious room with a private entrance. French doors open to a lovely kitchen. King size bed, fireplace, private bath with shower. Large flatscreen HDTV, small electric fireplace. Additional set of French Doors open to a large deck. Located downstairs in our Hitchcock House

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Marbella Room

Upstairs in our main house Marbella Room has a Queen size bed and small sitting area. Private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.3

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105 Reviews

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Disappointing and a Little Overpriced!

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.


Great experience at the Old Yacht Club Inn

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!

Innkeeper Response
"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


Perfect quick get away

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!

Innkeeper Response
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


We will be back....

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


UCSB Graduation

4.8 on July 01, 2013

Everything is A+++++++, except that they only provide one bathroom for 3 rental rooms.

Innkeeper Response
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.


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Location

Location Type

Downtown shops/antique malls, East Beach-1 block, Natural Habitat Zoo, Stern's Wharf, The Harbor, Trolly stops 1 block from Inn, Airport, Beachside, City, Downtown, Mountains, Oceanside, Suburban, Tropical, Wine country

Airport

Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 12 miles

Directions to property:

101 S. to Cabrillo Blv. exit. Go West 1 mile to Corona Del Mar, Turn right. 431 Corona Del Mar Dr.

Area Attractions

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), Botanical Gardens, Santa Barbara Harbor, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, 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, Whale Watching, Fisherman's Market, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Custom Floral Arrangements, Full Gourmet Breakfast & Afternoon Wine Social, Gourmet Gift Baskets, Complimentary Beach Towels, Complimentary Beach Chairs, Complimentary Bicycles & Body Boards

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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, Whale Watching, Fisherman's Market, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Some rooms can accomodate children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Please call or e-mail, decisions made on an individual basis.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum Saturdays. Summer/Holiday weekends 3 night minimum in some cases
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night non refundable advanced payment at the time of the reservation. 
The remaining nights are refundable if you let us know at least 7 days before your arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations and changes must be made at least one week (7 days) prior to arrival for full refund less the one night non refundable advanced payment. Applies to all days reserved.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Coleen, Jazmin, Skylar and Kori

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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 & travel. Former teacher, animal lover (has English Bulldog, Toy Poodle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Mini Dachshund at home). Former foster parents. Artist & business couple.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Home Made

  • Time Served: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Outdoor Deck, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Early Breakfast


Signature Dish

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!


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431 Corona Del Mar Drive , Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3601 USA (Show map)

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