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Inn by the Harbor

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights as part of our Pacific Coast highway road trip. We were two couples, check in was very efficient, my husband mentioned it was my birthday, and later that day I found a bottle of wine and some chocs in our room, which I thought was a lovely gesture. The rooms were spotless, beds very... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in 6 hotels as we drive the Californian coast and this was one of the best! Great friendly service - and when we mentioned it was our honeymoon the consierge upgraded us to a larger room and brought us champagne later on! The room was huge with a big comfy bed and a little kitchen area. They do... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast and friendly check in, room are a great size with a fully equipped kitchen. We only stayed for one night on a trip along the coast road and we're pleased with the relaxed style of the hotel. The hotel offers free bike hire, DVDs and has a laundry on site for $1 a wash with detergent, all very welcome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn by the Harbour was another surprise during our visit to California. We booked this hotel as a one night stopover between Monteray and Los Angeles and, although we expected it to be nice, we were totally taken aback by the Huge bedrooms, comfy beds and fantastic service. The free breakfast (gladly not room only like most hotels now... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night on our round trip. According to the Internet site, this looked like a nice hotel with an Hacienda-look and a nice pool. It is actually an outdated motel on the side of the road, nothing more. Rooms are oldish and cleanliness is very approximate (dead insects on the floor, stains on curtains), pool is very small,... More 

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

Dear Bernard, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We obviously did not meet your expectation and we always try to not only meet our guest's expectations but we try to exceed them. I apologize that we did not achieve this for you. If you would like to discuss any of the issues you raised in more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Its a short 10 minute walk to the harbour. Our room was very comfortable if a little dated. It contained everything we needed for our short stay. We were able to park the car right outside the door. We were made feel really welcome here and nothing ever seemed a problem. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place, we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms, were nice sized, loved having our own little kitchen area. The breakfast they served every morning, was more than enough for us, & if you did not find it satisfying you could always cook in your little kitchen. Loved the evening wine, cheese, crackers, fruit time,that was awesome, & then after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel really is more than the sum of its parts. Of all of the hotels that we've stayed in during our road trip, these guys have blazed the trail when it comes to hospitality. From the minute that you walk through the door you get a cheery and genuine welcome, that continues for the rest of your stay. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few nights while touring through california, we arrived late to check in and can't stress how helpful and friendly the guy at reception was. The hotel itself was clean, laid back atmosphere, free WiFi and parking, nice pool, one of the few places we stayed which had breakfast included and a short walk to the beach.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is 130 AM and we are locked out of the hotel room and there is not even anyone on staff. We had to walk a block to a sister hotel just to be greeted by an incompetent man who took half an hour to let us into our room.

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