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Harbor View Inn

4.0 of 5 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights on our way up highway 1 to San Francisco. Lovely room overlooking the Pacific Ocean . Great bed with lovely sheets. Room big and spacious ,lovely views of the sunrise and sun set. Bathroom excellent with large shower and a bath.Room very clean .staff welcoming and very friendly.

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was really the best of everything. It was a great location right on the beach in front of pier, easy to walk any where and the sb shuttle was right there too. The room was super clean and big and very comfortable. Super big bathroom with tub and shower. Coffee maker, safe etc. There was also a nightly... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my wife spent a night there last month. After a terrible stay at 5* resort in Las Vegas, this place was like a small paradise. Hotel itself is walking distance from the pier; ocean is just across of the street, quiet neighborhood. Our room was huge, clean, no complains at all. Personnel are really nice and friendly. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights for some rest and relaxation. I chose the hotel for the location right at the beach. We had a great view of the beach and ocean from our room. The bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious and clean. The staff were great! Our room overlooked a side street and... More 

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Mexico City
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don’t recommend this hotel!!!! We got charge 250 dls for no reason and there was nothing to do because they say the carpet was dirty and they had to clean it!!!! The pool was really small. Service is terrible Location is fine, beds are comfortable, buy I really really don’t recommend this hotel in general!!! After that 250... More 

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Mark R, General Manager at Harbor View Inn, responded to this review

Hello I am sorry that you feel the $250.00 dollars we charged you for the damage to the room was not fair, we lost three days of revenue due to the damage because we could not sell the room. This is above the cost to repair. We did discuss this with you and you understood but did not want us... More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Harbor View Inn in October for 1 night only. The location is perfect as you are located across the street from the pier. We went to the Santa Barbara Bowl for a concert, so we wanted to stay in town rather than drive 3 hours home after the concert. They have a very nice restaurant which you... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting Santa Barbara for years and decided to try a new location, the Harbor View Inn. It is a fabulous location, across from the beach, within walking distance of many stores and restaurants and on the shuttle route. The restaurant at the hotel, Eladios, is wonderful and the service is good. There is also beverage service at the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful week at the Harbor View Inn and couldn't have been happier! The location was perfect (right off State Street and across from the ocean--walking distance to many restaurants and sites), the grounds were beautifully maintained and our room was impeccable. The friendly and professional staff happily provided travel tips, driving directions and guidance on activities (thanks, Molly!).... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came with some friends to stay two nights to play golf and enjoy St. Barbara having been last year. The reservation clerk was very good and helpful but upon arrival in the afternoon the reception had a young man and young lady. The young man was very unhelpful and almost made us turn away. And the young lady never... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip to Santa Barbara was planned as a girls weekend. Not just any girls weekend. Our very good friend has been fighting breast cancer for four years and this was a trip that affirmed our support and love for her during this difficult time. The staff at Harbor View Inn (HBI) were amazing. We were able to book early... More 

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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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Also Known As:
Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara

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