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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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  • 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed the one night as just passing through, but now wish I was staying a bit longer.Was met by Liz who was really helpful and loved the complimentary cheese and wine followed by cookies and milk. Also free use of bikes which was good fun on the shore line route. Rooms were clean and a good size. Didn't get... More

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So. California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn is located on a busy street, but don't let that dissuade you from staying there. The rooms surround an inner garden courtyard and the setting is very quiet. Yes, it is an older property, but the rooms are clean, with excellent towels and bed linens. The bed was very comfortable and had no problem sleeping through the night.... More

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Newport Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with my family for 2 nights. We had an excellent experience. Rooms are super clean, they have kitchen, microwave, grill. Staff were so friendly specially Liz and Anthony. They made us feel like VIP and wanna stay there much longer. I definitely recommend this place and we will go back.

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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings David, Wow, thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay with us. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to Liz and Anthony. We are very fortunate to have wonderful team who truly care about the quality of service they give each of our guests. We hope you and your family visit us again from... More

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a relatively small hotel, but the staff (especially this girl named Sophia) is super nice! As soon as we got there we were offered complimentary home baked chocolate chip cookies. The location of the hotel is ideal. We walked all over downtown Santa Barbara. We didn't expect the fanciest room, but it was very comfortable and exactly what we... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay, were surprised to find our twin bed room also had a small kitchen with recently refurbished bathroom. Room very comfy and clean and quiet. Parking right outside our room although we came in on Amtrac. Very short walk from the station. Staff made us very welcome. Wine and cheese in reception in afternoon and milk and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Lots of character traditional feel and a sister hotel adjoining it that has a useable (better) reception. Cheese & wine free daily early evening plus a large DVD selection also complimentary. Nice short walk to the marina. There's a great bar nearby called The Brewhouse which had live music.

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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings James T. Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Inn by the Harbor and for taking time to share your experience with TripAdvisor viewers. With so much to see and do in Santa Barbara we are delighted to hear you were able to take advantage of our complimentary treats such as our afternoon wine & cheese... More

London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
31 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Tricky little place to find off the highway, but once there we were suitably impressed. We arrived fairly early in the day from Los Angeles and were unable to check in. (Around noon). We had our details checked and were advised to return later to check in properly. We just headed into town to check out the vibe there. Once... More

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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings from Santa Barbara Domidge! Thank you for visiting us all the way from London. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and are appreciate your sharing your experience with other TripAdvisor guests. Please visit us again should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara. We would love to see you again! Warmly, Greg Broussard... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was a lovely little stopover hotel for our trip up the coast. The harbour was only a few minutes walk and the shops too were only a few minutes in the other direction. It is more of a motel but it's well kept. You can park outside your room and there are only two levels of accommodation. There is... More

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San Jose, California
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

A slight notch above a road side motel with a dressed-up front facade. The hotel is sandwiched between a couple apartment buildings. A gas station with mini-mart can be found within a short walk but you'll probably want to drive to get to other destinations in the area. Rooms face a courtyard with a shared walkway overlooking a swimming pool.... More

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Los Angeles
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Whoever took the photographs of this property for the website is a genius. Another reason I should read more reviews before I choose a place for the night. It might be possible to think that this is a quaint Spanish style Inn with character and a host of pleasant views. That would be incorrect. Its a standard motel on a... More

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Also Known As:
Inn By The Harbor Hotel Santa Barbara
Inn By The Harbor Hotel
Address: 433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Harbor 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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