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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Marie R Winsford, United Kingdom
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was clean basic accommodation but better service than some big hotels and two great comfy queen beds!! The wine and cheese free every day and delicious free continental breakfasts. Wish we could have stayed a few more days but only a stop over to LA. Thank you Anthony!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here whilst travelling through to San Diego. First impressions as I drove into the carpark was well I supposed we had to have a bad hotel on this trip but how wrong I was. The rooms were spacious with coffee supplied every day and very clean. The continent breakfast was tremendous and the complimentary nibbles and wine in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The people we interacted with at reception were some of the friendliest and most helpful I've ever encountered. We arrived on the later side during their milk and cookies time so that was a great welcome. The location is pretty fantastic--it's about a 5 minute walk to the harbor and about a 20 minute walk to the downtown Santa Barbara,... More

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Cork, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here a number of nights. We were delighted with the friendliness of the staff. Best wishes to Peter and staff at front desk. We were greeted with coffee, wine and nibbles. The property was safe and clean. We are back in Ireland now and missing California!

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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The name IS a little misleading, the harbour is about 5 minutes walk away, but this is more than made up for by the quality of the welcome. Coming from England we are not always used to people being so friendly and helpful - what a shame - but Californians all seem to go out of their way to be... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst not actually by the harbour this hotel is only a 5 minute walk. Hotel excellent and the service provided by Anthony was outstanding. He was incredibly helpful with his information for our short trip and friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Wish we had stopped longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome during check-in. Large room with complete kitchen, ideal in you want to stay at the hotel for lunch/dinner. Cheese and wine available in late afternoon as well as cookies, etc. for childs. Excellent bed and good breakfast. Parking and free Wi-Fi available.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although near enough, it is not by the harbour. The seafront is a five minute walk away. It is about 15 minute walk down to State Street. The hotel is quite comfortable with most of the rooms set within a court yard. Some of the ground floor rooms do not have much privacy as they have large floor to ceiling... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A decent hotel made excellent by Anthony on reception. He went out of his way to recommend places to eat and things to do. He even had a bit of football chat with me. Well located and with a nice continental breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly and helpful staff, constantly striving to improve your stay. Comfortable lodging at very reasonable prices. A great location in Santa Barbara, easily accessible to everything. I consider no other place to stay in Santa Barbara, every year.

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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*
Number of rooms: 42
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