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Harbor View Inn

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#20 of 58 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Welcome to Santa Barbara's premier 4-Diamond boutique oceanfront hotel. Centrally located to the beach, downtown shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Enjoy all of our wonderful amenities which include heated pool and jacuzzi, gift shop, and fitness center
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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cynssmith wrote a review Apr 12
Baltimore, Maryland156 contributions89 helpful votes
We loved this place. It is spread out, so just make sure you know which building you are in. We had a little portico that opened up to the pool area, which was just lovely. The room is quite pretty and the view to the pool area courtyard was just lovely. The hot tub was fantastic. Beds comfy, the bathroom was spacious. Parking on site, and the location has everything within easy walking distance. They are attached to a wonderful breakfast place. The only ding was the morning after I arrived there seemed to be no hot water.... and no one told us so I'm trying to shower and it's freezing! When I called they said it was a known issue and being worked on. So the evening showers in my family were fine... but I was coooooold. I think something - a free night of parking, a voucher for the little breakfast place, etc. - should have been knocked off the bill for the inconvenience. This was a cute boutique hotel, not a Days Inn, after all. All that said - all in all a lovely place and I would stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Tim T wrote a review Jul 2022
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I recently stayed at the Harbor View Inn and can't rave enough on the location and service. The pool was an amazing addition to the amenities. Cynthia at the front desk took amazing care of us and I will definitely be back to stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Hello Tim Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon. Mark A. Romasanta G. M.
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Jenny B wrote a review Apr 4
Bellevue, Washington22 contributions35 helpful votes
The hotel has a great location in front of the water; and it has an amazing pool area looking out to the water. However, if you’re like us, you might get a room in the North building, which is a block and a half behind the hotel on a different street—not connected to the main hotel, in which case you’d need to walk over to the pool across traffic. This was kind of disappointing.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid North building if the pool access is important to you. The North building is fine as far as...
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Meghann D wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had such a wonderful stay at the Harbor View Inn. When we checked in we were kindly welcomed with a card some snacks and a celebratory bottle of champagne. We had stunning views of the ocean from our room, a nice pool, gym and everything within walking distance. I love that this hotel is family owned which made our experience more personable. I highly recommend! If I go back this is definitely where I will be staying.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Pierre M. C. wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom20 contributions4 helpful votes
Very clean room, good service, reasonable price. Parking included. Ideally located at walking distance of State St and Downtown Santa Barbara as well as the main pier. No incredible view from the room however.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Burculian wrote a review Dec 2023
Norwalk, California51 contributions58 helpful votes
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We recently stayed 2 nights at the Harbor View Inn in Santa Barbara, CA. This hotel is perfectly located across the street from Sterns Wharf, and is within walking distance to Downtown Santa Barbara, Funk Zone, the Amtrak station and several other landmarks. Check-In: We arrived late Friday evening as our Amtrak train from Los Angeles was delayed. Upon stepping into the lobby, Kevin greeted us and had us checked in within a few seconds. He offered to have the concierge take our bags to the room, but we kindly declined the service. He provided us with directions to our room, which was greatly appreciated, as the property is huge!!! He also spent several minutes answering our questions and provided several great suggestions and tips for activities, breakfast and dinner. I truly feel Kevin went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Room: Our room was on the 3rd floor of the west wing. It was a big room with a balcony that overlooked the pool area and Sterns Wharf. Keeping the big window open brought a nice breeze into our room. The beds were comfortable and allowed for a great night of sleep. The shower was modern and provided ample water pressure. I appreciated the fact that the toilet had a separate door to separate it from the restroom (basin/shower). Amenities: The ice machine was located next to the elevators, but the only vending machines available were on the first floor by the swimming pool. The television seemed awfully small for such a big room. The prime location, service and cleanliness of the facility made our stay very pleasant. Can't wait to return to Santa Barbara and the Harbor View Inn!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Anayeli C wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is my 3rd time staying at this amazing hotel! Amazing customer service and all the staff makes you feel at home and welcomed! Beautiful ocean view room with balcony! The room was very clean and such cute decor. We enjoyed our friend’s trip very much. Close to everything which is a plus. Walking distance to the beach and downtown SB. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks for the amazing hospitality!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Deborah M wrote a review Dec 2023
Santa Barbara, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Checking In: When checking in to the Harbor View Inn it is always a pleasure. Everyone is very kind and pleasant. During this visit there were some outstanding employess that stood out to me becuase they went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. At the front desk Cameron and Brenda were amazing they both were so polite and knowelegable of the area and also asked if I needed anything to make our stay more pleasant. Rosalyn (spelling) was also so helpful at immediate check in its like she knew me for years even though we just met. The bellman were also very helpful everytime I saw them in the weekend I was there. Both Brandon and Miles couldn't have been more helpful in giving directions or helping with luggage or just keeping the door open. If you have not visit this hotel in Santa Barbara you are missing out. Next time you plan a trip to sunny Santa Barbara you must stay here, its also across from the beach and it a great location to all the hot spots. Just ask one of these employees where the cool spots are and they will show you the way. See you next time guys!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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KelsieNyshell wrote a review Dec 2023
Portland, Oregon48 contributions9 helpful votes
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I'm a frequent guest, and ever stay is nothing short of amazing. The staff is expectational (this trip I was helped by bellmen Miles and Brandon who went above an beyond to help me with my luggage and getting me water when I so desperately needed it. The front desk team is always so courteous and has amazing recommendations, thanks Brenda and Cameron!) The location boasts breathtaking views, and the rooms are a haven of comfort and cleanliness. It's my go-to retreat and I can't recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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chr_8 wrote a review Dec 2023
lb,il229 contributions146 helpful votes
On arrival my room in the north annex was clean and quiet and from my terrace I had a peek at the ocean between other buildings. The hotel is conveniently located near Stearn's Wharf and in walking distance of several attractions. The bird of paradise flowers planted throughout the property attract hummingbirds. My bed was nicely made every day and the bathroom had been cleaned. However vacuuming apparently didn't happen as I found a partial piece of kleenex on the carpet in the afternoon of my return one day. Also, they provide only 4 K cups (two coffee, one decaf, and one green tea). The tea was not replenished by housekeeping which necessitated a call to the front desk to the remedy the situation. As for the front desk it is totally a crap shoot whether you will receive any service at all. Several front desk personnel were unable to help me and suggested I come back later to talk to someone else, one was confused about walking distances nearby, and one person who helped me place an Uber order for the following day entered the wrong address which caused a minor problem the following day. Mind you this was at the "special meeting rate" of over $300 a day. Next time I will stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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C$432 - C$527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbor View Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Harbor View Inn?
Nearby attractions include Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.4 km), Reagan Ranch Center (0.4 km), and Stearns Wharf (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbor View Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Harbor View Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Harbor View Inn?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbor View Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbor View Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toma Restaurant and Bar, Finney's, and The Lark.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harbor View Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Harbor View Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harbor View Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbor View Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.7 km), Old Mission Santa Barbara (3.6 km), and Casa del Herrero (5.6 km).