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Harbor View Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #15 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just spent a fabulous girls weekend at this hotel. The view and the location are unbeatable, but that is not what stands out. The service from the valet, to the bus boy, to the manager was amazing. The room and pool were super clean. As soon as we left our room in the morning, maid was in and room... More

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Altadena, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A girlfriend and I wished to celebrate our birthdays in style, girl style. We picked the perfect hotel! At the Harbor View Inn, the staff could not have been more accommodating. Whatever we needed magically appeared. Their recommendations for restaurants were spot on and all within walking distance of the hotel. There is a fantastic spa in the hotel as... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights in September. Our room, 307, had a partial view of the ocean. The room itself was pretty big, with good facilities and a safe. There were hummingbirds around the room patio area, where we enjoyed a early morning coffees. The hotel is ideally located for the beachfront area and main shopping area of State Street. There was... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had one night in Santa Barbara en route to catch a flight from LAX and therefore decided to splash out on a beachfront hotel. We booked an Ocean View King room and were not disappointed. The room was enormous, as was the bathroom and it had a decent sized balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean. We woke... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a long weekend for a wedding in October. Got a better room than we had paid for which was clean and great bathroom. Staff were all very helpful. They recommended local cab firm Elite who sent the same driver to pick us up going to and from the church and the reception the same.It made our weekend... More

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west sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed October 2014. We spent 2 nights in this hotel. The room was excellent and really clean. Its location is nearly opposite the wharf and near to State Street. The pool is a really nice area with a pool bar. Be aware when ordering food it is charged at room service costs though. The hotel reception staff are really helpful... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were looking for a Santa Barbara hotel for one night we wanted somewhere with a pool that we could chill during the day and that was on the seafront so booked Harbor View Inn. Upon arrival we were pleased with our choice as the check in staff were professional and informed us of local places and where we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had high hopes of luxury with views. We got comfort, noise and a view of construction. Definitely a major let down. Jack hammer started at 7am. Staff were not overly welcoming, friendly or informative. Beds were comfortable, rooms clean with handy location. Restaurant was excellent, wonderful food and service. Pool and spa were nice. Ask for a room with... More

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Crestline, California
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Harbor View Inn is about a 5-10 minute walk from all the State Street shops. That in and of itself is worthwhile. In addition to that, many of the rooms look right at the ocean. Our room, a Deluxe King Ocean View was truly spectacular. And pricey. At about $400 a night, we expected no flaws. But there were.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was expecting a beautiful room to go with the beautiful grounds! I was very disappointed when our room was outdated and dark! Paid a lot of money and expected top quality. Our room was on the ground floor and smelled of mold and was so dark during the day you had to turn the light on. I must say... More

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  • Room service(7)
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Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
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