Nice spacious room with kitchen area. Comfortable Queen beds in the room. The room looks newly renovated because of the new carpet and new tile, but the kitchen and bathroom as well as closet needs a major renovation. Cabinets look so old, that they seem to be from the 50s, look old, but kept up with fresh paint. Kind of a turn off to me. The security box is also so old, it has a key and it looks like a circuit breaker panel more than a security box, really difficult to use and your IPad or laptop will not fit in there.
Be careful, they almost run out of parking spots, when I got to the hotel one night. I took the last spot at 10:00pm on a Friday night. So I am not sure if they have enough parking. They provide a parking permit tag to hang on your rearview mirror. I guess unauthorized cars tend to park on their parking lot
Wall Outlet nowhere to be found. Usually a hotel should have functional nightstands by the nightstand or desk. This room had none. Another issue for me is that they had cheap extension cords running to the stand up lamps in the room. Safety concern as well as make it look cheap. Night stand was very small, really no room left with the lamp.
Breakfast time was fine; help yourself, a decent Continental breakfast, coffee, Juice, milk, cookies, boiled eggs, breasts, cereal, bagels, melon, and pastries. Pastries were a little hard.
Afternoon time you have a complementary wine & cheese, with plenty of grapes, plus milk and cookies at night
You have also a bowl of apples and bananas at the lobby most of the time so; they have plenty of snacks for you.
Front desk staff, was friendly, Gustavo was very detailed and courteous. Explain all the amenities of the hotel and all the schedule for breakfast and wine and cheese cookies and milk. Very helpful pointing out the city and main areas on a map.
Hotel is not too far from harbor and beach, a little walk though, but a little far from State St. where do you find all restaurants, bars and shops.
Staff and snacks saved the day for me. Room is decent clean and spacious, but I did not feel room was outstanding as others mention. Pool area and overall facilities were nice, and comfortable, but not extraordinary. Overall I would say good to very good stay. I guess OK for the money since Santa Barbara hotels tend to be expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among tropical gardens beneath the swaying palms, the Inn by the Harbor is an enchanting Santa Barbara hotel and resort escape. Built in the Spanish Colonial tradition, the white adobe inn features red tile roofs, inlaid tile staircases, wrought iron embellishments, and a heated pool. The Inn is just a short walk from Santa Barbara's golden beaches, yacht harbor, and oceanfront restaurants. The guest rooms at our Santa Barbara hotel and retreat are decorated with Spanish Mediterranean style furnishings. Many also feature full kitchens, which make them ideal for vacations and extended stay lodging. The Inn serves a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening milk and cookies.The Inn by the Harbor hotel is within walking distance of many Santa Barbara attractions including West Beach and the beachfront bike path, the yacht harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the vibrant shops and cafes lining State Street. Golf courses, wineries, and the Santa Barbara Mission are all just minutes away. ... more less
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