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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 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our 4th stay at the harbor view inn, and I loved it more than ever!! We were given an ocean view room to my surprise and the room was fantastic. I can't wait to go back. I just the love the pool and pool bar the drinks were great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely spacious room with a balcony overlooking the beach, pier and harbour. Great to sit here with a G&T and watch the world go by! It was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the pool area, where good music was playing, though I could imagine this would be a little intrusive for some guests. I thought the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very disappointed, it was supposed to be our special treat for this vacation, we paid 420$ for one night and we felt it like a rip off. The room looked old and smelled old, we even had a CD player next to our bed. The carpet was dirty. This hotel needs a serious renovation. The ocean view was in fact... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having booked a $400+ room via Expedia for five (two adults, three young children) we found the room and two queen beds somewhat restrictive for our family. As such we requested a foldaway bed, and as with others, we got hit with a non negotiable $15 "courtesy fee" on our bill. I'm still not sure who the courtesy was for.... More

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Westchester County, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We can't wait to go back to spend more time in Santa Barbara and the Harbor View is a super and centrally located hotel to take it all in from. Rooms were spacious with great beds and terraces. Our room overlooked the water and you are just across the street from the pier and right around the corner from State... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a great room looking out over the pool and the ocean. The beds were super comfy; the bathroom large and luxurious; the food better than many room service menus. I would absolutely stay again and definitely recommend it to others.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent staff and rooms. Room 339 was special and highly recommended. Great view and two patios. Room was well equipped . Housekeeping was great. Coffee shop on the property with Seatle's Best coffee and great pastries. The lady running it was super. Eladios restaurant on the property was good for lunch. Bernice and Sam were very helpful at front desk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had two nights at this hotel as we were en route from San Fransisco to Los Angeles but we had a veery nice room - not looking at the beach but it was nice an quiet overlooking a garden We had breakfast at Eladios next to the hotel which was nice . We did not have time to... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a prime location. It was quite pricey but I guess for a harbor view that's what you have to pay! It was nice enough on the inside but for $375.00 a night I thought it would have been a little more upscale. Staff was very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this hotel, the location was perfect, right near State Street. We loved that the car park was so convenient and that we could come and go as we pleased without having to bother with Valets collecting our car. The pool area was nice and the towels replaced often. The room was a great size and there was... More

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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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Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
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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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