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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 #7 of 22 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The first thing to do is manage your expectations the Inn at the Harbour is actually a 10 min walk from the actual harbour. The positives are friendly staff who were very helpful, free bikes for hire, free parking, (they also let us leave the car until 3pm as we went whale watching after check out), complementary breakfast, our room... More

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19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night in August as part of our California Roadtrip. Good points 1. Lovely staff who go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. 2. A lot of nice little touches. Wine reception 4:30pm followed by cookies and milk at 6:30pm (all complimentary). Slight moan: there we're flies landing on the cookies and we... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel as one of the stops on the journey from SF to LA. Check in was quick and painless, there was a wine and cheese reception at 4pm which was excellent. The room was quite compact and the bathroom was a little old-fashioned but everything was clean. Parking is free and the hotel is ideally located... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two night during our California roadtrip honeymoon. The staff were so friendly. We had a little congratulations card and some chocolates when we arrived at our room. The room was spacious, clean and had a little area for gettig dressed/doing makeup etc with a big mirror at one end of the room. The bathroom was also... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I feel like I've been staying in a different hotel than all the other reviewers! I am usually a great fan of Trip Advisor & contribute regularly as I've found it so useful when planning my own trips. This time I think the expectations from the reviews fell way short of reality. The inn is dark and dated, a time... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the hotel for it's location and a few of the amenities such as the free parking, refrigerator and continental breakfast to cut some costs. I also wanted to be close to the beach and the city center. It met all these criteria perfectly and exceeded my expectations. Only a six minute drive to state street and a short... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with our family at the end of a roadtrip, and it was exactly what we needed. Just perfect. The service was great, the rooms were big! There was a swimming pool and we could hire bikes for free, which was very nice. Every afternoon there was free wine and cheese at the reception so we really did... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here early July as a family of 3 (with teenager) - or as was pointed out by Anthony it was technically 4 as I had a sizable bump!! We could not have asked for more. We had a room with 2 queen beds, lovely and spacious with a separate kitchen area overlooking the pool and hot tub. It... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this small friendly hotel at the end of our 3 week road trip around California. We too loved the wine and cheese and the cookies, the bikes were a great way to see the town and harbour and Anthony in particular was most helpful with advice and recommendations . Also thank you so much Anthony for sending... More

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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice hotel we stayed in Santa Barbara. The front desk staff is superb, very helpful, friendly and will book any trips for you that you like and good with restaurant recommendations. The hotel is 7-10 minute walk from the beach and harbour, rooms are clean, big enough and quiet. Pools were a bit over crowded with... 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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