We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 61 Santa Barbara hotels

Harbor House Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   104 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Harbor House Inn to your Saves list
Harbor House Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
96%
Ranked #3 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
SHRAtl Atlanta, GA
  • Overview
  • Reviews (329)
  • Photos (394)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (39)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

329 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    243
    73
    8
    4
    1
See reviews for
30
226
8
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (39)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, GA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a quaint hotel, close to the beach, and walking distance to the restaurants . . Harbor House Inn was just perfect. The rooms all overlook a small courtyard, and many of the rooms have a small patio table right outside their rooms. The small touches make all the difference ! There was an unbelievable breakfast basket... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quirky place with character in a great location. Good value too and lot's of attention to detail with the hosts provding a welcome food basket and bathroom essentials. The most beautiful bed linen, and a really comfy bed, didn;t want to leave.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect size room or let's better say small apartment with sofa area and a little kitchen. Thanks for the huge welcome basket! Deco is rather old-fashioned but in a good way, i.e. very well maintained and with character. Excellent bathroom with a top shower and lovely details - all so comfortable and well thought-out. Spotlessly clean (even the shower curtain!)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
West Covina, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've vacationed here twice, once on our honeymoon and then again on our one year anniversary. We love to stay here because you get a variety of rooms to choose from (including a kitchen!) and a free gift basket with homemade bread! The beach and a variety of places to eat are just minutes away. We recommend taking the rental... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our room was spacious and it was great to have a full kitchen at our disposal. The staff at the hotel were all wonderful. We loved the location a block and half from the beach, and the beach chairs and towels provided by the hotel made it a daily walk. While I have seen reviews which state this is not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Ended up here at the last minute due to other hotels bring sold out. Staff is helpful and friendly. Rooms are nice and clean. The palm tree in the courtyard provides wonderful shade and a great place to relax in between adventures. Our private patio area is full of beautiful plants. Would certainly stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Top Contributor
453 reviews 453 reviews
54 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

From the rentable bikes to the outdoor garden seating areas to the breakfast "baskets," what is not to like?! Our room was quite cozy but comfortable. There are differing accommodations within this well kept property. Parking is available, but tight. Clean and refreshed with some mid century touches remaining. Friendly staff. Near waterfront and walk ability to eateries. Appreciated the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed here overnight whilst on a road trip. Apartment was stunning . Beautiful decor, v spacious, immaculate and comfiest bed ever. Loved staying here. Host was so helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend. Didnt want to leave...amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Scotland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable two nights at this wonderful spot. The accommodation was first class - large bed/sitting room, fully equiped kitchen with eating area, good sized bathroom. There was a lovely basket of goodies - fruit, biscuits, cake etc.... The staff were first class - even helped us book tickets for a James Taylor concert.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Cannock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Loved this place, lovely room, bathroom a bit small, but a full blown kitchen if you need it. Spotlessly clean and a lovely comfortable bed, but the star prize has to go to the lady who checked us in, so friendly and helpful, even told us we could borrow bikes and beach chairs etc. Fantastic service, pity we were only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Harbor House Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Harbor House Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harbor House Inn

Address: 104 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbor House Inn 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Tingo, Hotels.com, Venere and Priceline so you can book your Harbor House Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Harbor House Hotel Santa Barbara

394 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (131)
Viewed
Room/suite (50)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Other (40)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (251)
Viewed
Amenities (2)
Viewed
Deluxe King Bedroom (48)
Viewed
Deluxe King Studio (50)
Viewed
Deluxe Queen Bedroom (37)
Viewed
Queen Studio #1 (44)
Viewed
Queen Studio #2 (40)
Viewed
The Hotel (30)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Santa Barbara with
any amenities

Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
17 One-of-a-kind studios with kitchens located one short block from West Beach nestled between Stearn's Wharf & the Santa Barbara Harbor. Room amenities include free wireless internet access & local phone calls, complimentary use of 3-speed cruising bicycles & DVD library. Beach chairs, towels & umbrellas are also available at no charge. For guests enjoying 2 or more nights, a complimentary Welcome Breakfast Basket is included upon arrival. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
17

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Harbor House Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer