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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 #13 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights with our two boys 13 & 11yrs. Check in was flawless and front desk staff very friendly. We made only 3 requests and they were all resolved/executed quickly and professionally (needed corkscrew, early cleaning one day, and a recommendation for an outing). Service by pool was super friendly and food is really good - my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had read previous reviews and were a little apprehensive when we stayed between the 9th and 13th July The staff at reception were friendly ,helpful and very efficient on check in and throughout the stay We had booked an ocean view room and it was quite brilliant. the room was very spacious .kept spotlessly clean and quiet despite overlooking... More

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Spokane, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are spacious and the location is perfect. Santa Barbara is a gem of a town. There is lots to do within walking distance of the hotel. If you are a wine lover then get a DD and hit up some of the wineries. The hotel check in was quick and painless. We had a partial ocean view room... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Property is well maintained and aesthetically pleasing and staff is accommodating and helpful. We had City/Resort View Rooms (3rd floor) - basically you are overlooking the parking lot HOWEVER these are probably the quietest rooms as they do not face the main street - we stayed during the week (non-weekend). It was unfortunate that we booked rooms while the neighboring... More

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Huntington, New York
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right across the street from the ocean. The room was beautiful. It was pricey but worth it. Carpet was stained didn't expect that for the price. Nice pool area with poolside bar. Could not get wifi to work. Front desk said I was the only one who had that problem.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have chosen this hotel for our weekend getaways for the past couple of years. We will continue in the future. We prefer the ocean view rooms which have a spectacular view of the pier, beach and harbor. We make the reservations well in advance, this year with Haley, whose personality alone would make you want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 full weeks and over 4000 Miles on the road, we chose Santa Barbara for a few days of relaxation time by the pool. Santa Barbara is beautiful and the Harbor View Inn was a perfect place to stay. Hotel was excellent, very friendly staff, excellent room service (garlic chicken pasta dish was superb) and small but very well... More

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at The Harbor View Inn for our anniversary weekend and it was amazing! The staff was incredibly kind and helpful. Our room was GORGEOUS and the location cannot be matched. Sooo many amenities, not the least a beautiful pool area with an outdoor eatery/bar with yummy food and delicious drinks. We were able to walk around the beautiful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Post Card view! Best describes the view from the front lobby!! First time to Santa Barbara celebrating our 11th yr wedding anniversary(06/2013) .hotel staff was very professional, the room was very beautiful and clean..the view from our room however was to the parking lot, which we really didn't care because we were out on the beach or around town. ..but... More

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Tehachapi, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here many times and the most one, yesterday, was just as marvelous as the others. The property is well maintained, beautiful grounds and competent people. I have to say though that it is VERY expensive. They used to at least not charge for parking, now it's an additional $10.00 above the VERY expensive nightly charge.

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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*
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Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara #6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara #7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara #10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara #17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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Welcome to Santa Barbara's premier 4-Diamond boutique oceanfront hotel. Centrally located to the beach, downtown shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Enjoy all of our wonderful amenities which include heated pool and jacuzzi, Full service Spa,room service, gift shop, fitness center, coffee bar and restaurant, Eladio's. ... more   less 
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