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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a busy 4 days in San Francisco it was so lovely to relax at this hotel. We loved the pool and exotic plants and of course the lovely wine and cheese in the evenings. My daughter loved the cookies. A bonus was the free continental breakfast which we had not known about. We borrowed the bikes and loved cycling... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this hotel. Built around a courtyard with flowers growing everywhere, palm trees and a pool. A free breakfast, coffee and pastries all day and then wine and cheese at 4:30. Bike hire was also free. What's not to like?

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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are coming towards the end of a roadtrip down to San Diego and wanted to make the stop in Santa Barbara as a place we see often in the movies but also because it was a good place to recharge before dealing with LA traffic (!). We had a few options to choose from when we began our trip... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on honeymoon and it was fantastic, we were greeted upon arrival in our room by complementary champagne and chocolates. There was free cheese and wine in the lobby in the afternoon, constant free tea and coffee. The included breakfast was great too, loved the granola !! Parking and Wi-Fi are free. In all this is a great... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel on our trip down highway one. It was one of the best we stayed at. The room was a nice size with a fridge. There is a small pool and hot tub which was very nice after walking around Santa Barbara for a couple of days. The free breakfast was good but it could be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of our Honeymoon Trip around California. It is quite like a Motel with the room outside of the hotel. On arrival we were met by an extremely friendly receptionist called Sophie who welcomed us to the hotel and gave us a map and showed us where everything was within the Santa Barbara Area and suggested... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Inn is well situated for town and beach. There are many add-ones available such as bikes, wine, cookies etc that add to the stay. Staff are helpful and friendly. A five minute walk and you are on the beach. Fifteen minutes and you are on State and the shops in Santa Barbara. The beach front has an extensive cycle... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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