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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 #9 of 24 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just got back from Santa Barbara. For years my wife and I have gone to Santa Barbara for a get away. We have stayed at many places. We now have found the best place to stay and will continue to stay at the Inn by the Harbor. One of the desk clerks named Anthony is our favorite desk clerk out... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Inn by the harbour is the best place we've been to during our trip down the west coast of California. It has a great location as it is close to the beach (7 min walk and 3 min bicycling) and close to state street - the main street (10 min walk and 5 min bicycling). The rooms are nice and... More

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived lunchtime and the Manager Anthony apologised for not having a room ready. However we we welcome to leave our car in their parking lot and he gave us directions for recommended restaurants at the harbour. On out return a few hours later we were welcomed back by Anthony and given a room on the first floor overlooking the... More

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Woodside, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a 5 or even a 4 star hotel, but it's clean, walking distance to the harbor and the beach, and the staff couldn't be more helpful. My room was well appointed, even if it was a bit dated. The best part is that it was QUIET. I like to get my sleep. The pool and hot tub... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel as an overnight stop between Big Sur and LA We were looking for a place just to stop for the night as we would be arriving late afternoon and leaving just after breakfast The hotel is superbly located just off the freeway but not so close for the traffic noise to cause any problems The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful gem of a place this hotel was! We were visiting from NJ and I read all of the reviews on this site, so I will try to highlight the many positives for future travelers. The rooms were impeccably clean and nicely prepared for our arrival, with an abundance of bath and shower supplies. The staff was friendly,... More

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years we have stayed in 3 hotels in Santa Barbara and this is the one we chose to come back too. The one on the waterfront was very expensive, the one just off State Street was too noisy but this suited us. The room was clean and comfortable although didn't really use the space well.There was a lot... More

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Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 out of 5 with that title? Read the entire review to understand why we are recommending the Inn by the Harbor. We hate when any hotelier "tries" to give us their 'worst' room (we call it the expedia room or room 201 - 2nd floor, front, over reception, beside elevator!). Do not get me wrong from our reviews you... More

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Stalybridge,England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the hotel. It is well located to walk to the sea front and to either walk to State Street (or get a taxi) where most of the night life is. Santa Barbara a safe and pleasant town and is very friendly. The hotel has a small pool and Jacuzzi in a palm filled area. there... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could 'gush' on forever about this Motel but it would take too long! Location is ideal for just about everything in Santa Barbara - Pier, beach, sights, shops, restaurants and bars of all types. But that is just the start. Even less usual things are close by: two good shops (there are kitchen facilities in the room), petrol station... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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