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Inn by the Harbor

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #8 of 23 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for 5 days as part of our two week honeymoon in LA. The hotel has everything you could want from a short break but by far the best feature was Anthony! He really does provide first class friendly service. He knows the area and can recommend restaurants and the best beaches. Nothing was too much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Want to stay within a couple blocks of the Santa Barbara harbor and not go broke in the process? This is the place. The extremely friendly and professional staff ensure a delightful stay. Rooms have been updated. Breakfast isn't rubbery eggs. Wonderful pastries and breads, fresh fruits, yogurt, and much more. You can sit by the pool and enjoy wine... More

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bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a beautiful place. We booked the queen room due to availability and it was stunning. The bed was comfortable and the room was very homely. The accommodation has a nice pool and serves a good breakfast with a nice choice of pastries, cereals, fruits and juices which is worth doing. If there was more to do in Santa Barbra,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel with comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The pool is nice but quite small and the breakfast is poor (very little space to eat it and a very small amount of choice) but overall it is begun nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the first time we have stayed at this charming location. Have been coming out to Santa Barbara for the last 9 years and there is no other place one should consider than Inn By The Harbor. From the moment you check in, the staff greets you and welcomes you to Santa Barbara. Though a regular, the staff always reminds... More

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San jose
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here at the end our our trip down the coast and it was by far the best experience we had all week. Anthony at the front desk was helpful and friendly and gave us great advise to insure a good time. We especially loved the ease of having bikes at our disposal. The fresh baked cookies were a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by the friendly staff who advised us of all the facilities available to us during our stay – breakfast, complimentary coffee, wine/cheese in the afternoon and cookies in the evening. The hotel is small and cozy and it feels like home, very nice! The room was a little dark but clean... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel. Staff was really helpful with restaurant guides, printing airline tickets and things to do. Bicycles if you want. Breakfast, evening wine and cheese and nighttime milk and cookies. Very accommodating. Kitchenette in room.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

second part of our three week trip started at the inn staff are fabulous and very helpful wine and cheese everyday from 4:30 to 6:30 was a nice addition, free DVD rentals from sister hotel barisa del mar another welcome touch. Would definitely return to this little inn that has that cosy feel to it

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San Gabriel Valley, So. California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title of this review was my reply when I was asked upon checking out "how was everything?", "Just fine". It was nothing more, nothing less, just fine. After so carefully "shopping" for a hotel months before our recent stay, here on Trip Advisor, thoroughly reading through countless reviews of this hotel (as well as many others), I suppose honestly... More

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Address: 433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Harbor 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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