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Harbor View Inn

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28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We took the train from Orange Country to Santa Barbara for the weekend. We chose this hotel because it was near the train station and the harbor. It was a perfect pick. The hotel is beautiful. Our room overlooked the water. We were in walking distance of everything we wanted to do. Highly recommend it.

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North Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Error & overcharged, just three emails to correct, holidays should not be about chasing & correcting your account. My suggestion to Australian travels is to take two credit cards, one with a small credit limit & that is the one you use to check in with. Our bill was $142, we were charged over $700 in error. Note: the motel... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Harbor View Inn is a surprising little jewel located directly across from the beach. We had a great room (319), which faced the beach but was off the main road. The room was quiet and nicely appointed, with a lovely little balcony that framed the sunrise every morning. A sure bet here is the State Street Coffee shop, which... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stay if you want to be in the middle of things. Directly across from the beach and 1/2 a block from State Street makes this an ideal location. The rooms were nice and clean but nothing special. The people were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed on the ocean side of the hotel with a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If location is all you want, then this is the place for you. Bang across the road from the huge beach and pier. However, it is also a very nice place to stay. Good sized fully equipped room decorated very stylishly. Reasonable parking charge & nice people. Very good breakfast at the adjoining restaurant. Santa Barbara is also gorgeous.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated right by the Ocean and Wharf, it was a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. Also ideal for exploring wonderful Santa Barbara. We loved the hotel and our wonderful sea view room. Room was spacious, comfortable and clean with all facilities you could need. Front desk Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. There was a little problem with our room... More 

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southern california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from SB and always wanted to stay at this hotel especially after seeing all the good reviews. Got a room rate of 250.00 a night. By the time we paid taxes and parking fees it was over $600. Pros: Area is nice. Love the location, across from the pier. Bedroom & bath were huge! Decor was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Santa Barbara for Easter weekend. There were 2 couples and we found the harbor view in. To be outstanding in every respect. You know that feeling when you check in and see your room and think "it can't get better than this" then you travel around and see another hotel and think "damn it, we should be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You're literally straight onto the beach. Nowhere else offers this down by the wharf. And it's a great beach, with lovely views. The hotel staff were lovely. Room was clean, etc. But the gym is decidedly mediocre, wifi was on/off relentlessly, and our room was quite noisy, with sub-prime plumbing. No restaurant/bar, albeit there's a decidedly average one attached. So,... More 

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

We now stay in this hotel everytime we go to Santa Barbara. It is family operated and usually it appears that everyone in the family pitches in. Having said that, it is not casually run, it is very professionally and carefully run. While the help is very accomodating, it does appear that there are more "rules" - perhaps a reaction... More 

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