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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 I was very disappointed when our room was outdated and dark!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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harbor View Inn is located in the middle of whatever your pleasure may be while visiting Santa Barbara. Directly across from the beach and ocean, within a block or two from the Wharf and the famed State Street, you are easily within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and attractions. The Front Desk staff were friendly and very helpful,... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the harbor view on a trip away with my husband. Check in went smooth and our room was ready early so that was great. The room was clean and had a nice big bathroom. We were overlooking the pool with a partial ocean view but I couldn't see the ocean from our room ( even though it was... More

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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fabulous, yet very unassuming hotel. The location is ideal, on the waterfront and just opposite the wharf and close to State St. The rooms and public spaces are immaculate. We could not find anything whatsoever to fault this hotel. The attention to detail is amazing. Completely faultless hotel, extremely comfortable and absolutely ideal.

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

We have stayed at the Harbor View many times when visiting Santa Barbara from Los Angeles. We like the main building with two stories and a room toward the back, not facing the traffic and ocean. The rooms and baths are large, with nice arm chairs-- and have a nice little patio, either on the bottom floor or the second... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the location of this hotel. The Stearns Wharf is right across the street. A lot of restaurants and shopping all up and down the road. We rented bikes just a block away from the hotel and enjoyed riding along the coastline & to a few wineries. The ocean front pool was wonderful. We checked in Friday at 10:30 AM... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Inn is directly across from Santa Barbara seashore and pier. Easy walking to fabulous restaurants and good shopping. The rooms were nice with a sizeable balcony and fabulous bathroom. The Inn has lovely, spacious hallways and entrance ways throughout.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights as part of our California road trip. Arrived weary after driving from Monterrey to be greeted by receptionist who spoke so fast I could not take it all in. When I asked her to repeat various information, eg, how do we get to the elevator, she looked at me blankly and rattled it all off... More

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  • Room service(9)
  • Great location(7)
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  • Would highly recommend(3)

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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Also Known As:
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Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
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