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Inn by the Harbor

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433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, the main negative; this is not by the harbour so don't be deceived by the name. Otherwise very quaint, especially the pool area, though the rooms are verging on a 1970's look which may be more original rather than retro. The staff are very friendly, polite and helpful and offer lots of free snacks including some decent free wine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff. Good WiFi signal. The cookies, wines and cheese they serve free of charge in the afternoons are a treat. They also offer a breakfast in the reception room. Very average food in a tight place with almost no tables. Room is big enough, but bathroom is below average. Old furniture, old bathtub. Privacy is not good also,... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was a great find, especially the staff. At a time in our holiday when we were ready to chill here was somewhere where we could do just that and get the laundry done too. The inclusive breakfast, wine and cheese and cookies and milk all added to the joy of being here. The front desk staff could not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I flew in to LAX and began to work our way up the PCH stopping along the way. We were looking for a nice inexpensive place to call home for the night. When we pulled in the parking lot we were a little worried because the hotel looked a little like a Motor lodge. You know, all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived, to the wine & cheese & the help we got from Nick who accurately led us to the eating & drinking venues we wanted, just loved this place. My advice take the complimentary bikes down along the shoreside, stop by the harbour for a bit before walking along State street. Nick will book u in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel but I left an iPhone cable in the room and they said never made it to lost & found box. That is sad because the hotel is very nice and in a great location. We were disappointing because the hotel infrastructure and kitchen inside the room was a great plus.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn by the Harbor for two nights on our honeymoon trip along route 1. Champagne and chocolates as well as a hand written welcome card was a great surprise when we got in to the room! Parking was free and outside the room - a big tick. Frank at the front desk was extremely helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, it is a visually lovely place. I love how the grounds create a grassy courtyard around the pool. Second, the service from front desk to odds and ends such as bicycle loan was really quite efficient and helpful. Third, lots of little things like: bicycle loan, video loan, and ability to wander to other hotels of same group next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for one night as part of our 3-week tour of California. One night wasn't long enough. The hotel and surrounding area were beautiful. Despite being on a main road the room and rear garden area were very peaceful. The gardens were well maintained and very pretty. I holiday in Spain and the Canaries quite a lot. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we drove up, we thought it looked a bit rough but boy were we wrong! We eventually found the reception area at the front of the hotel and checked in by a very helpful and informative receptionist called Frank. You pass through the reception into what I can only describe as an oasis. All of the rooms look out... More 

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