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Inn by the Harbor

3.0 of 5 433 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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Oceano, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upstairs room was a little small, but adequate. Requested to change to a ground floor room. We were told that the Inn was full and the only thing left was a two room suite. The parking lot was never full and there isn't a lot of parking. Sunday we only saw three other people there. Full????? The bed was a... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Inn by the Harbor before and will keep coming back. Peter was so helpful and friendly. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable, the grounds are beautifully kept, and the staff is fantastic. William from the sister inn, Las Brisas, was also very nice and helpful whenever we stopped in there. We love the bikes... More 

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Manchester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night. We arrived by train and walked for 8 minutes down the road to this hotel. Welcoming and very comfortable and characterful. WE were offered cheese and wine, milk and cookies and breakfast! Lovely touches. Very convenient location for wandering around this lovel town. Wish we'd booked for longer!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was more than happy with staying at the Inn by the Harbor. The people working at the front desk were so sweet and very helpful. It was nice that they had DVD rentals and free bike rentals. We were able to pick up bikes and within a 3 minute stroll we were at the beach! We also got locks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed as a family in April of 2014 on a trip round the west coast (Santa Monica, Huntingdon Beach and Hollywood) and couldn't fault this hotel - great beds, lovely little pool, great location and fantastic hospitality especially in the form of the cheese and wine everyday at 5pm and cookies and milk at 6pm for the kids. We... More 

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hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good hotel and great value. Rooms were spacious and had nice pool. Good location and offered a decent cold breakfast and wine and cheese every evening which was a lovely touch and made you feel so welcome - will stay again.

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London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Easy parking and good location. Really helpful and friendly reception happy to book cabs, trips etc. Cookies and milk at night , wine and cheese afternoon reception, good choice for included breakfast. Rooms were fine comfy beds, decent shower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a small family run hotel all the finishing touches made this hotel much nicer than a chain hotel washing machines and dryers on hand. Lovely chioce for breakfast, fresh fruit in reception all day and fresh every day. 4:30 - 6:30 every evening red and white in reception with all typres of cheese and biscuits and red and... More 

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Norfolk, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This motel type property was great. It was in a good location within walking distance of the beach, harbour and pier. The rooms are slightly dated, but comfortable and well appointed. Full kitchen was handy. Nice pool area. The guy at reception, was polite, friendly, welcoming and helpful. Free cookies and milk on arrival and complimentary breakfast was a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My initial impression was one of glorified motel, but after staying for 3 days, I was more impressed. It is within walking distance of beach and State St., although my recommendation is not to walk along Montecito St. to get anywhere; less than wonderful scenery. The wine and cheese reception every day is a major plus. Management was very helpful... 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*
Number of rooms: 42
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