Old Yacht Club Inn      
431 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3601, USA    
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Briana

Description

Circa 1912. One block from famous East Beach, this California Craftsman house was the home of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club during the Roaring '20s. It was opened as Santa Barbara's first B&B and has become re...


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not a pleasant stay

My husband and I regretted our stay at this property. Our room was tacky. The antiques looked like they had been purchased at Kmart. They needed to be replaced, having outlived their attractiveness. Nothing lasts forever. It is almost as if the innkeeper thinks that because her furnishings are antiques, she doesn't need to replace them when they have become worn out. The bathroom was also in desperate need of remodeling, and the breakfasts were o.k., not gourmet as their website states. Other bed and breakfasts that serve gourmet breakfasts offer such items as Champagne-Poached Egg with portobello mushroom and smoked salmon, Egg on a Cloud with hollandaise sauce, and Croissant French Toast topped with sweetened balsamic strawberries, toasted walnuts and Grand Marnier cream. The Old Yacht Club's food pales in comparison. In addition, the wine/ cheese during the happy hour was cheap, the hostess (Elaine?) wasn't particularly friendly or welcoming, and the prices of the rooms were ridiculously high for the dumpy nature of the place. Needless to stay, we will never return.
Allie M
6/23/2009

Management Response
I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at our Inn. I appreciate the time you took to inform us of your dissatisfaction. I welcome all feedback from my guests although some of the most painful feedback is what I learn the most from. We are currently remodeling all of our rooms, one at a time. We have completely remodeled 8 of our 14 bedrooms and bathrooms. I also regret that you did not find me friendly as I have just returned from dining out with a few of our guests today, however one size does not fit all in this business. Thanks again for your input. Eilene Bruce/Owner Old Yacht Club Inn Santa Barbara, CA.
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More than a place to stay

My wife and I totally enjoyed our night stay at the Old Yacht Club Inn on Dec 17th 2008. We are travelers that frequent B&Bs. The Old Yacht Club Inn B&B met our expectations. We look for regional history and they made our visit to Santa Barbara, Ca. a memorable experience. Our stay in the old Craftsman Bungalow is recommended if you are looking for historical accommodations. We don't usually want to go back to where we stayed but this would be an exception.
Keith Lord
Soldier Pond, ME
12/20/2008

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Kept secret

One of Santa Barbara's better-kept culinary secrets.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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Other Ratings: "2 AAA Diamonds, ""2 Mobil Stars, "

Publicity and Press Reviews

Los Angeles, Valley, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal, Travel Channel with Chuck Henry.


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